I started training about 8 years ago, and this came about from watching a lot of action heroes as a kid; so the classic Marvell cartoons were an example.
I was also big on Wrestlemania, so that instigated some more interest in physically having a muscular build, so ended up in the one place that could give me such a look... the gym!
Like anything else, you make a lot of mistakes when you first start. As for me, it was my diet and proper use of the gym equipment to get optimum level results.
This went from not consuming the right amount protein or eating regularly enough to getting a full range in motion on various weight machines and especially arm exercises.
To stay consistent, what I’ve done is put my mind over everything – and keep thinking to myself “How bad do you want it”
In addition to me psyching myself up on an on-going basis, I have a timetable laid out to help me with my routine. So if I miss a day, I feel this affects my timetable which inevitably affects the construction of symmetry and size.
Music is another passion of mine – and so I listen to motivational tracks, usually quite upbeat Hip Hop from artists such as Lil Wayne, Meek Mills, Rick Ross etc. I also listen to motivational speeches made for bodybuilding or general sports, just to get you going that extra mile – I find it keeps your mind and vision on track to reach a desired destination, which bodybuilders don’t ever seem to ever reach as I feel we are ‘Batmen’ when it comes to looking in the mirror, there’s always something to improve, but in the eyes of others might not be the case. Never the less, I guess that drives me from stage to stage of progression.
To push out my last rep, I just keep thinking ‘How bad do you want it’ ‘How bad do you want to get that look that’ll satisfy you’ and that energy comes from somewhere.
Free weights in my opinion have a greater effect than machines. It requires more effort and so inevitably pushes you that much harder, which means tearing more fibre and gaining better results. A plus is the fact that you get better control of the power you possess. Machines tend to give you a level of support which when you don’t have a training partner might help and vice-versa, but generally I find that Free weights give better results.
My arms and back are my most proud of body parts, legs are sneaking in there –these used to be my weakest part but I decided to make my weakest part strongest, and so getting good feedback from people on this, but again still Batman in the mirror.
I bulk and cut all year round as opposed to staying lean.
For cardio, I do a lot of stair climbing and incorporate speed interval running on the treadmill twice a week, 20 minutes each.
My workout routine takes up 4 days/week – with Wednesdays and Sundays off.
This workout routine is laid out from exercise to exercise according to how I would do it.
My diet for Peak condition coming up to a competition is based on high protein and low Carbohydrate in-take.
Oatmeal/Porridge (ensure its Quaker Oats not Oat so simple etc.)
Chicken/Mackerel or any other kind of fish - preferably salmon, tuna 1 Protein shake (Casein Protein -Slow release) with Spinach/Broccoli
Chicken, prawns and salad - sweet potatoes (optional)
Chicken/fish - Broccoli
Chicken/fish - Broccoli
2 Bananas if over 85kg and post workout protein (contains more sugar for speedy recovery)
Chicken, Salad then 1 Protein shake before bed (Casein Protein -Slow release)
Now on Sunday – Good carbohydrates:
Wholegrain rice, Quaker oats and more rice with chicken, fish.. – The idea is to load up on good carbohydrates.
My favourite athlete right now is Usain Bolt, as for bodybuilder, has to be Kai Green.
I’m actually currently using PHD nutrition for my supplements.
My 3 top tips to anyone looking to get CutAndJacked would be:
Tyrone ‘Ty O-G’ Ogedegbe
24/02/1984 – 87kg – 5’8
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