Matt Manning wins $50,000 body transformation contest

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  1. Fedorgasm

    Fedorgasm Silver Belt

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    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/oddnews/man-loses-40-pounds--gains-a-six-pack-and--50-000-200645629.html

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    What are your opinions on this?

    I'm skeptical. I don't want to take anything away from the guy, but if you read the article and watch the video, he kind of paints himself as this couch potato who was on the verge of a heart attack. If that were true then I don't see how he could have made this transformation in only 3 months.

    It looks to me like he already had a lot of muscle, and maybe he was on a bulking cycle so he got fat, then stuck out his stomach as far as he could for his "before" photo. Then he just went on a cutting cycle for 3 months.

    His skin looks so tight in the after photo that he seriously couldn't have been fat for very long.

    It's still a nice accomplishment, so good for him, but it seems to me that it's been exaggerated a little bit. They make it sound like he just started working out 3 months ago.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Kerr Smash

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    Reminds me of that movie. "I want to look like that guy". But the guy in the movie bulked and cut with a some BBs nutrition and workout plan. I think it took him 6 months. Good movie.


    Anyways that guy was on a Mac from always sunny style bulk in the before photo.
     
  3. TheeFaulted

    TheeFaulted Inzer Belt

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    I could drop 40 lbs in 3 months in $50k was on the line too.
     
  4. StupidityKills

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    I'd look like the guy from the machinist if I did that.
     
  5. magick

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    The guy obviously had a lot of muscle to begin with, but was really fat.

    It looks like his quads got much bigger, but not sure cause the 1st photo cuts out before his knees.

    Looks like a bulk/cut to me.
     
  6. Sarumyan

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    He posted an article on Bodybuilding.com forums about how he did it.

    I personally think he had a little "help". Curious about what you guys think,
     
  7. TheeFaulted

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    What difference does it make?
     
  8. Sarumyan

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    Here is the link. He also stated that he has lifted for 28 years. It could be possible if he was in crazy good shape just before he "bulked Up" quickly, and posted the first pic bloated as hell. Otherwise, you don't just drop so much at this age and add muscle without PEDs.

    http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=161554643
     
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    do people really go on 'bulking cycles' that drastic?
     
  10. Sarumyan

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    He possibly cheated to beat other people for $50k.
     
  11. TheeFaulted

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    The contest was sponsored by bodybuidling.com. You really think PED use by a contest from BB.com is cheating?
     
  12. StupidityKills

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    Sounds like every sport ever.
     
  13. Fedorgasm

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    Thanks for the link. This is kind of changing my mind about him. Maybe it wasn't simply a bulking photo:

    So he already had a great muscular base from a lifetime of lifting. Then he went on a VERY strict caloric deficit. He says he ate 800 to 900 cals for the first 7 weeks, which he admits was a mistake, so he raised it up to 1350 cals after that. I suppose under an extreme deficit like that with all the muscle already in place that it's possible.
     
  14. ravenman2000

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    Just a middle-aged guy who never worked out since PE class in high school, but he lost 40lbs in 3 months and looks great, and you will look just like that too if you train and eat exactly what he did! :icon_twis
     
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    ^^with this "one weird trick."

    Also nutritionists hate him.

    And he weighs 175. Benches 385.
     
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    Eat clen and tren hard
     
  17. DanTheUnit

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    He definitely wasn't unconditioned before his traps and delts look around the same size.

    Don't wanna speculate about PED's coz I really don't know. But for 50K you can bet that motherfucker eat and trained like a man possesed.
     
  18. Torrid

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    Doctors hate him
     
  19. Grrrr

    Grrrr BE NICE

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    They do when there is a 50k purse on the line.
     
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    He looks stronger before.
     

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