Transformation: Zach Dobson Slashes 207 Pounds!
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.
Detail Your Workout and Cardio Plan During Your Transformation
I do a four day on one day off split.
- Back and Traps
- Legs and Calves
- Shoulders and Arms
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
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
- Ego lifting and not focusing on the mind muscle connection.
- Undereating during the beginning.
- Not always taking adequate rest days.
- I learned how driven I can be when focused on something.
- I learned how therapeutic spending time with the iron can be.
- Lastly, I learned that bodybuilding takes time, and my journey has only just begun.
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.