Male Transformation Of The Week - Ryan Schwartz.

Check out my amazing transformation and see how I went from 245 pounds down to 165 pounds and a 30 waist. I was getting tired just by doing simple everyday things and wanted to enjoy life again. Learn how I did it!

Before Before:
245 lbs
After After:
165 lbs

Vital Stats

Name: Ryan Schwartz
Height: 5'7"
Before Waist: 40-42 inches
Before Weight: 245 lbs
After Waist: 30 inches
After Weight: 165 lbs

How I Did It

I got started on my transformation because I decided that it was time to stop getting tired from doing simple everyday things like walking up stairs and carrying groceries from the car to the kitchen. I started a rather simple plan that consisted of a 1500 calorie per day diet (45% protein, 40% carbs, 15% fat).

I would exercise in the gym 6 times per week. I would run through three workouts two times per week. I would do biceps and triceps as workout #1 (using a variety of 20 or so exercises that I would change up each time), chest and back for workout #2 and shoulders and legs as workout #3.

Each workout would consist of 4 supersets (ex: biceps then triceps) of 4 exercises for anywhere from 8-15 reps. As well I would do abs in the morning 4 days per week.

My cardio was done 5 times per week. Three times per week I would do an endurance workout like a 40 minute jog (which had to be built up from 5 minutes at first). The other two days would be an interval workout on my elliptical trainer. I found that this was very effective in keeping me motivated to not always do the same thing. As well, I played ice hockey once a week.


I would take nothing but a scoop of protein powder after a workout in water and skim milk, and sometimes I would add glutamine and creatine powders (by higher nutrition) into the shakes.


Every morning I would have the same thing:


    8 egg whites scrambled with low fat cheese and two slices of dry whole wheat toast.


    I would either eat a 6" grilled chicken or turkey sub from subway (no cheese no sauce) or would have a grilled chicken or turkey breast and a baked potato.


    Snacks would always be protein bars or another piece of chicken. Sometimes I had a can of tuna. I would also always have a little carbs like some oatmeal.


    Dinner was similar to lunch, I would always have a grilled lean meat like beef/chicken/turkey. Sometimes I would have a nice piece of fish like salmon or tilapia. As well, I would always have some veggies with this and some brown rice.

    I was also drinking about 2 gallons of water per day.


Workout 1: Arms:

Workout 2: Chest & Back:

Workout 3: Shoulders & Legs:

I would take pictures of myself once per week and watch for things I could see change in the mirror. As well, I also took my weight once per week. I would almost always drop a decent amount of weight a week. This would really help me stay motivated.

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Pictures Can Really Help Motivation.

Suggestions To Others

My advice to other people is that there is no magic diet out there. The key is to burn more calories than you take in. There are no gimmicks that will work, you have to work hard, and be both diligent and dedicated. Good luck to everyone.

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