- A fear of death motivated Cameron Castellanos to lose weight and get back into shape.
- After discovering his calories and macros, he also launched a push-pull-lift routine to keep him in calorie deficit.
- As a result, Castellanos lost more than 50 pounds, won a six-pack and is in the best shape of his life.
Cameron Castellanos thought he was going to die. At the end of a fun day on a houseboat with his then girlfriend and family, he decided to take one last dip in the water. He had hesitated because he was not a great swimmer, but still dared to take the plunge. Then he was carried away by the current fifteen meters from the boat, struggling to stay afloat. He choked on water, saw spots and finally turned black.
"I remember the mistakes I made and the things I would have liked to do differently," says 26-year-old Castellanos and sales representative in Las Vegas, Nevada. After his rescue-and after coughing up a lot of water-he realized one thing he wanted to change: how he cared for his body.
Castellanos had wrestled in high school and played football, so he was used to gaining and losing weight ̵
Almost drowning forced him to decide first he had to correct his diet, he ate like a footballer and practiced twice a day without burning all those extra calories, just cutting down on the food helped him lose weight and learning more He started eating calories and macros a day, consuming 1.6000 calories a day, 35 percent protein, 35 percent fat, and 30 percent carbohydrates.
He also optimized his workout, which focused on lifting, starting twice a week with a push-pull-legs routine (PPL), along with 10 minutes of work per day. "I remember my dad told me we could never have a six-pack because of our genetics," he says. I wanted a six-pack and did not want to Well, whatever it took. "
He took a lot of motivation from YouTube fitness personalities like Calum Von Moger, Steve Cook, and Christian Guzman. In about 18 months he rose from 220 pounds to 165 pounds. "I could not believe the results I had achieved, which I thought was impossible."
He is excited about his new physique. and still looking for his next challenge – mixed martial arts could be next on his agenda. He is open to new ideas. Eventually, he thought that if he did not eat three meals a day, his muscles would subside, and today he practices intermittent fasting because he feels so good. This is his main fitness advice: "Be open and open."