Teen Amateur Of The Week: Muscle Munsch

Skinny isn't a word associated with this teen anymore. He took advantage of an ideal gym location and stacked 60 pounds of muscle onto his frame. The best part: he's only beginning!

How Did Your Fitness Journey Begin?

It all started in eighth grade. I was 6'1", 145 pounds, and was called "the skinny kid." I started because of football and I found it to be a great stress reliever. The gym was close to my school, so every day when school got out I would just walk down to the gym.

As time progressed I was never too serious in the gym. You could say I didn't know what I was doing. I went in there and just did chest and arms exercises and could barely push myself to add more weight.

It's wasn't until I started reading forums and watching videos on Bodybuilding.com that I discovered what to do. At that point in my life, I was halfway through my freshman year and was up too about 167 pounds when I finally started getting serious. Now I work at a gym and am in love with lifting! It is my life! I'm going into my senior year at 205 proud pounds!

How Did Your Passion For Fitness Emerge?

Wanting to look better drives me. I am never satisfied and I keep pushing my limits to get where I want to be. I love the sport of bodybuilding! Not only do you get out what you put in, but I truly believe it teaches you very good life lessons.

For example, I think it teaches you how too work hard and follow through with what you start. It teaches us how to be more disciplined and it is a major stress reliever. Personally, it raises my confidence and helps me look forward to my day. It has helped me turn into the person I am today and I love bodybuilding for those many reasons.

What/Who Motivated You To Be A Fitness Guru?

I want to be a fitness model/bodybuilder one day. I will never give up until I get there. There is also a lot more motivation, such as my family, friends and the fire and drive to be successful!

Where Did You Go For Inspiration?

I watched motivation videos on YouTube and read magizines about many different professional bodybuilders, which gave me the drive too push through.

What Are Your Future Fitness Plans?

One day, I want to be a fitness model/bodybuilder and I plan on entering many competitions in the near future.

What Is The Most Important Fitness Tip?

Good things take time. Nothing happens overnight. Hard work and dedication go a long way. Never give up! Lift life!

Who Is Your Favorite Competitor?

Kai Greene is my favorite because of the fact that he came from nothing and truly showed me that I have no excuse to not get where he is someday.

How Did Bodybuilding.com Help You Reach Your Goals?

The Bodybuilding.com forums and video trainers helped me understand my body and what I need to do to reach my goals. I learned everything from Bodybulding.com and couldn't have gone this far without Bodybuilding.com!