Body Transformation: Fear The Greer

Getting skinny to meet girls didn't work like Colt thought it would. He needed muscle and he knew it. See how he built tree-trunk legs and ascended to the top of the podium!

Name: Colt Greer
Email: Colt_big78@yahoo.com
BodySpace: Colt_big78

Colt Greer Colt Greer
AGE 18
HEIGHT
6'1"
WEIGHT
250 lbs
BODY FAT
24%
AGE 21
HEIGHT
6'1"
WEIGHT
194 lbs
BODY FAT
8%

Why I Decided To Transform

I weighed 250 pounds with high body fat during my senior year of high school. After graduating and ending my two-year relationship, I decided to start my fitness journey. I was motivated to get in shape for spring break, which was six months away, so I could score some chicks.

My idea of being in shape was to be skinny, which I accomplished, going from 250 to 189 pounds. I started without having much fitness knowledge because high school workouts and lunchroom food were a joke.

I researched a lot about nutrition, found a diet I could handle, joined a great gym in Rainbow City, Alabama, and started watching bodybuilders prepare for upcoming shows. It inspired me to abandon my skinny physique for lean muscle. After annoying people who I admired, I acquired lots of useful information.

Eventually, I started working with a trainer, Morris Pruett, who changed my life. I'm thankful he took me under his wing and believed in me.

I remember getting him and my role model, Stephan Hensley, to look at me and see if I had the body structure to be a bodybuilder. Both said it was possible, but neither had high confidence in me. They did think I could handle the diet for 12 weeks, though.

Exactly 12 weeks later, I competed in my first show at 20 years old and won the novice division in an NPC competition. After training hard for a year, I competed again and finished second at two shows in the junior class. I won Mr. Gadsden, my hometown title, which I'm very proud of. I love this sport and I'm totally addicted. The sweat and mental focus is something I look forward to every day.

My dad always said to me: "If it was easy, everybody would do it." The quote is true and I live by it every day. I didn't tell people I was dieting, but everybody noticed the change and embraced fitness too. My parents began exercising and eating clean. People started asking me how I lost weight and gained muscle. I wasn't the fat kid or the skinny guy trying to hang with the big dogs anymore.

My life is extremely different now. I attend Auburn University and became a trainer at Max Fitness. Who would've thought that a small-town fat boy would be reaching out to people and helping them with their fitness goals?

How I Accomplished My Goals

I accomplished this goal by staying focused 100 percent of the time. It took lots of sweat and hard training. You would've thought the gym was my girlfriend. I live life with sore muscles. I constantly asked myself if it's really worth it. Any compliments I receive don't stick. I didn't get my motivation through other's positive reinforcement.

The inspiration that fired me up most was the thought of somebody calling me fat. When I got called fat, it lit a fire in me to train even harder. I look back now at my high school classmates and see how much has changed in four years. Most of the skinny kids who called me fat are overweight now. I want to rub it in their face, but I remember how hard it was.

Supplements That Helped Me Through The Journey
With Meal 1
  • Nature's Best Zero Carb Isopure

    Nature's Best Zero Carb Isopure

    2 scoops

  • ON Opti-Men

    ON Opti-Men

    1 serving

With Meal 3
  • ON Opti-Men

    ON Opti-Men

    1 serving

Pre-workout
  • ABB Speed Stack

    ABB Speed Stack

    1

  • ON Superior Amino 2222

    ON Superior Amino 2222

    4 tablets

Post-workout
  • ON Superior Amino 2222

    ON Superior Amino 2222

    8 tablets

With Meal 5
  • ON Opti-Men

    ON Opti-Men

    1 serving

With Meal 6
  • ON Gold Standard 100% Casein

    ON Gold Standard 100% Casein

    1 scoop

  • Nature's Best Zero Carb Isopure

    Nature's Best Zero Carb Isopure

    1 scoop

Diet Plan That Guided My Transformation

I eat these meals three hours apart.

Meal 1
  • oats

    Oats

    1 1/2 cups

  • Nature's Best Zero Carb Isopure

    Nature's Best Zero Carb Isopure

    2 scoops

Meal 2
  • turkey

    Deli Turkey

    8oz

  • apple

    Apple

    1

  • peanut butter

    Natural Peanut Butter

    1 tbsp

Meal 3
  • lean hamburger

    Lean Hamburger Meat

    10oz

  • Brown Rice

    Brown Rice

    2 cups

  • green beans

    Green Beans

    1 cup

Meal 4
  • rice cakes

    Rice Cakes

    3

  • peanut butter

    Natural Peanut Butter

    2 tbsp

Meal 5
  • chicken

    Grilled Chicken

    10oz

  • salad

    Romaine Salad

    1 large

  • dressing

    Dressing

    2 tbsp

Meal 6
  • eggs

    Egg Whites

    8

Training Regimen That Kept Me On Track

I'm a big believer in fasted cardio. I do at least an hour of cardio a day and at least 30 minutes of it is fasted.

Day 1: Chest/Biceps
    • Barbell Incline Bench Press - Medium Grip Barbell Incline Bench Press - Medium Grip

      Barbell Incline Bench Press - Medium Grip

      4 sets of 10 reps
    • Barbell Bench Press - Medium Grip Barbell Bench Press - Medium Grip

      Barbell Bench Press - Medium Grip

      4 sets of 10 reps
    • Dumbbell Flyes Dumbbell Flyes

      Dumbbell Flyes

      4 sets of 10 reps

Superset

    • Pushups Pushups

      Pushups

      4 sets to failure
    • Dips - Chest Version Dips - Chest Version

      Dips - Chest Version

      4 sets to failure

Resume regular sets

  • Decline Dumbbell Bench Press Decline Dumbbell Bench Press

    Decline Dumbbell Bench Press

    1 set to failure
Day 2: Legs
  • Barbell Squat Barbell Squat

    Barbell Squat

    4 sets of 10 reps
  • Leg Extensions Leg Extensions

    Leg Extensions

    4 sets of 10 reps
  • Leg Press Leg Press

    Leg Press

    4 sets of 10 reps
  • Dumbbell Lunges Dumbbell Lunges

    Dumbbell Walking Lunges

    4 sets of 30 yards
  • Seated Leg Curl Seated Leg Curl

    Seated Leg Curl

    4 sets of 10 reps
  • Stiff-Legged Barbell Deadlift Stiff-Legged Barbell Deadlift

    Stiff-Legged Barbell Deadlift

    4 sets of 10 reps
  • Weighted Sissy Squat Weighted Sissy Squat

    Weighted Sissy Squat

    1 set to failure
Day 3: Shoulders/Traps
  • Standing Military Press Standing Military Press

    Standing Military Press

    4 sets of 10 reps
  • Standing Barbell Press Behind Neck Standing Barbell Press Behind Neck

    Standing Barbell Press Behind Neck

    4 sets of 10 reps
  • Side Lateral Raise Side Lateral Raise

    Side Lateral Raise

    3 sets of 10 reps
  • Front Dumbbell Raise Front Dumbbell Raise

    Front Dumbbell Raise

    3 sets of 10 reps
  • Cable Rope Rear-Delt Rows Cable Rope Rear-Delt Rows

    Cable Rope Rear-Delt Rows

    3 sets of 15 reps
  • Barbell Shrug Barbell Shrug

    Barbell Shrug

    3 sets of 20 reps
  • Seated Cable Rows Seated Cable Rows

    Seated Cable Rows (Close-grip)

    2 sets of 20 reps
Day 4: Back/Triceps
  • Pullups Pullups

    Pullups

    4 sets of 15 reps
  • Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown

    Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown

    4 sets of 10 reps
  • Close-Grip Front Lat Pulldown Close-Grip Front Lat Pulldown

    Close-Grip Front Lat Pulldown (Underhand)

    4 sets of 10 reps
  • One-Arm Dumbbell Row One-Arm Dumbbell Row

    One-Arm Dumbbell Row

    4 sets of 10 reps
  • Bent Over Barbell Row Bent Over Barbell Row

    Bent Over Barbell Row

    4 sets of 10 reps
  • Pullups Pullups

    Pullups (Assisted)

    1 set to failure
  • Standing Dumbbell Triceps Extension Standing Dumbbell Triceps Extension

    Standing Dumbbell Triceps Extension

    4 sets of 10 reps
  • Triceps Pushdown - Rope Attachment Triceps Pushdown - Rope Attachment

    Triceps Pushdown - Rope Attachment

    4 sets of 10 reps
  • Seated One-arm Cable Pulley Rows Seated One-arm Cable Pulley Rows

    Seated One-arm Cable Pulley Rows

    4 sets of 10 reps
  • Dips - Triceps Version Dips - Triceps Version

    Dips - Triceps Version

    1 set to failure
Day 5: Light Chest/Abs
  • Barbell Incline Bench Press - Medium Grip Barbell Incline Bench Press - Medium Grip

    Barbell Incline Bench Press - Medium Grip

    4 sets of 10 reps
  • Barbell Bench Press - Medium Grip Barbell Bench Press - Medium Grip

    Barbell Bench Press - Medium Grip

    4 sets of 10 reps
  • Dumbbell Flyes Dumbbell Flyes

    Dumbbell Flyes

    4 sets of 10 reps
  • Crunches Crunches

    Crunches

    3 sets of 50 reps
  • Flat Bench Lying Leg Raise Flat Bench Lying Leg Raise

    Flat Bench Lying Leg Raise

    3 sets of 15 reps
Days 6 & 7: Rest

What Aspect Challenged Me The Most

The biggest obstacle was the diet. Who doesn't want to get a big cheese pizza and buffalo wings? Eating the same food every day was a huge challenge. Preparing meals and finding the willpower to wake up early is very tough. I used to have a picture of my prior self on my cell phone and looked at it whenever I got a sweet tooth or wanted to cheat. That picture made me so mad.

I remember getting fast food on the way home and throwing it out the window. I wanted to get lean without cheating myself or my goals. It was hard giving up my personal and social life. You really find out who your friends are while you diet. I'm glad I stayed motivated because it's the best thing I ever accomplished.

My Future Fitness Plans

I have many plans for the future. First, I came up short twice in my 2012 bodybuilding season, so I want to win a junior class. Next, I plan to win a collegiate title in 2013. Winning Mr. Alabama is a huge goal of mine.

Lastly, I want to get my IFBB pro card. I know I set the bar high, but I have faith in myself.

Suggestions For Aspiring Transformers

If you've ever transformed your body, I want to congratulate you. It takes time and work every day. If somebody feels like they can't do it, then look at me. I was a fat kid and a skinny kid at the same time.

Anything is possible if you believe in yourself. Wake up every day knowing you're going to get better. It's the best choice I made and I hope you make the same choice.

How Bodybuilding.com Helped Me Reach My Goals

Bodybuilding.com was a great stepping stone in my life. I read numerous articles about training and diets on Bodybuilding.com. BodySpace helps me keep up with my stats and I plan to keep using it in the future.

Thanks
  • To my parents for being behind me 100 percent on this long journey.
  • To Morris Pruett, my trainer, who gave me the diet and workout plans.
  • To Stephan Hensley, for inspiring me to compete and allowing me to ask numerous questions.
  • To my girlfriend, Miriam Looney, for always being there during my 2012 competition season. She made dieting so much easier because she was dieting for her season too.
  • To Greg Hasberry, my new trainer, for kicking my butt in the gym every time and believing that I have what it takes to go to the next level.