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Posted 13 February 2011 by CutAndJacked.com

CutAndJacked.com Interview:


Alexius

How and when did you start training?

I started “more organized” training in March 2008. When I say organized, I mean I used training plans and specific eating regimens. I took most of my information from Oxygen Magazine. It wasn’t until one day I flipped to the back and saw results from bodybuilding competitions did I get inspired. I wanted to compete in the bikini division, because then there was absolutely no way would I ever look like a figure competitor..or so I thought. I kept training, and even entered in a 12-week body transformation contest. I didn’t win, but I did complete it and I did transform my body. In doing so, I surpassed my goal and believed I could compete in figure. I actually entered in a contest last minute, about 3 weeks to be exact, drove myself insane and walked the stage. I walked away with my first win and the rest is history!!!

Please describe a typical day for you

For the most part, my entire day is revolved around fitness. I wake up, make my oats & egg whites, get my son ready for Day care and head out to the military base, where I work. I drop Josiah, my son, off at Day Care, and then I go to the gym. I am a Fitness Specialist, so most of my day is spent leading others in fitness classes. After I finish my work, I take time for myself and hit the weights…the REAL way…HARD!! Then it’s back to Day Care and back to the house. I make dinner, prepare my meals for the next day, watch some Food Network, my favorite TV station, and do it all again!

What is your training routine like?

Monday:
Triceps, Chest, Calves + Cardio

Tuesday:
Delts, Traps (Light), Abs

Wednesday:
Quads, Hamstrings, Calves + Cardio

Thursday:
Back (Focusing on thickness), Biceps, Abs

Friday:
Glutes, Calves + Cardio

Saturday:
Triceps, Back (Focusing on width w/ light weight), Delts (Light), Abs

Sunday:
OFF + Cardio

I train based on my focus for my next competition. I am currently training for the Team Universe in New York in July 2011. It is my first National competition and I am aiming for my ProCard! My main focus is the entire back side of my body (Back, Triceps, Glutes, Hamstrings, & Calves). I also train Abs and Calves every other day. I do cardio 4/days a week with two being high intensity interval and the other two days steady state. During my high intensity cardio, I only go for about 25-30 minutes. My steady state lasts no longer than 45 minutes. I love to mix up my cardio, so I’m always doing different things. I love plyometrics outside and sprint drills. I also love to incorporate Zumba for a bit of fun..again..just to keep me sane!! You HAVE to have fun or what is the point? I love what I do!

What is your diet like?

Clean. Very little to no processed foods, and NO fast food. I consume lean protein (chicken, steak, eggs, & fish), complex carbs (Sweet Potatoes & Oatmeal), healthy fats (Olive Oil & almonds), and green veggies. Every now and then I will allow myself to cheat a little bit to keep me sane..lol. I also consume whey Isolate, casein (at bedtime), and Waxy Maize (post workout).

Favourite cheat food?

It would have to be between Oatmeal made with Vanilla Almond Milk or
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups..Lol.

How do you deal with cravings for junk foods,
sweets and salty food?

I envision my goal. Those types of foods will get in the way of my goals and I will not allow that to happen. Nothing gets in the way of me reaching my goals at 100%.

Who are your favourite figure competitors,
athletes or fitness models?

There are so many! I would say the top would be Ava Cowen, Monica Brant,
Erin Stern, Gina Aliotti, and Tanji Johnson

What are your top three exercises and why?

  1. Squat: If you want great legs..squatting is the way to go!
     
  2. Deadlift: It works EVERYTHING in your body…from your legs to you’re shoulders..this is a great exercise and should NEVER be omitted from a workout…EVER!
     
  3. Lateral Raises: I am a bit biased because I love my caps on my delts, but these are awesome!

What is the most challenging thing you deal with about consistently staying in top shape?

The most challenging would have to be between dealing with people who don’t understand my lifestyle, especially those close to me, and changing up my workouts so I don’t plateau. You have to constantly be in tune with your body and that will always be somewhat of a challenge.
 

What is your best body part?

My legs! I love them..although I have a love/hate relationship with my calves…lol.

…and your best body part in a man?

Aside from the obvious ;), I love a strong, muscular back. It is something about seeing all the separations that gets my blood pumping!!

What is the number one philosophy you live by?

GO HARD OR GO HOME!!!

What 3 tips would you give to any woman wanting to get a feminine, CutandJacked physique like yours?

  1. Stay true to your self. If you are going to do this, don’t ever do it for someone else and give it your all. When you do this, you will ALWAYS come on top.…ALWAYS.
     
  2. We are only human. We make mistakes, but mistakes make us stronger. Learn from them, listen to your body, change it up, and make it better!
     
  3. Stay driven, determined, and most of all-consistent.
   

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