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Skinny Geek Transformed Himself Into a 323-Pound “Monster”!

No way you gonna mess with this dude.

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According to Martyn, it’s not just about working out and eating right.

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He also stresses the importance of having the right mindset.

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“Mental preparation and success, in my opinion are far more important to success than any drug, supplement or food source.”

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“If your mind is not in the game, you may as well just give up and go home.”

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“This is what makes champions, the ability to get up, day after day, prep there food, hit the fasted cardio, do the mind blowing resistance sessions, push yourself to limits you didn’t know were there.”

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If you’re thinking of following in his massive footsteps, he has this to say to people like you:

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“Think of your goals and the feeling when you achieve. Self satisfaction is an incredible feeling, visualise and try your hardest to feel that before you even start the lift.”

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“Think about what you DON’T want to become. Negative reinforcement is a great tool to kick start the body into action! The fear of been a failure is almost like the ‘fight or flight’ this will either crush or push you!”

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“Staying focused is key for success! You need to be clear and adamant on your goals.”

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If you want something more specific, here are some of Martyn’s tips on bodybuilding and fitness.

On his diet:

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To all those who are asking, here it is, my daily intake of macros, I also consume greens with every meal, that I blend into a drink from scratch. Consisting of spinach, broccoli, kale and cabbage. I will stay on this diet for another 3 weeks, then I will switch it up, depending on how I'm looking, believe it or not, I start to lose body fat on this diet, If I drop to much I will switch up my food and increase fats and maybe add few more carbs. I will also consume kcal a during my session. Along with BCAA's, glutamine (both of which found in – (all day you may /5% nutrition) I also take in a multivit, vitamin c, liver tablets and pre workout. Hope this gives you some insight. I wouldn't advice you take on this amount of food mind! Remember It's all in proportion to your size! #martynford #gymlife #nutrition #training #fitness #fivepercent

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Power of vegetables! Ok you might not like them, want them or even value them! Well it's time to change that opinion if your serious about results! For those that believe protein alone builds muscle your very much mistaken. Vegetables contain many vitals vitamins and minerals such as folic acid, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E and vitamin A. The vitamins and minerals are essential for muscle contraction, red blood cell production, control inflammation and much more. Unfortunately to all you about to say "it's ok, I take a vitamin supplement" well bad news, thats not good enough! It's vital that you get the majority of your vitamins and minerals from a mixture of vegetables, by consuming your vitamins and minerals through food there's a much higher absorption rate than that of tablets. I would definitely recommend the following vegetables you try to consume every day : 1) broccoli 2) spinach 3) asparagus. #vegetables #food #advice #nutrition

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On how NOT to train:

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Overtraining and achieving your goals! Ok so this may be a conflicting area here, however fact is overtraining is real, no matter how many pre training drinks, energy tablets or stimulants you take, if your body is exhausted your wasting your time! The only time I would say this doesn't apply is the later stages of a strict diet for a show , there is a point where you must over train to bring down all your fat. But this isn't long term progressive training, that is purely short term goals. If your anything like me, where fitness of some kind is your life, your driven for success and will do anything to get there. I guarantee you often overtrain, and maybe like me have hit burn out before. Burnout is horrible! You literally can't function, not just in the gym, in everyday life! The older I have become, the wiser. Learn from your mistakes. More isn't always better, in simple terms look at this scenario. I have a nail positioned on top of some wood, I got that nail 100 with a sponge mallet, it doesn't go in, I then use a proper hammer, the nail goes in fully with 1 strike. You see by using the correct method you get success, it does matter how many times you try to achieve your target of your doing it wrong, you will never get there! Remember in order to gain success in the gym the workout is only part of the calculation. Nutrition, rest, progressive training, supplementation and sleep patterns all have to be planned for also! Train smarter not harder to achieve your goals #martynford #tips #planning

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On how the body works:

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How muscles grow! As a beginner I believe it's vital to understand the basics of the human anatomy and how it works. Building muscles can be a frustrating game at times, so if you have an understanding of how the process works and realistic time frames for success then you are more likely to stick with fitness and achieve your goals. Muscles contract and work in the body when they receive a signal. Motor neurons send this signal and tell your muscles to contract, the better the signal the stronger the contraction. Strength comes from the ability of the muscles to react to the signal, so muscle size is not always a true observation of strength. When you first start lifting weights you won't grow that much in muscle size in comparison to your strength increase. This is purely down to your repetition of the movement and your body learning how to trigger the muscles correctly to stimulate movement. Motor unit skills are been learned here. After this phase, you will then start to see gains in muscle size. Once you have trained your muscles then start to repair. The damaged muscle fibres are then repair or replaced in a cellular process where it fuses muscle fibres together to form new protein strands. These increase in thickness and size to Create muscle growth. This adaptation happens not while you train but while you rest. So be sure to train hard and eat well for maximum gains. Co district and longevity are how you build a good physique. No supplement or magic protein powder is going to do that. Hard work, correct planning and consistent dedication. #education #muscle #beginner

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What’s even more amazing is that underneath all that menacing appearance…

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He’s actually a softie at heart!

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But you still wouldn’t want to mess with this guy!

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While we still have your attention, check out this female bodybuilder dubbed the “Muscle Barbie”.

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