How and when did you get started training for a healthy and active body lifestyle?
I have been living the active body lifestyle my entire life. Growing up I was very active in sports. I competed in track and field, basketball, football, soccer, volleyball, and baseball. I began working with trainers at the age of 14 for agility, core strength, and explosiveness and started weight training at the age of 15.
Do you have goal setting techniques? Short term and long term goals?
I personally do not use goal-setting techniques. I put 100% effort into my training and as long as I am consistently improving and the results are visible, then I am happy. I generally use body weight as my indicator of progression.
How do you remain motivated? Any tips for anyone wanting to get in great shape and or thinking about competing in your sport?
Because I enjoy what I do, motivation is not an issue. I look forward to training. With that being said, I have watched numerous motivational videos on YouTube from bodybuilders such as Phil Heath and Kai Greene. For those who need motivation, seek out a training partner that also wants to achieve results and hold each other accountable. If you want to get into great shape and are thinking about competing, consider investing in a personal trainer. One tip I can share with you is to focus more on the feeling of the muscle instead of the motion of the exercise and learn to establish that mind muscle connection.
How do you keep track of your progress?
I keep track of my progress by taking progress photos so I can visibly see if I am progressing, tracking my body weight and body fat percentage, recording personal records lifts and increases in strength. Measurements are also a great way to track progress.
What types of cardio have worked best for you?
HIIT and steady state cardio have worked best for me.
What’s your favorite healthy recipe?
My favorite healthy recipe is yam brownies which I eat during competition season. Here’s a general breakdown of the recipe. You’ll have to play around with it and find out what works best for you.
2-4 scoops whey protein
2-3 whole eggs
1/2-1 cup blended oatmeal
1/2-1 cup coconut oil
Add some cacao powder
Pour into a glass-baking tray
Bake at 300 for 20-30 minutes
What does your diet consist off?
My diet consists of: oatmeal, eggs, tuna, chicken, extra lean ground turkey, mixed salads, rice, beef, broccoli, asparagus, yams, potatoes, and pasta.
What do you do to deal with craving for salty foods, sweets, and junk foods?
Ever since I eliminated sugar from my diet during my first bodybuilding season, I rarely crave sugar. Once you omit it from your diet for a certain period of time, you will no longer care for it. Personally I do not eat junk food but when I do crave something unhealthy it is usually salt or fats. Normally a burger and fries from a restaurant usually does the trick and satisfies my cravings.
My top 3 exercises are Squats, Bench Press, and Dead lifts.
Do you listen to music while you train? If yes what type(s)?
Yes I do, my training intensity doubles when I am listening to music. I only listen to rap/hip hop while I train. Artist such as Ace Hood, Meek Mill, Rick Ross, YG, T.I are what I typically listen to.
In terms of your training schedule, how many days a week do you train and what would be a typical training regimen for you?
I currently train 6-7 days a week. I prefer to train specific muscle groups so I will generally train chest, back, legs and delts and incorporate minor muscle groups.
Do you have any role models or athletes you look up too?
Yes, I look up to Phil Heath as he is my favorite bodybuilder. I also admire Kai Greene, his philosophy and mental strength.
What do you enjoy the most about competing in bodybuilding?
What I enjoy the most about bodybuilding is being on stage. With bodybuilding, there is only you and your fellow competitors. This is not a team sport. You have to put in the work and earn your place. Not many people can put in the time, effort and endure the pain that is required of them to excel in this sport. I see our physiques as countless hours of hard work and focus. Bodybuilding builds character and if you win, it is because you earned it. There are no free handouts in this sport.
What supplements do you take?
All of my supplements are from Cellucor. I take their BCAA’s and Whey protein from the COR-PERFORMANCE SERIES. As well as Cellucor N0 N-ZERO pre workout, which is roughly the equivalence of C4 however, it is creatine free. I also take Vita-Stack as my multivitamin.
What tips would you give to any women wanting to have an active body physique like yours?
Lift weights! Don’t be stuck on the cardio machines for hours. Weights will not make you big and bulky as many women tend to believe. Many males who are more prone to building muscle than you, lift weights and see very little muscle gain, therefore, it is very unlikely that you will wake up and all of a sudden look like a bodybuilder. Lifting weights will give your body definition and make you more toned. A slight increase in muscle mass will make your metabolism faster so you can reach your goal and then stay there. Clean nutrition will also bring out your definition as well as give you the energy you need to come in and have a successful workout.
What do you love most about being an elite personal trainer and how do people contact you for training?
The thing I love most about being an elite personal trainer is seeing the smile on people faces when they are achieving the result they have always wanted. It is a very hard thing to accomplish on your own and for me to be able to help bring someone to his or her goal, as well as an increase in energy and confidence, is a great feeling. You can contact me via email at email@example.com
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NAME: Chase Nelson-Murray
DATE OF BIRTH: November 26, 1992
WEIGHT: 211lbs, contest weight 195lbs off-season weight 205-215lbs
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