Brett Borders Lost 45 Pounds And Began Competing!

After Brett's friends encouraged him to concentrate his efforts in bodybuilding, he realized how unhappy he truly was with his physique. Read on to learn how he shed 45 pounds right here!
Before Before:
213 lbs
After After:
168 lbs


Vital Stats

Name: Brett Borders
Email: btborders@gmail.com

Before:
Age: 19
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 213 lbs
Body Fat: 18%

After:
Age: 20
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 168 lbs
Body Fat: 8%


Why I Got Started

I became very interested in bodybuilding. Some of my friends who compete really encouraged me to concentrate my efforts on improving my physique. I realized how out of shape I truly was and desperately wanted to do something about it.

I Realized How Out Of Shape I Truly Was And Desperately Wanted To Do Something About It. I Realized How Out Of Shape I Truly Was And Desperately Wanted To Do Something About It.
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I Realized How Out Of Shape I Truly Was And
Desperately Wanted To Do Something About It.


How I Did It

I did some research and decided to go with a ketogenic diet. I made it a priority to concentrate on food preparation and intense workout sessions.

I also included a fair amount of cardio to my regimen. I began reading all I could on the subject and took what I learned and applied it to my diet and training. Through trial and error I found a formula that seemed to work for me.

Through Trial And Error I Found A Formula That Seemed To Work For Me. Through Trial And Error I Found A Formula That Seemed To Work For Me.
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Through Trial And Error I Found A
Formula That Seemed To Work For Me.


Supplements


Diet

Brett Borders.
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Brett Borders.


Training

I did low intensity cardio 6-7 days per week, 30 minutes first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, and then another 30 minutes right after my weight lifting sessions.

    Monday: Chest

    Tuesday: Back

    Wednesday: Shoulders

    Thursday: Arms

    Friday: Legs

Saturday and Sunday were off days. I would normally perform a lot of cardio on these days and take Friday off from cardio as to not inflame my legs and detract from my leg workout.


Suggestions For Others

Persistence is key. Don't make drastic changes to the diet. I made the mistake of dropping my calories too low and it really hindered my fat loss. Stay consistent with your food preparation, training and supplementation.

Stay Consistent With Your Food Preparation, Training And Supplementation.
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Stay Consistent With Your Food
Preparation, Training And Supplementation.

Also, don't get discouraged. If changing your body was easy everyone would do it. The deciding factor in changing your body is the amount of dedication and faith you're willing to apply to your efforts. If you stay motivated you'll reach your goals!