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So you see a tonne of articles about remarkable transformations all the time but, as a general rule, they’re usually about people get thinner. Here’s something a little different .

Back in the day, Martyn Ford was a fairly lanky guy. At 6’8 ”, it was obvious that he was going to stand out but, he wasn’t happy with being the super-tall, skinny guy.

So he decided to work out a bit … well, we say a bit.

You know in Beauty and the Beast when the sentient candles and things get referred back into humen? This is what it would look like if you turned a tank into a man.

He nowweighs a monstrous 323 lbs( 23.4 st or 147 kg) and he’s get himself a little bit of media attention.

The owner of Better Bodz gym recently got casting in the new The Undisputed 4 , starring alongside English martial art performer, Scott Adkins. Ford is known as Koshmar in it, entailing Nightmare.

Here he is next to some fairly muscle-y guys…

It’s like in The Incredibles when Bob falls over and makes a dent in his vehicle by holding onto it … that’s exactly what it’s like!

Here’s to hoping that was consensual and not taken at some really awkward time.

But really, he’s simply a big softy…

A really really truly properly massively big softy.

So if you want to transform yourself, there’s the proof that it’s possible…

We chatted to a London-based personal trainer Octavio Diasabout becoming a superhulk, and he gave us five handy tips in case you want to bulk up 😛 TAGEND

1. Nutrition

Eat a well-balanced diet. Make sure you have between 2 to 3 grams of protein per each bodyweight kg. and an equal quantity of carbs.

2. Workout

It may seem obvious- but hit the gym! Train one muscular group a day. Do 10 -1 2 repetitions between 3 -4 decides with periods of remainder no longer then one minute, and make sure you’re keeping up with the cardio too.

3. Recovery

For a fast recovery employ whey protein which will promote a quicker recuperation after your workout. Make use of essential vitamins and supplements- like vitamin C and omega 3- that aid the well functioning of your body and healthy joints. A healthy body is key to achieving the best results.

4. Hydration

Never forget the constitution of your body. One of the main elements is water, so it’s super important to drink at least three litres of water a day.

5. Sleep and Rest

Sleep and rest is vital! Our body was designed to sleep around eight hours per night. If we achieve this, the body goes through a process of recovery and an integral balance of our hormonal system- meaning you’re well rested to work out the next day!

Obviously there’s a middle ground that’s likely worth receiving but you know … whatever floats your barge .

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The internet has the power to bring people together and tear them down.

As a nation, however, I’m always inspired by our uplifting ability to rally around victims of bullying and raise them up like those who supported this brave woman whowas body-shamed after a first date.

But when I found out how the victims of one cyberbully banded together to actually assistance him, I perfectly couldn’t believe it.

Jesse Shand, of Michigan, was a prolific online troll and especially delighted in leaving negative commentaries on bodybuilding websites in an attempt to humiliate the athletes.

Why? Jesse was actually 700 lbs. himself and was struggling with his own physical health issues along with being in a deep depression.

After posting endless negative notes on one online forum in particular, the bodybuilders demanded that Jesse indicate a picture of himself and finally expose his true identity.

You’ll never believe what happened next…

Scroll through below to see his incredible story of transformation, along with a video documenting his journey.

How do you support victims of bullying? Let us know in the comments.

h/ t  Daily Mail  

Jesse was a 28 -year-old man who expended the majority of members of his time indoors trolling bodybuilding forums online.


He was also 700 lbs. and basically living as a recluse. But when Jesse ultimately disclosed his identity to his victims, he never expected this response.


The bodybuilders actually banded together to help him lose weight and change their own lives forever.


Jesse has since lost an astonishing 400 lbs. and become a total workout fanatic.


Jesse is constantly at the gym and has completely transformed his diet, cutting out junk food and feeing to sustain his growing muscle mass.


In the beginning, performing any physical activity was simply too difficult, so his newfound friends encouraged him to start by ‘sitting in a chair and flopping around.’


Jesse maintains up his workout practice by going to the gym five times a week. ‘Some of the members started trying to talk me into believing I could lose weight. I had hundreds of excuses but they won’t accept any of them, ‘ Jesse shares with the Daily Mail .


Regrettably, his weight loss has left Jesse with over 35 lbs. of excess skin.


Now he’s trying to raise $20,000 for an operation to remedy the situation.


Sadly, Jesse’s father was murdered when he was a child, leading to his weight gain and subsequent reclusive lifestyle. ‘I wanted to force my misery onto someone else it entailed I didn’t have to think about my own terrible situation.’


Jesse now lives as an inspiration to others trying to lose weight. And his mother, Coreen, couldn’t be more proud, ‘I thought he would die very young and didn’t think he had much longer. Now I feel absolutely fantastic and I don’t worry anymore. It has been a godsend.’


Watch this video below to see this one man’s moving total life transformation.

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If you’re looking for some Monday motivation to get by your arse and head to the gym the coming week, Justine McCabe’s awesome Instagram account will probably do it for you .

After she suffered a debilitating back injury and her husband tragically took his own life, Justine turned to food for convenience, reaching 22 -stone at her heaviest. On her tumblr- hairstargetsfit– she describes how, through her sorrow, she made the “choice to live” and decided to reached the gym … hard.

She’s now a whopping 124 lbs lighter, and says her weight loss is down to determination, exercising and diet change.

Writing on her Instagram, she told: “Doing whatever it takes to fight for the life I want! Stand tall, be fearless and hustle! ”Now that’s fitspo, if I’ve ever heard it. She’s documented the whole journey on Instagram, culminating in the time-lapse below, that proves just how hard she’s worked.

Authenticity necessitates vulnerability, transparency and integrity If you asked me what the hardest part of my journey has been…I’d quickly tell you it was getting to -1 22 lb weight loss and trying to move past that. No wraps, surgery or pills. I am a recovering binge/ emotional eater. Running to the gym is the easy proportion. My passion for living an active lifestyle is greater than ever before. In the last few months, I’ve assured my muscle tone change drastically. Although, getting over all leaner has been slow to boot. I have been giving in too easily to emotional eating these days. Well…except for yesterday…I blame St Patrick’s day I’ve been quite motivated and renewed lately. I have brought more intensity to every workout the coming week than I had in quite some time. I couldn’t be more thankful for my workout and snack plan being laid down by for me. It makes what I’m doing so much easier. No matter how many times I stumble…I am always going to bouncing right back…because I want this next goal more than anything. So without any special lighting or angles…here I am. Jiggly thighs, loose scalp, stretching marks and bloated…and even with all that, I am extremely proud of how far I have come. It would be easy to preserve. Easy to stop and feel complacent. I never guessed I’d say this….and I never imagined that my body would be able to go further…but I am going to continue to work my ass off. Because I want to be a body builder. I am going to push this body to the limits. I am going to get onto stage ready! Accountability. Commitment. Results. #ichoosetolive #cantstopwontstop #goalgetter #limitless #keepgoing #teamjonnystraws #IAMMOTIV8 #weightlossmotivation #weightlossjourney #weightlosstransformation #fitspiration #girlswholift #fitspo #fitfam #eatclean #selflove #instafit #fitnessaddict #trainandtransform #girlswithmuscle #neverfail #fitmom #fattofit #bodybuilding #beastmode #flexfriday #kratos #jonnystraws A video posted by Justine -1 24 lbs #ichoosetolive (@ hairstargetsfit) on Mar 18, 2016 at 10:21 pm PDT

Many have asked what my weight loss secret is…and the answer is pretty simple. I do whatever it takes Consistency; my greatest ally…Discipline to do what is hard…Drive to grind when I want to rest…Determination to put in the run when no one is watching…Commitment to never stop no matter what. There was no surgeries, diet pills, wraps or replacement shakes. Aside from feeing clean and working out …. One of the best decisions I made during my weight loss journey: enlisting in the help of my online trainer, the transformation expert; @jonnystraws. Having developing/ snack/ supplement plans laid out for me and adjusted to my own personal body type and aims, has not only led to unbelievable changes in my physique and overall health…but the fitness and well being knowledge I have gained…will ensure that this will become a true and lasting lifestyle change. The best is yet to come, so do whatever it takes. Because YOU are worth it! #teamjonnystraws #neverfail #IAMMOTIV8 #motiv8performance #jonnystraws #weightlossmotivation #weightlossjourney #weightlosstransformation #fitspiration #girlswholift #fitspo #fitfam #selflove #instafit #fitnessaddict #trainandtransform #girlswithmuscle #fitmom #fattofit #bodybuilding #beastmode #teamwork #goalgetter #limitless #ichoosetolive #keepgoing #transformation #beforeandafter

A photo posted by Justine -1 24 lbs #ichoosetolive (@ hairstargetsfit) on May 19, 2016 at 10:31 pm PDT

Check out her incredible Flipagram here :

The person you watch reflecting in the mirror…will provide you with the biggest challenges in life. The human spirit is powerful. Do the run. Suffer the setbacks, move past the ache and excuses. True motivation is not an outside source. It’s staring directly back at you. There is nothing you cannot be, do or have. Live with no sadness and don’t ever give up. “Its what” drives me. My motivation. #transformationtuesday #teamjonnystraws #neverfail #IAMMOTIV8 #motiv8performance #jonnystraws #weightlossmotivation #weightlossjourney #weightlosstransformation #fitspiration #girlswholift #fitspo #fitfam #selflove #motivation #confidence #weightloss #trainandtransform #girlswithmuscle #fitmom #fattofit #bodybuilding #beastmode #teamgetyokd #spartanrevolution #limitless #ichoosetolive #keepgoing #musclevizion #athlete A video posted by Justine -1 24 lbs #ichoosetolive (@ hairstargetsfit) on May 17, 2016 at 9:14 am PDT

Well done Justine, what an incredible transformation .

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