Dillon joined a "Biggest Loser" contest at work and never looked back - See how he lost over 100 pounds!
Tell us about yourself
My name is Dillon Phaneuf; I am from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada. I currently work at a power sports dealership selling things like snowmobiles, ATV’s and boats. I grew up on a large grain farm just outside the city so I am a country boy at heart. In my spare time I like to hunt fish and of course LIFT! I was lucky enough that my fitness journey brought me to #TeamJS! I am currently a Rep for them and I love every second of it. It’s truly an honour to be part of such a top notch company.
What made you decide to start your transformation?
My journey started when about 18 months ago when my coworkers and I decided we would do a “biggest loser” and put some money up for grabs. I knew I had gotten heavier but wasn’t prepared for what I saw in the scale on weigh in day. 287! In my head I thought maybe 230, which goes to show how fast it can get away from you. The next day, my fitness journey began.
How did you get started?
I immediately started my fitness journey the next day by joining a gym. In high school I had struggled with weight and managed to take it off through weight lifting so luckily for me I had an inkling of what I was doing. I learned so much to this point and I keep getting better every day!
What supplements do you currently take?
I currently take Cellucor Cor-Performance Whey first thing in the morning, usually about 2 scoops. I then take my stack of pills which looks like this, Multi vitamin, B complex, Vitamin C, fish oils, Cayenne pill and I will cycle a fat burner on and off. Usually Mammoth Burn or MusclePharm Oxysport Black. I take Mammoth Amino during my workout; I like the Mammoth because I don’t have to supplement glutamine as it’s already in there. Then I usually finish off with another scoop of Cellucor whey right after my workout. I also take a greens and phytoberry supplement during the day with meals because I eat very little fruits and vegetables.
How's your diet?
My diet plan consists of about 2400 calories a day, with a macro breakdown of P40/C30/F30. Once I learned about nutrition, fitness life became a lot easier as I saw results five times faster.
What about your training?
My training program is one that has worked very well for me, it looks something like this. CHEST/BACK, LEGS, ARMS, CHEST/BACK, LEGS, SHOULDERS. I take Sunday as a rest day. I do mostly high reps with very little rest, and a lot of super sets and drop sets. I will occasionally “shock” the body by maxing out and going heavy. The high reps and low rest between sets has allowed me to burn fat and build muscle all at the same time. It also has made it so I don’t have to do very much cardio. Focus on not how much you lift, but how well you lift.
How did you find JackedScholar.ca?
I found was lucky enough to find JackedScholar after they liked one of my transformation pictures, I found the website and applied to be a Rep, been history in the making ever since!
What are some of your favourite gym tracks?
Here's the truth. I don't listen to any music. I like to be able to hear the iron clang together. I live for this so much, I don't need pumping up, it's in my blood now!
How has being fit changed your life?
Being fit and living the fitness lifestyle has changed my life in so many ways. I can do things now that seemed impossible before. My mood and attitude has made a total turn around for the better. I have made sacrifices for it, worked my ass off, but at the end of the day I know the iron saved my life.
What advice would you give to others who are looking to make a change?
If I was looking to give someone advice starting out, I would say that you need to pick when you want to start, and stay consistent! A big part to my success is that I am very driven. I have not missed more than two days at the gym in over 18 months. It’s confusing because you will see all kinds of diet and training principles online, but you need to take the time to learn your body type and what works for you. Don’t be scared to think outside the box and try new things! It’s a marathon not a sprint.
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