My next door neighbor was giving away some weight plates and bars, nothing huge just around 15kg. I took an interest in them and after a few weeks I started to see changes. I then bought myself more weights and trained at home. After a few months, I decided to join a gym with a close friend and we started going from there.
I switch my routine around every 4-6 weeks. I train Monday to Friday with weekends to rest, hitting every body part once a week. I train abs and do cardio twice a week, doing 20 minutes on the stepper (no particular days).
Having a fast metabolism I find 20 minutes twice a week enough. I keep my rep range from 8-12 for 3-4 sets for every exercise.
Rope Cable Rows (shown with bar handle)3-4 sets of 8-12 reps
Depending on work times I have meals at different times. Below is a typical day of my diet plan. I'm trying to bulk up more at the moment so I'm on a weight gainer which I split into 2 servings, eating about 125g more carbs.
I drink around 2 liters of water per day, usually with meals. I tend to stick to 3500 calories, 450g carbs and 180g of protein.
Large salad (with olive oil & vinegar)
Meal 3: Post Workout
Meal 6 Before Bed
USN Hyperbolic Mass after workouts, PVL Mutant Mass after workouts and meal replacement, O.N Tribulus throughout day with meals have all worked really well. PhD Synergy made me look a lot better, a good all-in-one supplement. Mutant Mayhem has given me a great pump before workouts.
The confidence it gives me, it makes me feel a lot better about myself. I enjoy every day of eating, training, and feeling healthy.
I motivate myself knowing where I want to get to, but working in a gym I feel I must set an example to the whole gym environment and the public in general.
I was always a skinny kid at school, with hardly an ounce of fat on me. So when I saw results when I first started I just kept on with it. I know where my goal is so I'm doing my best to get there.
I would like to move to America and do more on the Personal Training side of fitness. Just to get to the weight and look how I want to look. Also, I might think about competing.
Don't give up! You won't get to where you want to with the click of your fingers. Eat well, train well, and stay consistent.
Branch Warren for his intense workout videos. Phil Heath for his brilliant conditioning.
I use BodySpace to keep my stats and training up to date and see where I'm progressing. I also look at a lot of articles on the SuperSite. Forums are also useful for finding out new information about training and different exercises.