My Personal Transformation
After a serious shoulder injury, a host of other setbacks and a major depressive episode I lost a lot of my fitness. I wasn’t in bad shape but I was nowhere near my potential. I stopped caring about my fitness, stopped making progress and became complacent. I was also going through a major change and a lot of uncertainty because I moved my business to a different area and to a new facility. I just turned 37, was determined to bounce back, get in the best shape of my life once again, and participate in a physique competition.
This transformation took close to a year and I participated in 2 physique competitions during that time and placed second in one of my categories. This took about 5 hours of training per week. I didn’t follow a program but experimented with various training methodologies and nutritional protocols, but generally I pushed myself as hard as I could 90% of the time and listened to my body which allowed for sufficient recovery.
The results are a product of applied exercise science and hard work. While not everyone is looking for a transformation this extreme degrees of it are achievable to anyone who is dedicated and willing to put in the work.