The photo on the left is a 230-lb Joey Dodd in late November of 2006. On the right is Joey today, tipping the scales at 185-lbs. He did it with incredibly hard work in the gym and a new diet. We had the chance to chat with Joey. Here’s what he had to say.
How many days a week do you work out?
Six. I do three days here at Xtreme Couture doing jiu jitsu and the MMA class. I do the other three days in the gym. I lift weights and do cardio. I hit every body part one time per week and do cardio in conjunction with that body part on the same day.
How has your diet changed?
I eat six meals a day. Basically one meal every three hours. Usually three of the six meals are a ready to drink protein shake or a protein bar.
What made you get on this program?
Old age. I turned 38 and I didn’t want to die at an early age. I also want to be energetic and play with my grandkids one day.
Your son works out at the gym too.
Yeah. He loves it. He wants to be a pro when he grows up.
What has been the reaction of people at work?
They all say, “that’s amazing”. People say unless I knew that was you before, I wouldn’t believe the before and after pictures. It looks like the pictures have been enhanced. (Editor’s note: the pictures were not enhanced)
What is your target weight?
I started at 230-lbs last December. The before picture is from November of ’06, but I didn’t really start working out until late December, really early January. That’s when I got serious about it. I got down to 185 in May and that’s where I am now. I’d like to take off another five or ten pounds and be about 175-lbs to 180-lbs.