Body Transformation: 110 Lbs Down And Counting!

Limitations are created and overcome in the mind. Clyde didn’t need a specific reason to change his life. Family and business were enough. In the end, he did it for himself!

Name: Clyde Turner
Email: theturfbutler@gmail.com
BodySpace: clyde74012

Clyde Turner Clyde Turner
AGE 42
HEIGHT
6'0"
WEIGHT
315 lbs
BODY FAT
30%
AGE 42
HEIGHT
6'0"
WEIGHT
205 lbs
BODY FAT
19%

Why I Decided To Transform

I used to think that I needed to do this for my family. They need me. My wife, kids, and granddaughter need me to be around for the long haul. I needed to be healthy to live the long life I wanted to live. I wanted to see my granddaughter grow up, my kids settle down, and to grow old with my wife.

I would think about how much more effective I'd be at my business. I have a very physically demanding job and losing 100 pounds was going to make me a real machine. Business would boom because I'd be more physically and mentally fit to handle it.

I'd think of all sorts of things that would be better, ultimately, when I was fit. They were all excellent reasons to change my lifestyle, but not the real reason why I did it.

In the end, I realized I couldn't do this for my family. I couldn't do this for my business. I had to do it for me.

This was my chance to honor myself. My chance to show I was worthy, that I had the wherewithal to treat myself better than I'd ever treated myself before.

That it wasn't selfish or self-centered to think of myself and to take the steps necessary to fulfill my dream.

How I Accomplished My Goals

Getting my mind right was the most effective step I took in helping me accomplish my goals. Having my son, Jackson (jturner95), as a workout buddy and my friend, Josh (joshua74012), as a trainer kept me on track and accountable.

My wife joined in, which made a huge difference because having everyone on the same page with the food and exercise makes it easier to avoid temptation and everyone understands the need for you to spend time at the gym.

Supplements That Helped Me Through The Journey

Morning
Mid-day
Evening
Pre-Workout
Intra-Workout

Diet Plan That Guided My Transformation

Meal 1
Meal 2
Meal 3
Meal 4
Meal 5

*On days I do legs and back, I add a medium sized sweet potato to Meal 3.

Training Regimen That Kept Me On Track

All workouts were done as supersets. Occasionally, in between sets, I would add three minutes of quick time on the elliptical to boost my cardio burn.

For cardio, I started at 30 minutes a.m./60 minutes p.m. and built to 60 minutes a.m./60 minutes p.m. I varied between the stairmaster and the elliptical with most of my time on the stairmaster. I determined my optimal target heart rate for fat burn and worked at that level the entire time.

In addition to the daily workout, each day we rotated an ab workout and a calf workout.

Day 1: Back
  • Lying T-Bar Row Lying T-Bar Row

    Lying T-Bar Row

    4 sets of 15 reps
  • Low Pulley Row To Neck Low Pulley Row To Neck

    Low Pulley Row To Neck

    4 sets of 15 reps
  • Stiff-Legged Barbell Deadlift Stiff-Legged Barbell Deadlift

    Stiff-Legged Barbell Deadlift

    4 sets of 15 reps
  • Bent Over Two-Dumbbell Row Bent Over Two-Dumbbell Row

    Bent Over Two-Dumbbell Row

    4 sets of 15 reps
  • Seated Cable Rows Seated Cable Rows

    Seated Cable Rows

    4 sets of 15 reps
  • Pullups Pullups

    Pullups

    1 set to failure
Day 2: Shoulders
  • Machine Shoulder (Military) Press Machine Shoulder (Military) Press

    Machine Shoulder (Military) Press

    4 sets of 12 reps
  • Seated Bent-Over Rear Delt Raise Seated Bent-Over Rear Delt Raise

    Seated Bent-Over Rear Delt Raise

    4 sets of 15 reps
  • Clean and Press Clean and Press

    Clean and Press

    4 sets of 12 reps
  • Alternating Deltoid Raise Alternating Deltoid Raise

    Alternating Deltoid Raise (Performed seated)

    4 sets of 20 reps
  • Seated Dumbbell Press Seated Dumbbell Press

    Seated Dumbbell Press

    4 sets of 20 reps
Day 3: Arms
  • Machine Bicep Curl Machine Bicep Curl

    Machine Bicep Curl

    4 sets of 15 reps
  • Alternate Incline Dumbbell Curl Alternate Incline Dumbbell Curl

    Alternate Incline Dumbbell Curl

    4 sets of 12 reps
  • Alternate Hammer Curl Alternate Hammer Curl

    Alternate Hammer Curl

    4 sets of 20 reps
  • Preacher Curl Preacher Curl

    Preacher Curl

    4 sets of 15 reps
  • Machine Triceps Extension Machine Triceps Extension

    Machine Triceps Extension

    4 sets of 15 reps
  • Seated Triceps Press Seated Triceps Press

    Seated Triceps Press

    4 sets of 15 reps
  • Lying Triceps Press Lying Triceps Press

    Lying Triceps Press

    4 sets of 15 reps
  • Triceps Pushdown - Rope Attachment Triceps Pushdown - Rope Attachment

    Triceps Pushdown - Rope Attachment

    4 sets 12 reps
Day 4: Cardio
Day 5: Chest
    • Machine Bench Press Machine Bench Press

      Machine Bench Press

      4 sets of 20 reps
    • Butterfly Butterfly

      Butterfly

      4 sets of 20 reps

Superset

    • Barbell Incline Bench Press - Medium Grip Barbell Incline Bench Press - Medium Grip

      Barbell Incline Bench Press - Medium Grip

      4 sets of 15 reps
    • Pushups Pushups

      Pushups

      4 sets of 15 reps

Resume regular sets

  • Dumbbell Bench Press Dumbbell Bench Press

    Dumbbell Bench Press

    4 sets of 12 reps
  • Incline Cable Flye Incline Cable Flye

    Incline Cable Flye

    4 sets of 12 reps
Day 6: Legs
  • Leg Press Leg Press

    Leg Press (inside, outside, one legged)

    4 sets of 15 reps
  • Barbell Squat Barbell Squat

    Barbell Squat

    4 sets of 15 reps
  • Barbell Lunge Barbell Lunge

    Barbell Lunge

    5 sets of 15 reps
  • Seated Calf Raise Seated Calf Raise

    Seated Calf Raise

    4 sets of 15 reps
Day 7: Cardio

Which Aspect Challenged Me The Most

Sometimes the food routine got a bit monotonous, but I accepted a couple of mantras to help get me through.

  1. I eat to live, not live to eat. It's fuel - nothing more, nothing less. Of course, I want my food to taste well and to be varied, but if sometimes it's not quite what I want, I try to remember the purpose behind it.
  2. I'm not a dog - I will not reward myself with treats. There are so many other, more positive ways to reward myself. I learned to be creative with my rewards and to treat myself so much better than by what was on my plate.

My Future Fitness Plans

I can see that my future now has limitless potential and I fully intend on making the most of my experience.

I want to share what I've learned and help everyone realize that it is possible to achieve this type of goal. Therefore, I've decided that my best course of action right now is to earn my personal training certificate so that I can add to what I've learned and help others be the healthiest person they choose to be.

As for my personal fitness, I do best when I have a tangible goal so I intend on entering more contests/transformation challenges to give me something to shoot for. I have a few more pounds to lose and then, of course, there's always more muscle to gain and definition to achieve.

I'm not sure I'll ever be completely satisfied, but I plan to stay in the best physical shape of my life for the rest of my life.

Suggestions For Aspiring Transformers

I cannot stress enough how important it is to be in the right frame of mind. Don't get down on yourself and don't let anyone else put you down.

Try to get your whole family on board - they don't have to be as dedicated as what I've described, but the intent of the whole family to eat healthier and be more active will help inspire you to reach your goals.

But if not, you cannot let them stop you from doing what you have to do. Dig deep and be strong.

No matter what, keep going. No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone else on the couch.

How Bodybuilding.com Helped Me Reach My Goals

The accountability that having a profile on Bodybuilding.com offers is amazing. I post my information and there's no bs'ing anyone about what I've done.

Pictures don't lie and neither does a measuring tape. It'll tell the real story of your achievements. Knowing each week that I had to post another picture just made me want to take even more.

The transformation stories helped me to see that it is possible and that there are other people my age out there doing it and succeeding.

Bodybuilding.com has built a wonderful database of information on supplements and workouts. I can piece these together to make the perfect plan for me.