Posted 03 October 2014 by Interview:

Phillip Zwoll


How and when did you start training?

As Long I can remember I was thinner than anyone in my class. I had no money for a gym membership, but when first I started working I ran to a gym to sign up. The feeling of lifting weights, getting a pump and gaining muscle... I fell in love. 

What mistakes did you make as a newbie?

I was clubbing too much… Almost every weekend. I drank too much and I hardly slept. I trained every muscle 6 times a week. Sometimes I spent 2-3 hours in the gym.  Resting to recover had no interest to me!...But I have gained 10kg of muscle in 12 months so I guess it wasn’t too much of a mistake.


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

Bodybuilding is hard! If you want to do it right, you must know what you're getting into. Without discipline, you won’t achieve in this sport.  It’s all about discipline. If you're not willing to be disciplined... it is not a sport for you!


Do you listen to music whilst training?

I cannot train without music! Music is the best booster in the world for me! During my workouts I listen to Dutch House, a little bit of rock and motivational music.  Music is the way I dig deep.

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

When I get to that point, I think that I will only grow if I overcome this hurdle. I think about my competitors who would continue and do 5 more reps.  This is the way I push my body to the next level!

Do you bulk and cut or stay lean year round?

I have only bulked once in 6 years of training. I give my body what it needs to build muscle, and not much more. I have never found the need to bulk often.


What types of cardio do you do?

I rarely do cardio because I diet all year round. When I do, it is usually low intensity on a treadmill.

Who are your favourite athletes, bodybuilders or fitness models?

My favourite bodybuilders are Ulisses Jr and Simeon Panda. Mind-blowing physiques! For me Ulisses has the most aesthetic physique in the world!  Also Kai Greene and Rob Riches are 2 people who inspire me… Kai Greene has an unbreakable spirit.

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

1. Give yourself time! Your physique will not transform overnight!
2. If you are about to give up, remember why you started!
3. Train often and train hard, but don’t forget your friends!

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