Transformation: Casey Walker Packs on 32 Pounds!
What Was Your Life Like Before Your Transformation?
Before I started the journey of bodybuilding and transforming my body I was just tall, skinny, and I drank too much. Physically I had the runner type of body.
Though physically fit by running and exercising a lot, I wasn’t happy with myself. I didn’t like being skinny and depressed.
My turning point was when one day I was sitting in my apartment drinking beer on the couch and feeling depressed after a recent breakup and not being happy with myself. I said to myself, screw this I’m not doing this anymore.
I got rid of all the beer in the apartment and got a gym membership. I started stuffing my face with food and lifting weights everyday. From that day forward I never looked back.
What Were Your Major Struggles or Challenges?
With my body type I have a fast metabolism and a hard gainer. I had to eat an uncomfortable amount of food and I felt like I was going to throw up but eventually I got used to it.
For me going to the gym was the easy part, eating was the challenging part.
Detail Your Workout and Cardio Plan During Your Transformation
During my transformation my workout plan consisted of doing upper body and lower body splits. As I progressed I eventually started doing more advanced 5 day spits.
I got a lot of my workout ideas from online mentors like Bradley Martyn, Dana Linn Bailey, Mike Rashid, and of course Marc Lobliner. Currently I am in week 6 of Marc’s 12 weeks mass gain program which consists of a push/pull and leg split.
As for cardio since I naturally have a fast metabolism and a hard gainer I was only doing cardio for maybe 20 min on the treadmill about once a week.
Detail Your Diet/Eating Plan During Your Transformation
My diet and eating plan consisted of eating 5-6 meals a day. In the morning I would drink a meal replacement shake. For a mid-morning snack I would eat yogurt with granola and fruit. For lunch I would eat a couple of turkey sandwiches and some more fruit.
For a mid-afternoon snack I would eat a couple of Costco-sized corn dogs. For dinner I ate
a variety of pasta, chicken, ground beef, rice, and greens. About one a week for dinner I would also go out and get a burger or burrito.
Finally before bed I would drink a weight gainer shake.
Detail Your Supplement Plan During Your Transformation
My supplement use during the transformation consisted of the basic supplements. I used weight gainer protein, casein protein, BCAA’s, fish oil, pre-workout/pump formula, and a joint formula for healthy joints.
What Was Your Major Accomplishment, or Major Milestones?
My major milestones was seeing my hard work and consistency pay off. Before I started lifting I wore a medium sized shirt and it hung off my arms. Now I fill out a large shirt.
I was putting on size and weight while still maintaining a size 32 waist throughout the whole
process. I became not only physically stronger but mentally stronger as well. I became happy with myself and the way I looked. People noticed my progress and admired my transformation.
Final Words of Advice for Others Looking to Make a Change?
My advice for others looking to make change is to tell yourself you want to change, and never look back. Stay consistent with your diet and training and find ways that motivate you to be the best person you can be, physically and mentally.
Find people you can look up to and help keep that motivation and fire alive. Workout with a partner and hold each other accountable to working hard and eat right. Remember why you started this journey in the first place and where you were before this.
Have confidence in yourself and strive to be the best person you can be. And that’s not a game!
Don’t give up, don’t ever give up.