Mike Fulfilled His Fit Fantasy!

Mike upped his game in order to get into the best shape of his life. Want to know how he did it? Read on and find out!

Vital Stats

Name: Mike Baldridge

Email: pmb11868@insightbb.com

Bodyspace: Going4Swole

Mike Baldridge Mike Baldridge


129 lbs
Body Fat:


165 lbs
Body Fat:

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.

Forty is the new…40. But this kind of muscle looks good at any age.

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!

Mike gives new meaning to the phrase "Big Red Machine."


Morning & Pre Workout:

Morning & Afternoon:

Pre Workout & Intra Workout:

Post Workout:

With Each Meal (Except Post Workout):

At Meals For Fat Replacement:

Before Bed (Workout days only):


Meal 1:

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Meal 6:

Meal 7: Before Bed


I do a 5-day split workout right now. I do abs twice per week and 1 hour of HIIT cardio on the treadmill 3 times per week.

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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