- Alex Rosen used to weigh 105 pounds; his thyroid disorder left him weak and physically exhausted all the time.
- When the doctors restored the thyroid gland, the 25-year-old began to train and inflate.
- Rosen gained 60 pounds in this way – and a six-pack to recharge.
If you happened to be In the gym at the same time as Alex Rosen, you would see a muscular man training clients between his own workouts. But the 25-year-old, who is 5 ", weighed only 30 kg, was too weak to do simple tasks, and was feeling exhausted all the time.
" Honestly, it was not so sweet, Rosen tells Men's Health : "I was in constant contact with my doctors and spent most of my time at home because I felt physically and emotionally that I could not go out Many of my relationships dived because I just did not feel like bothering myself. "
The problem was that Rose had a thyroid disorder that was highly demanding on his body.
" I had hardly any muscle and hardly any fat, "he says." If I had to guess, I would have about 5-6 % Body fat without muscle … and my hormone level was in the gutter. I was incredibly weak and cold all the time. I felt completely well. "The grace of my own body and the hope that my doctors could crack the code for my thyroid gland, spent most of the day."
Finally, they did. Rosen's doctors brought him the right medicine and dosage, and his thyroid finally worked properly. The ordeal brought Rosen into the right mindset to initiate his muscle-building transformation: "Getting sick and losing my health through things I could not control opened my eyes to the importance of controlling the things we could control." , he says. 19659005] Rosen was ready to open the show and started reading all the evidence-based health and fitness content – and going to the gym.
"When I had a good idea of weight training and nutrition, I went to the gym and ate a lot," he says. "I'm so filthy you would not believe it and I just kept eating and lifting and rested, rinsing, repeating." ("Dirty Bulking" means eating a lot of calories to gain mass, regardless of nutritional value – and yes, it can help you lose weight.)
He noticed changes quickly. ("But remember, I started from scratch," he adds.) It felt amazing to be able to climb stairs without getting tired, and being outside in summer without wearing a coat.
"It felt amazing to get stronger and slowly lose my ability to see my entire bone structure," says Rosen. "For the first time in a long time, I felt that I was actually taking control of my own body and not allowing my body to take control of me."
These days Roses raises five times a week and keeps track of its macronutrient targets daily. He now works as a personal trainer and spends his days training clients and then doing his own workouts. In all, he has gained 60 pounds – not to mention a six-pack.
Most men do not have the same health problems that Rosen had, but his advice is understandable to anyone who wants to change his body: just start, no matter what.
He says, "I know how hard it is to be the guy who rolls the lightest weights in the gym and is barely able to lean the bar, I know what it's like not wearing shorts because you do not want people to see their skinny legs away from where I started because I started.
"Whether you're underweight or overweight, 23 or 73, I urge you to Just start your journey, because one day those 5 pound weights will be 10 pound weights, and if you weigh 50 pounds, you'll look back and wonder why you've ever waited to get started.