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sure of the exact date when I stumbled upon ABC
Bodybuilding, but it was long before I joined the forums in
September of 2007. I came across ABC Bodybuilding when I
was trying to learn about hyperplasia after reading about
the concept in an Iron Man magazine book. Once I found the
website, I was amazed at the depth of research presented on
various topics. I have read 90% of the articles on this
website. I have found each one to be thorough, thought
provoking, and very practical. The authors of the articles
always provide the practical applications and conclusions
along with sample workouts which leave the reader with the
ability to take the information into the gym. In addition,
I gave my life to Christ in September of 2002. I was
already a Christian when I first found ABC Bodybuilding and
I was impressed that there was a website that combined
spirituality with the pursuit of bodybuilding. Some of my
favorite articles have been; Supplement Review – ZMA, 24
Workout Mass Diet, Power Partials, Building the Ultimate
Back, Physiological Aspects of Bodybuilding, Muscle Fibers,
The Window of Opportunity, Dextrose, Maltodextrin, and
Sodium and In-depth Analysis, Tapering, Periodization,
Leucine – practical applications, Acute Training Variables,
Optimal Protein Meal Size and Frequency and just about
anything on triceps (my favorite muscle).
involvement with ABC was simply reading articles from time
to time until September of 2007 when I made my first post.
During the next 7 months, I might occasionally check in on
the website. However, on April 29, 2008, I posted about
having trouble gaining weight. It was after that post, that
I became what you would call, a “regular.” I visited the
forum often and tried my best to give help and receive
April of 2008 as the second start of my venture into
fitness. I initially took an interest in fitness in 1997,
but after 11 years of on and off training, I did not have
much to show for it. In April of 2008, I weighed around 180
pounds, benched about 250 touch n’ go, squatted 270 while
almost getting buried under it and deadlifted 363 with bad
form. Over the course of 1 year of being active with ABC
Bodybuilding, I have expanded my knowledge of fitness
exponentially. Being a member of ABC Bodybuilding has
motivated me to continually learn more and the more I learn,
the more I realize how much I still don’t know. It’s
exciting to see JHR active again with articles almost
monthly. President Jacob Wilson and Vice President Gabriel
“Venom” Wilson have been a constant source of motivation
thanks to their pursuit of science and passion for
bodybuilding. Various members such as klosey,
will-work4andro, maverickBU, superbilt, HardCory, and others
(too many to name!) really served as inspiration in various
ways, whether it be their personal knowledge, drive,
honesty, ability and encouragement. This community of
online friends is wonderful.
this year, I have increased my lean mass and while I don’t
have exact figures in terms of bodyfat percentage, I did
successfully get my bodyweight up to 200 for a period of two
weeks before beginning my first ever cut. That is a 20
pound gain in 1 year, mostly lean. My bench is now 275
paused, squat 390 with a strong arch, and deadlift 466 with
good form. My gains have been newbie-like in the past year
thanks to the information and motivation I have received at
ABC Bodybuilding. If you would have told me I could make
that much progress in 1 year, I would have said you were
crazy. I also would have thought that I would be content
with a bodyweight of 200 lbs and a 466 lb deadlift, however,
I now know there is so much more potential to be unleashed.
I believe the human body can achieve so much with the proper
rest, nutrition, training and motivation. ABC Bodybuilding
has been absolutely integral for me in terms of learning and
applying the correct nutritional and training programs along
with providing that extra bit of motivation. I have
continued to set goals for myself that I know will be broken
with hard work and devotion.
a journal in the forum has been a key component of my
success as well. Knowing that you will post your workout
for literally hundreds of people to see, keeps the
motivation to push yourself going hard. There is no
substitute for internal motivation, which I have plenty of,
but the online journal provides some external motivation
which can help take you to the next level.
spiritual aspect of this website has been great as well. I
have occasionally posted at another bodybuilding website
(not to be named) only to find that the dialogue is course
and flaming is abundant. I prefer the cordial atmosphere of
ABC Bodybuilding. I believe the Christian foundation of the
founders of ABC has kept the forum clean and enjoyable place
to be for many people. I enjoyed reading some of the Bible
Study Links prior to the website switch. I am glad to see
Klosey getting some of these links back up and running.
Recently, HardCory has taken up the task of running a
daily devotional. What a valuable resource! If for
some reason I miss my morning devotional time, I know that a
great devotional awaits me on my office computer. And even
if I don’t miss my personal devotional, I still read
HardCory’s. Also, the
Sanctuary section of the forum is a great way to discuss
Christian issues with fellow members of ABC Bodybuilding.
For those who are lacking in Christian friends or someone in
their life who can hold them accountable, the Sanctuary is
the place for you.
myself being active with ABC Bodybuilding for a long time.
My priorities in life are God, Family and then fitness so
ABC Bodybuilding fits in quite nicely with number 1 and 3!
Thanks for a great website and community!
- Tim (Commander)
Respect to all the team that created and is supporting that sigh. I read your articles and always am impressed by
the professional way you promote and explain various issues in a scientific but very simple way.What to say more?
Journals, exercises everything perfect. Those days I decided to expand my supplementation and I found great
support by your articles.
pounds 18%bf and 18 years old I had spent the past two
years focusing on gaining size as fast as possible.
My diet consisted mainly of weight gainers, fast food
restaurants, sugar loaded snacks and high fat meals at
My training frequency and intensity by anyones standards was
abismal at best. by my size it was hard to think that i had
been training on and off for 2 years, it started to dawn on
my that maybe i was just not ment to be big. This led to the
decision to quit completly i thought why bother it aint
working so sod it, I felt what was the point,I was
depressed. so i gave up,
over 1 year later i decided i was going to try again but
this time did some research first, along the way a friend
recommended the abcbodybuilding.com website, so i registered
site itself contains thousands of details, and with
moderators like venom, old school and l0stsheep any
questions were cleared up a.s.a.p
after two futher years of researching, reading the boards
and now in many cases from knowledge i have gained on the
way answering questions to members who are were i was 3
years ago, i have now reached 260lb and 14%. (steroid free i
thank you to abcbodybuilding.com, the mods and a few members
in particular who helped my knowledge grow with me.
- sraight line views
dirtbagdan - HIT and knowlege on chemical supplementation
- possible powerlifter of the future
- dan (klosey)
Mr. President, I must give credit where credit is due. I
have been weightlifting since my freshman year of high
school after I broke my neck in a bad surfing accident, and
was forbidden from playing football. I started lifting hard,
and finally stumbled upon this site. It has been a staple in
my training, and began my interest in the study of
physiology, nutrition, and strength and conditioning. Back
in June of 2006 I won the Nationals of Power Lifting for
under 18 at the 198lbs. weight class after years of intense
training only to be more intense in my quest to compete at
the World Championships of Power Lifting in Las Vegas,
Nevada this passed December of 2006. There were many nations
represented, many strong athletes from around the world, but
I came out on top becoming the World Champion and setting
the new dead lift world record for my class. I don’t want to
take up any more of your time, and I don’t have much myself,
but I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate the site and
all of you and the other moderators’ advice. I was hoping
you would pass on my thanks and appreciation to the other
moderators, and once again thank you for everything.
All my best,
training and dieting articles in this site are
extraordinary, the administrators of this web site are also
Top Gun exercise scientists, they are extremely well
respected by the vast scientists in the field, and in my
opinion exercise and nutritional revolutionaries. I've
gained more mass doing the various training programs in this
site than any other program I have tried in the past and
believe me I have did many. The nutritional articles are
superb as well as a matter of fact, the breakdown of the
diets go right down to the molecular level. Needless to say,
I have gained little to no fat while bulking, and I'm
somewhat of an endomorph.
guys are awesome!
Dear Mr. [Jacob] Wilson,
don’t know me, I have been a reader of ABC Bodybuilding for
only a few months now. One day I looked into the mirror and
realized that I hated what I saw, I was fat and flabby. My
diet consists of junk food and exercise was non existent.
came across your article "Fat Loss 12 Week Workout Program "
and followed it right down to the T and it worked like a
miracle and not only did I lose a lot of weight I gained
some muscle and toning in the process too.
would like to say thank you, your training program made me
look and feel better about myself and it has enabled me to
lead a healthier lifestyle, strive for better fitness and it
has changed my life. Thank you for sharing it with everyone.
I look forward to reading more of your articles.
- Dean McCarroll
I finally got back in the gym after a 2 year absence in
which I gained an enormous amount of weight. Going from a
lean 175lbs ('5.11) to a soggy 218lbs. Anyhow, I started the
13 week diet and workout and am more then thrilled with the
results. I am quite possibly in the best shape of my life.
Now I do need lose more fat, but I have slimmed down to just
under 200lbs - around 198lbs - and have put on allot of
muscle, not to mention the fact that I can wear clothes that
I could not wear for 2 years. My legs are far more muscular,
I finally got my chest back and my face is no longer round -
lol. Honestly my body has been literally transformed in just
under 2 months. Not to mention that my cardiovascular system
got a kick in the but - I decided to up my cardio to around
4 - 6 days a week.
Anyhow, I want to thank you guys for all your good work, I
also want to thank my friend Adam for introducing me to your
I have been coming to this site for a long time. Practically
everything I do when it comes to eating, lifting, running,
or sleeping for that matter is information I got here. This
place has made me a better person and a better lifter. It
helps me stay straight edge. It is my help button for life.
The point to all of this; you say. I just wanted to say
thank you, thank you , thank you. You are all the best.
- Birthright (abc member)
You are THE MAN!
I'm 41 years old, 6' 1/2",
with a small to medium frame.
My entire life I have
lifted and attempted to gain weight.
I ate everything I ever
wanted. As years past, I eventually got big. I peaked out at
about 225 lbs. In hindsight, on my frame I looked
Yet because I was always
skinny as a kid, I would look in the mirror and ask, "What's
it going to take for me to reach 235?"
No one ever told me I was
On my fourteenth birthday I
went to the cardiologist who finally broke the news to me -
I was overweight.
I took off the first twenty
lbs. easily. The next ten rolled over easily too (less
I then had to focus on the
diet and I was able to lose the next 10 lbs. to get down to
It was at 185 lbs. that I
hit a sticking point. I was strict with my diet for 10
straight days and didn't lose an ounce.
Then I found your website.
I kept my caloric intake
the same around (2000 per day), but as your diet dictates I
virtually eliminated the carbs from meals 4, 5, and 6 and
replaced those calories with equal calories from the EFA's
(flaxseed and safflower oils.)
That is the key.
The fat has been shedding
off of me immediately.
It's to the point where I
am probably going to up my calories to slow down the weight
Today is only the fifth day
of following your diet and I've dropped 1.2, 1.2, 0.8, and
1.0 lbs per day, respectively.
Of course, I've also
incorporated your workouts and have had the best week of
training in my life. That's another story.
I can actually feel my
muscles growing and my fat shrinking.
Thank you once again for
sharing your deep knowledge and experience.
I will be recommending you
and your site to my friends.
- Sean M. Connolly
My education on
nutrition as well as the deeper parts of the muscle and
fibers is becoming so much more interesting. I have actually
become so interested in not
only building my own body, but now I look to learn and help
others do the same. I do appreciate the time and love you
have for your fellow man – you guys are Great! This site as
you know could cost a member lots of money and, I probably
couldn't afford it. You have made exercise and the love you
have for the Lord more fun than ever because of your
unselfish caring. Thanks a million! My compliments on your
work, all of you!
- Rick Carl
I am a Christian Powerlifter
and am very happy to find your encouraging website. The more
I look, the more Christian sports enthusiasts of all kinds I
Keep up the good work, folks!
Hey ABC Bodybuilding, I just
wanted to comment about your website. I am so blessed to
know that this is a Christian Website. I have used your
programs for a long time and Lord behold, it's Christlike.
Praise God. Anyways, continue the blessed work.
Thank you for putting those
Bible verses in your article Glutamine - the conditionally
essential amino acid. I'm a Christian and it made my day to
read that. And I 100% agree that is the MOST essential
thing we can have, a relationship with Christ. God bless you
and thank you for that encouragement.
What can I say? The
warriors of the iron jungle are also warriors of God Most
High. The biblical knowledge that Adam, Gabe, and Jacob
display is incredible, they contributed greatly into me
becoming born again. If it wasn't for the way these guys
write there responses to my questions and the numerous
biblical study guides they constructed, I most likely would
have reverted to my old sinful ways. Thank you so much guys
for what you have done for my spiritual growth. I also want
to thank my fellow ninja William Ustav for posting top of
the notch info in the many topics of the biblical study
Hi , my name is Paulo and I
am from Croatia. This site is the best thing i have seen in
a long time. It has helped me in training my body and my
soul. Your bible study links are just amazing. I have read
first 5 chapters and still have a lot to read. I hope you
post this message because you guys changed my life and I
thank you again for that.A lot of christians don't know this
stuff and I was sadly one of them. But you have opened my
eyes. What is it good if a man gains the world but loses his
soul in the process.( true,true) Especially thanks to Venom
and O.S (Adam Knowlden). God bless.
Hey Adam I read your blog
on the *Re: The devil is messing with your mind- Pray and
see results part 2 *and it was awesome!!! I was doing some
studing on the topic and Satan and I stumbled on your blog
and it was a true blessing. I"m really glad on finding
abcbodybuilding.com I"m really into working out and trying
to change my life for Christ and not live for this world…If
so please let me know. Thanks so much for that detailed
lesson. God bless.
I just recently started
working out again and wanted to read up and get current with
exercising. By God's direction, I found your site. I just
wanted to let you know that I am thoroughly encouraged by
you guys and your faith being imprinted all over your site
and articles. Keep up the excellent work. We are not here
merely for ourselves but to be used by our Lord in mighty
and powerful ways.