I'd watched many of Arnold Schwarzenegger's movies growing up, I always wanted to put on muscle and size. I was considered what the fitness industry called a hard gainer, a skinny ectomorph with a super fast metabolism, where no matter how much food I consumed, I just couldn't gain weight. As I got older (and metabolism slowed down), I gained the bad weight (a beer gut and a nice double chin). So my fitness journey began about 8 years ago for the sole purpose of getting back into shape and putting on muscle!
What did your fitness journey look like?
In 2008: Tired of my hard gainer skinny days, and then to beer gut, I was determined to go from skinny to huge, and so began my dirty bulking phase, where I went from 125 lbs to 215 lbs.
In 2010: I did my first cutting phase. Although I lost most of the fat, I unfortunately lost a lot of muscle in the process. The plus side I knew that I had the potential to put on some serious muscle, by training smart.
In 2011: Experienced and armed with more knowledge of how to diet more intelligently, I went on my second cutting phase, after a few months of bulking. This time around, I was lean with more muscle mass.
Fast forward a few years and after doing several more bulking/cutting phases, I entered into my first contest prep cutting phase. I started my contest prep at 192 lbs. I competed at 143 lbs. What can I say, those that compete are the best dieters in the world!
My Fitness Transformation Journey was featured in Status Fitness Magazine (Online), and had a huge social media buzz!
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