WEIGHT 135 lbs
BODY FAT 10%
WEIGHT 192 lbs
BODY FAT 10%
I started out as a fat kid. I always put on weight fast and received comments from people regarding my weight. Now I sit back and laugh at those people when I see them in the gym or out in public. It's funny how those who once looked down on me, now look up to me.
I started going to the gym at 13 years old and ran on the treadmill to lose a little weight. Eventually, I lost a lot of weight and was around 135 pounds at 5-foot-9. At this point, I didn't know what I was doing. I put 2.5kg (5lbs) on each side for bench press and didn't train legs. My dad was my main motivation. Without him, I wouldn't have the support and structure to look how I do today.
I started taking it seriously at the beginning of 2011. I created a routine where I trained every body part at least once a week, raised my calories to around 3200 a day, and gained weight gradually. The key to success is having the right mindset. You can train as much as you want, but until you know exactly what you want, you won't know how to train.
The key to success is consistency. Don't think of the gym negatively; thinks of it in a positive light. If you don't stick to it, don't expect results or moan around because you're lazy. Get over the fact that it's hard or you're too tired and just train. Picture the end result. Anything is possible with hard work. Turn something negative into a positive.
Zyzz is a massive source of motivation for me. His physique is amazing. I hope to have a physique similar to his one day, but I'm only 16, so there's plenty of time.
As your mind changes, so does your body. The best feeling in the world is proving everyone wrong who said you couldn't do it and doing exactly what you want. Laughing at people who used to call you names is one of the best feelings you can achieve.
I would like to be sponsored by a supplement company in the near future and work for a magazine like Men's Health. That would be a great achievement for me.
- Be consistent.
- Don't be afraid to put everything on the line.
- Set realistic goals.
- Don't listen to negative thoughts.
- Do what you want to do.
- Train, eat, and sleep hard.
Bodybuilding.com has very informative articles regarding training and diet. It should definitely be used by everyone. The forums are a great place to post, ask questions, and find good information.