Before: March 15, 2007
Weight: 114.4 lbs
After: March 19, 20087
Weight: 141.7 lbs
Why I Got Started
It's a bit of a underdog story, from the day I started school I was always the thinnest guy. I remember there was this fat girl who teased me all the time. My dad was a long distance runner when he was younger, so I started running as well.
Then I went into high school, still as skinny as ever and I started playing basketball. I was fit and could run well and I became good at it. But every time my team had to play skins, it was always and awkward experience and that just wasn't me! I always like to be the best at whatever I do, and I felt like a tiger in a praying mantis body.
I was just tired of it. My coach at the time said I had weak wrists, and he advised me to check out Bodybuilding.com. That sparked just the flame I was looking for, and from then on nothing could stop me!
How I Did It
After first going on Bodybuilding.com, my dad got a gym membership. And the membership included free membership for all children. So I went to the gym with my dad 3 times per week. I think I would have gotten the same result if I had stayed home and slept!
I didn't know what I was doing at all. I would do full body workouts every time, we bought post workout shakes that we actually had before! I even did the "Fitness Circuit!"
But being the kind of person I am, when I do something I put my all into it. So when I came home I would explore the site and learn everything I could, from websites to magazines. And over time I began to change my workouts and my nutrition (even taking the shakes afterwards). And my physique started to change!
I learned everything I could, and put dedication in it, and got to where I am today. Now when we play skins, my shirt is the first one off, and I look around and see other people looking awkward, and remember what it was like when it was me.
It even made such a big change in my life that I have decided to become a personal trainer, and I have actually been asked to make 7 training plans for my friends.
Thursday: Shoulders & Traps
- Barbell Squats: 10 x 4 sets
- Leg Extensions: 10 X 3 sets
- Seated Leg Curls: 10 x 4 sets
- Seated Calf Raises: 15 x 3 sets
Suggestions For Others
Passion and dedication are the best values to have! With those 2, the rest will follow. Whether it's losing fat or gaining muscle, what you put in is what you get out. And my number 1 tip is to never give up!