Posted 20 March 2013 by Interview:

Adam James Parr

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When did you start training?

At 16, (10 years ago).

What mistakes did you make as a newbie?

I spent years over-training and under-eating when I first got into training.
The more the years have gone on the more I have rested and the more I have grown.
The moto "less is more" is very appropriate.

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We know consistency is key, what tips would you give to anyone struggling to stay consistent?

Keep a log book with all your lifts and workouts and set weekly/ monthly goals. Always have a goal and work towards it. I started using a logbook at the start of 2013 and have recorded every rep/ set / cardio session since the start of the year and it has helped me massively stay on track and focused in my Miami Pro Prep.

Do you listen to music whilst training?

Ibiza house music - Anything that would be blasting out on Bora Bora Beach!

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What do you think about when you have to dig deep and push out that last rep?

In 2013 everything I have done training wise has been geared towards Miami Pro (7th April 2013), that’s all I think of when I'm lifting I want to be crowned the Number.1 Fitness Model +75kg and I know how hard my competition are training so I need to push myself harder.

How far ahead do you plan and prepare ahead your nutrition and training if at all?

I have an overview training plan each month, but to be honest small things change each week, so over the years I have realised planning too far in advance doesn’t work for me.

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What are you most proud of?

Proudest moment was probably representing England at rugby aged 16+18. Was always a goal of mine from a young age, a very proud moment wearing the red rose and singing the national anthem. Another proud moment of mine was being sponsored by Grenade in 2013.

Do you bulk and cut or stay lean year round?

Stay lean - Over the years I have had constant castings/ photoshoots and modelling jobs so I can't afford to not be lean. I would like to have an "off season" at some point and add some more bulk to my frame though.

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What types of cardio do you do?

At the moment I am doing 35mins cardio before breakfast x4 a week on an empty stomach. I’m not against H.I.I.T training in the past when doing high intensity training I have tired myself out, dropped too much size and struggled to progress my lifts. With my prep this time for Miami Pro the emphasis has been on low intensity cardio heartrate 120-30bpm and then progression on my lifts each week.

What is your training routine like?

For the last 10 weeks I have been following: Push/ Pull/ Rest/ Legs / Rest repeat. I have found having a day off before and after legs I have been able to get stronger each week and continue to grow. Also the extra rest is essential for CNS fatigue from heavy leg session. The program has not been too high in volume, more a DC style of training and working mainly on heavy weight to try and recruit more muscle fibres. I have help with my program design from Jordan Peters (Anabolic Designs).

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What is your diet when trying to get in peak condition?

Carb cycling all the way. On non-training days I'll drop down to 90-100g of carbs, but on days when I lift, that will shoot right up to 300-400g. The majority of carbs with come from low GI sources such as quinoa, brown rice and sweet potato based in and around my

Who are your favourite athletes, bodybuilders
or fitness models?

Greg Plitt and Ronnie Coleman.

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What supplements do you use if any?

  • Favourite preworkout is Grenade 50cal to give me that extra boost.
  • Whey Protein
  • Vitargo
  • BCAA's

What top 3 tips would you give to anyone
wanting to get CutAndJacked?

1. Diet is number 1 - Take the time to do your food prep each night.
2. Keep a training logbook and record every session to make sure you are progressing.
3. Dedication - If you have a goal be focused and don’t let anyone distract you.

Adam James Parr

Height: 6ft 3in, Weight: 16st 5lbs, 7-9% bodyfat

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