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Transformation Of The Week - Kevin Hubbard!

Due to diet and lack of exercise my emotions and outward appearance slowly deteriorated. I was a shell of my former self. See how I turned my life around in dramatic fashion!

By: Kevin Hubbard

Before (2/05):
201 lbs
Waist: 35
Lovehandle: 38
Chest: 42
Bicep: 14
Bench Press: 240
Pull-ups: 4
Mile Time: 8:15/8:30
Body Fat: 16/17%
After (5/05):
167 lbs
Waist: 29/30
Lovehandle: 30/31
Chest: 43
Bicep: 16
Bench Press: 275
Pull-ups: 16
Mile Time: 5:58
Body Fat: 6%


Why I Got Started

I slowly let my energetic, goal-driven self die after college. I should have been at the happiest point in my life. I began my career as a teacher, and I was dating the woman I am currently engaged to. However, due to diet and lack of exercise my emotions and outward appearance slowly deteriorated. I was a shell of my former self.

My confidence/self-esteem had dropped dramatically. It was affecting every area of my life. I was not actively engaging my students. I would not present lessons to them in an exciting manner. My classroom had become ... boring. I was not a good fiance.' I thought quality time was junk food and a remote control.

Last fall (September of 04') my father had his kidney removed. He already has had three heart attacks with most of his health problems coming from poor diet and lack of exercise. I knew I had to make a change but what was I gonna do? I kept putting off and making excuses until after the winter holidays.

In January the scales finally hit more than 200 pounds (201 to be exact). I had never weighed 201 pounds. I knew it was time to put up or shut-up. I took a long look in the mirror and decided I was no longer going to feel lethargic.

I was gonna maximize my potential. I knew deep down the fire was there.

I just had to put the wheels in motion. Nothing was gonna stop me from becoming an awesome person on the inside and in the mirror. I wanted to improve every area of my life (professionally and personally). It was 'GO TIME!'


How I did It

  • Ate 5-6 smaller meals per day (2 of those consisting of EAS Myoplex shakes)

  • I did my cardio in the mornings (on an empty stomach); this seemed to really help dramatically decrease my bodyfat.

  • I lifted weights after my morning cardio or, if time permitted, I would hit the weights with great intensity in the evenings.

  • I drank water all the time (it might sound gross but if my pipes weren't running clear I knew I was not hydrated).

  • When I felt tired ... I rested, when I was energetic ... I attacked the weights and my cardio like an animal.


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Supplements

    EAS Myoplex (2 shakes a day for the entire 12 weeks)
    EAS L-Glutamine (for muscle-soreness I took 5-10 grams a day the entire 12 weeks)
    EAS Phosphagen (a six week cycle weeks 5-10)
    EAS Precision Protein (I took this the last two weeks to drop carbs and cut-up)
    Multivitamin (make sure I had all my nutrients)
    Vitamin C (try to prevent sickness)

Sample Of My Diet.

    I never went hungry. Funny as it may seem. I actually had to force myself to eat some of these meals because I knew my body needed the nourishment, but I was not hungry.

    Monday

      Breakfast:
      Egg Beater omelet w/salsa
      1 piece of wheat toast
      Coffee

      Snack:
      EAS Myoplex shake

      Lunch:
      Turkey sandwich: one slice low-fat cheese and three to four slices of deli turkey
      1 green apple

      Snack:
      Fat-free Cottage Cheese with Splenda

      Dinner:
      Grilled Steak
      Steamed mixed vegetables
      1 small sweet potato

      Snack:
      EAS Myoplex Shake

    Tuesday

      Breakfast:
      2 low-fat whole-wheat waffles topped with 1 tablespoon all-natural peanut butter
      1 banana
      Coffee

      Snack
      EAS Myoplex shake

      Lunch:
      Grilled Chicken Salad with low-cal fat-free Italian dressing

      Snack:
      1/2 cup of Almonds

      Dinner:
      Turkey Burger with Wheat Bun
      Baked French Fries
      Steamed broccoli

      Snack:
      EAS Myoplex Shake

    Wednesday

      Breakfast:
      Egg Beater Omelet
      Oatmeal w/ Splenda
      Coffee

      Snack:
      EAS Myoplex

      Lunch:
      Tuna Salad w/ Low-Fat Wheat Thins

      Snack:
      Low-Fat Cottage Cheese w/ Splenda

      Dinner:
      Grilled Chicken (Some A1 sauce)
      Steamed asparagus
      1 small baked potato

      Snack:
      EAS Myoplex

    Thursday

      This Breakfast was awesome:
      Breakfast Burrito: Browned turkey sausage (two links), Egg Beaters, fat-free cheddar cheese and salsa in a whole-wheat tortilla.
      Orange
      Coffee

      Snack:
      EAS Myoplex

      Lunch:
      Chicken Salad with Italian Dressing

      Snack:
      Fat-Free Cottage Cheese

      Dinner:
      Grilled Salmon
      Steamed broccoli
      1 small sweet potato (no butter)

      Snack:
      EAS Myoplex

    Friday

      Breakfast:
      3 Turkey Links
      Egg Beaters with Salsa
      1 piece of wheat toast

      Snack:
      EAS Myoplex Shake

      Lunch:
      Subway Turkey sub on wheat with no cheese and tons of veggies

      Snack:
      Green Apple with Natural Peanut Butter
      Glass of water

      Dinner:
      Turkey Chili with Wheat Crackers and Tabasco (I love hot stuff)

      Snack:
      EAS Myoplex

    Saturday

      Breakfast:
      3 regular eggs (yolks and all)
      1 piece of wheat toast with Natural Peanut Butter
      Coffee

      Snack:
      EAS Myoplex

      Lunch:
      Turkey sandwich on wheat
      1/2 cup of almonds
      Glass of water

      Snack:
      Fat-Free Cottage Cheese

      Dinner:
      Grilled Chicken with Wheat Bowtie Pasta and Italian dressing

      Snack:
      EAS Myoplex Shake

    Sunday

      Free Day!

    The awesome program I was following calls for a free day on the 7th day. I would cheat a little. On this day I would eat lasagna, pizza or even a burger. I would not consume empty calories though. I would not eat cookies, ice cream, or any other sweets because they served no nutritional value. I just wanted to accomplish too much in my 12-week time frame to hinder my progress by eating empty calories.


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    Now this is the diet I followed. I ate a lot, but I was also burning a ton of calories. Everyone's body is different so some people might need to eat more, while others might need to drop one of the two protein shakes I was consuming daily. I would simply look in the mirror once a week and see how your clothes feel as well. If you're not making progress. Alter your exercise or diet.

Sample Week Of Training

    A lot of my training was more by feel. I had to constantly mix up my workouts to prevent boredom. More importantly I always did different movements to shock my muscles into growth.

    ** When I say "High-Intensity Cardio" I would suggest looking this up on the Internet (bodybuilding.com would be a good starting place). No matter your fitness level, one must get themselves out of their comfort zone to make progress and speed up their metabolism to burn fat. If all you can do is walk, then walk faster for a period of time and keep building on that.

    My lifting was never the same. If I squatted one week, the next week I was doing the leg press. If I flat-benched one week. The next time I lifted chest I was hitting the dumbbells and doing cable-crossovers. I was constantly keeping my body guessing which I think led to my (in my opinion and everyone who has seen my pictures) dramatic 12 week Transformation.


Conclusion

I now hope I can use the knowledge I gained to help others achieve their personal fitness goals. I truly have changed my life and now I want to help others maximize their potential.

I never realized the impact staying physically fit would have on my life. It has made me a better person in every area of my life (teaching and with fiance'/family/friends).


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Oh yeah ... and looking in the mirror is fun now!

More Pictures (Transformation Progression):


Weeks 2, 3, 4 and nine.


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Kevin Hubbard
kwhub@hotmail.com

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great work man! admirable, keep it up, =).

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Great job! Great information also

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Be it 7 years on you've really inspired me!

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