Before: June 8, 2007
Weight: 145 lbs
Arms: 13.5 Inches
Max Bench: 155 lbs
After: November 8, 2007
Weight: 184 lbs
Arms: 16 Inches
Max Bench: 240 lbs
Why I Got Started
I wanted something that made me unique. I've always "experimented" with weights but never took it serious until the last day of school.
I decided all summer I'd take lifting and my bodybuilding diet serious. Well let's just say it lasted a lot longer than the summer! I was quickly hooked and couldn't stop. I wanted to change how I looked because I knew it would make me feel better.
How I Did It
I bought a home gym and the rest is history. I lifted in my basement everyday. Sure, there were days I didn't want to go down to the freezing cold basement but I did anyway. I worked really hard. I realized that diet is half the battle and I completely cut out the junk food from day one on my diet.
Sample Week Of My Diet
My diet is the same everyday give or take a few protein sources.
- 3 cans of tuna
Sample Week Of Training
I usually do 4 exercises per part, 5 sets per exercise and 6 reps per set. I go heavy, that's the only way I see mass gains.
|Barbell Bench Press||3||8-10|
|Incline Barbell Bench Press||3||8-10|
|Flat Bench Dumbbell Flyes||3||8-10|
|Close-Grip Bench Presses||3||8-10|
|Rope Cable Pushdowns||3||8-10|
|Straight Bar Cable Pushdowns||3||8-10|
|Low Cable Rows||3||8-10|
|Dumbbell Rows/Bent-Over Barbell Rows||3||8-10|
|Standing Barbell Curls||3||8-10|
|Alternating Dumbbell Curls||3||8-10|
|Stiff-Legged Deadlift/Lying Leg Curls||3||8-10|
|Seated Barbell Military Press||3||8-10|
|Seated Dumbbell Lateral Raises||3||8-10|
|Seated Bent-Over Rear Lateral Raises||3||8-10|
|Seated Calf Raises||3||8-10|
|Standing Calf Raises||3||8-10|
|Hanging Leg Raises||3||12-15|
Suggestions For Others
You have to start somewhere, everyone does. You will not see results right away. You have to keep working and never give up. I'm a big believer in "if you can believe it, you can do it!"