Lifestyle Prior To Change
What was your lifestyle like prior to your transformation?
It was pretty sad slowly seeing my body loose function, my hopes and dreams I once had seemed impossible. My diet was very poor as well as my willingness to get up and move.
What was your low point or turning point?
Turning point was my little brother, a college football player, came to visit me from Oklahoma and convinced to give the gym a try since the medication I was taking was not helping me. One week into it I could feel a difference. “The iron bug bit me.” I was hooked and started going two times a day, 7 days a week.
Were there any unique challenges or circumstances that made your transformation particularly difficult?
The challenges I faced were of coarse different from a lot of people. With multiple sclerosis we get fatigued and tired really easy. It was hard trying to push myself to workout 30-40 minutes. I had to constantly remind myself the only one that is going to hold me back is myself. So I would push harder and eventually fatigue was something I no longer had to worry about.
What was your transformation timeline?
- Milestone: Full function of legs without the pain of multiple sclerosis - 3/2011.
- Milestone: Made it in Flex magazine for a USPlabs ad - 04/2012.
- Milestone: Made cover of USPlabs ASTERIOD stack manual - 07/2012.
Kevin's Training Approach
What was your weight training approach and split during your transformation?
I trained for strength to build something from nothing.
Please add a workout that worked best for you:
- Monday - Chest
- Tuesday - Shoulders
- Wednesday - Back and Triceps
- Thursday - OFF
- Friday - Legs
- Saturday - Cardio and Abs
- Sunday - OFF
|Low Cable Crossover||3||20|
|Incline Dumbbell Flye||3||10-15|
|Shoulders and Traps|
|Cable Upright Row||4||10|
|Cable Lateral Raise||3||10|
|Back and Triceps|
|One Arm Dumbbell Row||4||10|
|Behind the Back Cable Curl||3||10|
|Rope Tricep Extension||4||10|
|Straight Arm Lat Pull Down||3||10|
|Reverse Grip Lat Pull Down||3||10|
|Dumbbell Step Up||3||15|
|Seated Calf Raise||3||10|
|Reverse Hack Squat||3||10|
|Cardio and Abs|
|Leg Throws||10 - Left, Right, Center|
|Side Oblique Crunch||3||10|
|Decline Sit Up||2||20|
|Side Plank||3||60 Seconds|
|Up Down Push Up||2||20|
Please detail your cardio approach during your transformation?
Cardio I would start of most of my workouts with 10 minutes on the stationary bike, I would also spend about 15-20 minutes on the speed bag or jump rope.
Please list several things you learned about exercise, weight training and/or cardio during your transformation that helped you succeed:
- I’ve learned diet is the key to success!
- I also learned rest will help the body grow.
How are you currently training, and has your training changed since the completion of your transformation?
I have not changed a thing besides heavier weight.
Kevin's Diet And Supplement Plan
What was your diet/nutrition approach during your transformation?
I eat pretty clean, mostly fresh veggies and fruits. I only eat chicken and fish no beef. I cut out fast food and soda.
Can you give an example of what your daily meal plan looks like?
- Breakfast: Oatmeal and 2 bananas.
- Lunch: 3 tuna sandwiches on wheat bread and an apple.
- Dinner: Baked tilapia with spinach and broccoli.
Were there any diet/nutrition mistakes you made that you learned from?
I have pretty much stuck with my diet I have my occasional cheat meal just to shock my body.
Please list 3 things you learned about diet & nutrition during your transformation that helped you succeed:
- Processed foods hurt you. They lack a lot of nutrition.
- Fast food will kill you. Leave it out for a few days it will not rot that’s not food.
- Eating raw fruits and veggies you give you more energy and feel amazing.
Did you allow yourself cheat meals?
I did allow myself one cheat meal a week.
What supplements did you use during your transformation?
I Used mostly USPlabs products they are what I started with so continued with it.
For protein I used BSN True Mass mass gainer.
Advice For Others
What are your best 3 tips for someone looking to make their own transformation?
- No matter how bad you want to quit, don’t. Your changes are just around the corner.
- Don’t worry about the dude next to you lifting more than you. They started just like you at one time.
- Do your research on all supplements you take find the one that works best for you.
How do you stay motivated? What advice would you give to someone who’s having trouble staying on track?
I have a before picture on my bedroom door I have to look at it every time I leave my room to remind me not to ever quit.
Your Life Now
What is your life like now that you’ve made a transformation?
I was always shy to take of my shirt in public. Now I’m the first to rip it off. Confidence is higher than it ever was.
What motivates you currently to keep improving yourself?
I remind myself when I’m stopping someone else out there isn’t, so I go harder.
Anything else you would like to share?
If the little guy weighing 115lbs can go this far, you can go further keep pushing yourself past what you perceive as your limit.
How Can People Contact You?
How can people contact you?
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Abslike300