Over 40 Transformation Of The Week - Victor Newsom!

After Victor hit 40-years old, he quickly realized he missed the physique he used to have just a few years prior. Read on to learn how he decided to turn his life around and shed 14 pounds and 22.6% body fat!
Before Before:
271 lbs
After After:
257 lbs

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Vital Stats
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Name: Victor Newsom
Email: victor@victornewsom.com
Bodyspace: Supervic2007

Before:
Age: 40
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 271 lbs
Body Fat: 31%
Chest: 50.5"
Arms: 16.3"
Hips: 49.5"
Waist: 46.9"
Thighs: 30.6"

After:
Age: 41
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 257 lbs
Body Fat: 8.4%
Chest: 45"
Arms: 15.8"
Hips: 42.0"
Waist: 39.0"
Thighs: 26.5"

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Why I Got Started
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As I hit 40, I realized I missed the athleticism I used to have even a few years prior. I knew that once I got my Black Belt in Taekwondo and changed jobs, my training habits had fallen by the wayside and it was time to make a long-term commitment to change. I decided to focus on an ambition I experienced much earlier in my life - Bodybuilding!

Victor Newsom's Body Fat Progress.
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Victor Newsom's Body Fat Progress.

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How I Did It
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I started fairly gradually and used body fat as my main target initially. My initial goal was to break 20% followed by 15%, 12%, and 10%. I started out by changing my gym membership to a location that was more convenient (and therefore more usable). I started to strengthen my nutrition and get more macronutrients (protein powders) and other supplements into my diet.

My progress was really helped when my wife caught the fitness fever and began her own transformation! Since then, I added more consistency to my diet, tracked it using a spreadsheet to help me stay on track through out the day, added professional measurements for tracking and corrections (My wife's trainer, Bus Leach, was invaluable in this effort), and stayed committed to the schedule.

I've Stayed Very Committed To The Schedule.
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I've Stayed Very Committed To The Schedule.

Once I hit 10%, I revamped training over a 4-day window, fine tuned the diet plan (again - thank you Bus), and added cardio 4 days a week to the routine.

I also used BodySpace throughout this process to help my motivation and visualization efforts. The training videos on the SuperSite were a huge influence as were the many supplements I tried over the last 2 years.

The Training Videos On The SuperSite Were A Huge Influence.
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The Training Videos On The
SuperSite Were A Huge Influence.

I really believe the good information I found in the articles section, motivation from BodySpace members and videos as well as the chance to track my progress with bodyblogs, photos etc. were critical to keeping me moving forward!

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Supplements
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This is a full list of all the supplements I took over the course of my entire transformation.

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Diet
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This meal plan centers around a principle of level, consistent caloric intake targeted at delivering caloric percentages as follows. It also targets a caloric deficit (my maintenance goal is 3700 calories adjusted for daily exercise calorie expenditures such as cardio so my nutrition plan is set to 3348 base to help fat burn).

Victor Newsom.
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Victor Newsom.

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Training
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READING THIS WORKOUT LOG
Perform the number of reps that corresponds with the current set you're on. For example, Decline Bench Press: 4 sets of 4, 8, 12, 16 reps. Your first set will be 4 reps, the second set will be 8 reps, the third will be 12, and so on until you have completed all of the sets.

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Suggestions For Others
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Follow your passion! I believe this regardless of the direction. Mine has taken me to bodybuilding but it could be art, music, science, whatever! It is energizing to get up a 5 a.m. to do cardio but only because I am pursuing a goal I am passionate about. If I was not - it would not happen.

By focusing my goals around my passion, I seem to have enough time for everything that needs to happen and be happy with how I am spending the limited time available to me in my daily life. By being positive, focused, happy and energized, I am a better father, husband, friend, executive - you name it.

Follow Your Passion!
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Follow Your Passion!

My only regret is not starting this journey sooner! There is plenty of advice, support, and tools here for everyone to be successful as long they have the passion!

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