Teen Transformation Of The Week - Michael Maldonado!

Michael was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 6. In 2007, his blood sugar rose too high and he went into a coma. When he woke up, his doctor advised he should take better care of himself. Read on to learn how he put on 60 pounds of muscle!
Before Before:
80 lbs
After After:
140 lbs

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Vital Stats
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Name: Michael Maldonado
Email: cmnloyalt@yahoo.com

Before:
Age: 16
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 80 lbs
Body Fat: 10%

After:
Age: 17
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 140 lbs
Body Fat: 8%

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Why I Got Started
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At the age of 6, I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, insulin dependent. I never took good care of myself and always ate a lot of junk foods and candy. Then one day about a year ago, my blood sugar went way too high and I fell into a coma.

Michael Maldonado
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I Never Took Good Care Of Myself.

I was in a coma for 3 months and lost a lot of weight. I eventually woke up and the doctor told me that if I didn't start taking care of myself, I could possibly have to get put on dialysis or worse, die. That's when I decided to make a change and start taking better care of myself.

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How I Did It
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When I began working out, I weighed around 80 pounds. I cleaned up my eating habits and started working out hard from 6-to-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Everyone at the gym was amazed at how quick I grew from a scrawny 80-to-120 pounds in about 3 months' time. That's when I hit a plateau and I held that weight steady for about a month with no progress.

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Everyone At The Gym Was Amazed At My Progress.

Then a friend of mine introduced me to one of his friends who started to work out with us. I was lucky to have met him because he helped me out tremendously. He taught me so many things about bodybuilding, nutrition, and supplements and helped me continue to grow.

With his help, in a few months time my weight went up to a solid 140 pounds, with a max bench of 275 pounds, a max squat of 315 pounds, a max deadlift of 355 pounds, with much more quality muscle mass. A lot of people ask me if I'm using steroids, and I simply tell them "no, I never have and I never will."

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He Helped Me Out Tremendously.

Something a lot of people don't realize is how far a lot of hard work and dedication can take you. I work out from 6-to-10 p.m. everyday Monday through Friday and train hard. It may not be the best way for most people, but it works for me. This would lead to overtraining for most people, but then it comes down to how everybody is different.

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Supplements
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Diet
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Training
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    Saturday: Off

    Sunday: Off

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Suggestions For Others
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If you train like everybody else, you'll look like everybody else. I got this far with hard work, consistency, and dedication. Always change things up every few months to keep your body guessing and adjusting. The most important thing if you want to gain size is to EAT, and eat BIG.

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If You Train Like Everybody Else,
You'll Look Like Everybody Else.

When you have your diet on point, then you can add in supplements. Supplements should never take the place of your whole foods because they are just that; supplements. They supplement your diet. Also, what works for one person may not always work for you. Find what works for you, and do it.



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