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To The Extreme: 10 Insane Body Transformations

These people took extreme measures to build the physique of their dreams. They overcame insurmountable odds to take hold of their lives. Now they want to share their stories with you!

Impressive transformations appear on Bodybuilding.com every day. The rest of us draw inspiration from those who have made such sacrifices to reshape their bodies and change their lives. More than any other content, these stories embody our mission as a company: to change lives.

If transformation stories are about standing apart from the burgers-and-fries crowd, some transformations stand out from the other transformations. Often, the before-and-after photos look like two entirely different people. They elicit double takes, triple-takes, and total admiration. How the heck did they do that? We wonder and marvel.

Here are 10 such jaw-dropping stories, our best transformations so far in 2012. What's more, they're here to tell you exactly "how they did that," so you can change too.

Men ///

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Javier Hernandez: Dis This!

Javier Hernandez Javier Hernandez

Nobody gave him a chance—not even his ex-girlfriend. So, Javier went on the offensive, lost 120 pounds, and shut yaps every step of the way. Now, he says thanks to the doubters!

Check Out Javier's Transformation Story!

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Roland Varadi: Half The Man

Roland Varadi Roland Varadi

Roland tried to lose weight before, to no avail. This time was different. Through his exercise surges, he lost 160 pounds (his current weight!). See how he shed half a man!

Check Out Roland's Transformation Story!

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Jordan Grahm: Losing The Big Win

Jordan Grahm Jordan Grahm

Jordan dropped 160 pounds! That's like the end of a life-long piggy back ride. See how he found a way to live with his new self!

Check Out Jordan's Transformation Story!

4/
Dan Michno: Wrestling With Obesity

Daniel Michno Daniel Michno

Daniel grew up to be a huge man, but set out to change. He hit the treadmill and hit the road. Even being struck by a car couldn't stop him from reaching his destination.

Check Out Dan's Transformation Story!

5/
Gary Brunner: Power Plan

Gary Brunner Gary Brunner

Three years ago, Gary's life spiralled out of control. His family life was in shambles and his body was deteriorating from the inside out. See how he found the on-ramp to the fit freeway!

Check Out Gary's Transformation Story!

6/
Gregory Allen: Take That, Haters!

Poor diet choices had Gregory on the fast track to type 2 diabetes and other health problems. He chose to get on a new path.

Check Out Greg's Transformation Story!

Women ///

7/
Elizabeth McKinney Hill: Queen Of The Hill

Elizabeth McKinney Hill Elizabeth McKinney Hill

Obstacles motivated and challenged Elizabeth every day to transform. She picked up her training speed to look sexy for her husband overseas and sought inspiration from every fitness spectrum!

Check Out Elizabeth's Transformation Story!

8/
Kelsey Byers: A Model Transformation

Kelsey Byers Kelsey Byers

Kelsey's wake-up call was seeing "175" staring back at her from the scale. First, she cleaned up her diet. Then, she lost the weight. Now, she is a physique competitor and fitness model!

Check Out Kelsey's Transformation Story!

9/
Camille Robbins: Camille Shed The 'Senior 80'

Camille made poor diet choices as a stressed-out college senior. The excess pounds began to mount. That's when she decided to take action.

Check Out Camille's Transformation Story!

10/
Michelle Karch: Michelle Ditched Her Harmful Addictions

Michelle Karch Michelle Karch

Michelle swam in a deluge of drugs and alcohol to keep up with the "in" crowd. When she broke free from her self-loathing, she lost 100 pounds and stepped on stage!

Check Out Michelle's Transformation Story!




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Male
Male Transformations.

No longer content to sit on the sidelines of life these guys have gone from wimp to pimp!
Female
Female Transformations.

Done with giving excuses, these ladies have given themselves the bodies they always wanted!

Teen
Teen Transformations.

These amazing teenagers have made changes in their lives that most adults only dream about!
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Over 40 Transformations.

Age is no excuse for these over 40 women & men who have decided to feel and look young again!


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Blakliffy

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These are are excellent stories, and someday I'll post mine as well.

Good job to everyone!

Oct 27, 2012 3:37am | report
 
missfit28

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wow it is really inspiring to see that anything is possible if really want to have the

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This goes to show that no one has a valid excuse. You either want it or you don't.

Oct 28, 2012 8:16am | report
 
Qotu79

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Absolutely! I had to come to grips with this very thing and so far I've found it to be true!!!

Oct 29, 2012 5:58am | report
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good job to all of you. firm believer in if it is important to you, you will find a way to achieve it

Oct 28, 2012 12:23pm | report
 
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Wow!! Wtg!! Definitely motivated me. GREAT job!!!

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All of these people are awe inspiring. I can't wait to share my story too!

Oct 29, 2012 5:56am | report
 
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We can't wait to hear it. In the meantime, keep up the great work!

Oct 29, 2012 12:49pm | report
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highiso

Awesome to have my pic in the headline! Thx bb.com!

Oct 29, 2012 8:14am | report
 
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ekilroy20

Up until joining this site, I was pretty good about working out & eating right. Now, even if I only log on once a day, it gives me the motivation to make the right choices when eating & I never want to skip a workout.

Oct 29, 2012 11:18am | report
 
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That's the best feedback we could receive, and the motivation behind our content. Thanks for choosing us as your fitness destination.

Oct 29, 2012 12:48pm | report
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great transformations!!!

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Great feature!!!!

Oct 29, 2012 1:21pm | report
 
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These are all fantastic transformations. A goal of mine is to be in an inspirational story or even picture one day. But that is still pretty far away.

Great job though, it's nice to see people out there that work hard to do something fantastic for themselves instead of give up in the beginning.

Once again great job.

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Wow great job everyone

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wow i hope to be featured like this one day what an inspiration

Oct 29, 2012 3:11pm | report
 
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LeoIII

These are awesome.
It goes to show you how beautiful everyone would be if they'd all just start giving a **** like these fantastic people.

Keep doing what you're doing, how you're doing it, bb.com. Bring that inspiration.

Oct 29, 2012 3:26pm | report
 
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Homix

Awesome compilation of incredible stories!
Thank you all for the motivational boost! =)

Oct 29, 2012 5:54pm | report
 
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Wow congrats on all of these people that worked hard to get where they are now.. That is Awesome..

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Very well done!

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Nice work,photo no.5 so awesome (y)

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Dang that's some kick-*** motivation

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babycougar

That's my girl!! Way to go Elizabeth Hill!! I <3 YOU and am so proud of you! True inspiration. Read her story folks! NO TRAINER, NO PAID NUTRITIONIST...AND SHE HAS TWO KIDS TO RAISE. These kinds of transformations are so inspiring but to really see someone who does it ON THEIR OWN through sheer determination is warrior status!! Fantastic job!!

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I am honored to be on this list! I remember when I decided to lose the weight there were people who thought it wasn't possible and thank god since I lost the weight I never went back like before and today I feel like I am currently in the best shape of my life and getting better each day.

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I like & respect your efforts & the results that you got, every body should do the same like you & never stop believing, I'm still in progress & I hope to see my body in great shape soon wish you the besy buddy.

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