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Skinny College Kid Gains 26 lbs of Muscle in 120 days – Chad’s Massive P90X Results

I think Chad has answered the question whether or not you can gain mass with P90X.  Wow!  Chad decided to make a change in his life and went for it.  His P90X results prove how you can completely change your body type with a program like this.  Not only that but he also improved in sports!  Chad has been a stable member or the Get Ripped At Home Crew for some time now and his dedication to both his fitness and nutrition definitely shows through.  It doesn’t matter if you are young, old, man or women…you can get in the best shape of your life with P90X and P90X2.  Get the results you deserve!

Here is Chad’s Story in his own words…

Entering high school as an underweight, unfocused, out-of-shape freshman, I knew that in order to play lacrosse competitively and succeed academically in school, I had no choice but to make profound changes in my diet and exercise regimen. I remember when my own poor diet affected my daily life, making me feel tired, weak, lazy, and irritable, especially before lacrosse practice; that chips and pizza might be the culprits never crossed my mind. Before, my daily diet included a meager breakfast, pizza for lunch, three bags of chips for a snack, and finally, a well-balanced dinner too late in the day to matter. After learning how proper nutrition could change my life, I changed my diet to include a hearty breakfast of eggs, bacon, and toast, I stopped eating the cafeteria junk food and started making my own lunches, and I put a stop to my destructive snacking habits. After I changed my diet, I wasn’t drained of all my energy when school ended; and, I also saw a major improvement in my lacrosse game.

Even though I had improved my diet, I still needed to get in shape in order to stay healthy and ultimately make the lacrosse team. I knew in order to play lacrosse effectively I would have to gain muscle, so I started working out at the gym and lifting weights. At first I did gain some muscle and increase my weight, but my gains stopped after a while and I didn’t know why. I researched and found that my body had entered the “plateau effect,” achieving results early on but slowing progress after about three weeks. After discussing the problem with my dad, he explained how P90X stops the plateau effect and helps achieve results more quickly. Convinced, I started to see results as the workout program put my body through varying workouts every three weeks so that my muscles kept growing throughout the ninety day challenge. By the end of the ninety day program, I gained considerable muscle mass, but more importantly; I gained confidence from a well-tuned, high-performing body fueled by healthful eating and regular workouts.

Want to ask Chad how he got his P90X Results?  You can find Chad by CLICKING HERE!

 

19 comments
Jared Novio
Jared Novio

Hi Chad, great results! What was your total calorie need for the day and how many calories above your need were you eating? I need to bulk like you did, but I want to avoid big fat gains or my face becoming round and bloated.

I have another question: how much weight were you using with the exercises? What's the most you have used when doing P90X? I'm trying to figure out how many plates for my dumbbells I need to buy to complete the program.

 

Thanks!

Chad Smith
Chad Smith

@Mason: If i can remember correctly I believe it was 50/30/20 (Carbs/Protein/Fats)

Mason
Mason

Hey Chad, Sweet results bro!!!! I'm just curious though, I know you said you were taking in roughly 4000 calories but what were your macro nutrient ratios?

rabih
rabih

how to you get a six pack when putting on 4000 calories a day, because i look like how you were when you were going to college and I'm trying to put on a little mass and still get a six pack but i can't and I'm currently on a weight gainer 5'8 138

Chad Smith
Chad Smith

@umesh I followed the P90X classic program exactly as it was laid out.

Chad Smith
Chad Smith

@TY and i took whey casein protein, whey isolate and shakeology.

Chad Smith
Chad Smith

@Ty it didnt take long for me to see abs because i didnt have any body fat but id say about 30 days.

umesh
umesh

chad i am 17 years old, i am 5' 8" and weigh 120lbs. should i follow the classic p90x program i was thinking that the cardio workouts wouldn't be suited for me as i'm alreeady skinny.

Ty
Ty

Wow, good job. How long did it take you to see abs, and did you use any protein?

Chad Smith
Chad Smith

@James: When I started P90X I could only do about 15 push-ups and about 3 pull-ups, of course I thought it was too hard at first; but I never let that get me down. I always told myself if this were easy then it wouldn't be worth it. So if I were you I would just jump strait into P90X, and I learned all of my nutrition and exercising tricks and tips from this website. So if you need to learn anything about P90X and nutrition Sean is your go to guy. But if you want to msg me you can, just send me a facebook msg or email me and ill be happy to answer your questions.

James
James

Chad, I am 38 years old, 5' 11" and weigh 145 lbs. I am 100% out of shape and have never really exercised. I'm the typical "toothpick" with a good metabolism even for my age. I eat decent/healthy, but would love to get the results you did. Your before and after pics give a skinny guy like me hope! What is your advice to someone my age who would be a beginner? How should I eat? Is P90X too tough to start with? I also bought Body Gospel and 10 Minute Trainer. Should I start with either of these or just jump right into P90X. What supplements did you take and what would an average day of food consist of. (As you can tell I NO NOTHING about fitness but am willing to learn if I had a little guidance) and can be pointed in the right direction. Thanks for any help!

Rick
Rick

Wow, so you gained 26 pounds in 120 days? How many calories did you eat per day?

Chad Smith
Chad Smith

Rick it took me 120 days to get these results

Rick
Rick

Great job Chad! How long did it take you to get these results?

Chad Smith
Chad Smith

My starting weight was around 130 and my ending weight was 156. And i didn't track my BF%, i followed the classic routine. I currently weigh 167 and ive been on a strict mass gaining diet and i am doing P90X2/insanity asylum.

Joshua
Joshua

Wow great results! What was your starting weight and the ending weight? The differences in your body fat percentage from then and now? Did you follow the classic workout routine or the gain mass routine?

Coach Sean
Coach Sean

@Rabih: He's an ectomorph (hard gainer). His body type/genetics allow him to have to eat more to gain muscle mass.

Coach Sean
Coach Sean

@James: Nope, P90X isnt too tough to start. THey show you how to workout, how to eat, when to eat, what schedule to use and what exercises to do. Everything is laid out for you to be successful. All you need to do is follow along, do your best, and modify when needed. I can help you do this. If you sign up for me as your coach can help you through the program, your questions about food, nutrition, supplements, exercise, etc. https://teambeachbody.com/signup/-/signup/free/22975 The nutrition guide shows you exactly what to eat and how much. Since you already have those 2 programs I would start 10 min trainer and see how you do with those. Those will be a good prep to get you ready for some of the P90X stuff. Supplements wise, I take a good quality protein powder, Shakeology, and the P90X recovery drink. If you want to see my average day of food, then you can go to my diet here on the site or see my fat burning diet post as well.