Teen Transformation Of The Week - Jake Lucidi Packed On 27 Pounds Of Muscle!

Jake was tired of looking at his scrawny physique in the mirror, so he decided to get serious about training to put on some serious mass. Read on to learn how he packed on 27 pounds of muscle right here!
Before Before:
130 lbs
After After:
157 lbs

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Vital Stats
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Name: Jake Lucidi
Email: Jakey_luc@hotmail.com

Before:
Age: 16
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 130 lbs

After:
Age: 16
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 157 lbs

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Why I Got Started
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I started lifting about 9 months ago because I was sick of looking at my skinny self in the mirror. I wanted to feel more confident with a shirt on and off for myself and for the ladies of course.

Also, I had some cousins and friends who had started lifting and got some good gains which made me more interested in the sport.

I Wanted To Feel More Confident With A Shirt On And Off.
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I Wanted To Feel More Confident
With A Shirt On And Off.

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How I Did It
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I started learning the basics of the gym in a strength class I had at my school. I would just lift randomly with no real plan. Eventually, I started taking it more serious and I developed a routine where I worked out every body part every other day.

I stuck with this routine for the first few months and then I changed my routine to a split where I worked each body part 2-3 days per week.

I learned a lot about how to lift and what to eat from some people who went to my gym and from Bodybuilding.com. I used to spend hours per day on the forums reading up on everything I could.

I Started Learning The Basics Of The Gym In A Strength Class I Had At My School.
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I Started Learning The Basics Of The
Gym In A Strength Class I Had At My School.

What really kept me motivated was that I got a couple of my friends to workout with me which kept pushing me to go more and more (they're doing pretty well too, so it pushed me to go harder).

Also taking progress pictures really helped with the motivation to see how far I had come. From here, I just hope to continue with what I'm doing, hopefully to put on a few more pounds of muscle.

I have to say once I got the "bug" I was hooked and no matter how tired I was after school of after sports I still made myself go. I have to say, it's pretty much the best few hours of the day!

Taking Progress Pictures Really Helped With The Motivation To See How Far I Had Come.
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Taking Progress Pictures Really Helped
With The Motivation To See How Far I Had Come.

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Supplements
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Diet
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I do not have an extremely strict diet, but I try to eat 6 meals per day high in protein. I don't drink sodas and try to stay away from the junk. Cheat meals keep me going.

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Training
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    Days 1 And 4: Chest, Triceps And Legs

    Day 2 And 5: Back, Shoulders And Biceps

I try to do cardio 1-2 times a week.

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Suggestions For Others
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My main suggestion for others would definitely be commitment. If you keep with it and make sure to get yourself in their when you need to be, the results will come.

Also, get hungry! Eat a lot and spread it throughout the day. When lifting, keep the intensity up and go until failure.

Keep The Intensity Up And Go Until Failure.
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Keep The Intensity Up
And Go Until Failure.