I was very athletic as a kid and when I eventually made my way into the weight room I immediately became addicted.
I've learned that nutrient timing is key to recovery and growth. I wish I had have known that when I started.
Goal setting is so important to stay on track. That's why it's a great idea to set a goal date, whether it's for a physique competition or not.
No, I don't.
The guilt that I'll feel if I don't place well at my show.
I'll think back to the last rep I didn't do.
My training and nutrition is constantly changing with my body. This is a lifestyle for me and I don't take breaks. I'm consistently looking to improve and grow.
My personal training studio and business, FitNOW Personal Training Studios.
I stay in shape year round.
I've found that switching up cardio every now and then keeps the body in check. I'll do HIIT sprints for a couple weeks, then I'll switch to LISS for a few weeks.
I train 7 days a week. I don't do cardio when I'm not getting ready for a show. Currently, I'm getting ready to compete at the 2014 Arnold Classic in Amateur Men's Physique, so I'm doing 4-5 cardio sessions per week.
I eat 6 meals a day. I incorporate 2 cheat meals a week. My diet is high protein, moderate fat and moderate carbs.
Of course Arnold is a favourite of mine. Michael Jordan, too. My dad, my brother and I wouldn't miss a Bull's game.
I like to drink a good carb drink during my training. I take a multivitamin, omega 3's and joint pill.
Year of birth: 1980
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