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

Now, this is not to say that everyone who takes the benefits of exercise 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 mass can actually give a lot of health benefits - 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 gym workout is best 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 exercise 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, from women fitness maniacs to guys who have managed to get ripped using no exercise equipment at all. We've also included the timespan of their progress, but keep in mind that everyone builds at a different pace!

#2

3 Years Of Transformation

3 Years Of Transformation

victorianiamh , victorianiamh Report

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Caroline Gagne
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Poor girl ...love to see she start eating and feeling stronger 🤘

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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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#4

4 Years And 40 Pound Difference

4 Years And 40 Pound Difference

victorialazo Report

#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

Karl Tucker Report

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Katie Smith
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#6

4.5 Month Body Transformation

4.5 Month Body Transformation

JuMa Twins Report

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Max Roma
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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”

cori.mant Report

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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

myprotein.com Report

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#12

5 Years Transformation

5 Years Transformation

muscleandstrength.com Report

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Antonio Luiz
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's is "normal", a 5 year transformation, no one get a transformation in 3 months without drugs or surgery.

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#13

1.5 Years Of Lifting, Never Skipping A Workout, Barely Drinking Alcohol And Eating A Ton Of Food

1.5 Years Of Lifting, Never Skipping A Workout, Barely Drinking Alcohol And Eating A Ton Of Food

jillesme Report

#14

My 6 Month Transformation From 105 To 140 Lbs

My 6 Month Transformation From 105 To 140 Lbs

Urbut Report

#16

2 Years Of Training With No Days Off

2 Years Of Training With No Days Off

lawh4x Report

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Blackie Dawson Rangimoeakau
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It must have been very hard for you to do this to keep to get you from where you were to what you are now I am proud of you for doing it Was it hard to do or did you just continue doing it until you Gott where you wanted to get to.

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#17

6 Year Transformation. High School Graduation To Now. I Was Diagnosed With Type 1 Diabetes A Few Months After My Graduation

6 Year Transformation. High School Graduation To Now. I Was Diagnosed With Type 1 Diabetes A Few Months After My Graduation

chrisruden Report

#19

I Am 25 Years Old In The Left Photo, Living In London, Working Hard And Partying Harder. On The Right - Me At The Ripe Young Age Of 33

I Am 25 Years Old In The Left Photo, Living In London, Working Hard And Partying Harder. On The Right - Me At The Ripe Young Age Of 33

shelleydarlington Report

#20

2 Month Transformation

2 Month Transformation

wilburross Report

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Julie Julie
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nope. Pushing his stomach out on the first photo. No beer-bellied man had transversus like that.

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#22

1 Year And 3 Months Trasformation

1 Year And 3 Months Trasformation

florinafitness Report

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Flora Polvado
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You can gain up to a full cup size by working the pecs and obliques. Firms and enlarges the underlying muscles.

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#23

3 Year Transformation

3 Year Transformation

RAZVAN RADU Report

#25

My 2.5 Year Vegetarian Bodybuilding Progress

My 2.5 Year Vegetarian Bodybuilding Progress

DeathIsTruth Report

#26

From Game Addict To Sponsored Athlete. 8 Years Body Transformation

From Game Addict To Sponsored Athlete. 8 Years Body Transformation

Xenios Charalambous Report

#27

4 Years Between These Photos And Nearly A 40 Pound Difference, All Done Vegan

4 Years Between These Photos And Nearly A 40 Pound Difference, All Done Vegan

fitnika101 Report

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Edyta Złotucha
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I just started going to the gym to gain some pounds too, while being vegan as well:) thank you for the motivation!

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#28

From 60kg To 71kg In 1 Year

From 60kg To 71kg In 1 Year

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3 years ago

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#30

Tom Ward, Who Works At Men's Health Magazine, Transformed His Body In 2 Month And Appeared In The Pages Of The Same Magazine

Tom Ward, Who Works At Men's Health Magazine, Transformed His Body In 2 Month And Appeared In The Pages Of The Same Magazine

menshealth.co Report

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#31

1 Year Progress

1 Year Progress

guice666 Report

#33

Chris Mantovani 2 Year Transformation (13-15)

Chris Mantovani 2 Year Transformation (13-15)

Chris Mantovani Report

#34

3 Month Transformation

3 Month Transformation

action-reaction-training.com Report

#36

3 Years Transformation

3 Years Transformation

alyssamercadofit Report

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Theresa Andrade
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

PERFECTION, like seriously...whole package, face body hair just perfect :-)

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#37

3 Years Difference

3 Years Difference

MrKingston Report

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Naomi Prior
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well done, I hope you get to where you want to be and are happy

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#38

3 Years Of Hard Work

3 Years Of Hard Work

mosamuelsfitness , mosamuelsfitness Report

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Katie Smith
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is way, way too much, and kinda scary. Looks like his muscles are on the outside of his body :/

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#41

Cris Heria Incredible Natural (Calisthenics) Body Transformation

Cris Heria Incredible Natural (Calisthenics) Body Transformation

Aesthetic World Report

#42

1 Year Bicep Progress, Newbie Gains

1 Year Bicep Progress, Newbie Gains

LittleVicious00 Report

#43

3 Month Transformation

3 Month Transformation

scottyspecial Report

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why does the second picture look like a cutout from an ad?

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#44

1.5 Year Into Weight Lifting, A Year Into Healthy Eating, And 3 Months Into Psychotherapy

1.5 Year Into Weight Lifting, A Year Into Healthy Eating, And 3 Months Into Psychotherapy

fit_madds Report

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Pira
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4 years ago

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#45

Week 1 Vs Week 18

Week 1 Vs Week 18

jd_fitjourney Report

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2 years ago

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#46

From 160lbs To 180lbs. 1 Year Of Working Out

From 160lbs To 180lbs. 1 Year Of Working Out

demhandz81 Report

#48

3 Months Muscle Building

3 Months Muscle Building

cleanhealth.com Report

#49

My Several-Year Transformation From A Skinny 145 Lb Teenager To A Working 190 Lb Fitness Model

My Several-Year Transformation From A Skinny 145 Lb Teenager To A Working 190 Lb Fitness Model

parkercotefitness.com Report

#50

My 1 Year Body Transformation

My 1 Year Body Transformation

caliathleteam Report

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#51

Me At 16 And At 23 With About 6 Years Of Lifting In Between

Me At 16 And At 23 With About 6 Years Of Lifting In Between

sbenevides Report

#52

1.5 Year Transformation. From Skinny To Muscular

 1.5 Year Transformation. From Skinny To Muscular

Beingnatty Report

#53

3 Year Body Transformation

3 Year Body Transformation

Neoshred Report

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#54

Progress I Have Made In 2 Years

Progress I Have Made In 2 Years

tucci420 Report

#55

3 Years Into Weightlifting

3 Years Into Weightlifting

gabbyscheyen Report

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#56

3 Month Of Hard Work

3 Month Of Hard Work

ayakaza Report

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JillVille Child Care
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a great smile! Someone is pleased with all their hard work! Great job!

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#57

1 Year Journey

1 Year Journey

_could_be_anyone_ Report

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#58

Over 2 Years Progress

Over 2 Years Progress

mmafighter1294 Report

#59

1 Year And 3 Months Apart. 110 Lbs On The Left And 140 On The Right

1 Year And 3 Months Apart. 110 Lbs On The Left And 140 On The Right

jannabreslin Report

#60

3 Months Training

3 Months Training

action-reaction-training.com Report

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Carlos Juarez
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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not gonna lie your abs are very perfect and what I mean is your abs are the same shape and they are put even by your workouts.And what type of workouts did you do?

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#61

5 Month Transformation Freeletics

5 Month Transformation Freeletics

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#63

9 Month Transformation

9 Month Transformation

AustinRellim Report

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#64

3 Year Transformation. 130 Lbs To 160 Lbs

3 Year Transformation. 130 Lbs To 160 Lbs

janolan Report

#66

Fitness Transformation In 2 Months

Fitness Transformation In 2 Months

The Robards Method Report

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Naima Ivansdóttir
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

finally a realistic progress related to declared time span! :) congrats!

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#67

6 Month Transformation. From 136.6lbs To 167.4 6lbs

6 Month Transformation. From 136.6lbs To 167.4 6lbs

RelleK_Forger Report

#68

Skinny To Shredded: Natural 1 Year Transformation

Skinny To Shredded: Natural 1 Year Transformation

Ayush Gupta Report

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Zied Rezgui
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hey panda, if you watch until this page then you have the ability to do like them.

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2 Year Transformation

2 Year Transformation

muscleandstrength.com Report

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#71

3 Year Transformation

3 Year Transformation

www.muscleandstrength.com Report

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#72

3 Months Training

3 Months Training

action-reaction-training.com Report

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#73

19 Years Old - 3 Years Of Lifting Weights

19 Years Old - 3 Years Of Lifting Weights

piraterawrr Report

#74

2.5 Month Transformation

2.5 Month Transformation

Steve Dinneen Report

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#76

3 Month Body Transformation

3 Month Body Transformation

action-reaction-training.com Report

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Owen McCormack
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

kinda reminds me of a muscley version of the villain from who framed roger rabbit

#78

5.5 Month Progress. Gained 15kg

5.5 Month Progress. Gained 15kg

SkinnyTimmy Report

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Rick Bond
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It doesn't say 15kg of muscle guys. He made good progress. Why the negativity in so many of these posts? There's probably only 2..maybe 3 at the most who used PED. These are all naturally attainable in the times displayed lol. A lot of you negative posters don't get these results all because of the exact mindset you's are displaying in your posts haha.

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#79

Insane 4 Month Body Transformation (Freelettics)

Insane 4 Month Body Transformation (Freelettics)

Sebastiaan Brants Report

#80

2 Year Transformation

2 Year Transformation

muscleandstrength.com Report

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2 Years Progress

2 Years Progress

adderallnredbull Report

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Josh H
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1 year ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Natty has good genetics always was something.

#82

1.5 Years Of Lifting

1.5 Years Of Lifting

situationalawareness Report

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#83

3 Years And 4 Months Of Progress

3 Years And 4 Months Of Progress

Pilous Report

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DaBoizMaccasRun
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is a fake, this is from the movie "Going Down in La-La Land" look at the movie poster and it's obvious

#84

5 Years Transformation

5 Years Transformation

brandonhardbody Report

#85

4 Years Apart

4 Years Apart

bakharnabieva Report

#86

1 Year Optimal Training And Nutrition

1 Year Optimal Training And Nutrition

james_demirel Report

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#87

This Is My 1 Year Body Transformation. Only Street Workout

This Is My 1 Year Body Transformation. Only Street Workout

rikoworkout Report

#88

Day 1 - 143 Lbs And 16% Body Fat And Day 180 - 176 Lbs And 14% Body Fat

Day 1 - 143 Lbs And 16% Body Fat And Day 180 - 176 Lbs And 14% Body Fat

Haiden Arthur Report

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3 Months Transformation

3 Months Transformation

cleanhealth.com Report

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#91

3 Month Transformation

3 Month Transformation

action-reaction-training.com Report

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Josh H
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Natty, gained a little muscle and leaned out and took pic in better lighting.

#92

My 2.5 Year Transformation

My 2.5 Year Transformation

claudiafijal Report

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Roxanne Doe
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There is a meme that says<, " she can have a tummy and still be yummy..."

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#93

2013 Vs. 2016

2013 Vs. 2016

helgastibi Report

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David burns
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When a 15 year old boy sits around on the couch for a year doing nothing, he is still going to grow larger, that is "natural" body transformation. And as long as he eats the right foods, everything he naturally gains will be lean.

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6 Months Training