Before And After Stats
Why I Got Started
Being the overweight kid at a young age can be harsh on your personal life and self image. I knew I had to make a change, but I didn't know how. Honestly the one thing that got me truly motivated to lose fat and start getting stronger was my older brother.
He took me to the gym one day and made me workout with him. He told me I needed to get stronger and more fit to be good at football and high school sports. I owe him a lot for this because since then, I have learned to love bodybuilding with a great passion.
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With Hard Work, Dedication, And A Strong Passion
For What You're Doing You Can Go Anywhere.
How I Did It
I started working out with my best friend the summer before my freshman year at high school. We read about dieting and working out but our main focus was the training. We later found out how important proper nutrition really was.
After a few months of working out and mostly trying to lose the fat I had on me from being an overweight child, I had done it. I was at around 135 pounds coming into freshman year. After losing the weight I knew I had to start building mass and losing body fat at the same time.
That's when I got into boxing. Boxing had given me a drive to lose more body fat but also gain some muscle. After that I completely gave up on my diet and wanted to gain as much muscle and mass as possible.
I blew up to 255 pounds. After football was over I went back to dieting and got all the way down to 190 pounds in around 5-6 months.
Since then I have been building my body, getting ready for an upcoming competition in October and November. It has been a long journey, but I wouldn't change one thing about it!
Note: Supplement schedule and dosages are shown below in the diet section.
- 8 oz of turkey breast
- 2 slices of whole-wheat bread
- 4 oz of yogurt
- 1 serving of calcium
- 1 multivitamin
- 1 serving of fish oil
- 1 serving of vitamin C
Meal 3: Pre-Workout
Meal 4: Post-Workout
- 1.5 scoops of whey protein
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Don't Let People Tell You That Your Genetics Won't
Let You Accomplish Something That You Want To Achieve.
- Bench Press: 4 sets of 7 reps
- Incline Bench Press: 4 sets of 7 reps
- Incline Dumbbell Flyes: 2 sets of 7 reps
- Dumbbell Flyes: 2 sets of 7 reps
- Decline Bench Press: 2 sets of 7 reps
- Dips: 2 sets of 7 reps
- Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 4 sets of 7 reps
- Upright Barbell Rows: 4 sets of 7 reps
- Reverse Flyes: 4 sets of 7 reps
- Barbell Shrugs: 4 sets of 7 reps
- Side Lateral Raises: 4 sets of 7 reps
- Rear Delt Raises: 2 sets of 7 reps
- Leg Press: 4 sets of 7 reps
- Hack Squat: 4 sets of 7 reps
- Barbell Squat: 4 sets of 7 reps
- Dumbbell Lunges: 2 sets of 7 reps
- Lying Leg Curls: 2 sets of 7 reps
- Barbell Curls: 4 sets of 7 reps
- Triceps Pushdowns: 4 sets of 7 reps
- Incline Dumbbell Curls: 4 sets of 7 reps
- Reverse Grip Pulldowns: 4 sets of 7 reps
- Hammer Curls: 3 sets of 7 reps
- Dumbbell Kickbacks: 2 sets of 7 reps
- Cable Curls: 2 sets of 7 reps
- Lying Triceps Press: 2 sets of 7 reps
- Barbell Deadlift: 4 sets of 7 reps
- Lat Pulldowns: 4 sets of 7 reps
- Close-Grip Pulldowns: 4 sets of 7 reps
- Seated Cable Rows: 4 sets of 7 reps
- Bent Over Barbell Rows: 4 sets of 7 reps
- Barbell Pullovers: 4 sets of 7 reps
Sunday: Lagging Body Parts
Suggestions For Others
As with all things, practice makes perfect and time and dedication are key. Be flexible in your schedule too; don't think you can't go out with your friends because you have to eat a certain meal at a certain time.
Learn to cope with every day life and don't use it as an excuse to not lift. If you work hard, eat right, and train dedicated, the results will show.
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