Name: Mike Baldridge
Why I Got Started
As I was approaching 40, I was increasingly dissatisfied with the way I looked and my lack of conditioning. I was relatively active in my teens in different sports, but after graduating from college I let myself go. I worked long hours, never ate properly, and got little to no exercise.
On my 40th birthday I committed to myself to make a change. I wanted to get in great condition and gain as much muscle as I could and reduce my body fat. I have always followed the sport of bodybuilding and I decided I wanted to totally transform myself.
How I Did It
Lucky for me, a new Fitness 19 gym opened about the same time as my birthday, and they were offering great rates to members of my company. I knew at that point it was now my destiny to start working out so I could look and feel better.
I began working out with a trainer at the gym, learning about lifting and diet/nutrition. Later I began to work with another professional trainer who has encouraged me at working out and also provided much needed consulting on diet and nutrition.
Slowly, I began to see myself transform from a 98-pound weakling with no muscle to someone with some additional size and muscle while losing some much needed body fat. I still have a long way to go, but I'm more committed than ever to make a complete transformation and hopefully be able to compete in the future!
Morning & Pre Workout:
Morning & Afternoon:
Pre Workout & Intra Workout:
3 Times Daily:
With Each Meal (Except Post Workout):
At Meals For Fat Replacement:
up to 7 caps
Before Bed (Workout days only):
1 scoop w/ 16 oz water
Meal 7: Before Bed
Day 1: Chest/Biceps
Day 2: Back/Triceps
Day 3: Legs
Day 4: Shoulders/Traps
Day 5: Legs
Day 6: Rest
Day 7: Rest
Suggestions for others
It's easy to tell yourself you'll start tomorrow or put things off. Take my word for it, never put it off and never tell yourself that you can't do it.
Below are my favorite words to live by, and, with God's help and the encouragement of my family and friends, I plan to work as hard as I can to become a respected bodybuilder: "If it's possible I will do it. If it's impossible it will just take me a little longer!"
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