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    Quote Originally Posted by rockstareddy View Post
    Hey can anyone point me to transformation pictures of people going from skinny to muscles?!
    Here is me from years ago. I was twenty or so on the photo on the left. I smoked, drank, played in a heavy metal band and was a skinny dude. The photo on the right was taken 4-5 years later after I had quit smoking, got really fat, became a personal trainer and owned a small gym:


    These next photos were taken back in '04 when I was at my largest (for bodybuilding) around 215-220:



    I stopped working out in '05 when my first kid was born and over the next 5 years my weight stayed the same, but I lost all my muscle so that means I was good and fat! This is me today at 186lbs and 36 years old and I started working out again in February of this year. So, ya, a skinny guy can build muscle it just takes a long time and a lot of dedication:
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    Wow.. great work, Mac!

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    Coach! You look GREAT!!!
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    Mac you look amazing!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by coach81 View Post
    Wow.. great work, Mac!
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    Mac you look amazing!!
    Thanks :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tara tootie View Post
    Coach! You look GREAT!!!
    Thank you very much Tara!!!

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    Nice progression and deflation Mac! I actually like your look better now as your vascularity looks better. Your muscles may look bigger in 2004, but they look harder now. Your mid-section is also more natural looking without the bodybuilder stomach. I bet your clothes hang on you better now as well.

    Well done Mac! Keep up the great work.
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    Well done Mac, Im 20 now so Im starting your journey! lol although Im think Im even skinnier than you were, dont think im aiming for your size but for similar progression. How long have you been primal?

    Best tips for someone wanting to learn from your years of experience?

    Dam this is gonna take longer than I want but wont give up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockstareddy View Post
    Well done Mac, Im 20 now so Im starting your journey! lol although Im think Im even skinnier than you were, dont think im aiming for your size but for similar progression. How long have you been primal?

    Best tips for someone wanting to learn from your years of experience?

    Dam this is gonna take longer than I want but wont give up.
    I have been eating primal/paleo steady since February of this year and before that (when I was bodybuilding) pretty much classic bodybuilder life. I ate every two and a half hours (my watch was set to beep!) even waking up in the middle of the night to down a protein shake. Lots of egg whites, oatmeal, rice, chicken breasts, tuna, and avoided fat like the plague.

    Tips? Hmm...let's see. Consistency is number one. Working out for two weeks and then taking a week off and then back at it for a week and then off for a week is going to get you nowhere - fast. That's about all I can offer, really. There are two million ways to train and everyone seems to get results so I won't talk about training in any great deal, but for me I have always trained with Max-OT and still do. The best training program is the one you can stick to and I really enjoy the short, intense sessions of Max-OT which is why I do it. I tried the 8-12 rep high volume thing for a couple of weeks and couldn't stand it. Some people will tell you to change programs all the time, but for me I don't see the point. I enjoy my workouts which keeps me doing them. Injuries have prevented me from doing certain exercises, but that is really no big deal as I can still do all the important, compound exercises that allow me to use maximum weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac View Post
    So, ya, a skinny guy can build muscle it just takes a long time and a lot of dedication
    Thanks for taking your time to share your pictures and story Mac. Very inspirational. There are so many ways to achieve your goals, but if there is a couple of things to remember it is that it takes time and dedication. There is never an easy solution or quick fix (well, almost never).
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