Name: Trey Young
Before: 125 lbs
After: 170-175 lbs
Bicep: 15 1/2"
Why I Got Started
My name is Trey Young. I'm 19-years old and from Beaumont, Texas.
How I Did It
A little after school started in September 2005. I talked to an old bud that I used to go to summer camp at the YMCA with in my youth. He also happened to be the quarterback of the football team. He had really beefed up from the old days!
I started off with him and he showed me the basics. At first I started working out just arms doing many things such as curls. I noticed the results and that motivated me to keep pushing harder. I started working out my entire upper body and noticed my legs needed work also.
I started working out many times a week and stopped eating junk food, candy and desserts. Gradually my diet got more and more healthy, and the results got better and better. I would ask the big guys in the gym for tips and help all the time.
I figured everyone has their different methods and opinions on training and nutrition so why not ask anyone and everyone and combine their methods to find what worked best for me. I eventually started doing cardio too to stay toned up as I put on weight.
Also another bodybuilder and friend (Jim Walker - he has a profile on this site) has taught me many great things about training and nutrition. Also my bud, Raj Ataya, has been a tremendous help with my diet.
I have used:
- Glutamine Caps
- BCAA Caps
- True-Mass Protein
- Syntha-6 Protein
- Cyto Gainer Protein
- Nitro-Tech Protein
*NO-Xplode and Cyto Gainer are my 2 favorites.
Sample Day Of My Diet
or bacon and eggs with whole wheat bread
or smart start cereal
Healthy snack (fruit, chex mix, baked chips, etc.)
High protein meat (chicken, steak, tuna) and some sort of veggie or fruit and whole wheat bread.
Another healthy snack (fruit, chex mix, baked chips, etc.)
12 inch low fat sandwich from Subway (steak and cheese, roast beef, sweet onion chicken teriyaki, or club).
High protein meat (chicken, steak, tuna or other fish) or possibly pasta, veggie, whole wheat bread, healthy dessert (fruit, low fat yogurt).
I will not drink milk unless it is skim milk and try to stick to water other than that. I try to avoid desserts and instead will have a protein bar or shake. I consume about 60g of protein per day from shakes.
Sample Week Of Training
I switched up my workouts often. Sometimes I will do:
3 sets x 10 reps, sometimes 4 sets x 12 reps, sometimes 3 sets x 10, 8, 6 reps, sometimes 5 sets x 5 reps. I will also incorporate drop sets into my workout. I like to keep my muscles guessing.
My current split looks like this:
- Cardio & secondary muscles
Abs Hard & Cardio.
Rest (cardio) - I try not to ever truly miss a day in the gym. Also, I try in incorporate three 30 minute cardio sessions per week.
Suggestions For Others
Stick with it! Bodybuilding is about not giving up and being consistent. No matter how discouraged and unmotivated you get, get up and go! I promise the motivation will come back and when it does you will be happy you didn't start slacking. Also have variety in your sets, reps, and exercises. It's good to keep your muscles guessing!
This transformation took place between September 2005 and March 2007, one and a half years apart. I turned 19 on April 6, 2007, and feel great and stronger than ever before! I don't plan to stop bodybuilding anytime soon and am getting more hardcore with it everyday!