Back in 2015, at the height of the notorious 'dad bod' craze, people started to realize that Drake was ripped. He had been training for over 3 years, but the world only noticed when his Instagram page suddenly started heating up. Like most other things Drake has turned into a trend, his followers flocked to gyms around the world on a quest to get 'swoll' like Champagne Papi.


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Now, this is not to say that everyone who takes fitness seriously these days is doing it because of Drake, but it's clear that 'making gains' is back in style, and people are going from skinny to shredded faster than half of us can blink. If it's done right, building muscle can actually prolong your lifespan and improve cardiovascular and bone health - as well as increase your chances of people sliding in the DM. Faster isn't always better, though. Each person inherits different strengths and weaknesses from the gene pool, so it's important to take your time and found out what works for your unique body. To dispel that last little thought in your head, no - steroids are never a good option, unless you want to add the increased risk of heart disease and stroke to your routine.

Here at Bored Panda, we decided to compile a list of people who bulked up big-time, and barely look like the same people in their 'before' photos. We've also included the timespan of their progress, but keep in mind that everyone builds at a different pace! Vote for your favourite transformations below, and upload your own at the bottom.

#1 2 Years Progress

2 Years Progress

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Tiny Dynamine 1 week ago

Iggy Pop came to mind for some reason. :D

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#2 3 Years Of Transformation

3 Years Of Transformation

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Caitlyn McCracken 1 week ago

This one is awesome.

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#3 6 Months, 24 Years Old, From 137lbs To 160lbs

6 Months, 24 Years Old, From 137lbs To 160lbs

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Hope Floats 1 week ago

Just looks so much healthier...Well done you!!

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#4 4 Years And 40 Pound Difference

4 Years And 40 Pound Difference

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Lynn Provost 1 week ago

Love your strong body! Y Keep it up!😁😁

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#5 After Having 3 Surgeries, I Finally Got Back To Doing What I Love... Back In The Gym And Playing Football. One Month Apart

After Having 3 Surgeries, I Finally Got Back To Doing What I Love... Back In The Gym And Playing Football. One Month Apart

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Katie Smith 1 week ago

Congrats and props to you sir. Life with a stoma is HARD. And you are kicking ass. You are an inspiration, thank you for sharing xx

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#6 4.5 Month Body Transformation

4.5 Month Body Transformation

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Max Roma 1 week ago

Please stop telling people they can achieve this result in such a short amount of time, unless you want to suggest the use of illegal (and dangerous) stuff. This will demotivate anyone that will try to improve their body when facing the harsh reality: gaining mass in a natural way requires A LOT of time.

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#7 From 42 Kg To 53 Kg. When I First Started Working Out I Just Transformed My Obsession For Food Into An Obsession For Fitness And “Living Healthy”

From 42 Kg To 53 Kg. When I First Started Working Out I Just Transformed My Obsession For Food Into An Obsession For Fitness And “Living Healthy”

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MarthayToño Ordonez 1 week ago

your obsession for food??

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#8 From 100lbs To 140lbs In 2 Years

From 100lbs To 140lbs In 2 Years

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Lucine Kazanian 1 week ago

Total transformation!! Wow

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#9 3 month Transformation Of A Father-Of-Three, 45 Years Old

3 month Transformation Of A Father-Of-Three, 45 Years Old

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Asia 1 week ago

3 months?! No way!

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#10 2 Years And About A 5lb Difference Between Pictures

2 Years And About A 5lb Difference Between Pictures

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