Teen Transformation Of The Week - Shane Harvey.

Shane was on a weight gain/loss rollercoaster and wanted to make change to a healthier lifestyle. Learn more about this amazing transformation and, in the end, how he managed to gain more than 30 pounds!

Before Before:
127 lbs
After After:
162 lbs


Vital Stats

Name: Shane Harvey
Email: tranced_shane@hotmail.co.uk
BodySpace: TrancedShane

Started: Feb. 19, 2007
Age: 17
Weight: 127 lbs
Body Fat: 10%

Now: Oct. 14, 2007
Age: 18
Weight: 162 lbs
Body Fat: 12%


Why I Started

At the Age of 16 I weighed 12.5 stone and was naturally unhappy with my weight. After dieting I managed to get down to a measly 127 pounds. Of course this meant I was unhealthly, underweight, and my diet was to blame. I didn't do cardio, I just ate less and less until I became what you see in the 'before' picture.

I soon realized I needed to put weight on fast to look normal - My first gym session was on February 19 of this year. I stepped out of the gym feeling like a different person, knowing that I could achieve my goal of getting to 175 pounds.

Before
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Shane Harvey.


How I Did It

I started off training all body parts 3 times per week and it worked really well for me, I was piling the weight on. However I came to a standstill when I stopped gaining weight. Then I decided to change my routine to train each body part just once a week and although results have been slower since changing my routine, they have become more consistent.

I do a 3-day split with 20-minutes of cardio on a Saturday (bearing in mind that this is my bulking routine) - I perform 3 sets of each exercise with a rep range of 6-8 on the first two sets and training to failure on the last.

After
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Shane Harvey.

-> Monday - Back & Biceps:

-> Wednesday - Chest & Triceps:

-> Friday - Legs & Shoulders:

I work on Abs every other workout.

After
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Shane Harvey.


Diet

A typical bulking diet of mine would be: (I aim to drink 8 pints of water a day)

  • 7:00 Protein supplement
  • 8:00 2 Boiled Eggs, 1 Bread
  • 9:30 1 Tuna Sandwich
  • 11:30 Protein Bar
  • 13:00 1 Tuna Sandwich
  • 15:00 (post workout - Protein supplement w/ 3 dextrose tablets)
  • 17:00 Bowl of High Calorie Cereal and 2 fruit.
  • 19:00 Chicken Breast Fillet w/ Veg (roast dinner)
  • 21:00 Low Fat Yoghurt
  • 22:00 1 Small can of Tuna


Conclusion

In less than 9 months I have managed to put on 35 pounds. I am happy with my progress but I am still far from my target goals and I realize that I will have to improve my training and diet further to get to where I want to be.

After
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Shane Harvey.

I am up for the challenge though as I love seeing my body improve and my strength increase. Bodybuilding.com and other users on BodySpace have really helped with my transformation so far and I would like to thank all of those that have given advice on BodySpace.

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