Family Status: Married
Occupation: Real Estate Broker
Hometown: Gastonia, North Carolina
Pounds or Inches Gained: I used to be a size 38 waist and now wear size 32. I have lost about 45 pounds of fat!
Starting Weight: 240 pounds
Current Weight: 195 pounds
Eddie’s Muscle Building Story!
When did you become unhappy with your physique?
About three years ago while boating on Lake Wylie.
What made you decide to transform your body?
I am an exercise physiologist by degree and so as I saw myself gradually get out of shape, I just came to a point where enough was enough.
What were the most important changes you made to build muscle?
First of all, the gym became my friend, a place where I could get away from the world and focus on my goals. 6 days a week, 2 hr days but enjoyed every minute. I then begin to clean my diet up as I saw the weight come off. Any liquid that I consume is calorie free, my portions have been cut in half if not more.
What was most challenging about building muscle?
Hitting what I label as plateaus. Getting past the sticking points. I am still struggling with my abs, but I will get there
How long did it take you to start to see results?
About 2 months.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
About a year.
How long have you maintained your muscular gains and how do you do it?
I have held this weight and body fat for about 8 months now but am still a work in progress.
How has your life changed now that you’ve gained muscle mass?
Not really much at all. I am just glad to have the discipline to get control of this aspect of my life. It feels good to be in shape.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your muscle building goals?
ShapeFit’s muscle makeover stories are great!
Eddie’s Muscle Building Tips!
Muscle Building Tip #1:
Execute proper form – forget about the amount of weight.
Muscle Building Tip #2:
Muscle Building Tip #3:
Put good food stuff in your body to see the fruit of your labor.
Muscle Building Tip #4:
Attitude – Keep your goals close to your heart.
Muscle Building Tip #5:
Find a great gym to associate with.
Eddie’s Muscle Building Eating Plan!
Cup of coffee, rice cake, maybe a boiled egg at like 7am.
Usually very light also, ranging from grilled chicken, chicken and broccoli with garlic sauce, to just whatever I feel like eating. Some days I may work through lunch.
Rice, stir fry green beans, Thai noodles, lean pork chops, grilled chicken. There is just no set thing I eat. I have three small girls who basically get to decide what we eat and I find a way to make the most of it.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Cereal with skim milk, carrots, celery, rice cakes, energy drink (Monster).
Eddie’s Muscle Building Workouts!
Very rigorous! One muscle group per day for 6 days a week for about an hour.
Minimum 30 minutes every day but mostly more like an hour plus. Volleyball twice a week for about 1.5 hrs, when doing cardio I will run a 5K then bike some, maybe stairclimb some, then maybe elliptical some. I like to keep it mixed up so my body does not adapt.
Not really any. I may have a Hydroxycut on occasion but no real supplements.