Body Transformation: Get A Load Of This!

Kort was tired of living inside a body that didn't represent his true self. He was tired of being judged when he took his shirt off at the pool. So he did something about it.

Name: Kort Redmond
BodySpace: rippingfibers

Kort Redmond Kort Redmond
AGE 17
210 lbs
AGE 18
185 lbs

Why I Decided To Transform

I felt terrible eating bad food, and playing varsity sports with too much fat was very difficult. I was scared of what people thought when I took my shirt off. I didn't want to go to the pool with my friends because I knew people would judge my body.

I put my mind to it, and now I can take my shirt off with confidence. I increased my speed and quickness and can play better defensive basketball now.

How I Accomplished My Goals

I came to the conclusion that I was overweight and needed to do something about it. My lifting style worked, but at a very slow pace. I knew to lose fat I needed to watch my carb intake and get it under 100 grams a day. It took about six months to cut down from 210 to 169 pounds.

My diet focused on adding muscle mass the past few months. For several months before, I lifted at 5:30 a.m. at our local gym. My group of friends made fun of me if I wasn't there, so everyone was kind of forced to go or it would be a long day. When sports started, a lot of people stopped lifting altogether and didn't show up in the morning, but I wasn't going to quit.

I pushed through ever obstacle thrown at me. I lifted during sports and on Saturdays when my friends were out having fun. I had a protein shake instead of cake. I feel great about myself now and I'm excited to see what I look like in the future.

What Aspect Challenged Me The Most

Dieting was brutal. My dieting is strict most of the time and I can't eat what my family does. I made my own meals mostly. My mom helped me out by cooking healthy meals when my family has supper. She also helps me purchase my food and supplements. Both my parents are really supportive of my lifting goals.

My Future Fitness Plans

I want to compete in bodybuilding competitions next year. Later on in life, I want to become a trainer and have my own gym.

Suggestions For Aspiring Transformers

Creating a body you're comfortable in takes time. Be patient. Focus 100 percent on dieting and training.

How Helped Me Reach My Goals

When I needed an extra exercise or a new lift to help my body develop quicker and more efficiently, I knew I could rely on The articles on really helped with my nutrition planning.