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Posted 21 August 2014 by CutAndJacked.com

CutAndJacked.com Interview:


Obi Vincent

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How and when did you start training?

I was always the chubby lazy kid at school, in my teens never did any sports and just ate all the junk food you can imagine (my fav was deep fried mars bars!!)  I decided to make a change around the age of 19 but only started weight training seriously in my early twenties.  Got into weight training when out in the city one day and saw a guy who had an incredible physique and went up to him and asked for advice.. and that you could say was the start to building the physique I have today!

What mistakes did you make as a newbie?

 All the mistakes every newbie makes! I only ate proteins no fat and little carbs, I took so much supplements that I didn’t need thinking that would help.  Lifting with my ego, and only training body parts which I enjoyed for superficial reasons (chest and arms).  It’s funny when I think about it now but I am a firm believer in learning from your mistakes and growing mentally and physiqually from them. 

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

Honestly if you struggle to stay consistent then maybe you don’t want it hard enough! Nothing in life worth having comes easy!!!  People always want quick results and quick fixes will always lead to disappointment! I always say think of building the physique you want as a marathon NOT a sprint, the one thing I always learnt even as I started out and sometimes seeing no results I stayed consistent as I had a goal and nothing was going to stop me achieving it.

Do you listen to music whilst training?

I have various playlist depending on what body part I am training and also what mood am in for that day.  So anything from -

  • 90s and early 00’s hip hop – de la doul, naughty by nature, missy Elliot, Run DMC, Beastie Boys.
  • 80s rock – motley crue, rolling stones, guns n roses etc.
  • I also download podcasts of Various House and Trance mix.

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

I always tell myself that the last rep is what will separate the winners from the losers!! In my mind you will only grow if you can push through that burn and finish that last rep. 

 How far ahead do you plan and prepare ahead
your nutrition and training if at all?

I always plan my meals a few days in advance and I love to cook so I always make sure I know what am having every day… My love for food has never gone away and I spend most of the day either eating or thinking about my next meal! Making sure that meals are planned is key and always having a variety makes this lifestyle even more enjoyable. However I do not have set schedules for meal throughout the day I eat when am hungry.

Training however is very spontaneous... I know what body part I am training but plan my session an hour before.  Most times I never stick to my plan and honestly since I started training I rarely write down my sessions it’s all planned in my head. 

What are you most proud of?

My proudest moment will always be changing my lifestyle completely and having people whom I have never met sending me messages of how much of a motivation I am to them.   It is still surreal to me, but I still have a lot to accomplish.

Do you bulk and cut or stay lean year round? 

I bulk and cut, reason being I love food too much! Lol, I do a lean bulk off-season as I am trying to put on more size and sometimes the body needs a break from rigorous dieting, so for me trying to stay sub 10% year round would not be good for my body but that’s just how I feel.  I do a cut if and when I have a show or photoshoot.

What types of cardio do you do?

HIIT – I just love the buzz after an intense high intensity session, I do uphill sprints or use the spin bike.  However I always add in some LISS cardio now and then especially after training.

 What is your training routine like?

 Obi Vincent Workout Routine

What is your diet when trying to get in peak condition?

I usually carb cycle when in peak condition and also making sure I am at a calorie deficit.

What supplements do you use if any?

  • Whey Protein
  • Essential Amino Acids
  • Creatine Monohydrate
  • L-Arginine
  • Beta Alanine
  • Omega 3
  • Probiotics
  • ZMA

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

  1. NEVER GIVE UP – Yes it will be tough and seem like reaching your goals is almost impossible BUT it will be all worth it at the end if you stay the course and keep pushing through.
     
  2. Preparation is KEY!! When it comes to your nutrition if that sucks then no matter how often you train you won’t see any of the benefits of your hard work.
     
  3. Have FUN and enjoy the process! You should enjoy your meals if you don’t CHANGE IT... You should enjoy your training and again if you don’t CHANGE IT, what’s the point of trying to attain a great physique all the while being miserable. 

OBI VINCENT

Age: 27, Height: 6FT 2” , Weight: 110Kg (242lbs)

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