The biggest mistake I think new guys or younger guys make is lifting too much weight with improper form. This can lead to muscle imbalance and most importantly injury which is any bodybuilders nightmare.
I’m a skinny kid! Haha I was always pretty skinny with a fast metabolism, which makes it easier for me to lean out, but very tough to add size.
My headphones are a must, I usually listen to Rap or house/trance. Sometimes I’ll listen to a little rock but then I catch myself singing between sets...
I struggle with this myself and it all comes down to planning. "People who fail to plan, plan to fail" that is one of my favorite quotes and I use it to hold myself accountable to not allow excuses. Plan your workouts, meals and potential obstacles in your days and weeks ahead to make sure you don’t skip a beat!
I do both, I have no prejudice which is better or worse. Anyone that doesn’t use both is making a mistake in their training and leaving something on the table. Rotation of exercise and variety of how you do it is important to have and proper portioned physique.
Outside of the gym is real life, my wife and son are what I’m most proud of. My career in finance and in fitness I am proud of as well. Creating a well-balanced life style of family, career, health and fitness is the ultimate accomplishment in my opinion because it is the hardest thing to maintain!
I do my best to limit my cardio by having high intensity workouts with minimum rest breaks. The treadmill and stepper are my go to machines and when the weather is right family bike rides and walks are great
12-15 reps are what I mostly shoot for. I believe if you can’t get a solid 10 reps, you may want to lighten up the weight. This wasn’t always my belief, but injuries unfortunately force you to see the light.
I like to weight train 2 days on 1 day off is my usually split. 4 - 5 exercises 4 - 5 sets range usually does the trick for most of my workouts. Intensity is the key. Most folks that train with me have told me my intensity and focus is the difference between their workout and mine. I also feel you can get it all done under 45 minutes.
Here is an example of a daily feeding!
7 egg whites’ 1 cup oatmeal
6 - ounce chicken 1.5 cups white rice
8 - ounce tilapia 1-cup rice 1 cup broccoli.
6 - ounce chicken 8 ounce sweet potato (work out) post workout 60 grams of whey protein with water and 12 ounce Gatorade 20 mins later
6 - ounce chicken small salad
60 grams whey protein with water before bed
I stay about 2 - 3 weeks out from photo shoot condition year round. It’s a much healthier way to live than fluctuating 50lbs up and down a few times a year.
I’m only human, I fall victim from time to time. It’s definitely hard when you have a 3 year old in the house and he deserves his kid treats! I just make up my mind and avoid opportunities of temptation. I’m a firm believer in not making excuses and exceptions. Decide what your ultimate reason to avoid the things you shouldn’t be eating and focus on those goals!
Usually a split second decision that I'm going to win, not the weight,
with some help from Lil Wayne in my ear haha
Jay Cutler was always someone I looked up to when I first picked up weights and I still do today. I like anyone that is a positive role model in the fitness industry and cares about making a difference in the lives of others. Those are the superstar athletes!
As far as fitness I would like to continue to help others and stay healthy. I would like to create a legacy for others and myself as I grow my name and face in the fitness industry.
I use whey protein, creatine, bcaas, tribulus, and multi-vitamines
1. Have patience, building an incredible physique takes time and consistency.
2. Eat in line with your goals, and allow yourself food rewards as goals are accomplished.
3. Try to help and inspire as many people as you can because one day you may need the inspiration, and they will be there to lift you up.
218 off season