Overcoming Adversity: The Journey of AX Athlete Adam Moore

Brandon Hahn March 13, 2013 Athletic Xtreme News

We heard about Adam’s incredible journey from obesity to becoming a competitive bodybuilder. So, we felt the world needed to see his amazing journey.

Was there a specific moment or event that made you decide to change?

Absolutely! I was already suffering from obesity, weighing in at around 340ish. I had two knee surgeries several years prior and had a rapid weight increase due to lack of exercise and diet. So in November of 2008 I temporarily lost vision and was taken to the hospital. At the hospital the doctors said I had high blood pressure ( I believe it was 195/120) and diagnosed me with type 2 diabetes. The sugar in my blood was well over 600 and 1000 in my urine. My blood pressure was stroke level. The doctor said I was on the verge of death… I was 25.

Two months later I was injured at work getting out of my car. I suppose my back couldn’t handle the weight. The company I work for had seen my blood work from the ER (because it was a work related injury), the severity of my diabetes, and refused to let me work in my current health. Sounds unfair, but it opened my eyes that this is going to ruin my life if not kill me first. From being off work for almost 4 months, I dealt with growing depression and life choices. I had no idea where to begin. My diabetes was getting worse and my next step was insulin dependency.

How did you accomplish your transformation?

I began training with friends at a gym down the road from our work in 2009. It was a very slow process. I decided if something was to change it had to be RIGHT NOW. I contacted a friend who is a well known power lifter and shortly after I began training with his crew. After 7 months of training in 2010, I competed in my first powerlifting event. I placed first in the 308 bench only. I am a man who is always looking for the next step and next best thing. I needed more. I attended my first bodybuilding show that August and was introduced to the man who would take me to the next level. He was around 56 years old and his name is Michael “Hammer” Clark. He is a beast of bodybuilders from Pensacola, Florida. On September 1st, 2010 I began my journey of weight loss and bodybuilding. I set major goals for myself. I began at a weight of 308 lbs. In a matter of 6 months I went from 308 down to 220 lbs. I found myself wearing a 34 in pants comfortably. It was very grueling and very tough physically, emotionally and mentally.

What did your diet look like then compared to now?

The diet I started with in September was pretty much your contest prep diet with one cheat day a week. I pretty much ate nothing but tilapia, chicken and asparagus. Although the results were weight loss and best of all I put my diabetes in remission and no medication since January 2011. I suffered strength loss and lost a lot of muscle due to lack of protein (and pretty much me not listening to my coach).

Since then I have become smarter and wiser to what my body needs and wants for growth. I have a new prep coach and my diet consists of more red meat, almonds, oats (i.e. more calories as well as essential fats I wasn’t getting before). I still eat the asparagus, chicken and tilapia but the one thing I am doing now I didn’t do before is, weigh my food. I never realized how weighing your food could make such a radical difference. I know exactly how much I take in daily now. I am also consuming more water than the last prep and it too has made a world of difference. In February of 2013, I became a sponsored athlete with Athletic Xtreme, I have started incorporating their products into my diet and training.

What hurdles did you have to overcome during your training?

Well with two prior knee surgeries all on my left knee, it has left a bad taste in my mouth when it comes to growing. I am constantly trying to stimulate that quad in my left knee to grow, so that has been one major factor I deal with mentally. In the beginning I would not even squat because I was so scared of injuring myself again. I was told if I didn’t squat I wouldn’t grow. I took baby steps and eventually found myself (last year) squatting 545 below parallel.

What does your current training regimen look like?

I am definitely sporadic on my time of day in training. As of recently I began throwing in muscle confusion by changing up my training schedule. I would ALWAYS train chest on Mondays. Now it’s pretty much whichever day I choose and honestly it’s working. I still train legs twice a week. I hit back and shoulders twice a week (this just started in the last few weeks and it has been effective). I recently bought a treadmill for my home and have been throwing in cardio daily, except for leg day.

Looking back, would you have done anything different?

Oh definitely! I would’ve never let myself get overweight after high school. I would have found a gym and started asking questions about nutrition, lifting, and bodybuilding. I always wanted to be a bodybuilder since I was 19 years old. Unfortunately, I didn’t reach out and ask the questions.

What lies ahead for Adam Moore?

Well I am 30 years old now. Honestly, I feel and look better than ever. And now that I am apart of the AX team, I don’t know how high this rope will go. I will be stepping on stage July 13th in Tuscaloosa, AL at The Clash at The Capstone. I am competing to win and nothing less. I plan on continuing to grow physically and mentally with this sport. I always set my goals high, whether it be in my career or in life. I know I have a long road ahead of me. My major goal is to encourage those who suffer from obesity, and type 2 diabetes, to let them know life is not over. Too many people give up and become complacent. I have 3 boys and a beautiful wife today because I found a way to change. I come from a long line of family members with heart disease, diabetes and obesity. I would hate to see someone die from this because they didn’t think it was possible to make a difference.

If you want to see more of Adam Moore’s journey, please check out his facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/TheStudFaceKilla

If you are interested in checking out Adam’s current supplement stack, here it is!
Mass FX
Slim Fx
Ultra Reps

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About The Author

Brandon has been in the fitness industry for over seven years and has trained over 1,000 clients. He has competed in several bodybuilding competitions and continues to improve his physique with hardwork and dedication. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, Brandon has the knowledge and skills to get you on the fast track to fitness.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jcleve68 Joshua Cleveland

    Great story man, glad to call you my friend. I know your
    journey as bodybuilder will be great and successful! Good luck!

  • Greg Bajsa

    Awesome transformation and life journey Adam!! Glad to have you as a friend and Athletic Xtreme Teammate!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/StudFaceKilla Adam Moore

    This is definitely a huge honor to have my story shared! And definitely proud to call you my friends and team mates!

  • http://www.facebook.com/bsartain1 Bradley Sartain

    Awesome story and journey bro! I’m glad you found the inner strength to complete your transformation and to get healthy for the kids. Keep up the GREAT WORK BRO!

  • http://www.facebook.com/TeiaDeWoody Teia DeWoody

    I couldn’t be any more proud of you! I’ve watched you transform from an overweight man to someone that inspires me everyday now to do better and better. So Thank You Sir.