Male Transformation Of The Week - Matthew Eubanks.

Matthew was overweight and always felt like crap. In addition he had several knee surgeries which sidelined him even longer. See how he went from 227 pounds to 199 pounds and set an example for his kids ...

Before Before:
227 lbs
After After:
199 lbs


Vital Stats

Name: Matthew Eubanks
Email: bodebldr2000@yahoo.com
BodySpace: bodebldr2000.
Home Town: Independence , MO
Gym: 24HR Fitness in Independence , MO

Stats Before:
Age: 38 years old
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 227lbs
Body Fat: 27%
Waist: 38" was very tight, borderline 40.

Stats After:
Age: 39 years old
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 199lbs
Body Fat: 10%
Waist: A VERY loose 34!

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Why I Did This

For my health - I was overweight, and felt sick all the time among other things. I wanted to improve my health as well as my appearance. I wanted to set an example to my wife and 3 wonderful kids, to let them know that health and exercise are important at every age.

Matthew
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I Wanted To Set An Example For My Wife & Kids.
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What Got Me Started

I have had several knee surgeries on my right knee. I spent approx. 2 years laying in bed, on walkers, in a wheel chair and on crutches. My muscle all over my body became so very weak and I gained a lot of fat. I had a bad sleeping disorder from all the drugs I was on for my knee pain - I was very lucky to get 3-to-4 hours of sleep at night.

After surgery, I was told I needed to have Physical Therapy on my leg. So I went 3 days per week for this "fun." It was painful at first but soon I really started to enjoy lifting. My body responded quickly and I was then hooked! Now was the time to get the fat off and get my old butt in shape!

Matthew Matthew
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June 2006.


When & How Long It Took

I got serious in June 2006. I was really loving the workouts but still was eating Chinese buffets and drinking a lot of Pepsi Cola. (my weakness). I contacted Chuck Rudolf, www.dietsbychuck.com, and he helped me with my food choices. Nothing crazy or hard at first, but soon it got strict. With Chuck's help, I have made some kick-butt changes. My results are from a few things I swear by.

Keys To My Success:

    1. Diet:

      Always the number one key to success.

    2. Supplements:

      I had the best fat loss results with Syntrax FYRE. This awesome supplement controlled my appetite big time. My best muscle gains were from taking: Scivation Xtend with Syntrax Nectar, I drank this mixture during my workout.

      I have also had wonderful results with Anabolic Xtreme Mass FX / Hyperdrol stack. This has helped me put on muscle and add strength as I continue to cut fat, which is a hard thing to do.

    3. Water:

      I drink at least a gallon per day EVERY day. This helps keep my body fresh and flushes out any impurities.

    4. Desire:

      I had the drive and desire to make these changes. I didn't let what people had to say bother me. There are those that will criticize you and make rude comments about your goals. Leave them behind and go forward. Leave the haters in the dust.

Matthew Matthew
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I Had The Drive & Desire To Make These Changes.


My Diet

A sample of what I eat daily looks like this:

Meal 1:

  • 6 egg whites, 1 whole egg
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 2oz chicken breast
  • 1/2 grapefruit
  • Almonds
  • Fish oil
  • Scivation Sesamin

Meal 2:

Meal 3:

  • Chicken breast
  • 1 cup green beans
  • Almonds

Meal 4:

  • Chicken breast
  • 1 cup green beans
  • 1/2 grapefruit
  • Almonds

Meal 5:

Meal 6:

  • Chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup green beans

Note: Every 18th meal is a carb load meal in which I replace Meal 6 with

  • 1 cup green beans alone.
  • Mix the following:
    3/4 cup oatmeal
    2tbsp raisins
    Almonds
    Splenda for flavor
  • Mix:
    Sweet potato and peanut butter (surprisingly it is very good!)


Supplements

Nectar

I do 40 min cardio in the early morning on an empty stomach, but I drink Lemonade flavored Nectar and Lemonade flavor Xtend while I do cardio. I also drink this same mixture during my workout. This combination has really helped my body to recover and grow a lot better.

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This Combination Has Really Helped.


My Training

I was working out 4 days per week. But I will be increasing that to 5 days soon.

Day 1 - Chest/Legs:

Day 2 - Back/Triceps:

Day 3 -Shoulders/Biceps:

Day 4 - Legs/Arms:

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Suggestions For Others

  • Set realistic goals.
  • Never try to "out do" someone else, do what you can do.
  • Train smart and leave the ego at home. Trying to lift to impress people will have you in the recovery room.
  • Plan ahead and make sure you have everything you need before you begin.
  • It is always best to ask around and get advice from others.
  • Eat like a winner, if you eat junk you will look and feel the same way.
  • Diet is the only true supplement that works!

Matthew Matthew
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Train Smart & Leave The Ego At Home.

I haven't stopped working out or dieting - I am not even close to where I wanna be and I have a few more goals to reach before I relax a little. I want to thank my wife, Lei (a.k.a Samoangirl) for all her help and support!


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