When I was 12 my father got me a personal trainer for BMX racing. We didn’t do any weights or go to the gym but this is when I first fell in love with pushing myself and training hard. My trainer first brought me into a gym when I was about 15. I remember saying "When I grow up I'm going to be a gym rat I know it!" haha I am huge on constantly pushing myself to be better than I was the previous day. I saw the gym as a place where you go to constantly improve yourself. You can become bigger, stronger, faster, healthier, and actually better looking! Who doesn't want that? It was love at first sight! Haha
I was very fortunate to have a trainer when I was first getting into fitness and I remember being only 13-14 years old constantly picking his brain. He was just my trainer for specifically BMX though. So when I was 15 and started lifting upper body I did make a lot of mistakes... Mainly in the nutrition the department.. I wanted big muscles and was convinced the cheap food such as taco bell with their magnificent amount of calories I can get for under 5 dollars was the way to go! Hah
I believe that everyone is motivated from a different source. It does not matter if you’re trying to lean up or gain muscle you have to realize that it’s not going to happen overnight. I tell my clients "Nothing great happens with ease!"
It’s always different for me. When I'm doing weights I'm usually working out with my workout partner that I have had as one of my clients. I keep the head phones so I can do my best, training him at the same time. When I am alone working out I usually have the most country/redneck music I can find to listen too. (I know it’s weird but I'm a country boy and that’s what pumps me up) Also sometimes I will just keep headphones in my ear with no music on just so I can be left alone to focus on my training.
If I'm training for BMX racing I'm either thinking about how great it is going to feel to win or how bad I don’t want to lose. I'm very competitive and the fear of losing pushes me harder than anything. When I'm training my upper body just thinking about how I don’t want to be like everyone else I want to stand out. I have to do and push harder than most people will. I don’t want to just be average I want to turn heads, stand out, be extraordinary, and be the best. Again it all goes back to how competitive I am.
I very rarely use machines. I prefer free weights. I don't just want to train that one specific muscle but I want to work the stabilizers. Staying off machines keeps exercising more functional. Being a professional athlete my goals are not all about looks but how my body performs which I believe using free weights will get much more of a return.
I try to stay lean year round. But when I don’t have any photoshoots or mens physique competitions I am definitely upping my calories giving my body a chance to "improve". I don’t like the term "bulk".
I can honestly say I can count on 1 hand how many times I've done steady state cardio. 3-4x a week I do bikes sprints on my road. I also ride the BMX track 2-3x a week, which is much like hiit training.
Monday morning (chest/tri/abs)
4 x incline bench press 8 - 15 reps
4 x flat dumbbell press 8 - 15 reps
4 x cable flys 8 - 15 reps
3 x dips until failure
2 x close grip bench
3 x dumbbell skull crushers
10 minutes of abs
Monday evening (bike sprints)
Tuesday morning (legs/calfs).
My whole leg program is BMX racing specific and is always changing throughout the season depending on how close I am to a race. For the most part it’s a combinations of squats, leg press, and a lot of plyometrics.
Tuesday evening (BMX track)
3 - 4 x pull ups until failure
4 x bent over rows 12 reps
4 x lat pull downs 10 - 15 reps
4 x 1 arm seated rows 12 reps
3 x straight bar curl 10 - 12 reps (not on the squat rack!!)
3 x dumbbell concentrated curl
10 minutes of various ab exercises
Thursday (bike sprints)
Friday morning (deadlifts, shoulders, traps abs, calfs) (if not out of town for a race.)
4 x deadlift 6 - 15 reps
4 x barbell press 8 - 15 reps
4 x lateral raises 8 - 15 reps
2 x military press 8 - 15 reps
4 x shrugs 12 reps
15 of ab/calf supersets
(either bike sprints or ride BMX track)
Saturday morning (if not out of town for a race)
About 45 minutes of various bmx specific plyometrics
My diet is always changing depending on what is going on at the time.
Depending on how much time I have to lose however much I need I lower my carbs depending on that. A typical cutting plan I do often is as follows.
If I am not cutting I have carbs with every meal but the last.
Kai Greene for inspiration, Rob riches for knowledge, and almost every female fitness model to look at! (Too many to name) haha
I take pride in being all natural but I do take a multi vitamin and when I'm craving something sweet at night time I use whey protein to make a night time shake!
5/21/1992 5'8 165lbs
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