I started working out when I was 17 years old, just like the typical newbie I want to be noticed, to be strong and look good. My goal is simple but the price I have to pay is literally beyond money can buy. I look up to my older cousins who are also into bodybuilding, they were already big and strong at that time but we don’t talk much about weights. I don’t even know where their gym is! I also don’t know of any gym anywhere. I started training in my room everyday for 2 months, doing push ups, sit ups, curls and every move I could think of using whatever is available from old typewriter box to water jugs. Im not genetically blessed, im thin, skinny fat, thick skinned and have scoliosis which is becoming more obvious as I grow. So basically despite the lack of knowledge and genetic potential I prepared myself for the challenge even before hitting the gym for the first time. When I started to formally train in the gym, I did all the stupid stuff, train for 4 hours, all chest workout, no formal back and leg workout etc. I eat crappy food because that’s all I can afford, my sleep is no big deal for me and i have no supps (although I see supps as magic beans during that time). The huge guys in the gym are all bullies, they take my bars, my dumbbells, my plates and don’t respect my workout so I ended up in the corner waiting for them to finish. I moved into a small garbage type gym that is open as long as there is some one inside. I trained there at 12am so I have the freedom to train my way. For years I experimented on training and diet. I trained while injured, I trained with lack of sleep, I trained hungry but every possible setback is not an excuse for me. I did whatever it takes! I was consistent, until one day I noticed that I am not the old me anymore. I felt that I could be more than myself as long as I don’t stop working hard. I started to pay attention to every detail I need to improve, the simple goal turned into a passion. I was able to use my frustrations and insecurities to my advantage and killed it for good! I know nothing about bodybuilding when I started but I don’t regret all the stupid things I did. Im sure that I could have made things better but nothing can beat experience when it comes to gaining knowledge. I did my homework for sure but science can’t give me strength, ego can’t be flexed and excuses can’t build muscles! Consistency gave me results! I’m not there yet that’s why im taking no days off!
wala akong mahanap na pic from 2006 and below since wala pa akong camera phone dati. 2007-2008 pics naman nasa Friendster at hindi na maretrieve. Sayang! Well documented sana yung progression ko.