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Body Transformation: Jordan Brown Beat Fat With Brawn!

Why I decided to transform

I struggled with weight problems throughout my life but acted like it didn’t bother me. People made crude remarks regarding my size and I blew them off. I walked around thinking that I looked good and nothing needed to change.

After nearly reaching 300 pounds, I decided to change for the better because I couldn’t stand the sight in the mirror. I realized that it wasn’t okay to be overweight and it was taking a toll on my body. It was the best decision I have ever made and I’ve never felt better.

This isn’t the first time I tried to lose weight, but it’s the only time I stuck with it. Living with a mindset that it’s okay to be overweight is something I cannot understand now. The change allowed me to live a more comfortable life. In the gym, I’m able to work harder and longer. It’s easier to talk with girls and develop relationships. I make better choices when I go out to eat and am able to help others with fitness goals.

My life is much easier now that I’m in better shape. Through my transformation, I built lifelong skills and relationships. I changed my body and mindset toward life. I want to live healthy no matter what.

Before

After

AGE 21 / HEIGHT 6’4″ / BODY FAT 30%

AGE 22 / HEIGHT 6’4″ / BODY FAT 13%

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How I accomplished my goals

It took everything I had to not quit. I used to think I was active and athletic but wasn’t. To make such drastic changes in a year, it took willpower to overcome cravings and the desire to quit. Reverting back to the old me would’ve been easy, but I decided to take the road less traveled and put my nose in the dirt.

The days I thought most about quitting were loaded with cardio. It would’ve been easy to step off the treadmill and walk out of the gym, but I kept reminding myself that it would be worth it. I got inspiration from compliments and others who made progress around me.

Nothing feels better than having a random person in the gym come up and say they notice the hard work you put in. It helps to see others in the transformation process and know that it’s possible.

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Supplements that helped me through the journey

Diet plan that guided my transformation

  • Green Vegetables Green Vegetables

    2-3 cups

  • salmon Salmon

    6-8 oz

Training regimen that kept me on track

I started my transformation on the The Bizzy Diet 21-Day Fitness Plan. After that, I started a 4-day on 1-day off workout schedule. I do abdominal workouts every other day and start every workout with stretching and 20-30 minutes on the treadmill or stairmaster.

What aspect challenged me the most

The biggest challenge was to stick with my transformation and avoid quitting. It was hard, but I didn’t fall to temptations. I didn’t cheat once on the Bizzy Diet or miss a workout.

Another challenging aspect was my lack of patience. I expected to see results quickly but kept telling myself to wait for the results, which eventually came.

“No matter where your starting point is, it can be done with the right mindset.”

My future fitness plans

Now that I’m at a comfortable weight, I plan to bulk up and maintain my healthy lifestyle and never going back to the old me. I plan to live as healthy as possible.

Suggestions for aspiring transformers

Don’t quit. It will be worth it in the end. No matter where your starting point is, it can be done with the right mindset. I’ve been there before, but when you decide that it’s for real, the opportunities and outcomes are endless.

How Bodybuilding.com helped me reach my goals

My transformation wouldn’t have been possible without Bodybuilding.com. When I first started, I had no idea what supplements were or how to work out. Thanks MusclePharm and Cory Gregory for teaming with Bodybuilding.com to create the Bizzy Diet.

I also want to thank Lifting Luke at Bodybuilding.com for helping me when I had questions about supplements.

Jordan’s Top 5 Gym Tracks

  1. “Till I Collapse” by Eminem
  2. “Sail” by Awolnation
  3. “All Me” by Drake (Feat. 2 Chainz & Big Sean)
  4. “Don’t You Worry Child” by Swedish House Mafia (Feat. John Martin)
  5. “305 To My City” by Drake (Feat. Detail)

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International Transformation Of The Month: John Doyle

Why I Got Started

I was heavy all through my teenage years. People teased me and called me names; it hurt a lot. I was tired of always being the fat kid and being picked last in all the sports I played because I wasn’t fit enough. College didn’t help any. I gained three stone (42 pounds) in the first year. Something had to change.

I noticed that my cousin Shane was training hard and had lost a lot of weight. I was jealous. At the beginning of my transformation, I used him as my inspiration and asked him loads of questions. We still talk about weight loss every week, and now we even chat about the prospect of bodybuilding, which is my next goal.

I was studying adventure tourism management in college, so I was doing a lot of outdoor sports like rock climbing, kayaking, hill walking, and mountain biking. I could do those things with all of that extra weight, but I wasn’t able to excel at them like I wanted to. So with the help of my cousin and my drive to change, I began to transform.

Before

After

AGE 18 / HEIGHT 5’8″ / BODY FAT 28%

AGE 21 / HEIGHT 5’8″ / BODY FAT 15%

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How I Did It

I decided to join Weight Watchers in my hometown of Killarney with the support of my sisters and family. I followed the Weight Watchers program, which gave me great discipline and opened my eyes to how simple it is to implement a healthy lifestyle into a busy college life. Even though I was juggling a part-time job, studies, and a healthy lifestyle, I still managed to get back into the sports I loved.

I cut out all the junk food. Before my decision to change, I ate takeaways, pizzas, chocolate, fizzy drinks, and crisps. You name it, I probably ate it. I started to prepare my own meals from scratch and introduced more fresh fruit and vegetables to my daily intake. Preparing my own meals gave me great control and insight into what I was fueling myself. It led me to discover that I love cooking. I have begun baking healthy muffins and bread from the recipes on Bodybuilding.com.

“In a short 8 months, I had lost more than 100 pounds. I haven’t looked back since.”

I was always active in sports, but because of my poor diet and lack of real effort, I could never be my absolute best. So, I started really simply and worked my way up. I started walking with my dad, sister, and our dogs Sam and Odie. Every week, we went a little longer and a little faster. After I built that base, I got out on my mountain bike or road bike for various spins. I always set a target of how long I would cycle and how far. The next time I rode, I would try to better the time and distance.

Once I had lost about 30 pounds, I got a gym membership and started swimming. Every week, I did more lengths. I did a lot of interval cardio on the treadmill and I completed spinning classes to get me in shape.

After that, the weight started flying off. In a short 8 months, I had lost more than 100 pounds. I haven’t looked back since.

The only things I regret through this journey were that I never kept a photo journal. I wish I did because I could have looked back for changes in my body. I also regret not finding weights from the beginning. I’m going through Steve Cook’s Big Man on Campus trainer and I absolutely love the feeling weightlifting gives me. I have set new goals to transform my body and be more muscular. So keep watching!

Supplement Plan

During the initial weight-loss period, I didn’t take supplements. But, now with the Big Man on Campus, I use the following products:

NUTRITION PLAN

I try to drink three liters of water per day.

  • Fresh Fruit Smoothie Fresh Fruit Smoothie

    1

Training Program

During my 8-month transformation, I did mostly cardio. I’m now following the lifting routine of Big Man on Campus and absolutely love it. Look there for my training details. Here’s the training that I did for my initial weight loss.

Suggestions for Others

For anyone with a goal, it starts with you and your conviction to that goal. You have to believe in what you want and reinforce it every day, no matter if it’s weight loss or bodybuilding. I always reward myself before I start my next journey. I buy a new shirt that is too small and I use it as my focus point. I spend good money on it and I want to wear it, so I hang it where I will see it every day. Now I have a new top for my next goal to build a bigger, stronger body. I see that every day and I find motivation from it.

Knowledge is the key! Learn as much as you can about your body and what it takes to fuel it. I learned how my body operates on a calorie deficit and how I could still feel satisfied and operate my daily tasks. I now am learning what it takes to fuel and produce a bigger body. Now that I know how to train and eat, if I ever have an issue with weight again, I have the tools to get right back in shape.

“Now that I know how to train and eat, if I ever have an issue with weight again, I have the tools to get right back in shape.”

Find a role model and gain inspiration from their achievements. I read many sports biographies from various athletes and it helped me focus when I felt low.

You have to build up your self-discipline to succeed. When hunger strikes and unhealthy options are readily available, you have to have the strength to make a good choice.

I was always told that I wasn’t fast enough, that I couldn’t jump high enough, or that I was too heavy to be good at sports. When I was on training spins, I let these taunts play in my mind and used them to rev me up so I could push harder. Use negativity to drive your trainingβ€”don’t let it bring you down.

Country-specific Details

I am from Ireland and the weather is usually pretty rainy. Don’t let weather influence your training schedule; focus on your end goal. Your equipment and motivation should prepare you to deal with any weather conditions. Through my walks, runs, and spins, I’ve rediscovered just how beautiful my town (Killarney, Co. Kerry) actually is.

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Body Transformation: Nasir Uddin Turned Knowledge Into Muscle!

Why I decided to transform

My family unit consists primarily of women and fitness was hardly promoted. Many members of my extended family suffer from illness due to poor nutrition and inactivity. I wanted to break the tradition.

At age 15, I had a strong desire to get big because I got beat by opponents in high school wrestling. I signed up at the gym a year before and watched people train to understand the vibe. I really enjoyed it but couldn’t stand being so far away from my goals. I weighed 117 pounds with 14 percent body fat at 5-foot-7.

Eventually I gained decent size. I weighed 143 pounds but increased to 16 percent body fat by February 2012. I wanted to be fast and mobile and was introduced to combat sports after I improved in wrestling.

At this time, I left high school to study biology in college and learn more about the body, but I was taught about plants instead. I changed my degree to exercise and sports science in my second year and am pleased with the decision.

I joined local Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and wrestling classes and did lots of strength and conditioning, which included calisthenics, plyometrics, and core work. I got ripped, felt stronger than ever, worked on my genetic strong points, and my love for sports science and human performance grew immensely.

Before

After

AGE 15 / HEIGHT 5’6″ / BODY FAT 14%

AGE 18 / HEIGHT 5’8″ / BODY FAT 11%

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I spent my summer holiday qualifying as a personal trainer, but realized I wanted to further my knowledge and rank and became a specialist personal trainer by age 18. I’m back at college for one more year of sports science at Islington College before attending St. Mary’s University, which is one of the best in England.

Many people thought my passion was an obsession with a hopeless and worthless subject. Now they see me as a focused individual with ambition who cannot be swayed.

How I accomplished my goals

I was getting work experience as an optician and was given an opportunity to work in the field part time. I took advantage of the opportunity, stopped asking for pocket money, and received a gym membership, which allowed me train daily.

I eventually lost the motivation to train in a gym environment and it became boring. I started MMA conditioning and learned to train with weights that aided my performance in combat sports. I was dumbfounded when I realized how much more I could do with a barbell and simple equipment. I started strength and power training with compound movements. I found a way to stay strong, gain muscle, remain agile, and be flexible.

There were many haters and doubters at first. I was mocked for carrying a gym bag, but it slowly decreased and the individuals started asking me for advice. There are many who still frown on my path. There’s much more to prove. I’m only getting started.

“I was dumbfounded when I realized how much more I could do with a barbell and simple equipment.”

My inspiration started with Kris Gethin and Kelechi Opara, who have amazing physiques and training philosophies. Their videos were motivating. I downloaded almost every video from Kris Gethin’s 12-Week Hardcore Trainer and watched them in one day.

Academics fascinated me when I entered the sports science world. That’s when Dr. Jim Stoppani became my inspiration. His academic credentials and physical achievements made him an ideal role model.

I became slightly obsessed with Paul Chek, who is passionate about holistic health. His theories dazzled me and made me look into fitness deeper. The most inspirational athletes to me are Georges St. Pierre, Jon Jones, Rich Froning, Ray Lewis, Kai Greene, and Michael Jordan.

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Supplements that helped me through the journey

Diet plan that guided my transformation

Training regimen that kept me on track

  • Brazilian jiu-jitsu: 30 min
  • Kickboxing: 30 min
  • Wrestling: 30-60 min

What aspect challenged me the most

Remaining consistent with my diet is the most challenging aspect due to family and cultural habits. I decided to cook my own food in bulk every weekend so I have no choice but to finish it throughout the week.

My future fitness plans

I manage fitness pages on social media that help others get motivated and inspired. I offer advice whenever I can. I love helping people who want it. I just started Olympic lifting to see how it helps my power for combat sports.

I want to become a unique trainer who helps people in all aspects to live healthy and focus on their mental wellbeing. I also want to work in exercise physiology, psychology, or in the strength and conditioning field.

“Follow your heart and gut instincts. The brain isn’t always right.”

Suggestions for aspiring transformers

  • Set a goal.
  • Be yourself.
  • Use adversity and doubters to fuel your passion.
  • Learn to juggle fitness with daily responsibilities.
  • Don’t treat fitness as phase. Make it a lifestyle.
  • Follow your heart and gut instincts. The brain isn’t always right.
  • Don’t ever be content.

How Bodybuilding.com helped me reach my goals

I found Bodybuilding.com, watched many tutorials, and added many exercises to my knowledge bank. Kris Gethin and Jim Stoppani’s programs helped me put on more muscle than any method before.

Nasir’s Top 5 Gym Tracks

  1. “This Is Where We Fight” by Mateos
  2. “Saw Theme” by Bone Crusher
  3. “Do Or Die” by Muscle Prodigy
  4. “Rep Yo City” by Lil Jon (Feat. E-40)
  5. “300 Violin Orchestra” by Jorge Quintero


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