Transformation: Caleb Krenz Crushes a 116 Pound Loss!
What Was Your Life Like Before Your Transformation?
Life was difficult being 300 pounds plus. I tried to play sports but couldn’t really keep up with my friends. I played football and basketball, my size led me to quit basketball but I stuck with
I could never find clothes in the store and had to order them online because I was getting so big. I could not fit on a roller coaster because of my size.
I was around 15 years old when something hit me. Either it was from not being able to fit on a roller coaster or I wanted to get better at football. I knew I need to change because it would help me in my future.
What Were Your Major Struggles or Challenges?
My major struggle was getting loose skin from losing the weight. I was around 260 pounds when I noticed it.
When I lost some more weight it started to hurt from running and other football type movements. I had to make sure I wore tight compression so I was relieved from that
Detail Your Workout and Cardio Plan During Your Transformation
When I first started at 15 (as a freshman at 320lbs) I used a bowflex and did that every night for a half hour with no cardio. In June, 2011, eventually I bought free weights that I put in my shed in the summer and I would do weights everyday plus run outside or shoot hoops in between sets. I got down to 240 pounds by December.
Throughout high school I stayed at that weight and lifted with the football team. After graduation I got up to 260lbs so I lost more weight. I started in January, 2015. By September 2015 I was down to 204lbs by weight training and the right amount of cardio.
Detail Your Diet/Eating Plan During Your Transformation
At first I just ate less by cutting out pop/soda. Then I remember eating a chicken breast and a salad for almost every meal. After I lost most the weight I learned more about nutrition and eat more to gain strength for football.
After graduation and I wanted to lose more. I learned about macros and counted carbs everyday. With that diet I maintained most of my muscle and lost over 50 pounds.
Detail Your Supplement Plan During Your Transformation
At first I never bothered with them until a little later in high school. I started to take protein, creatine, and pre-workout. Early 2015 on my cut I took more to maintain muscle. I took BCAAs and more vitamins. I also added a fat burner in the mix.
What Was Your Major Accomplishment, or Major Milestones?
At 15 at 320 pounds I wanted to see 280 pounds on that scale. Once I reached that I was so happy.
Another accomplishment was when I finally lost 100 pounds total. I had reached 220lbs. Another accomplishment was seeing veins in my forearms and legs because I knew I was doing it right and getting leaner.
Detail Your 3 Biggest Mistakes
- One mistake was not eating correctly in the beginning.
- Second mistake was working the same muscle everyday in the beginning.
- Third mistake was not taking supplements to help me.
3 Biggest Things You Learned During Your Transformation?
- One thing I learned is determination ever since 2011 I have been doing this and I plan on doing it the rest of my life.
- Second thing I learned is its a trail and error. Sometimes one thing doesn’t work for you and you need to try something else.
- Third thing I learned is I am inspiration for others. I can help others who need help by telling them my story.
Final Works of Advice for Others Looking to Make a Change?
My advice for others is educate yourself on the workouts and nutrition before you start. It could harm you instead of help you if you don’t know what you are doing.