The following five men transformed their bodies and their lives. To us some of them might seem like they might have a hard time with certain task but in reality they are able to get fit and stay in shape better than many of us.
Often times we would doubt ourselves before we even start, underestimating the true capability of our body.
In 2005, U.S. Army Sergeant Noah Galloway was in his second deployment in Iraq when he almost lost his life from an IED attack. That incident caused him to lose his left arm and left leg. That didn’t discourage him from the whole he had already set, the will to stay in shape. “I had a gut on me,” he says.
Until one day in 2010, Galloway joined a gym early in the morning because he was embarrass that someone would stare at a paralyzed man working out. Galloway has also finished the Tough Mudders and Spartan Races, and shared his unique workouts with his social media followers.
“Little surprises kept me going,” Galloway says. “A little better this day, a little stronger the next. Suddenly it was six months. I was like, ‘Man, this is pretty good.’”
Galloway’s inspiring transformation got him to appear on the cover of Men’s Health magazine. He’s also on the current FOX TV series American Grit.
Ben Whalen had just finished up physical checkup in 2015 when his doctor told him something that would change his life.
Doctors suggested him bariatric surgery as a option for his obesity at 390 pounds. Whalen knew right away that he wanted other options, “I had seen too many people do it and not have success,” he got a major wake up call and knew something needed to be done.
Whalen did the old school way and contacted a personal trainer and mixed weights and workout 7 days a week.
“It just about killed me,” Whalen says of his initial routine. “I actually fell down the stairs because my legs were so shot from all the work—but every time I did it again I would feel better. And after 2 weeks, I loved the burn.”
By January 2016, Whalen dropped 185 pounds, to 205.
“I have pushed my body harder than I ever thought imaginable,” Whalen says of his amazing weight loss. “And it wants more!”
In 2014 Kenneth Frierson was 28 years old and weighted 335 pounds. A strong will that wanted to get back in shape like he once was back in High School, he reached out to a workout partner/ friend to keep him on track and consistent.
“It was very difficult to wake up and get out of my comfortable bed and work out at 4:30 a.m.,” Frierson says. “There were multiple times I would try backing out, but his response was, ‘Man, get your butt up—I’m already on the way!’”
Frierson would often show up to gym twice a day. He started from short treadmill walks to full sprints. “I continued to push myself each time until I went further and further,” he says.
Frierson’s 100 pound fat loss didn’t just changed the way he look. It also made a drastic difference on his mentality.
“It’s been able to boost me to an entirely new level,” Frierson says. “I now walk around with my head held high and proud of what I’ve accomplished on my own.”
Frierson is a contestant in the 2016 Ultimate Men’s Health Guy search.
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