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Personal Trainer Purposefully Piles On Four Stone In Lockdown

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Personal Trainer Purposefully Piles On Four Stone In Lockdown

A personal trainer purposefully piled on four stone (56lbs) during lockdown. He explains it all in the clip below:

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As we've found ourselves having to stay home for much of the past year and a bit, many of us have undergone stunning bodily transformations.

Some have exploited the absence of indulgent distractions to get in tip-top shape, while others have taken advantage of the lack of pressure to look good by pigging out on the sofa.

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PT Andrew Roberts took the latter route - to the extreme.

The 23-year-old ordinarily has the sort of ripped physique you'd expect of someone whose job it is to show people how to keep fit.

Here's normal Andrew. Credit: Triangle News
Here's normal Andrew. Credit: Triangle News

But he decided to do away with his healthy vegan diet and regular exercise regimen, spending six months living a sedentary lifestyle and gorging on pizzas, pies, crisps and ice cream.

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Predictably, the results were dramatic. At his heaviest, he reached 15st 2lbs and his body fat went from 10 percent to 27.4 percent - which is classed as obese.

Andrew, from Manchester, explained that it proved to be quite an ordeal.

He said: "I have gained quite bad stretch marks around my thighs and inner thighs, lower back pain... and one thing I wasn't expecting it to affect was libido.

That's quite the transformation. Credit: Triangle News
That's quite the transformation. Credit: Triangle News
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"Mentally I was exhausted all the time, the motivation was non-existent and my mindset shifted and became quite negative towards things in general."

On top of all that, he was also rushed to A&E for emergency scans due to pains in his heart, arm and leg, which thankfully weren't serious.

At this point then, you're probably wondering... why?

Well, the PT wanted to gain a better understanding of what his clients go through when they're overweight and trying to shed the pounds, while highlighting the mental health impact that a bad diet and lifestyle can have.

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Credit: Triangle News
Credit: Triangle News

Now, he's embarking on a mission to lose his newfound gut and get back to his old body. In doing so, he hopes to demonstrate what is possible with a healthy lifestyle.

Andrew said: "When I started this journey I never expected to gain this much weight and I can't lie it is shocking seeing how different I looked six months ago.

"It has already been a rollercoaster of a journey that has tested me both physically and mentally, but it's one I'm happy I am doing and I have already learnt so much.

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"There is no doubt in my mind that these next six months are going to be as hard as the last six, if not harder, but I'm ready to give it my all."

Credit: Triangle News
Credit: Triangle News

He also explained that his girlfriend will be relieved to see him returning to his normal diet, adding: "She is pretty healthy as well so she didn't like the thought of me putting my body through all that, but she has been so supportive.

"I started snoring and became a bit uncomfortable to sleep in certain positions so I was waking up a lot more and waking her up, so we started sleeping in separate beds.

"I wasn't a very fun person to be around when I was eating all that food because I was so exhausted all the time and had no motivation or anything like that.

"So she's probably had to put up with worse than me for the last six months."

Credit: Triangle News
Credit: Triangle News

Still, having learned a lot, he's now looking to the future as he sets out to regain his trim physique once more.

Andrew said: "The weight gain phase is officially over. A huge amount of weight and inches gained. Now it's time to lose it all."

Featured Image Credit: Triangle News

Topics: Interesting, Community, Diet, Health

Jake Massey
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