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Transformation Of The Week - Jackie Clark!

From marijuana and aimless rebellion to eating healthy and lifting weights. See how Jackie made this amazing transformation of mind and body.

115 Lbs
158 Lbs
Bench press: (3 sets of 8) 100 Lbs.
Incline bench: (3 sets of 8) 80 Lbs.
Preacher curl: (3 sets of 8)80 Lbs.
Squat: (3 sets of 10) 130 Lbs.
Lat pulldown: (3 sets of 8) 60 Lbs.
Max pushups: around 20
Bench press (4 sets of 5) 160 Lbs.
Incline bench (4 sets of 5)135 Lbs.
Preacher curl (4 sets to failure)125 Lbs.
Squat (3 sets of 10) 175 Lbs.
Lat pulldown (3 sets of 8) 90 Lbs.
Max push-ups: around 75

Name: Jackie Clark
Age: 15
Where: Waxahachie, Texas
Height: 6'
Years Bodybuilding: 5 months
Favorite Bodypart: Chest and Biceps
Favorite Exercise: Preacher curls, decline bench press
Favorite Supplements: Whey protein and Creatine

Why I Got Started

Well my main motivation for working out was not directly related to getting bigger and stronger ... at first. I started looking for a replacement for my empty feeling after quitting a lifestyle revolving around marijuana and aimless rebellion.

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During the pain of switching lifestyles and getting help from friends (my neighbor Jesse Hill), I was able to go in a completely different direction. Jesse, who is now one of my best friends, bought a simple weight bench (the basic 20-pound bar, butterflys, preacher curl and leg curl) at a garage sale for $50. This proved to be a lifesaver.

I came over to his house one afternoon looking to hang out when he started showing off his lucky find. I figured I didn't want to just look at it, I wanted to find out how much weight I could do since this was probably the first time I had ever actually used a bench press: 115 pounds!

I was pretty disappointed by the pitiful max I had set for myself. Suddenly having the rush of that feeling (ya you know the one I'm talking about) after working out for about 15 minutes I felt fired up. I knew right then that working out was not only going to transform my body, but it was going to transform my life.

How I Did It

I have to admit my mom was right about the fact that when you throw two 15-year-old guys together, in a room with a weight bench, they are going to try to out-do each other. So my first 2 weeks of working out was an exciting time. I didn't go on a set workout plan; Jesse and I just worked out however we wanted.

I can't say this was too bad; it did shock my body into the working out mode. About a week into my starting journey of a better body/life, I started eating a ton trying to get my low body weight for my height (6-foot-0, and 115 pounds is way off). After 2 weeks of aimlessly working out I gained about 5 pounds.

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Apparently, after talking to people, that is an extremely good gain for 2 weeks. I didn't look like a skeleton with skin stretched over it I moved up in weights consistently and balanced out my workout routine by dividing up what I work out on certain days to allow time to recover.

What Supplements I Took

    Starting out I took nothing for about the first 2 weeks. I was more worried about trying to correct my misguided diet consisting of junk food and caffeinated sodas. Because my metabolism was so high starting out I had to increase my eating habits. It was very low at the time.

    I finally got my hands on whey protein which I treat like a best buddy. I make chocolate milk with it all the time as a replacement to chocolate syrup. Not too long afterwards of using whey I started taking creatine, the cheap kind from Wal-Mart with way too much sugar. I was supposed to have taken 5 scoops per day for the first week and then drop back to 2 scoops. 2 days into that I felt sick and dizzy so I cut back to 1 scoop per day.

    I am currently not taking creatine because I'm on too tight of a budget to afford the premium quality kind like CEE. But as far as supplements go I believe the best one I'm on is water and plenty of it. All I drink is water, milk and juice.

Sample Of My Diet

    (stays pretty much the same throughout the week with a few variations)


    • Waffles
    • Cereal
    • 1 scoop whey in 1 cup skim milk (28g protein)
    • eggs
    • some type of bread
    • oatmeal


    • Multi-Grain bar
    • Water
    • some sort of fruit


    • 2 Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
    • 2 scoops of whey in 2 cups of skim milk (58g protein)


    • Some type of Soup w/ crackers
    • more water


    • Whatever mom fixes (ha-ha)

Week Of Training

Suggestion For Others

Make working out part of your permanent lifestyle. You will thank yourself later. Stay away from smoking; smoking and working out is an oxymoron if you ask me.

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