Hello, I'm Nader Qudimat, a 35-year-old natural bodybuilder and the driving force behind FitFrek.
I started my fitness journey as a skinny 100-pound guy, struggling to gain size and muscle.
Today, I weigh around 200 pounds, can press more than 120 pounds in each hand, and have over 15 years of gym experience.
My transformation is a testament to the power of hard work, determination, and informed fitness practices.
Forget struggling, I'm making the site I wish I had when I started out...
This is my story but remember, I'm doing this for you...
Since 2005 I've been trying to gain size so I didn't have to be skinny.
There's always valuable information everywhere if I knew what to pick and try, but hey, with millions of different people chattering different kinds of advice, what is a beginner supposed to do?
Bodybuilding can get confusing and frustrating as hell.
This is your time, your turn to achieve what I have accomplished. I am driven to the point of no return, where you will get simple actionable steps to gaining muscle.
I was once a 100-pound weakling.
Read more about my complete skinny to muscular transformation and how I did it.
I soon learned that there really is no one "expert" in bodybuilding.
Everyone has their own methods, genetics and lifestyles.
You might see how they train, but you don't see 95% of their lifestyle.
They could be doing all kinds of things to get the edge you may not have.
ANYTHING works for a hardgainer, especially if it involves free weights and compound exercises.
I've achieved tons and now I'm loving the dream I'm living.
I want to help YOU achieve your goals as well.
My mission is to help skinny guys and beginners achieve muscle gains and size, without simply throwing a routine and saying "ok just try this, bro."
My journey began in 2005 as a skinny 100-pound guy eager to gain size.
Frustrated with the conflicting advice and lack of clear guidance, in 2013 I decided to create FitFrek, the platform I wished I had when I started out.
I was initially misguided, focusing on isolation exercises and neglecting the importance of compound lifts.
Despite my efforts, I saw little to no progress, which was disheartening.
The realization that most fitness programs were not designed for 'hardgainers' like me was a game-changer.
I educated myself about the science of muscle building, the importance of compound lifts, proper nutrition, and adequate rest.
Armed with this knowledge, I finally started to see progress. I was gaining muscle, getting stronger, and most importantly, enjoying the process.
FitFrek's mission is to offer evidence-based fitness spreadsheets, programs, and honest reviews.
It's a comprehensive platform that caters mainly to those who want to build muscle and strength.
The focus is on providing simple, actionable steps to gaining muscle, tailored specifically for 'hardgainers', skinny guys, and ectomorphs.
FitFrek has had a profound impact on its audience.
It has helped countless individuals achieve their fitness goals and transform their bodies. The testimonials and success stories on the website are a testament to the effectiveness of FitFrek's programs and advice.
My transformation from a 100-pound weakling to a muscular athlete was a journey filled with ups and downs.
There were months when I would slow down on my training to focus on other commitments.
During these periods, I made the mistake of neglecting my nutrition and exercise routine, which led to unwanted fat gain. However, I learned that fitness is not just about building muscle, but also about maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
I made changes to my routine and started to get back in shape, regaining my muscle mass and losing the unwanted fat.
I've learned that fitness is a lifelong journey. It's about making small, consistent changes that add up over time.
Whether you're a skinny guy looking to gain muscle or just looking to get in better shape, the key is to find what works for you and stick to it.
As FitFrek continues to grow, one thing remains constant: my commitment to helping others achieve their fitness goals.
I'm excited about the future and can't wait to see what it holds for FitFrek and our amazing community.
FitFrek is more than just a fitness platform; it's a revolution in the fitness industry.
It's a story of passion, determination, and success.
Thank you for being a part of the FitFrek revolution. Let's continue to push the boundaries of what's possible in fitness, together.
At FitFrek, we take pride in our brutally honest reviews.
Our aim is to cut through the noise and provide you with straightforward, evidence-based assessments of fitness products, particularly supplements and pre-workouts.
We're not sponsored by any company, and our reviews are solely based on the efficacy, safety, and value of the products.
You won't find any ads cluttering the FitFrek platform.
Our commitment to an ad-free experience ensures that our content is not influenced by advertisers. This allows us to focus solely on delivering valuable information to our audience.
The absence of ads also enhances user experience, making it easier for you to navigate through the site and find the information you need.
While we cover a range of supplements, our primary focus is on pre-workouts. We understand the importance of a good pre-workout in enhancing your training sessions, and we're here to help you find the one that's right for you. Our reviews delve into the ingredients, dosages, and scientific backing of each product, providing you with all the information you need to make an informed decision.
We've made a conscious decision to not accept sponsorships.
This ensures that our reviews are unbiased and centered around the needs of our audience. Our loyalty is to you, the consumer, and not to any brand or company.
This independence allows us to be as brutally honest as necessary in our evaluations.
Our review section is a cornerstone of FitFrek's commitment to empowering you in your fitness journey.
We're here to provide you with the unfiltered truth about products that can impact your performance, health, and overall well-being.
Trust in our reviews to guide you in making the best choices for your fitness needs.
If you want to dominate and conquer your body, have fresh exciting routines, as well as access to programs, then you're in the right place.
If that wasn't enough for you, you can also expect done for you muscle building programs, all kinds of real good advice for your bodybuilding journey, strength training shortcuts and epic tutorials.
I publish amazing resources, share information that most would charge an arm and a leg for, and give you the no bullcrap-secrets that are easy to implement.
There's a lot of poor, re-hashed information that floods the internet/world and so many people are just giving generic kinds of information for the sake of making money.
I want to try and create something different where you find advice that is catered specifically for you, the 'hardgainers', skinny guys, and ectomorphs, and you can trust that anything I recommend is surely going to work, and it's going to work damn well.
On top of that, I keep seeing the same questions being asked, and the same generic answers being given. I saw what was once me, a confused and frustrated skinny guy who just wanted to make some serious gains, naturally.
If you're new to the bodybuilding world I know you'll find a ton of actionable and quality advice here. And even if you're not new, you'll still find tons of useful stuff.
My name's Nader, originally from Jordan (well Palestine if you want to talk origins) but grew up in Canada.
I'm not a guru, I've never competed in any bodybuilding competitions nor have I ever used steroids or anything like that, I don't know everything, I won't pretend to but I am always learning.
What I do have is close to a decade of training experience.
I once stood at 100 pounds, now I weigh more than 200 pounds. I was once pressing 20-pound dumbbells for chest press, now I can press more than 120 pounds in each hand(!).
And I can do much more than I ever dreamed of.
I moved to Canada in 1997 and faced challenges fitting in due to frequent school changes and being an Arab immigrant. I was often picked on, which drove me to say, "I'll show them; I'll be the best I can be." I found weight lifting at 17 and gained more respect from my peers, which made me feel more secure.
I faced numerous challenges, from bullying in school to hitting a low point in 2015 where I gained considerable fat. However, these struggles only fueled my determination to improve.
My diet is based on a Mediterranean foundation with room for flexibility. Nutrition has been a cornerstone in my transformation, and I've learned the importance of balancing macronutrients and micronutrients.
My workouts focus on compound lifts like squats, deadlifts, and bench presses. I've also incorporated techniques like the pre-exhaust and rest-pause methods to maximize muscle gains.
Harnessing emotions and channeling them into my workouts has been transformative. It instilled discipline and drive, setting the stage for consistent growth.
Here's my transformation, with pictures of me from 2003...
Since 2005, I have been struggling to make gains and I didn’t really know much about bodybuilding. I have made some achievements since then:
In result, my body does the talking, and I now know what works.
Beneath the surface of FitFrek's comprehensive guides and reviews lies a vibrant community of fitness enthusiasts, and I'd love for you to be a part of it.
Whether you're looking for daily workout inspiration, keen on staying updated with the latest in fitness, or simply want to connect with like-minded individuals, you'll find it all on my social media channels.
Here's where you can follow me to stay in the loop.
For daily fitness inspiration, workout tips, and a closer look at my personal fitness journey, follow me on Instagram at NaderGains.
If you're interested in in-depth fitness tutorials, product reviews, and vlogs that take you behind the scenes of FitFrek, subscribe to the FitFrek YouTube channel.
For quick updates, fitness news, and my thoughts on the latest trends in the fitness industry, follow me on Twitter at DieselFitt.
For bite-sized fitness tips, quick workouts, and some fun, engaging content, check out my TikTok profile at NaderGains.
Feel free to reach out, engage, and be a part of the FitFrek community across these platforms.
I'm always eager to connect with like-minded individuals who are passionate about bodybuilding.
FitFrek operates as an independent platform, offering comprehensive workouts, programs, routines, guides, and unbiased reviews to accelerate your progress. We pride ourselves on our honesty, delivering straightforward and candid insights. FitFrek does not offer medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment services.