Boise, ID (PRWEB) July 25, 2013
Bodybuilding.com – the Internet’s most-visited bodybuilding and fitness site and the largest online retailer of nutritional supplements – and BSN – the world leader in cutting-edge physique and performance products – teamed up for the 2013 Summer Shred Challenge. The challenge attracted an incredible 19,450+ entrants from all 50 states. And for the first time ever, Bodybuilding.com opened the challenge up globally, accepting entrants from 146 countries around the world.
The Bodybuilding.com BSN Summer Shred Challenge was designed to help people across the world achieve their health and fitness goals. Throughout the 12-week challenge, registrants received motivational emails from BSN’s elite team of athletes. For Kyle Yedlicka, the 2013 Summer Shred Challenge Grand Prize Winner, this was the motivation he needed to completely change his physique. Yedlicka lost a total of 19 pounds and an astonishing 12% body fat in just 12 short weeks. Looking at his “before” pictures, it’s apparent just how much hard work and dedication Yedlicka put into his transformation.
Starting his journey was easy, “A friend told me about the BSN Summer Shred Challenge, and it was just what I needed to motivate me. I signed up with the hopes of achieving all of my fitness goals I set out to accomplish,” said Yedlicka. But as the challenge went on, an unexpected illness in the family arose and Yedlicka found it harder and harder to sick to his goals. “In November 2012, my girlfriend’s father was diagnosed with liver cancer. As time went on, his diagnosis got worse and unfortunately he passes away in May 2013. In his final weeks, I had to make sacrifices in my diet and training in order to be there for my girlfriend. Even though times were tough, my girlfriend and her family stayed strong. That strength is what gave me the motivation to go after my fitness goals.”
In order to achieve his incredible new physique, Yedlicka started lifting weights six days a week. “I made sure to hit each muscle group twice a week,” stated Yedlicka. “Then I found Jim Stoppani’s Six-Week Shortcut to Shred plan on Bodybuilding.com and decided to follow that. I really enjoyed this trainer and it took my workouts to a whole new level, giving me dramatic results.”
Yedlicka hopes to be a motivation to anyone who is starting on his or her own transformation journey. “Never give up on your health,” said Yedlicka. “Be sure to always push yourself and keep setting goals. This will help you to live a long and healthy life.” Yedlicka is truly an inspiration to his friends, family, and the BodySpace community. BodySpace is Bodybuilding.com’s online fitness community, which Yedlicka used to document his progress. This helped him stay on track and held him accountable to other members. It was also a place where he could find motivation and record his nutrition regimen and workouts. For more information on Kyle Yedlicka’s transformation, please visit his BodySpace page at http://bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/KYEDSI6/.
As the Grand Prize Winner of the Bodybuilding.com BSN Summer Shred Challenge, Yedlicka received a $10,000 cash prize, a $10,000 vacation, a new iPad with a $150 gift card, a $1,000 credit to Bodybuilding.com for BSN supplements, a Bodybuilding.com B-Elite workout wardrobe, and a photo shoot for BSN with a chance to appear in a national advertisement.
For more information on the BSN Summer Shred Challenge, please visit http://www.bodybuilding.com/summershred.
To learn more about Bodybuilding.com’s other transformation challenges, including the current one, please visit http://www.bodybuilding.com/transform.
Based in Meridian, Idaho, Bodybuilding.com is the world’s largest online sports nutrition store. The site carries more than 9,900 health and fitness supplements and accessories, shipping to customers in more than 155 countries. Bodybuilding.com helps more than 26 million people every month achieve their health, fitness and appearance goals by offering over 28,000 pages of free information, including more than 20,000 articles and 8,000 videos, expert-designed online training programs, and new content added daily. For more information, please visit http://www.bodybuilding.com.