Since we started doing these, we have been swamped with body transformations. And we’ve been impressed! James Clark is the latest person to send his in.
The start of his body transformation may not be the happiest, but with some proper diet, the right supplements and a lot of hard work, he has turned his body around!
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Tell us about your fitness background
I had no fitness background previous to this, so getting started was really hard.
Why did you decide to transform your body?
I started training in 2010 after the breakdown of my marriage as I had spent 5 years neglecting my body.
What was your training like during the transformation?
I keep a picture of myself back then to motivate me to continue. At first though, I would workout, stop, start, not plan my diet and so on. However after a lot of research I started taking lifting seriously about 3 years ago.
The training itself has always been the most enjoyable aspect of my lifestyle.I work opposites to get maximum results (on chest days I also do biceps, as the chest workout engages triceps during the set) and I always do cardio. I start with 5 minutes on the treadmill, then 3000m on the rowing machine to finish.
What was your diet like during the transformation?
By far the hardest adjustment was my diet. I was so used to eating carb heavy meals late at night and skipping breakfast, that eating properly and at the right times was difficult.
Now though, my diet mostly consists of lean meats, fruits and vegetables, eating every 2 hours and snacking (If I want) on cashew nuts.
I do use supplements to aid my diet, in particular PHD Pharma Whey HT+ strawberry cream (tastes amazing) and also micellar casein as my night time shake.
How has your lifestyle changed through your transformation?
I work out 7 days a week and devote most of my time (when not at work) to the gym and everything that comes with a fitness based lifestyle.
Did you come across any stumbling blocks?
My biggest stumbling block was definitely nutrition, as I’ve said the workout itself for me is the easy part. Keeping my nutrition in check, and knowing what food was right and wrong, was my biggest obstacle.
How do you feel about your transformation?
As for how I feel about my transformation…EPIC! I couldn’t be happier with what I have achieved however I’m no where near finished.
What are your future plans?
I hope to compete professionally next year but as far finding a sponsor has been difficult.