Body Transformation: Tall Teen, Major Muscle!

This teen doesn't need to impress anyone. He's proud that bodybuilding brings him to tears. And he should be. Thomas added 70 pounds of muscle to his 6-foot-4 frame!

Name: Thomas Loiseau
Email: loiseau_thomas@yahoo.fr
BodySpace: fanzi

Thomas Loiseau Thomas Loiseau
AGE 16
HEIGHT
6'3"
WEIGHT
183 lbs
BODY FAT
8-10%
AGE 19
HEIGHT
6'4"
WEIGHT
255 lbs
BODY FAT
10-12%

Why I Decided to Transform

I grew up as a hyperactive child fascinated by superheroes like Superman, Batman, and the Hulk. But as a skinny, tall 15-year-old, I detested my body. I thought I was ugly and had bad form. I wanted to change.

Athletics always appealed to me growing up because of my height. I played basketball for four years after class in my teens and could've easily risen in rank, but my passion for the gym and the fitness lifestyle overcame my passion for basketball.

With much time, I was able to learn the basics of bodybuilding with the help of several friends and the Internet. I started my journey in January of 2009 with a simple bench press and a few pounds of iron. It was enough for me to become addicted, and for several months I reveled in this new sensation.

The feeling I used to get from other sports doesn't compare to bodybuilding. Sometimes I shed a tear thinking about how far I've come.

How I Accomplished My Goals

I found financial assistance by working with my father to afford supplements and daily nutrition. I started lifting at my residence, but as my performance increased my equipment became insufficient and I had to register at a gym.

When my motivation gets low or I must take breaks from lifting, I watch lots of bodybuilding videos on the Internet and read lots of books and magazines, such as Frederic Delavier books or Muscle and Fitness.

Supplements That Helped Me Through the Journey
With Meal 1
With Meal 2
  • Dymatize Elite Whey Protein Isolate

    Dymatize Elite Whey Protein Isolate

    1 serving

With Meal 4 and 5
With Meal 7
Diet Plan That Guided My Transformation
Meal 1
Meal 2
  • grapes

    Grapes (dried)

    1 cup

  • Dymatize Elite Whey Protein Isolate

    Dymatize Elite Whey Protein Isolate

    1 scoop

Meal 3
Meal 4: Pre-workout
Meal 5: Post-workout
Meal 6
Meal 7
Training Regimen That Kept Me on Track
Day 1: Chest/triceps
  • Barbell Bench Press - Medium Grip Barbell Bench Press - Medium Grip

    Barbell Bench Press - Medium Grip

    4 sets, 10 reps
  • Incline Dumbbell Press Incline Dumbbell Press

    Incline Dumbbell Press

    4 sets, 12 reps
  • Flat Bench Cable Flyes Flat Bench Cable Flyes

    Flat Bench Cable Flyes

    5 sets, 15 reps
  • Close-Grip Barbell Bench Press Close-Grip Barbell Bench Press

    Close-Grip Barbell Bench Press

    4 sets, 12 reps
  • Lying Triceps Press Lying Triceps Press

    Lying Triceps Press

    3 sets to failure
Day 2: Back/biceps
  • Barbell Deadlift Barbell Deadlift

    Barbell Deadlift

    4 sets, 6-10 reps
  • Bent Over Two-Dumbbell Row Bent Over Two-Dumbbell Row

    Bent Over Two-Dumbbell Row

    4 sets, 10-12 reps
  • Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown

    Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown

    4 sets, 6-12 reps
  • Bent Over Barbell Row Bent Over Barbell Row

    Bent Over Barbell Row

    4 sets, 6-8 reps
  • Barbell Curl Barbell Curl

    Barbell Curl

    5 sets, 10-12 reps
  • Incline Dumbbell Curl Incline Dumbbell Curl

    Incline Dumbbell Curl

    4 sets, 12-15 reps
  • Concentration Curls Concentration Curls

    Concentration Curls

    3 sets to failure
Day 3: Rest
Day 4: Legs
  • Barbell Squat Barbell Squat

    Barbell Squat

    4 sets, 10 reps
  • Leg Press Leg Press

    Leg Press

    3-4 sets, 12 reps
  • Leg Extensions Leg Extensions

    Leg Extensions

    4 sets, 15 reps
  • Seated Leg Curl Seated Leg Curl

    Seated Leg Curl

    4 sets, 15 reps
  • Standing Calf Raises Standing Calf Raises

    Standing Calf Raises

    6 sets, 20 reps
Day 5: Chest/shoulders
  • Barbell Bench Press - Medium Grip Barbell Bench Press - Medium Grip

    Barbell Bench Press - Medium Grip

    4 sets, 10 reps
  • Dumbbell Flyes Dumbbell Flyes

    Dumbbell Flyes

    5 sets, 6-12 reps
  • Barbell Shoulder Press Barbell Shoulder Press

    Barbell Shoulder Press

    3 sets, 6-12 reps
  • Side Lateral Raise Side Lateral Raise

    Side Lateral Raise

    4 sets, 15 reps
  • Barbell Shrug Barbell Shrug

    Barbell Shrug

    4 sets, 6-12 reps
Day 6 & 7: Rest

What Aspect Challenged Me the Most

I didn't want to bother with a particular diet at first. I trained on a simple full-body program without dietary supplementation. Now I understand it's imperative to eat well and train properly. I eat 6-7 meals per day so I can grow and push my limits at the gym. You can't be the best if you eat like a skinny boy.

My Future Fitness Plans

I want to continue growing on my own or with the help of a sponsor. I plan to compete in my first bodybuilding show in a few years.

Suggestions for Aspiring Transformers

Mental toughness is making your body do something your mind doesn't want to do. This sport isn't a mode or a small activity practiced at the end of the day for fun. This is a lifestyle.

How Bodybuilding.com Helped Me Reach My Goals

I managed my evolution and registered my progress and stats with the use of BodySpace. Bodybuilding.com is a very good site. It's a great way to meet people who share the same passion as you.