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Before I give you tips in fitness, I would like to explain why I started with fitness. Beside the reason why I started with fitness, you will also learn something about my life and about my childhood. This was an important point in my development.

Sport was and is my life

At the age of five, I started playing football. At the age of seven, I decided to start with handball in addition to football. I played Handball and Football until I was 15 years old. Because I had not enough time for both I had to decide for a sport. This decision was 100% football! During school I played flag-football in a school-team. At the age of 16 I started with gym. Sport has always been one of the biggest parts of my life. It distracted me and motivated me to keep going. I can’t imagine a life without sport. I just enjoyed being on the football field with my friends and running past the ball. Sometimes I felt like a crazy dog ​​who is crazy about the ball.

My parents the reason for my urge to sport?

Yes, I think you can say it that way. Through my parents, I have become so crazy to sports. My father and mother played handball. My mother stopped when I was born and my dad stopped when I was about 6 years old. Well, I can‘t really remember that, but that’s how I would appreciate it. So every weekend, when I was younger, we were driving to a handball match of my dad’s team to watch him playing handball. In addition to handball, my father has had great interest in football. And to be honest, he was not a bad footballer either.

I remember the day when my parents asked me if I wanted to start a sport and which sport it should be. They left me all possibilities open. But i was only thinking about handball and football. At that time I found football just more interesting. Just like my brother. We are both football player.

The young Fabian

As a child, I was always a head shorter than all the others of my level and about a year younger. Because of that, I was always the weakest and thinnest. When I was 15, I broke my arm while skiing. Because it was a complicated break, I had to plaster for over two months. My entire arm muscles, which I had at that time, had completely disappeared and my right arm consisted only of skin and bones. When it started with girls and party at the age of 16, I don’t wanted be longer the little Fabian. The only way out I could see was to go to the gym and get some muscles. And so I did it.

I went to the next gym, which was not the best quality gym. But it was empty, had a sauna and with all my other buddies I could train there. I kept training without a break. From 2 days a week to 3 days a week, sometimes every day of the week. I started to learn more about fitness, read books, changed my diet, skipped alcohol, and did whatever it takes to get my body in shape. All this happened at the age of 18 years after party and alcohol was not that important anymore.

Because I’ve always played football in the meantime, I did not have to do cardio at the gym. So I focused only on growing my muscles. Usually my week looked like this: football three days a week and the gym three days a week. One day I had rest day. But that day I would have liked to go as well.

The setback at 18 years

When I was 18, I broke my elbow in football. It was not a complicated break and I only had to wear a plaster for three weeks. But this break was enough to make most of the muscles on my right arm disappear. It felt like a huge setback. All my energy, which I had previously invested in the gym, was in vain. I had no desire to start again and my motivation was on the ground. But I got through it and got up to go to the gym and start again. Since I was approached by photographer Teejott to model, I had the motivation to get back to my old form to look good in the photos. And yes, I did it again! I pulled through and kept coming forward and closer to my goal.

Review – Would I do it again?

I know that I put so much time into this hobby fitness. But I would do it again at any time, because on the one hand it changed my body but also on the other side my person. As I’ve told you already, you sit in the gym for hours, thinking about yourself, about your purpose in life, and about others.For me, fitness is more than just a sport to look fit. I use it to balance myself and to think about everything. Fitness simply puts you into a routine that can improve your day-to-day work and productivity. In addition, you get to know incredibly great new friends in the gym, who have the same interests and think similar!It is always great when you have not seen people for a long time and they make you aware of the success in the gym: “Yeah, you have changed a lot!”

I hope you liked this blog post?! If you have questions, feel free to ask me! I will answer everything and if you have suggestions on what to write in my next blog post, please tell me! 🙂Otherwise, check out my Instagram account! Best regardsFabian

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  • fabianxarnold1
    Reply

    How long were you at the gym?
    And how much time with bandaged hand?

    • Fabian
      Reply

      5 years and not with bandaged hand!

  • Adelaido Morales
    Reply

    Hi,have a nice day Fabianxarnold by the way I would like to ask how old are you now and do you have coach, fitness enthusiasm or someone with you during your few days in gym teaching what kind of exercise or something you should do?

    Because I’m also thinking to have a healthy and fit body just like you but I have no idea about it. I’m just so motivated about how you’ve started and I want to do the same thing as you did. Thank you and hoping to be recognized by you 🙂

    • Fabian
      Reply

      Hey!!!
      I’m 22 years old and yes I’m happy to help and train!!!
      Where are you living?
      Best Fabian

  • Sherry
    Reply

    Great story, great person! You kept going and overcame huge setbacks for such a young age! Lookin good Fabi 😍

    • Fabian
      Reply

      thank you so much!!!

  • Luke Sanchez
    Reply

    Please tell us your workout routine Fabian. I am like you when you we’re young, skinny af, but I wanna read some of your workout routines.

    • Fabian
      Reply

      eat clean!!! Potatoes and rice chicken and vegetables!!!

  • Tonny lee
    Reply

    Thank you very much for shared your personal life which was really beautiful, inspiring and wonderful. I loved it.

    • Fabian
      Reply

      Thank you!!!

  • Othman
    Reply

    Why you mentioned suicide ina hashtag under the insta post announcing about you story?

    • Fabian
      Reply

      next blogpost!!!

  • Thomas Keepfer
    Reply

    You’re body is amazing. I’m 5’11” and my average weight is 175 pounds. I’ve always been thin but never muscular and I always wanted to get ripped up. I’ve finally started going to the gym but it’s really hard to stay focused and motivated. It depresses me a lot to look at myself and not be happy. Now lately I’ve had some problems and it made me gain 30pounds so it’s now or never and I cant stay like this I ABSOLUTELY have to get fit. What do I do to keep the motivation?

    • Fabian
      Reply

      focus your goals everyday and remember the bad time!!!

  • Greg
    Reply

    Hi Fabian, your story is so inspiring, but I would like to ask you something, where can I get information about healthy food? , because I initially started to go to the gym to deal with my acne problems, and it has helped me, but I want to take it to the next level and stop eating junk food, since I know that is one of the main problems I have, thank you for your advice and hope u have a nice day

    • Fabian
      Reply

      hey… just eat a lot of vegetables, potatoes chicken and nuts!!!

  • shariff
    Reply

    what a great story

    • Fabian
      Reply

      thank you so much!!!!

  • Felthon Johnsim Zamora Abiera
    Reply

    Hello dear Fabian!

    After reading your blog, I could truly say that you’re a very strong person not just physically but also emotionally. You’re a beautiful person inside and out. I’m in awe of your incredibly amazing transformation as a result of your hardwork in the gym, your healthy diet and your healthy lifestyle. You’re a huge inspiration to me my friend! Keep on doing what you love and keep on inspiring people!

    Do you have an online workout training and meal plans? I’m very much willing to be trained by you. You’re my fitness inspiration!

    • Fabian
      Reply

      Thank you so much !!! Its so nice to hear that!!! no I don’t have a online plan…. But email me fabianxarnold@mail.de and I will create a plan for you!!!

  • Célien
    Reply

    Hi Fabian !

    I just wanted to tell you that I’ve been following you for a while on Instagram and knowing every detail of how you grew up is exactly what I needed right now !
    You’re like a model to me, I don’t know how it’s possible to have such a strong mental ! I kinda admire you, literally ! I’d love to become a little bit more like you (indeed your body is exceptional and I’d like to have the same but … Motivation is hard to find I have to admit) ! Your life is fascinating : model, traveler, influencer, sportive … I don’t know how it is possible to do so many things at the same time; that’s crazy impressive !!!
    I’d love to get an advice (or maybe more haha) to help me go through my lack of motivation (indeed it’s been 3 years now I go to the gym but I often stop because I’m alone there, I don’t know what to do, I’m kinda familiar with fast foods even if I’m not fat at all) !

    Well, I don’t want to bother you more haha so thank you for everything you already posted and will post, you’re an inspiration !

    • Fabian
      Reply

      thank you so much!!! that’s great to hear!!!

  • Dave
    Reply

    You are my daily inspiration Fabian !

    • Fabian
      Reply

      that means a lot!!! Thank you for your feedback!!!

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