Weight: Onseason: 175lb Offseason:205lb
Chest size: 48″
Waist size: 32″
Bicep size: 16.5″
Calves size: 16.5″
Thighs size: 28″
Onseason I eat food to specific macros. I usually healthy low calorie dense foods so I can eat more, however if I can fit a food in my macros and track it on my iphone I will eat it. Offseason I mainly focus on getting an adequate amount of protein and let the rest of my calorie fall as they may
When and why did you get started?
I first started on 6 Jan 2006. I was New Years resolution. However here I am 5.5 years later and still at it. I fell in love with the sport and have had many mentors along the way.
Achievements so far?
My first ever goal I set was to be 200lbs with abs. When I first started reading magazines I thought 5’11, 200lbs and ripped with abs was the perfect body. I have finally achieved that goal but realized that wasn’t what I wanted anymore. Other goals I set was to deadlift 600lbs. I did that. Bench 350…did that. Squat over 500lbs , and last but not least win my Natural bodybuilding pro card before the age of 25. I accomplished that 5 days before my 25th birthday. As of now I haven’t really set any goals but I continually find myself yearning for the next thing. I am thinking about entering a powerlifting competition.
What would be your biggest dream to be able to achieve?
I would love to place top 5 in a pro bodybuilding show. This will prove to be one of my biggest challenges thus far. These guys I will have to go up against are beyond mutants. They are the pinnacle of the sport and it will take allot of drive and motivation to get there
Do you ever struggle to stick to your diet and eat lots of junk food?
I consistently eat junk food because 1.) I have a very metabolism and have trouble getting 5k cals of “clean” food and I have also taken a new approach on dieting and have focused less on the clean/dirty aspect of the food but rather the quantity.
Allot of us out there love a good drink of alcohol from time to time, do you ever drink, if so how often?
To be honest before my sister’s wedding this summer I couldn’t remember the last time I had gotten drunk. I would rather eat then drink my calories. Also evidence has shown drinking a lot will hinder your gains. I am a hard gainer so I am fighting my genetics all the time. You will never meet a world championship bodybuilder who is a heavy drinker. I do enjoy a drink from time to time especially after a big winning. A tall Blue Moon beer is tradition. Drank one after my Novice Overall, Open class win and the night I won my pro card.
If you could pick only one supplement what would it be? (Not protein as you can get that from foods easily)
I really enjoy a good pre workout supplement that gets me amped up. I have used a variety of them over the years but I am really liking All American EFX Kotic right now. Its gets me pumoed without the ill side effects of other brands.
Your favourite food?
Buffalo wings and French fries. They are my weakness.
If you could pick only 3 different body parts to put on your body from 3 famous people, what would they be and why?
I think everybody would agree that they would want Phil Heath’s arms. Those things are the pinnacle of “guns”. I would also want Kai Greene’s legs and Dennis Wolf’s delts.
Who do you look up to these days and why?
The one I look up to not only for his bodybuilding achievements but life achievements is Layne Norton. He has given me some great advice over the years. I also like the under dog in him. When people put him down and talk bad about him he always back it up. “You cant squat 700!!!”….BOOM I JUST SQUATTED 710. Take that! I love that mentality.
Your favourite quote?
“Bodybuilding isn’t 90 minutes in the gym…..it’s a lifestyle” – Lee Priest. One of the first quotes I ever read and it has stuck with me.
Your top 3 tips to someone that might be just starting out bodybuilding?
Consistency, Consistency, and consistency! O yeah and believe in yourself!
What is your favourite motivation picture online and why?
Dorian Yates black and white
Joel Stubbs famous back shot
Thoughts on Steroids?
Like anything else if you abuse them you are going to pay. I don’t look down upon those that do, however it brings a bad name to the sport. The media doesn’t help. They are so ill informed but some meatheads have brought the spot light on them. **cough** Craig Titus **cough**
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