Growing up under the shadow of his brother, Josh finally realized he didn't have to settle with the scrawny physique he had. Read on to learn how he became motivated to change and put on 36 pounds of solid mass!
Name: Josh Bernier
Weight: 129 lbs
Bench: 95 lbs
Barbell Curl: 45 lbs
Weight: 165 lbs
Bench: 170 lbs
Barbell Curl: 95 lbs
Why I Got Started
I decided that I didn't have to be skinny anymore and I could make a change. I joined the local gym and started to go 4-5 times per week. I wanted to be stronger and bigger than the average kid.
I began taking in interest in the sport of bodybuilding and I stumbled across Bodybuilding.com, which helped inspire me and let me connect with people that have made terrific transformations so I knew it would be possible. Because of my definition, I never truly felt skinny, just small, especially compared to my brother.
Click Image To Enlarge.Josh Bernier's Weight Gain Progress.
How I Did It
I got a flier in the mail offering a 30-day trial at a gym called "Monster Gym" so me and couple of my friends joined. Although I felt out of place with all the 200 pound people training there, I was inspired.
I ended up joining my local gym called "West Island Tennis Club and Fitness" which is a perfect quiet place for me to train. I also convinced my parents to let me take protein powders post workout to help me gain lean mass. I now eat an excess of calories to help me increase my weight.
Click Image To Enlarge.I Eat An Excess Of Calories
To Help Increase My Weight.
Click Image To Enlarge.Josh Bernier.
Suggestions For Others
Join the Bodybuilding.com network and get a BodySpace. Understand that you have to work at it. The gains might come quickly or might take a while, put if your diet and training are consistent you will grow.
Click Image To Enlarge.You Have To Work At It.
Find a good workout program and form a good diet that goes with your goals. Also visit BodySpace members to see how they did it and to maintain inspiration.
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Try to train with a friend as an added incentive to become stronger and bigger. Also understand that if it works for someone else it won't automatically work for you because different body types and other factors. Different people respond to different exercises, learn what hits you the most and which exercises you feel good about.
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