Name: Kyle Strickland
Before: November 2006
Weight: 165 lbs
Body Fat: 21%
Bench: 170 lbs
After: April 2007
Body Fat: 9 %
Bench: 240 lbs
Why I Got Started
I first got started working out when my buddy took me to the gym the first time. I loved it! I realized hat it would change my body and I really enjoy it. I was so tired of being soggy and I knew it was time to do something about it. I started hardcore and never let up.
How I Did It
It was all based on motivation. I knew it was something I wanted and I would do whatever I needed to get it. There were times when I had to hit the gym at 5 o'clock in the morning before school, but it never phased me.
It really helped me build mental strength. I knew I had made so much progress; I couldn't stop. I really think that God helped me out a lot.
The Bible says all good things come from Jesus Christ and after a lot of prayer I realized he would supply motivation to stay fit physically as well as spiritually. Bodybuilding.com has really helped out a lot as well.
I used to read all the articles about different workouts and stuff. It's always good to hear from people who have been working out a lot longer than I have and to hear what has worked for them.
This is what a normal work out would look like but most of it varies. I mostly go on feel so my workout is rarely the same day after day. I change things up a lot.
Suggestions For Others
Never give up! Even when that Big Mac looks really good. Always try to remember the progress that you have made. That will help you get past the temptation. Envision what you want to look like, whether dropping few pounds or getting ready for a contest, and strive after it with all you got.
Motivation is key. If you don't have motivation then you will fall away quickly. Find the motivation you need to start and the rest will come easy. Also, nothing substitutes for hard work. All the supplements in the world won't help you if you aren't willing to work hard for what you want.