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Body Transformation: Andras Szeri Body Transformation

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Andras had built the muscle but needed convincing to commit to a strict diet. He went from 198 pounds and 15% bodyfat to absolutely shredded!
Before Stats:
  • January 2009
  • 198 lbs
  • 15%
  • 5'9"
After Stats:
  • November 7th 2009
  • 160 lbs
  • 3%
  • 5'9"

Lifestyle Prior To Change

Andras Szeri Body TransformationMy lifestyle was very similar. But to be on stage I had to fine-tune my diet and get more serious in the weight room.

What Was Your Low Point Or Turning Point?

A friend convinced me to diet down and see if I had what it takes to get up on stage.

What Was Your Exercise Plan?

Basic bodybuilding workouts. Nothing out of the ordinary.

Sometimes I would change the order depending on what I felt like (or didn't feel like) working on.

What Is Your Current Training Split And Routine?

Same. I do 5-6 sets of various exercises for each muscle group, including the basics, such as bench press, squats, military press etc., etc.

There are a million workout routines out there. I honestly don't feel that one is better then the other. They are all good, provided that you do them using proper form with the right amount of weights.

What Was Your Diet Plan?

I used a chart that I made. For each meal I enter the grams of protein/carbs/fat into my chart and at the bottom of the chart the spreadsheet calculates the total calories and the percentage of protein/carbs/fat. As long as I had 80% protein and about 10-20% carbs and fat totaling 2000 calories I could eat whatever I wanted. Of course as you get closer to the show you want the leanest source of protein and the best quality carbs and fat.

What supplements did you use during your transformation?

  1. Protein.
  2. Fish Oil.
  3. Multivitamin.

What Is Your Life Like Now?

Because I do plan on competing again, I try to stay relatively lean during my bulking phase as well. I take training more seriously to reach my ultimate goal of being 200+ pounds on stage at Canadian Nationals one day. As a result I feel healthier and in better shape then most people 15 years younger then me.

Andras Szeri Bodybuilder

Advice For Others

The one thing that my prep for the my first bodybuilding show taught me is this:

Transformations are not made and shows are not won in the gyms. Transformations are made and shows are won in your kitchens.

Anyone can lift weights - more or less - but unless you're committed to a proper diet (which, I will not lie to you, is a part time job on it's own) you will not see any major changes in your physique. If you want to grow you need extra and good quality calories. If you want to lose weight you need a calorie deficit of good quality calories. There are no short cuts and quick fixes. Commit to a life style change forever that includes the proper diet and exercise routine.

To accomplish that you need to find something that motivates you. Motivators can be anything. Being unhealthy, feeling/looking old and tired, getting dumped, overcoming injuries or disabilities or anything that makes you want to change your life. Once you find something to motivates you, the rest will just fall into place.

More From Andras Szeri

Andras SzeriI started lifting weights to get stronger for water polo. Water polo is a big man's game and at 5'9" I am probably the smallest water polo player in Canada. This is how I eventually got into bodybuilding. The best part about bodybuilding is that it is an age defying sport that people can do until the day they die. Those of you looking for the fountain of youth, look no further. In other sports, like in water polo, for example, I'm considered an older player with my career winding down but in bodybuilding I am still years away from  my peak. I find that very motivating and comforting.

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julio ortega
Posted Sun, 07/25/2010 - 09:42

was up andras hope everthing is good i was reading your profile transformation.my dream is to be a body builder one a . i us to weight 230 pounds, than i drop down to 150 pounds.hope one a i can go on stage ,im going to do the same thing you did make up a chart for a diet .can u please help me and gives me so advise how to prepare. thanx you my friend julio ortega.

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Andras
Posted Tue, 09/14/2010 - 16:20

Julio, send me specific questions so I can help you reach your goals.

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Juanito Newman
Posted Wed, 02/09/2011 - 14:45

Andras, amazing mate. Didn´t imagine to see you like this. Congratulations.
Keep in touch mate.

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Andras
Posted Wed, 09/07/2011 - 10:13

Thx buddy : ))

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Dave
Posted Tue, 09/06/2011 - 20:51

could you tell me how many sets did you play for your abs , reps and type of workout .

Thank you

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Andras
Posted Wed, 09/07/2011 - 10:20

I don't really do abs.

Maybe once a week 3-4 sets of leg raises (Like in Rocky IV.)

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Larry
Posted Sat, 11/12/2011 - 13:47

Andras,
Fantastic Transformation!
You dropped 38 pounds which looks like all Fat because of your muscularity. You found and followed the formula to get shredded.

I am 6'2" and 260lbs with a 48" gut - no waist. I am just following a diet of 60% carbs, about 25% protein and the rest fat. And doing some Cardio about 25 minutes of walking on a treadmill.

Would following the P/C/F percentages you followed be the way I should change my diet? Did you count green vegetables and salads in your Carb count or jus yams, oatmeal, etc.

You didn't say how much Cardio you did, do you think I should work up to 45 minutes a day or concentrate on the Diet and follow your Weight Routine?

Thanks for your time and consideration.

Larry

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Andras
Posted Thu, 11/17/2011 - 13:08

Larry,

I would probably switch the ratio to 60% protein!!!! 25 carbs / 15 fat.

Green veggies and salads don't really count as carbs.

And yes, i was doing 1 hour of cardio a day 2 months out and about 1.5-2 hours the last month or so.

Andras

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Susie Love
Posted Sun, 10/21/2012 - 00:22

# UNO fan here!!!!!
This is a great article AS. I'm very impressed with the amount of hard work and dedication you put into these competitions. It really takes a strong mind to keep focused and stay on track. You do good work you! Looking forward to more pics!

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Vikram
Posted Wed, 01/29/2014 - 03:59

Hi bro,

Your transformation is amazing.....

i have been been working out for 1 yr now... and i dont see ant change..... i dont have have workout plan.... also i dont have an idea how much cardio to do..........

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venkat
Posted Mon, 04/21/2014 - 05:41

Hai frd.iam venkat.my body ton is very lose.my body is coverd with fat.no muscles.plz give the healther supplement food for me .help me .

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