Transformation: Zach Dobson Slashes 207 Pounds!
Transformation: Zach Dobson Slashes 207 Pounds!
Transformation Stats
Before
After
07/01/2014
11/30/2015
412bs
205lbs
Instagram
@Zbdobson
What Was Your Life Like Before Your Transformation?

I was always the fat kid who made excuses for why my laziness was acceptable. I always put off a diet or lifestyle change for another day. I always wanted to be healthy, but I wasn't willing to do the work.

After i got married, I realized I wanted to be alive with my wife for as long as humanly possible. I was 23 with high blood pressure, and at over 400 pounds I was on my way to an early grave.

What Were Your Major Struggles or Challenges?

My biggest struggle has been having a healthy relationship with food. During the beginning stages I struggled with undereating in order to get fast results. My undereating led to occasional binges as well.

Zach Transforms

Detail Your Workout and Cardio Plan During Your Transformation

I do a four day on one day off split.
  • Chest
  • Back and Traps
  • Legs and Calves
  • Shoulders and Arms
Three days a week I did LISS cardio for 20 minutes.

Detail Your Diet/Eating Plan During Your Transformation

I am on a low fat, moderate carb, and high protein diet. I personally do not enjoy a diet with no or low carbs.

My current macros are:
  • 250 grams protein
  • 275 grams carbs
  • 55 grams fat
Detail Your Supplement Plan During Your Transformation

For pre-workout I use Clash/Ruckus and Vasky. I take a multivitamin, fish oil, glutamine, creatine, BCAA's intra-workout, and MTS whey for my protein powder.

What Was Your Major Accomplishment, or Major Milestones?

I think my biggest milestone was when I reached over 200 lbs lost.

Detail Your 3 Biggest Mistakes
  1. Ego lifting and not focusing on the mind muscle connection.
  2. Undereating during the beginning.
  3. Not always taking adequate rest days.
3 Biggest Things You Learned During Your Transformation?
  1. I learned how driven I can be when focused on something.
  2. I learned how therapeutic spending time with the iron can be.
  3. Lastly, I learned that bodybuilding takes time, and my journey has only just begun.
Final Words of Advice for Others Looking to Make a Change?

Remember to take things one day at a time. The two biggest things to have during a transformation are consistency and longevity.

My biggest regret was not changing my lifestyle sooner.