Taylor Gained 30 Pounds Of Lean Muscle To Overcome An Eating Disorder And Take Control Of His Health!

After being hospitalized and diagnosed with osteoporosis, Taylor Mazenc knew he needed to take control of his body. Find out how he discovered the magic combo of knowledge and weight training to pack on 30 pounds of lean muscle!

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Vital Stats
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Name: Taylor Mazenc

Email: batman.20999@hotmail.com

BodySpace: Taylor Tough

Taylor Mazenc Taylor Mazenc

Before:

Age:
16
Height:
5'6"
Weight:
120 lbs
Body Fat:
12%

After:

Age:
19
Height:
5'8"
Weight:
150 lbs
Body Fat:
10%

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Why I Got Started
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I got started into bodybuilding at age 16 after suffering with an eating disorder since I was 12. My weight drastically decreased during this period. Before the eating disorder, I was a healthy 90 pounds at age 12; but that later fell down to an ultimate low of 75 pounds at age 13, and 85 pounds at age 15 (at 5 feet and 6 inches).

I ended up having two separate three month hospitalizations recovering from severe dehydration, malnutrition, and osteoporosis, as well as receiving counseling. I was extremely frustrated because I could see the pain I caused my family. One time I even fainted at supper time. My sisters were literally in tears.

Despite the efforts of my counselors and dietitians, nothing seemed to be sinking in. Anorexia and bulimia are extremely difficult to beat, despite what you may think. The cure goes far beyond "just eating." My years of malnutrition had also resulted in my osteoporosis, and my muscle was so severely catabolized that I could not even run.

Once returning to school, I learned of a program offered with a new gym that had just been built in town. Kids could go there for a P.E. credit. I enrolled, and met with a personal trainer, who got me really pumped about what I could achieve. He was also really cautious about my condition, so he kept in touch with my dietitian and health nurse as to our plans for me in the gym. Reluctantly, they allowed me to train.

The trainer, Mike, was great. He started me off on the right foot, teaching me proper form, nutrition, recovery, you name it. Soon I was reading all I could about the sport from magazines and Bodybuilding.com. I was hooked. When I was discharged from the hospital, I was 115 pounds, the bare minimum I needed to be at for my age and height.

Now, after gaining 30 pounds, I feel great, and am determined to push forward. I have since had another bone density test, showing a reversal of the bone degradation, meaning I no longer have osteoporosis.

Thankfully, due to my young age, my bones are still being built, so there was a chance to recover lost bone mass. Because of my weightlifting, this recovery was greatly expedited. I love bodybuilding because it has given me my life back; a life where I'm the boss, not my sickness. Bodybuilding saved my life!

Currently, I plan to continue gaining mass while at University. They have a great gym here, with a friendly staff.

I Love Bodybuilding Because It Has Given Me My Life Back.
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I Love Bodybuilding Because It Has Given Me My Life Back.

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How I Did It
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Once I had settled into a consistent program for a few weeks, I became enthusiastic about bodybuilding and decided to do my own research on the subject. I started reading magazines, and buying books like Arnold's Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding.

Soon I found Bodybuilding.com, and realized that all I needed to know was right there for free. I spent hours reading the online articles about nutrition, training, recovery, and supplementation. It was encouraging to also read stories about people that had also battled eating disorders as I had. The online store was great for finding the best products at the cheapest prices.

Once I knew a little more about diet and training, I was able to alter my plan accordingly as I progressed. I alternated between cycles of heavy weights with low reps to periods of lighter weights with higher reps. I also cut out all of the highly processed carbs, and ate a lot more healthy fats.

Once I Knew A Little More About Diet And Training, I Was Able To Alter My Plan Accordingly As I Progressed Once I Knew A Little More About Diet And Training, I Was Able To Alter My Plan Accordingly As I Progressed
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Once I Knew A Little More About Diet And Training,
I Was Able To Alter My Plan Accordingly As I Progressed.

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Supplements
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Note: Supplement schedule and dosages below in Diet section.

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Diet
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Meal 1:

Meal 2: Post-Workout

Meal 3:

Meal 4:

Meal 5:

Meal 6:

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Training
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TERMS YOU'LL NEED TO KNOW
Failure - That point in an exercise at which you have so fully fatigued your working muscles that they can no longer complete an additional repetition of a movement with strict biomechanics. You should always take your post-warm-up sets at least to the point of momentary muscular failure, and frequently past that point.

Cardio is done every day. On weight lifting days, 20 minutes of cycling after weight lifting workout. On rest days, 1 hour of cycling in the morning on an empty stomach.

Day 1: Legs

Day 2: Chest/Triceps/Shoulders

Day 3: Back/Biceps

Day 4: Active Rest

  • 1 hr Moderate Cardio on Treadmill or Ellipticall

Day 5: Repeat Cycle Staring with Day 1

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Suggestions For Others
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My one tip for other bodybuilders would be that when it comes right down to it, your mind is your greatest strength, but also your greatest weakness, if you let it be. Your thoughts will determine your limits. Learn to be positive, and limits will cease to exist.

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