Before (April 15, 2007):
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 105 lbs.
Bench: 95 lbs.
Squat: 115 lbs.
Deadlift: 120 lbs.
After (December 15, 2007):
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 140 lbs.
Bench: 163 lbs.
Squat: 199 lbs.
Deadlift: 265 lbs.
Why I Got Started
In April of 2007, I created a BodySpace and posted in the forums in hopes of learning about how to gain mass. I had some dumbbells in my room, did some curls, whatever. I never put anything I learned to use until about July.
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In July, my mom and dad bought a bench, rack, bar and weights for me because I had received good grades during my 8th grade year of school. I was going to be playing freshman football and I knew I had to bulk up a bit if I was going to be tackled by guys much heavier than me.
I started eating. Once football was out, I decided I was done with football and would focus on bodybuilding. It wasn't until October when football let out that I would begin eating like a bodybuilder and lifting like one too.
How I Did It
I always stay focused and pay no attention to kids at school who have negative things to say. I would definitely say that what you do in the weight room is important, but I would say even more important than that, would be eating.
I drink a gallon of milk a day, give or take. On top of that I make sure to drink a gallon of water each day as well. I eat extensive amounts of high calorie, high protein, low fat (I try) foods. Get yourself a good workout plan and good diet and you'll be good to go.
I have taken two supplements - I started with 100% ON Gold Standard Whey right off the bat. Can't go wrong with that stuff.
The second supplement I've taken is ON Serious Mass, a weight gainer of about 1600 calories per serving in milk. The sugar content isn't bad in it either, as many weight gainers have too much sugar to jack up the calorie count.
Throughout the week, my diet stays consistent. It goes a little something like this.
- 6:00 AM
4 eggs and 2 strips bacon and 16 oz. of milk or ...
3 sausage patties with a bowl of low fat yogurt with 16 oz. of milk
- 7:00 AM (Before I leave for school)
Half serving of weight gainer in 12 oz. milk
- 9:45 AM
Granola bars and 16 oz. milk (at school)
- 12:00 Noon
School lunch (Usually a chicken patty or two, veggies, desert, milk, some salad)
- 2:35 PM
Granola bar or something before I lift. Throughout my workout I drink water between basically each set.
- 4:00 PM
Post workout shake (2 scoops whey in 12 oz. milk) and a PBJ or turkey breast sandwich
- 6:00 PM
Family dinner (very nutritious, always meat really, always about 16-24 oz. milk)
- 9:00 PM
Half serving weight gainer and a PBJ sandwich
I do a 5 day split routine.
- Close-grip bench
- Overhead extensions
- Skull crushers
- Bent-over rows
- Low row
- Lat pulldown
- One-arm rows
Usually I do 4 sets of each exercise, first few sets maybe 8-12 reps, then I ramp up the weight and get less reps maybe 4-8 reps.
As I said before, always stay focused and never let anyone get you down or tell you can't do something. Eat more if you aren't gaining, and lift hard and consistently.
No longer content to sit on the sidelines of life these guys have gone from wimp to pimp!
Done with giving excuses, these ladies have given themselves the bodies they always wanted!
These amazing teenagers have made changes in their lives that most adults only dream about!