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From Twig to Big: a Weight Journey of a Reddit User

Read about a Reddit user's weight journey from 150lbs to 180lbs, and how they achieved their gains. Get inspired and try things out for yourself!

Article by Madeleine Smith

A photo of a 6'1" man showing a weight bulk from 150 pounds to 180 pounds. A net gain of 30 pounds.
M/22/6'1" (150-> 180lbs) Jun 2010 - Now. Twig to big.
Originally posted on /r/progresspics


In 2010, Reddit user Alkap0wn weighed only 150lbs. Now, he weighs 180lbs and credits his gains to working out and having a consistent diet. His progress has motivated and inspired other users on the thread. Read on to discover his journey.

Consistency is the Key

Alkap0wn believes that his gains are the result of his consistent efforts. He advises other users to do the same and to not let excuses get in the way. If you're new to the gym, start now and don't stop. Get a weight tracking app and the myfitnesspal app to track your diet and set a calorie goal.

Chalk Up and Hit Those Squats

As users congratulated him on his gains and physique, Alkap0wn also received some advice. User Teh_RoXXorz suggested to "chalk up and hit those squats" to feel more in control of the weight and lifts, while other users recommended doing core exercises to achieve desired weight targets.

Start small, progress steadily

Alkap0wn’s story serves as a reminder that consistent effort and realistic goals can lead to positive change. No matter how long it takes, small gains can add up over time to make a big difference - just like it did for Alkap0wn. Keep track of your progress, set realistic goals, and stick to a dedicated routine, and you'll be amazed at the progress you can make.


Alkap0wn is an excellent example of how consistent dedication to fitness can deliver incredible results. His journey shows that making small achievable gains over time can lead to substantial change. So, don't be discouraged if you don't see rapid gains, start small, and work your way up. You'll see progress in no time! 

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Madeleine Smith

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Madeleine is passionate about empowering individuals with the information and tools they need to transform their bodies and lives.