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    "Fitness is a beautiful thing... it is amazing what changing one's eating habits and adopting a physically fit lifestyle can do to your body... I feel and look like a completely different person .... like I tell everyone it's all possible just takes patience and persistence and you will achieve your goals"[​IMG]
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    Stocked up on a few new supplements, protein and energy bars. :rejoice:

    Also grabbed a couple new pairs of running kicks (my old joints were workhorses but beat down). :youngsabu:

    My new sedentary work schedule gonna be lucrative but also torture over the next few months so gotta stay active and focused.

    Gym in the evenings, I guess. That's when most of the eye candy works out anyway. reallynow :babylawd::banderas:
     
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    Summer starts on June 20th, we still have plenty of time fellas! :salute:

     
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    Here's an interview with him: Transformations Series: Zac Willis

    As a multi-sport college athlete, Zac Willis had always been on a strict exercise schedule, though his transition to a full-time job after graduation lead to less time for exercise, a poor diet, and a significant gain in weight.

    After deciding to make drastic changes to both his diet and exercise routines, Zac went from being 70 pounds heavier than he had ever been to competing in the NPC bodybuilding circuit today. Zac’s inspirational story is the latest in our 6 Pack Fitness Transformations Series.

    Zac, a 25-year-old native of Roanoke, Virginia, had always been athletic and dedicated himself to basketball, football, baseball, and track. However, upon graduating from college, Zac found less time for exercise and developed poor eating habits.

    “After I graduated from college, I had some trouble adapting when I went from being a student athlete to working a full-time job,” Willis said. “I had less time, but more disposable income in my hands, so that combination kind of lead to a lot of poor, unhealthy eating habits.”

    Zac’s new lifestyle not only took a toll on his physical appearance, but he also dealt with depression, low self esteem, and low energy levels as his weight rose. However, one day upon looking in the mirror, Zac decided it was time for a change.

    “One day, I literally just woke up and looked in the mirror, and it was at that point that I realized that I was probably 60 to 70 pounds heavier than I’ve ever been in my life,” Willis said.

    Zac said he started out by setting realistic goals for himself and taking it one step at a time. He first started making it a routine to get to the gym multiple times a week, and started becoming more conscious of his diet shortly after.

    “The first step for me was to just get into a routine and get in the habit of going to the gym a few times a week,” Willis said. “Once I got that down, I started trying to make better eating decisions. My diet wasn’t necessarily strict, but I was at least conscious of what I was eating.”

    “I felt like as I was making these small steps, I knew I was getting maintainable results. I think a lot of people try to do too much too soon, and they can’t maintain that. That’s where you’ll see that weight fluctuation or that bounce-back.”

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    As Zac began to lose weight, his goals started to change when he found a passion in bodybuilding. Immediately drawn to pushing his body to its limit, Zac started to work with a nutritionist to get even more serious about his diet.

    “The diet was definitely the most important part for me,” Willis said. “Even when I was playing multiple sports, I never really understood how key your diet is.”

    Having recognized the importance of his diet for bodybuilding, Zac decided to invest in two 6 Pack Fitness Backpacks to help him regulate his diet. Zac’s new Expedition 300 and Expedition 500 allowed him to easily transfer meals during his daily commute to work.

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    “Instead of having to put Tupperware in five bags that weren’t even keeping my food cold, I had a lunchbox that came with its own measuring tool for my food and it kept everything cool,” Willis said. “Not only that, I could fit in my gym clothes and my laptop for work. It made life a lot more convenient.”

    Throughout 2014, Zac dedicated himself to competing in various NPC competitions, placing 2nd at the 2014 Europa Games in Dallas and making the top 10 at the Texas Shredder Classic. However, Zac is still setting new goals for himself in 2015 and hopes to take it up a notch at competitions this year.

    “At first, I was more concerned about what I weighed and my body fat percentage,” Willis said. “Now, my goals are more so competition goals. This year, I want to win an overall title and place top five in a national show. My goals are a little different this year because I’ve gotten to the point where I’m happy with my physical appearance, but now it’s about pushing myself even further.”

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    Today, Zac maintains a rigid diet using his 6 Pack backpacks, and also dedicates about two hours to exercise for six days of each week. Though his routine today is strict, he advises others trying to lose weight or gain muscle to take it one step at a time.

    “My biggest recommendation would be to make realistic goals. You’re not going to go from 300 pounds to having six-pack abs in two months,” Willis said. “You have to break your goals down. If you sit there and only look at what you want your final results to be when you’re first starting, that can be a little overwhelming and frustrating. Once you kind of recognize your small successes, they can really be motivating.”

    In 2015, Zac plans to compete in the Arnold Amateur, Houston’s Phil Heath Classic, and the Junior Nationals in Chicago, and hopes to eventually become an IFBB Pro. That’s quite the transformation from where Zac was two years ago.
     
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    Maybe they do it at home or they think it not manly, but I see so many gym wolves/foxes never accompanying their weightlifting/workout with stretching...and proper stretching at that. So this is for the gym junkies here at CA who spend a little too much time "pumping iron" to make those gains and not enough time stretching to prevent injuries. Hope this helps someone!

    1. Head


    2. Shoulders


    3. Arms


    4. Core & Back





    5. Hips & Upper Legs (for my fellow bottoms)
    a) Novice


    b) Intermediate


    c) Advanced



    6. Lower Legs & Feet



     
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    WOW came across this guy today!
     
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    Zac Willis, 25 years old, transformation over 2 years, he was already a multi-sport athlete on a super strict diet.

     
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    The fruitless quest for a “perfect” body isn’t unique to women, though based on the body image conversations we tend to hear, it’s easy to think so.

    Rather than obsess over attaining thinness, however, men are more likely than women to consider themselves underweight, and focus on getting more muscle tone, studies suggest. But there is a range of expectations for what a “masculine” body should look like — and negative associations with the ones that fall short. One study found that men linked being fat with “weakness of will,” while being lean and muscular was associated with “feelings of confidence and power in social situations.”

    According to mental health experts, men may have a harder time accessing communication tools to express their insecurities and work through them. While there’s recently been more cultural celebration of a diverse range of body types for men and women, for men to communicate openly about body concerns still carries a stigma.

    “No one can tell I have a belly when my shirt is on, so I feel like I’m exposing a secret when my shirt comes off.”



    In an effort to demonstrate that men of all ages and sizes struggle with body image, HuffPost photographed 19 men, from those in their 20s to their 60s, without their shirts and spoke candidly with them about their body hang-ups.

    Spoiler alert: Men have body insecurities, too, and that’s nothing to be ashamed of.

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    “I feel comfortable and free when shirtless. I feel that my body is a form of art. There are some areas I wish to improve upon, but I definitely love my body type.”

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    “I’m OK with my body now. I’m still aware of where I can improve and personal ‘imperfections,’ but for the most part, I’m OK. [My friends and I] mostly talk about how we need to tighten up and get in the gym.”

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    “I always felt like I was inadequate. Lately, working [in media] has made me more comfortable in my own two shoes than any other time in my life. I have no idea why, but it seems learning about these spaces and ideas helps. With women I [discuss body image]. They’re always quite fruitful. With men, on the other hand, I avoid these discussions as men are constantly trying to avoid looking weak. It sucks.”

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    “I’m usually pretty fine without my shirt off, because I learned how to position myself about things I’m insecure about. My feelings haven’t changed about my body — I’ve always been pretty comfortable. Although I have realized I have to workout these days to maintain the same shape.”



    Click HERE to see the other 15 men: 19 Men Go Shirtless And Share Their Body Image Struggles



    Read the whole post here.
     
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    About to hit the gym consistently again but I gotta see all the unfunny memes from Gym Rats making fun of ppl crowding the gym to work out as a New Year's Resolution...

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    True, they've been going all year, but why come most of them don't look like it?

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    I say we stop making fun of ppl trying to better themselves and instead we encourage each other to not eat whole pizzas in one sitting.

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    Consistency is key, once you have the "life ruitine down" then it becomes easier. After you found consistency food management would be the next critical area. There are youtubers you can follow that break that aspect down better than I can , links below

    FITNESSSS!!!!!!! : video below on what is fitness




    remember record record record, have a log book, cheap cheap prep school note book, record your workout, your weight and food you eat. everyday.

    THIS IS THE BEST METHOD FOR ACHIEVING YOUR GOAL>>>>>> ONLY METHOD



    FOOD!!!!!!! most critical
    in fact weight loss / fitness is 70% food and 30% exercise.

    calculating how much calories to eat to eat


    he brakes it down further here, this can be watched later:

    part 1


    part 2

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_763800&feature=iv&src_vid=86irqiY7lpk&v=fa1DOQ2r5MQ
    same dude's channel : good recipes with calorie and machro - nutrient breakdown for each meal.

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    his old channel:

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    BUILDING MUSCLE

    the only way to build muscle is the bulk what is that , calorie surplus. : as seen in these:

    AVERAGE JOE BULK



    BODY BUILDER BULK:




    LOSING WEIGHT / looking RIPT
    caloric deficit.... ( energy in {food} is less than energy out {exercise} )

    from what you have recorded in your LOG BOOK reduce this amount by 500 calories a day.

    REMEMBER 3500 calories (500 calories X 7 days a week) is 1 pound . This is the recommended weight loss for a person.

    as seen in the FOOOOOD SECTION ABOVE!!!!!!


    Cheat meal

    Every now and then...... treat yourself to a cheat meal/ or for some cheat day. these vary from person to person but everyone needs a break from dieting as seen below

    The good guy lol.

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    FUNNY VERSION

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LygP1h9GH-M
    Body builder 1 lol

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sE7YlUm4u0I


    CARDIO!!!!!! what is it Used for
    when do you need cardio:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxuU8862U54#at=97
    Cardio does not build muscle it is a tool to increase your energy output, to put yourself further in a caloric deficit. video below

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5K8qh4cIgc

    best time for cardio :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zYKd-6NodQ

    WORKOUT CHANNELS

    TWIN MUSCLE WORKOUTS:

    funny and informative they have 3 channels 1 for jokes, one on fasting and the last for workouts

    channel 1


    http://www.youtube.com/user/twinmuscleworkout

    channel 2 intermittent fasting (this is a eating guide, not for everybody)

    http://www.youtube.com/user/fastingtwins?feature=watch

    channel 3 ;} funny stuff

    http://www.youtube.com/user/askhodgetwins



    MATTHEW OGUS - Legends of Aesthetics

    good channel for bodybuilding know how

    Matt Ogus

    body building know how channel

    Physiques OF GREATNESS




    THE BEST WORKOUT CHANNEL:

    they good for workouts and training..... watch all of there stuff good knowledge as well as workout tips and programs

    PhysiquesOfGreatness .
    PUMP CHASERS (NEW CHANNEL)
    PumpChasers

    FURIOUS PETE

    Good stuff on this one motivational and some workout and food stuff

    Furious Pete

    his motivational video

    120lbs (Anorexia) to 230lbs Transformation Story | Furious Pete

    ELLIOT ......

    excellent know how on the body and bodybuilding although he is a power lifer, which is fundamentally different to a degree.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/strengthcamp/videos

    GOOD LUCK
     
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    For my reality body he is my motivation.
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    Feel like this is as close as I'll get sometimes:
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    I have been thinking.. "what is this chick thinking about?" since the Genesis lolololol! I'm dying crine!
     
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    You can even just start a walking program. Begin with cardio then get to weights. Make sure you do weight lifting because it accelerates the fat burning process! Better than doing cardio alone. But no matter what, get moving! It doesn't have to be gym. You can walk, run, swim, dance, it just doesn't matter. Get moving and also watch what you eat.

    A huge part of the fitness process is finding your why. If it is to impress a boy or to just be a THOT on IG, that motivation will not stand the test of time. My motivation was to reinvent myself after a dark season in my life. That pushed me and I worked my @$$ off. I am 5'11" and was 220 in January 2015. By mid-May 2015, I was 187! I did weights and cardio with a personal trainer's help. I negotiated the hourly rate from $60/hr to $30/hr. You can always negotiate! I am now fluctuating between 181 and 185 pounds in graduate school so I am fine with that. My main goal now is to keep my weight down and keep my lean muscle gains. After graduate school if that is when my six pack comes, I'm good with that!

    YOU CAN DO IT! it is up to YOU! Find your why!
     
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    British Bodybuilder Simeon Panda says he's a "Lifetime Natural Bodybuilder" who has never used any drugs to achieve his massive physique. He's even done a Youtube video where he supposedly goes to take a polygraph test and a drug test:



    Many people in the comments section weren't buying it...

    For the sake of discussion on The Boards, what do you think?

    Without a doubt, it still takes a lot of hard work and time in the gym to achieve a dope physique even while taking performance enhancing drugs and steroids, but is it plausible that this dude has NEVER used anything?

    Secondly, knowing the lifestyle it takes to maintain this body, would you date someone like this?











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    If you have spent any consistent time in the gym you'll recognize these animals and you may even see yourself in here:

     
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    I am still trying to improve

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    reallynowWhen these goals are met,feel free to post transformation pics for "motivation" for the rest of us.:feedme:
     
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    #Goals #MaybeIdHaveABoyfriendIfILookedLikeThisBlackGod :mjcry1: #AtLeastImTallAndStillHaveAllMyHair

    Ibrahiym Gladney

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    What workout or nutrition routine did you do before (AGR) System? What kind of results did you get?


    To be honest I followed the crowd as far as workout routines are concerned. I would go to the gym and do three sets of chest, three sets of legs, and maybe a set or two of shoulders or back followed by 45 minutes of cardio. At the time I weighted 240 and I was able to lose 15 pounds and walk around at 225. With the addition of adding squats to my routine I was able to lose another 5 pounds and drop down to 220. Unfortunately I was only able to maintain that weight for about six months before I started slowly packing on weight until I shot back to around 239-240 pounds.

    What was most appealing to you about this program?

    The fact the AGR focused on a leaner look and muscular symmetry while at the same time gaining strength and losing weight.

    Were the any concepts or approaches you were skeptical about?

    I was skeptical about counting my calories, the workout starting point categories, and the whole program. I had a hard time accepting what was different between bodybuilding.com and the Adonis Golden Ratio System.

    What was your experience going through the AT contest? Challenges that came up? Things you didn’t expect?

    The biggest challenge for me was building up my intensity without a workout partner. I often felt that I wasn’t improving my physique because of the non-workout partner limitation. So I often put on my head phones and turned the anger and frustration into a constant challenge and it seems as if I came out on top. I absolutely did not expect to be so tired after my workouts. They took everything out of me. I also did not expect to see my body transforming in front of my eyes.


    How did people react to your transformation?
    Positives and negatives (if any).

    A lot of negative comments came my way as far as “you are getting super skinny” (normally by people who were not in shape) “don’t fade away on me”, or even from body builders in my gym calling me “weak” or “too small”. On the other end, I also received some positive comments as far as “you look great” and even some “keep up the good work”.


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  31. SilverSnake4Life

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    Im not saying that you gotta be like muscle man....but I feel like, while I may not be the most in shape dude, I have a alright body, with some thickness on me
     
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    C'mon man. You know as well as the rest of us that the better majority of gay men want someone with a nicely proportioned, to decently shaped, to muscular body. There are those that probably could care less one way or the other, but they are feeeeeeeeeeew and far between. That's just the reality of it, my man. We can nay say all day, but it don't change the situation.
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    My ideal body is the body of Christ...
     
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    So....you gotta lose weight in order to get a man?!?!?! :ravetho: #ICant
     
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    Here is something and probably what I'm aiming for:

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    Nice and simple, toned and handsome.
     
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