Over 40 Transformation Of The Week - Joseph Fanelli!

In 2006, Joseph suffered a back injury that left him overweight and unhappy. But once the doctor gave him the green light to begin training again, he got back out there and dropped the weight. Read on to learn how he shed 104 pounds and 23.5% body fat!
Before Before:
270 lbs
After After:
166 lbs

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Vital Stats
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Name: Joseph Fanelli
Email: jsfmt99@yahoo.com
BodySpace: jsfmt99

Before:
Age: 46
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 270 lbs
Body Fat: 38%
Pants: 44"
Shirt: 2XL-3XL

After:
Age: 47
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 166 lbs
Body Fat: 14.5%
Pants: 32"
Shirt: Small-Medium

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Why I Got Started
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In 2006, I had fractured the L5 vertebrae in my back and ruptured the disk. It took me a year to recover. I was immobile and had difficulty doing everyday activities I used to take for granted.

The medication that was prescribed for me made me gain 100 pounds. When my doctor gave me the green light to start working out again I made up my mind to do it and here I am.

Progress
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Joseph Fanelli's Weight Loss Progress.

My working out started completely by chance. I started working out in 1990 when I was a science major at Marshall University. I was placed into a physical education class that was made up of mostly the Marshall University football team.

I had never lifted a weight before in my life and being the only science geek in the class, I was intimidated, scared and expected to be made fun of and picked on. I could not have been more wrong!

I Had Difficulty Doing Everyday Activities That I Used To Take For Granted.
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I Had Difficulty Doing Everyday Activities
That I Used To Take For Granted.

They took me under their wing, motivated me to do well and most importantly taught me to never give up and never quit. It was a life-changing experience. From that point on, I made training a part of my life.

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How I Did It
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I began a strict diet regimen of high protein, low carbs and low fat along with a daily workout program of cardio, HIIT cardio and weight training.

I Began A Strict Diet Regimen Of High Protein, Low Carbs And Low Fat.
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I Began A Strict Diet Regimen Of
High Protein, Low Carbs And Low Fat.

I joined Bodybuilding.com and have to say thanks to all of the great friends I made who helped to keep me motivated and focused in my journey.

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Supplements
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Diet
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At The Bodybuilding.com Booth At The 2009 Arnold Classic
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At The Bodybuilding.com Booth
At The 2009 Arnold Classic.

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Training
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READING THIS WORKOUT LOG
Failure - That point in an exercise at which you have so fully fatigued your working muscles that they can no longer complete an additional repetition of a movement with strict biomechanics.

Pyramids - Increasing the weight with each new set while decreasing the number of reps. The weight is then reduced and the reps increased.

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Suggestions For Others
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Stay strong and focused and keep a positive mental attitude. Don't look too far ahead and concentrate on the here and now. The results will come in time, be patient. You will get out of it what you put into it and always remember that nothing is impossible.

Nothing Is Impossible.
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Nothing Is Impossible.