As a young kid I loved martial arts, my father also pushed me to do this so I started with taekwondo, kickboxing and ended up with mma. During my teenage years I also loved going out and getting in trouble, I wasn’t always busy with the best or smart things. Hustling was my game, and bad boy was my name. Anyway thank god I met my mentor and coach Bill Richardson who changed all of that and showed me how to put my aggression and troubles in to lifting weights.
This happened after I had an injury on my leg, and was paralyzed for 6 months. The doctor told me I could never use my leg like before and advised me to start doing fitness.
That’s how ended up in the most oldschool gym in Antwerp (Belgium). Bill didn’t let me go home without being totaly crashed in the gym first.
He told me to start competing and that this would give me even more motivation to get even better. So I did, and became the 3 time junior bodybuilding champion.
It wasn’t enough for me, so I competed at the Balkan championships, took 2nd place and a short time after I went for the Musclemania Show in Miami where I placed 3rd.
During my competition life I realised that the money didn’t really come from the placings or the trophies, it’s all about promoting yourself and all the rest besides competition.
That’s how I ended up in modeling for different companies and brands. I made 6 fitness covers this in 2014 internationally and this is something I’m really proud of because this was a dream come true! My goal is to show the world what I’m capable of and everyone that has a dream and truly wants it can make it possible as long as there is a WILL!
Like most of the newbies I went for ego so the heavier the better, but this is something my mentor Bill Richardson showed me that was wrong.
No, but the music that plays at my gym is old school like the gym itself.
Your goals should be your motivation to stay consistent and if you don’t have a goal, you have to set one up!
Well all the training that i’m doing is till failure, I don’t really count the reps anymore. I listen to my body.
I’m Mr last minute, so actually I'm always rushing just before I leave the house.
Taking care of my family.
I try to stay lean all year.
Short and intensive intervals.
Day 1: 6 exercises that change every week) Shoulders: 3 exercises, tricep 3 exercises, calves.
Day 2: 6 exercises for Legs, 3 exercises for biceps.
Day 3: 5 exercises for Chest, 5 exercises for back.
& Repeat! So I train 6 days a week weights, and nn my 7th day it’s rest or cardio. It depends if I have a shoot/show or something else.
My cardio: 15 min post workout, heartrate 150 - 170.
I usually do 3 sets each exercise and like I said before I always train till failure so my reps are high all the time, minimum 25/20/15.
My mentor and coach Bill richardson.
My must haves are: Bcaa’s, isolate protein, waxy maize & casein.
Favorite Workout: Shoulders
Favorite cheatmeal: Potatoes & burgers
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