Vadya Sonawdekar – Natural Bodybuilder From India presents another natural bodybuilding transformation that may not be as eye catching as the garbage the bodybuilding magazines promote in order to sell supplements, but at least it’s more believable for normal people who train naturally.

Vadya Sonawdekar is a bodybuilder from India who went from:

Height: 5’7″ – 170 cm;
Weight: 100 lbs – 45 kg;



Weight: 119 lbs – 54 kg;



Believe it or not that arm is only 13.3 inches. Long live the power of angles!

How does Vadya Sonawdekar train?

In the beginning of his journey like most people he installed a pull-up bar in his house and did a lot of pull-ups. After that he joined a gym and started lifting weight regularly and after increasing his calories was able to reach 54 kg – 119 lbs. However, in his words he has underdeveloped body due to his fear of squats which he is now trying to fix.


Like we’ve already said this transformation may not seem as impressive as you may think but it’s actually pretty good because most of the gained weight is lean mass as you can see in the after photos.

There is absolutely no visible body fat gains.

There are routines such as GOMAD that brag about allowing you to put tons of muscle mass naturally and in a very short period of time, but we all know by now that most of the gains are pure fat.

What about Vadya Sonawdekar’s diet?

Due to financial reasons Vadya Sonawdekar eats only two meals a day. In his words: ‘clean food is damn expensive in India, nearly $2 for single brocolli’.

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Could you achieve more as a natural?

Of course, you can – especially if you train your legs. As you can see in our guide for natural bodybuilders we believe that at 5’7″ – 170 cm a male natural bodybuilder with good genetics can reach 149 lbs – 68 kg @ 5% BF naturally. However, that’s only for guys with above average genetics and great dedication.

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