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Nick Horton Lost 62 Pounds In Order To Prepare For The Military.

Nick Horton wanted to change his body so he could pass a PT test and make his military dreams come true. Read on to see how he accomplished his goal!

Vital Stats

Name: Nick Horton

Email: n1ckcky@aol.com

Bodyspace: xNickhortonx

Nick Horton Nick Horton

Before:

Age:
16
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
250 lbs
Body Fat:
30%
Waist:
36"

After:

Age:
16
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
188 lbs
Body Fat:
18%
Waist:
30"

Why I Got Started

I decided to change my body because I wanted to join the military; I started looking at weight/height charts and physical test minimums. I quickly noticed that I was 50 pounds overweight for my height and couldn't meet any of the minimums for the PT test. I knew I needed to make a change or I would never be accepted in the military.

Now I can easily pass the PT test and plan on joining the Navy in the next year. Of course another reason everyone wants to get into shape is to look good to impress everyone else.

I Knew I Needed To Make A Change Or I Would Never Be Accepted In The Military
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I Knew I Needed To Make A Change Or I Would
Never Be Accepted In The Military.

How I Did It

I got started with P90x, and the first time doing this I knew I was in for a long journey. I was only completing half the reps in the videos and was completely winded! I lost about 20 pounds in 2 months of this program, but I just didn't have the motivation to do much since I was just in my house.

One of my buddies had been lifting weights for a few years, I decided to go with him to the gym one day. I thought I was in decent shape from P90x, the next day my soreness proved me wrong. After a full-body workout I could hardly walk.

Being in the gym gave me the motivation to rep out to failure on every last set. Seeing everyone else going hard and pouring sweat, I had to keep up even if they weren't paying attention.

Being In The Gym Gave Me The Motivation To Rep Out To Failure On Every Last Set
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Being In The Gym Gave Me The Motivation To
Rep Out To Failure On Every Last Set.

Supplements

Before Breakfast:

At Breakfast And Dinner:

Pre Workout:

Post Workout:

Before Sleep:

Diet

Meal 1:
Meal 2:
Meal 3:
Meal 4:
Meal 5: Post Workout
Meal 6:
Meal 7:

Training

The muscle group that comes first will be the main focus for the day with about 4-6 exercises for that muscle group. The second muscle group is secondary focus with about 3-5 exercises for that muscle group.

TERMS YOU'LL NEED TO KNOW
Superset - Two exercises are performed consecutively without any rest.
Drop Set - Also known as strip sets, drop sets involve the immediate reduction of weight between sets with no rest. This will thoroughly burn out a muscle.

Day 1: Chest/Triceps/Cardio

Superset:

Superset:

Superset:

  • Dips: 4 sets of 10 reps
  • Cardio: 15 min Treadmill, 15 min Elliptical, 15 min Stationary Bike
Day 2: Back/Biceps/Cardio

Superset:

Superset:

  • Dumbbell Curls: 5 drop sets to failure
  • Preacher Curls: 4 sets of 10 reps
  • Cardio: 15 min Treadmill, 15 min Elliptical, 15 min Stationary Bike
Day 3: Legs/Shoulders

Superset:

  • Standing Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 4 add sets of 10, 8, 6, 4 reps
  • Lateral Raises: 4 add sets of 10, 8, 6, 4 reps
Day 4: Triceps/Chest/Cardio

Superset:

Superset:

  • Incline Bench Press: 4 add sets of 10, 8, 6, 4 reps
  • Butterflys: 4 add sets of 10, 8, 6, 4 reps
  • Incline Dumbbell Bench: 4 add sets of 10, 8, 6, 4 reps
  • Cardio: 15 min Treadmill, 15 min Elliptical, 15 min Stationary Bike
Day 5: Back/Biceps/Cardio

Superset:

  • Dumbbell Curls: 5 drop sets to failure
  • Preacher Curls: 4 sets of 10 reps
  • Reverse Flyes: 4 add sets of 10, 8, 6, 4 reps
  • Deadlifts: 4 add sets of 10, 8, 6, 4 reps
  • Cardio: 15 min Treadmill, 15 min Elliptical, 15 min Stationary Bike
Day 6: Shoulders/Legs

Superset:

  • Military Press: 4 add sets of 10, 8, 6, 4 reps
  • Shoulder Shrugs: 4 add sets of 10, 8, 6, 4 reps
  • Shoulder Shrugs Behind The Back: 4 add sets of 10, 8, 6, 4 reps
  • Leg Press: 4 add sets of 10, 8, 6, 4 reps
  • Leg Extension: 4 add sets of 10, 8, 6, 4 reps
  • Leg Curls: 4 add sets of 10, 8, 6, 4 reps
Day 7: Rest

Suggestions for Others

You have to push yourself. It's going to be the hardest work at first, but once you get over the initial pain and soreness it's all downhill from there. Always push out an extra 2 reps after you think you can't do anymore, that's where real muscle growth will come from.

Patience is one of the best attributes of getting healthy and in shape. Don't let anyone tell you, you can't do it, if you stay consistent with your training and diet, you will eventually be in the best shape of your life.

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