Male Transformation Of The Week - Chris Rowback.

Chris took it upon himself to ditch complacency so he could live the life he wanted. Learn about his fight to regain a normal life and how he lost approximately 127 pounds during this amazing transformation!

Before Before:
345 lbs
After After:
213 lbs

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Vital Stats
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Name: Chris Rowback
Email: cmrowback@gmail.com
Age: 22

Before: February 7, 2006
Weight: 340-345 lbs.
Pant Size: 44
Body Fat: 40%+

After: October 19, 2007
Weight: 213 lbs.
Pant Size: 33
Body Fat: 11%

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Why I Got Started
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My life lacked forward momentum, so I took it upon myself to create some. I was never going to live the life I wanted to live as an overweight person, so I had to transform my body in order to set myself up for success in all other areas of my life. Complacency had overtaken every aspect of my life and I had to make the decision to take it back.

Before
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Chris Rowback.

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How I Did It
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The first thing I did was overhaul my eating habits; simple carbohydrates and fatty meats were banished in favor of food high in fiber, lean protein sources, and healthy fats from nuts, peanut butter and olive oil. After about two weeks of acclimation, I introduced exercise into my new lifestyle. I began with 20 pound dumbbells, but at my size, simply moving my body was a chore.

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What Supplements Did I Take
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The first supplement I took was whey protein (various brands). After several months and some fitness improvements, I took a thermogenic fat burner; Lipo 6 by Nutrex was my product of choice. I also cycled with NO-Xplode by BSN and Higher Power's Micronized Creatine, all purchased from Bodybuilding.com, of course.

No-Xplode
BSN's NO-Xplode.

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Sample Diet
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That was pretty much the menu everyday, except for dinner on either Friday or Saturday, which I allowed myself anything that I had been craving. It was funny, though, after a week of healthful eating, cheat food would make me feel pretty bad.

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Sample Week Of Training
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    Tuesday and Thursday

      HIIT cardio: 5 minute warm-up, followed by 1 minute at best effort. Then 3 minutes at 60% and a 5 minute cool down for a total of 30 minutes; performed on a stationary bike.

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Suggestions To Others
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It is important to remember that fitness is not a destination, it is a lifestyle. Work hard and be disciplined, but don't let setbacks kill you. A fit lifestyle allows for the occasional indulgence, but know where that stops. There is a ton of conflicting fitness information available, don't be overwhelmed!

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Doing something is ALWAYS better than doing nothing, get to work, experiment and find out what works best for you. It is a difficult battle, but armed with information, self-control and a willingness to work hard, anyone can win it!

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Chris Rowback.



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