Teen Transformation Of The Week - Jay Deep Bhatia!

Jay was always the chubby kid in school. But when he entered high school, he landed a spot on his cross country team. From there on, it was clean eating and high-intensity training. Learn more right here!
Before Before:
170 lbs
After After:
140 lbs

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Vital Stats
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Name: Jay Deep Bhatia
Email: jdbhatia08@yahoo.com

Before:
Weight: 170 lbs
Height: 5'6"
Age: 14

After:
Weight: 140 lbs
Height: 5'11"
Age: 16

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Why I Got Started
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Growing up I was always a skinny little kid, but then my uncle and his family moved in the house and by the time I was eleven I was ridiculously chubby. My eating habits were terrible, I was guzzling down a couple cans of soda a day and nachos were a daily favorite.

I guess the day I finally realized my weight had become more than just chubby was when the entire 7th grade class went swimming, and I sat on the side because I was too embarrassed to take my shirt off. I was short, fat and ugly and I knew I had to do something about it.

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I Knew I Had To Do Something About It.

In the summer of 2004 my mother and I went to India for a pilgrimage up in the mountains. Since I could not obtain my daily doses of Twinkies and soda up there, I started losing weight. By the time I got back from India I had lost a reasonable amount of weight, but I soon gained it all back due to my old habits.

When I was briefly thin though, I got a lot of positive comments which really got me motivated. Then later on that same summer I saw Rocky and it completely changed my way of thinking. I soon joined the high school cross country team, began reading and learning about nutrition and was inspired a lot by this website.

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How I Did It
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Basically I started running. I joined my high school cross country team and began to learn to push myself. As I started getting faster, I yearned for competition and better physical features. I would stay till late in the evening doing push ups or running repeat 400s on the track to better my performance.

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I Learned To Push Myself.

Also I started lifting weights. I focused on high intensity low rep; I wanted to be cut not massive. To top it off, I completely stopped eating any type of cr@p food. Honestly if it's wrapped in plastic and has the suffix -ose in one of the ingredients you should not be eating it. I really started eating clean and drinking a lot of water.

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Supplements
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I took Whey Protein to help me recover after a long workout.

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Diet
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As a runner I really didn't have a set diet. I just stayed away from all junk foods, sodas, candies, chips and anything else I knew I would feel guilty after eating. I also upped my protein and water intake.

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Training
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Once again my workout varied as a runner. One workout in particular always kills me. 8x 800's with two minutes rest in between. After that 200 abs sit up, crunches etc. And 100 push-ups. Here is a sample chest workout I would do in the weight room:

That's one set. Then repeat for 5 sets, high intensity non stop.

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Suggestions For Others
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Really, just start thinking healthy. If you think healthy you will get motivated to work harder. Don't look at someone else and say "I wish I had that body," go out and do it, it's amazing what the body's limits are. Working hard is not supposed to be comfortable. It's not easy and it hurts.

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It's Amazing What The Body's Limits Are.

But you have to kill yourself for results and that's what I've learned as a runner. Olympic runner Anthony Famigletti stated during one of his workouts: "You know you've been running hard enough, when you start seeing colors."



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