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Taylor started lifting weights improve his overall strength for baseball. He continued training and became more conscious of proper diet as a bonus. See how he gained 5 pounds and lost more than 10% body fat right here!

By: Taylor Burford

Before Before:
178 lbs
After After:
183 lbs


Vital Stats

Name: Taylor Burford
Email: taylor_burford@yahoo.com
Age: 20
Height: 6'

Before:
Weight: 178 lbs
Waist: 36"
Body Fat: 17%

After:
Weight: 183 lbs
Waist: 31"
Body Fat: 6%


Why I Got Started

I started lifting weights during my senior year in high school to improve my overall strength for baseball. During this time I noticed small changes in the way my body looked, even with the lousy diet I had.

The first summer after I graduated high school, I got a gym membership at a local gym and continued lifting weights. It was during this time that I became more conscious of dieting properly and having a proper workout regimen.

Before
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Taylor Burford.


When/How Long

I started a regular diet and workout routine in August of 2005. I weighed about 178 lbs and my body fat was around 17%. I started going to the gym seven days per week. I would lift five days per week, and play basketball twice a week for my cardio.

I was also doing a lot of long distance running. I lost a lot of body fat during this time, but I wasn't very muscular. I started reading magazines and books about nutrition and weight training with the idea of adding muscle mass.

I used a sample routine from a magazine I read to get me started. As my body composition changed, I got more and more interested in bodybuilding. I shifted my attention from magazines to books with facts and studies about building muscle. I then created a workout plan that was fit for me, and designed my own diet.

I got up to 206 pounds while bulking up. In January of this year I decided to lean out for the summer time. I also heard about a local natural bodybuilding competition around this time, and decided to give it a try.

After
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Taylor Burford.


Supplements

When I am leaning out, I choose whole foods over supplements when I can. I would rather eat my calories than drink them. I will use Optimum Nutrition's Pro Complex and 100% Casein Protein. I will also drink several SciVation Xtend BCAA shakes throughout the day. I use Nutrex Lipo 6 to aid in cutting fat. I also drink about 1.5 gallons of water a day.

When I bulk up I like to use several supplements including:

ptimum Nutrition 100% Whey Protein


Diet: Cutting

Meal #1

  • 10 Egg whites
  • 1.25 cups cooked oatmeal
  • 2 cups of coffee

Meal #2

  • 6 oz chicken breast
  • 1 grapefruit
  • 1 cup broccoli

Meal #3 (pre workout)

  • 4 oz 96/4 lean ground beef
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1 small apple

Meal #4(post workout)

  • 3.5 oz chicken breast
  • 1 scoop ON 100% Whey
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 scoop Gatorade powder

Meal # 5

  • 6 oz chicken breast
  • 1.5 cups green beans

Meal #6

  • 3.5 oz chicken breast
  • 1 scoop ON Pro Complex
  • 3 oz celery
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • I love grilled chicken breast.

After
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Taylor Burford.


Weight Training

Monday: Back, Calves

Tuesday: Legs, Abs

Wednesday: Chest

Thursday: Cardio, Calves

Friday: Biceps, Triceps, Forearms

Saturday: Shoulders, Traps, Abs


Suggestions For Others

Set a personal goal, put your head down and work till you achieve it. Plan ahead with everything including diet, training, work and schoolwork. A training partner with the same interests helps tremendously and can keep you on track. Don't be afraid to take a chance and fail. Avoid pessimistic individuals who try to downgrade your ambitions. Have fun and make the best "YOU" possible.

After
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Taylor Burford.


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Taylor Burford
taylor_burford@yahoo.com

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