Here is an inspiring story of Zach Zeiler who survived cancer and displayed immense courage, determination and will power to bring about an amazing transformation in his body.
It was in 2010, just before his 16th birthday that Zach was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, which can be fatal if detected late. He was at Stage 1B of the disease and cancer was advancing.
He was immediately put into aggressive chemotherapy and radiation sessions by the doctors. By the end of his cancer treatment, Zach went from being fit and athletic to skinny and fatigued, he weighed just 106 lbs and felt fatigued and exhausted.
Frustrated at being tired and looking sickly, Zach says that he needed something to take out his frustrations on and discovered weight lifting. He started with small bodyweight workouts in his basement and later started working out at a gym.
Zach Zeiler Workout videos
Zach Zeiler posts his workout videos on YouTube to inspire others. He become a star on the social media with over 11 million views on YouTube and over 76,000 followers on Facebook (as of 26th October, 2014).
He now weighs a healthy 175 lbs and requires a diet of around 4,000 ~ 4,500 calories to maintain his bodyweight. Zach works out religiously on all days of the week, including Saturday and Sunday.
Zach plans to continue with bodybuilding not only for its physical aspects but also to ensure that he lives a healthy life.
Pain is nothing. It is absolutely nothing compared to the victory achieved after the pain is over – Zach Zeiler