Started training at 16 years old. My Dad was a manager of a local leisure centre, he taught tennis, but I preferred to spend time in the gym rather than the tennis court!
As a newbie I was totally focussed on how much weight I was lifting, rather than form and technique. I also neglected my lower body and did not diet correctly to start with. Generally normal mistakes people make when they start out!
Consistency is everything! By doing something over and over again it becomes a habit. Once it is a habit then it is a lot easier! So I would advise anyone struggling to be consistent to just keep trying and break through that initial struggle until it becomes a habit!
Yes I listen to music when I train! I love my house music, anything from EDM to deep and techy beats! At the moment on my Ipod I have some live sets from Eric Prydz, Solomon and Adam Beyer!
When it is time to dig deep and push for that last rep I just remind myself that the whole reason I have come to the gym today is to stimulate that muscle fibre! Those final reps in the set are the reps that are key in achieving that stimulation!
I spend so much time on the road travelling around DJing, so planning and prepping my meals is a huge challenge in my life! Sometimes I prep up to 14 meals at one time!
I guess I am most proud of being part of Optimum Nutrition and representing them as a sponsored athlete! It is an honour to be associated with such a respected, leading company in the industry!
I stay lean all year round; I could not have it any other way! Aesthetics over everything! ;)
I use a combination of fasted HIIT and LISS workouts for cardio. I have a treadmill at home so it is easy to get it in before breakfast when I am at home!
09:00 - Meal 1 - Breakfast
Approx. 60 grams of Original Quaker oats mixed with: Organic skimmed milk, 1 scoop of Optimum Nutrition Hydro whey chocolate protein powder, Tablespoon of honey, Frozen berries (defrost in microwave).
200ml egg whites.
Optimum Nutrition Opti-Men, Fish Oils & CLA tablets.
Water mixed with 1 tablespoon of Optimum Nutrition CGT-10 to drink.
11:00 - Meal 2
1 or 2 cans of tuna steak in sunflower oil.
13:00 - Meal 3 - Lunch (pre-workout meal)
1 chicken breast, Approx. 150g of sweet potato mash or brown rice, 1 cup of broccoli.
Meal 4 Post-workout shake on training days
2 scoops of Optimum Nutrition Hydro whey & 1 scoop of Optimum Nutrition Glyco-maize mixed with water.
Optimum Nutrition BCAA tablets.
17:00 - Meal 5
Optimum Nutrition Complete protein bar or Oats and Whey Flapjack.
19:00 – Meal 6
1 chicken breast or sirloin steak or salmon fillet, Approx. 150g of sweet potato mash or brown rice, 1 cup of broccoli.
21:00 – Meal 7
0% fat Greek yoghurt mixed with 1 scoop of Optimum Nutrition Hydro whey and blue berries.
23:00 - Meal 8 - (before bed)
2 scoops of Optimum Nutrition Casein chocolate protein powder blended with organic skim milk and a tablespoon of peanut butter.
I am obviously part of the fitness and physique category, however I am fascinated with bodybuilders and spend time watching videos of the greats like Jay Cutler, Ronnie Coleman, Phil Heath and of course Arnie!
I use Optimum Nutrition supplements, check out my diet plan!
Height: 5ft, 11in