Body Transformation: No Average Joe

He loved lifting more than the sport it was intended for in high school. When he hit college, Joe pushed his boundaries further and added serious bulk to his six-foot frame!

Why I Got Started

The main reason I got really into bodybuilding was after I graduated high school. I was done with sports I needed something to do. In my training for sports in high school, I always enjoyed lifting weights more than I actually enjoyed the sports themselves.

Once I got to college, I was not happy with the way I looked and I felt something needed to be done, so I started devoting most of my free time to weight training; I have not stopped since then.

How I Did It

I started bulking in August because I felt that I was too small. At first, I trained mainly for strength by lifting in the lower rep range. I was getting way stronger and being really consistent with my workouts, but not really noticing results in the mirror, so I finally decided to take on a training split and start watching my diet closer.

I continued to bulk until April and reached 180 pounds. After watching my diet closer, my results went through the roof. After I reached 180 pounds, I was happier with my size but wanted to get more definition for summer, so I started a cut. I'm currently around 173-175 pounds with a lot more definition.

Suggestions For Others

  • Diet and consistency are the keys to success.
  • Never give up due to lack of results at first, they will come in time.
  • Don't get caught up in wondering which training style and diet works best; over time you will learn what works best for you.