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. Like most other things Drake has turned into a trend, 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 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!

#1

2 Years Progress

2 Years Progress

PphilS Report

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
3 years ago

Iggy Pop came to mind for some reason. :D

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#2

3 Years Of Transformation

3 Years Of Transformation

victorianiamh , victorianiamh Report

Caitlyn McCracken
Community Member
3 years 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

CurlzForGurlz Report

Hope Floats
Community Member
3 years 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

victorialazo Report

Lynn Provost
Community Member
3 years ago

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

sebahattin çakrak
Community Member
11 months ago

https://bit.ly/35nXH0q lepitox has been taken by thousands of folks with no reported side effects. the only side effect is having to spend money on new tight-fitting sexy clothing , or cancel your gym membership

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Denis Doucette
Community Member
3 years ago

See? This is more realistic. Doable in 4 years

Jesus Wäre
Community Member
3 years ago

Actually depending on how hard you're willing to work and keep a good diet you could achieve the same results sooner! :)

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mateen
Community Member
1 month ago

I want to give you backshots all day

Theresa Andrade
Community Member
3 years ago

Legs/Glutes!! Perfection!

Andrei Dima
Community Member
3 years ago

oh wow that after butt!

Kira Thesloth
Community Member
3 years ago

I want your regimen!

andy rubin
Community Member
3 years ago

real hard work

Lucine Kazanian
Community Member
3 years ago

Good work

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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

Karl Tucker Report

Katie Smith
Community Member
3 years 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

JuMa Twins Report

Max Roma
Community Member
3 years 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”

cori.mant Report

MarthayToño Ordonez
Community Member
3 years ago

your obsession for food??

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#8

From 100lbs To 140lbs In 2 Years

From 100lbs To 140lbs In 2 Years

rchrdp305 Report

Lucine Kazanian
Community Member
3 years 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

myprotein.com Report

Asia
Community Member
3 years 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

alexredmondfit Report

Renée Baldwin
Community Member
3 years ago

Nice

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#11

4 Years Of Lifting

4 Years Of Lifting

lewlittlefitness Report

Michel M. Prins
Community Member
3 years ago

And it completely paid off!

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#12

5 Years Transformation

5 Years Transformation

muscleandstrength.com Report

Antonio Luiz
Community Member
3 years ago

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

Lakia Hawkins
Community Member
3 years ago

They all look much more confident in their 2nd pictures

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#14

My 6 Month Transformation From 105 To 140 Lbs

My 6 Month Transformation From 105 To 140 Lbs

Urbut Report

Maureen Zappellini
Community Member
3 years ago

Now this is how it's done! I hope he stops here and maintains

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#15

1.5 Year Transformation

1.5 Year Transformation

Inthedarkqq Report

David James
Community Member
2 months ago

I don't think that's the same guy - check out the moles - no mole on stomach, no mole on cheek and no mole under left tit

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#16

2 Years Of Training With No Days Off

2 Years Of Training With No Days Off

lawh4x Report

Maureen Zappellini
Community Member
3 years ago

And now has to custom order pants because his thighs are unnaturally big

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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

Lucine Kazanian
Community Member
3 years ago

Looking good

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#18

From 59kg To 78.5kg In 2 Years

From 59kg To 78.5kg In 2 Years

Sam Smithson Report

Krys Archabald
Community Member
3 years ago

From boy scouts to graduating high school?

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#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

Kilian Vanheede
Community Member
3 years ago

Looking happier, healthier, & way more beautiful!

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#20

2 Month Transformation

2 Month Transformation

wilburross Report

Julie Julie
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#21

5 Years Of Training

5 Years Of Training

Matt Waugh‏ Report

Ais
Community Member
3 years ago

Finally! A realistic one!

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#22

1 Year And 3 Months Trasformation

1 Year And 3 Months Trasformation

florinafitness Report

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
3 years ago

Was the transformation breast implants?

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#23

3 Year Transformation

3 Year Transformation

RAZVAN RADU Report

Crystal Pruitt
Community Member
3 years ago

I think puberty might have had a roll in this too...

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#24

3 Years And 12kg

3 Years And 12kg

house.of.huber Report

jacluckycat
Community Member
3 years ago

WOW you look stunning and strong now

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#25

My 2.5 Year Vegetarian Bodybuilding Progress

My 2.5 Year Vegetarian Bodybuilding Progress

DeathIsTruth Report

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
3 years ago

Why are the men fiddling with their knickers?

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#26

From Game Addict To Sponsored Athlete. 8 Years Body Transformation

From Game Addict To Sponsored Athlete. 8 Years Body Transformation

Xenios Charalambous Report

Michel M. Prins
Community Member
3 years ago

And it's most certainly showing! Amazing transformation!

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#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

Edyta Złotucha
Community Member
3 years ago

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

dovahkian Report

Akash Sharma
Community Member
6 months ago

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#29

4 Month Transformation

4 Month Transformation

beaversam23 Report

Adam Lee
Community Member
3 years ago

Before: Scared, After: Scary

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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

Daniel Wentzel
Community Member
3 years ago

Amazing how working out alters your head shape.

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#31

1 Year Progress

1 Year Progress

guice666 Report

Naomi Prior
Community Member
3 years ago

You look great in both, I hope you achieve your dream

#32

5 Year Difference

5 Year Difference

skinnymuscles.com Report

Hope Floats
Community Member
3 years ago

He looks like he's aged more then five years... Fantastic achievement though!!

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#33

Chris Mantovani 2 Year Transformation (13-15)

Chris Mantovani 2 Year Transformation (13-15)

Chris Mantovani Report

Roxanne Doe
Community Member
3 years ago

We should be friends....

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#34

3 Month Transformation

3 Month Transformation

action-reaction-training.com Report

A
Community Member
3 years ago

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3 months tone recovery, you mean. You only lost tone and I'm guessing your injury had to do with it.

#35

2 Years Body Transformation

2 Years Body Transformation

AestheticTiti Report

Joshua Wierzbicki
Community Member
3 years ago

So tug one he just grew up.

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#36

3 Years Transformation

3 Years Transformation

alyssamercadofit Report

Theresa Andrade
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#37

3 Years Difference

3 Years Difference

MrKingston Report

Naomi Prior
Community Member
3 years ago

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

#38

3 Years Of Hard Work

3 Years Of Hard Work

mosamuelsfitness , mosamuelsfitness Report

Katie Smith
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#39

1 Year Bodybuilding Transformation

1 Year Bodybuilding Transformation

MattCookFitness Report

Theresa Andrade
Community Member
3 years ago

Great job!

#40

4 Month Transformation

4 Month Transformation

Daniel Parten Report

Antonio Luiz
Community Member
3 years ago

4 month ? Really ? Anyone who ever been to a gym know that's a lie, why people keep with this lies. 4 months with hormones and drugs would be more realistic.

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#41

Cris Heria Incredible Natural (Calisthenics) Body Transformation

Cris Heria Incredible Natural (Calisthenics) Body Transformation

Aesthetic World Report

jacluckycat
Community Member
3 years ago

Dayum

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#42

1 Year Bicep Progress, Newbie Gains

1 Year Bicep Progress, Newbie Gains

LittleVicious00 Report

Theresa Andrade
Community Member
3 years ago

Look at the progress in the stomach area! Wow just fabulous!

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#43

3 Month Transformation

3 Month Transformation

scottyspecial Report

A
Community Member
3 years ago

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

Pira
Community Member
1 year ago

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#45

Week 1 Vs Week 18

Week 1 Vs Week 18

jd_fitjourney Report

Techno
Community Member
1 year ago

She can crush me with those thighs UwU

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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

#47

1 Year Body Transformation

1 Year Body Transformation

kss_bence Report

#48

3 Months Muscle Building

3 Months Muscle Building

cleanhealth.com Report

D-m Keilman
Community Member
3 years ago

Nice boobs.

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#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

Krys Archabald
Community Member
3 years ago

looking like the hard work and years agreed with you.

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#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

Malia Ogden
Community Member
3 years ago

Love that beard!

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#52

1.5 Year Transformation. From Skinny To Muscular

 1.5 Year Transformation. From Skinny To Muscular

Beingnatty Report

Krys Archabald
Community Member
3 years ago

looks more than 1.5 years

#53

3 Year Body Transformation

3 Year Body Transformation

Neoshred Report

#54

Progress I Have Made In 2 Years

Progress I Have Made In 2 Years

tucci420 Report

Andrei Dima
Community Member
3 years ago

I like his tattoo

#55

3 Years Into Weightlifting

3 Years Into Weightlifting

gabbyscheyen Report

#56

3 Month Of Hard Work

3 Month Of Hard Work

ayakaza Report

JillVille Child Care
Community Member
3 years ago

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

#58

Over 2 Years Progress

Over 2 Years Progress

mmafighter1294 Report

Roxanne Doe
Community Member
3 years ago

Mmm, Heff, Heff, Give me your belt...

#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

Owen McCormack
Community Member
3 years ago

way better on the right muscles always sexier than super skinny

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#60

3 Months Training

3 Months Training

action-reaction-training.com Report

robert keijzer
Community Member
4 months ago

Calisthenics i assume?

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#61

5 Month Transformation Freeletics

5 Month Transformation Freeletics

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#62

3 Months Transformation

3 Months Transformation

Shane Duquette Report

Kerri Russ
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow... he got furniture, too. Great job!!

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#63

9 Month Transformation

9 Month Transformation

AustinRellim Report

#64

3 Year Transformation. 130 Lbs To 160 Lbs

3 Year Transformation. 130 Lbs To 160 Lbs

janolan Report

Jerrick Tan
Community Member
1 year ago

Great job! Keep it up!

#65

3 Months Training

3 Months Training

action-reaction-training.com Report

Nona Bear
Community Member
3 years ago

Yay!!! Another one who kept his glasses!!!

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#66

Fitness Transformation In 2 Months

Fitness Transformation In 2 Months

The Robards Method Report

Naima Ivansdóttir
Community Member
3 years ago

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

Justine D.
Community Member
10 months ago

looking great!!

#68

Skinny To Shredded: Natural 1 Year Transformation

Skinny To Shredded: Natural 1 Year Transformation

Ayush Gupta Report

Zied Rezgui
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#69

1 Year Calisthenics Transformation. 16 Years Old

1 Year Calisthenics Transformation. 16 Years Old

BarStarzzMarko Report

#70

2 Year Transformation

2 Year Transformation

muscleandstrength.com Report

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#71

3 Year Transformation

3 Year Transformation