How and when did you get started training for a healthy and active body lifestyle?
I believe the journey all started as a young child, with my mum recognizing that I was a hyperactive kid needing to channel my energy in athletic activities. I took it and literally ran from there and never looked back. Those qualities and life lessons learned playing ice hockey and pushing the limits on the football field, have molded me into this active lifestyle I live today.
Do you have goal setting techniques? Short term and long term goals?
Absolutely I practice visualization every day, mentally picturing your goals. The feelings and happiness you could have attaining that goal, manifested and created in your mind on a daily basis. Those dreams can and will produce realities. My short term goal would be to get my personal training certificate, and my long term goals would be to advance as far as I can in the fitness world, and to become a career firefighter.
How do you remain motivated? Any tips for anyone wanting to get in great shape and or thinking about competing in your sport?
The things that keep me motivated are setting new challenges, whether it be new personal records in the gym, or trying a different style of training. When you feel like you can’t do another 30 second sprint or push that last rep out, trick your mind by hyping yourself up. How do I do that you may ask? All your accomplishments things that have made you smile or happy memories, recall those happy moments as if reliving them, you will then feel an immense wave of energy it’s pretty powerful stuff. We can all be our own worst critics sometimes , but being content with the little victories and gains you have made will make your journey competing or attaining that dream body that much more enjoyable.
How do you keep track of your progress?
The use of myfitnesspal app has helped me keep a consistent track record of my diet plan, along with a decent amount of shameless selfies.
What types of cardio have worked best for you?
Running, jogging, and sprinting are a big favorite of mine, whether it be I believe the journey all started as a young child, with my mum recognizing that I was a hyperactive kid needing to channel my energy in athletic activities. I took it and literally ran from there and never looked back. Those qualities and life lessons learned playing ice hockey and pushing the limits on the football field, have molded me into this active lifestyle I live today.
What’s your favorite healthy recipe?
Cup of Coyote flax seed pancake mix +
2 scoops of ISO 100 protein by Dymatize + cup of unsweetened coconut milk + 2 tablespoons of egg whites + 2 teaspoons of Splenda or stevia = mix in a bowl – grease pan with coconut oil on medium heat until golden brown.
What does your diet consist off?
Making steady gains in the off season various lean protein sources like egg whites , chicken breasts , bison, ground turkey or buffalo, strip loin steaks are prepared with low sodium seasoning baked or grilled. An ample amount of complex carbohydrates such as, quinoa, brown rice, black rice, wild rice, sweet potato, yams , steel cuts oats, various nuts ect…..
What do you do to deal with craving for salty foods, sweets, and junk foods?
To deal with cravings I Chew sugar free gum there’s so many wicked flavors out there, or make sure my cravings fit my macros.
What are your top 3 exercises?
Heavy back squats in the squat rack.
Butterfly bar spider curls on 45 degree bench incline.
Incline flys with cables to isolate upper chest and finish to failure
Do you listen to music while you train? If yes what type(s)?
Gotta have the beats bumping in my earbuds, I mainly listen to hip hop , drill music, RnB, edm. Reggae, and dancehall.
In terms of your training schedule, how many days a week do you train and what would be a typical training regimen for you?
Right now I train about 5 to 6 days a week Wednesdays or Sundays are sometimes my optional days. Focusing on a more aesthetic shape, so less weight training more super sets and drops sets, along with 2 metabolic circuits a week and 3 hit interval cardio sessions.
Do you have any role models or athletes you look up too?
Some of the athletes and role models I look up to would be “Dwayne Johnson Aka The Rock” First physique Olympia Champion “Mark Anthony” NHL Stars” Evander Kane” and “Jerome Iginla” Stuntman “Tanoai Reed” to name a few.
What do you enjoy the most about competing in the Physique Category?
The physique category offers a unique Shapley and aesthetic look that is not easily attained and offers an athletic balance that I prefer to keep in my everyday life.
What supplements do you take?
What tips would you give to any men wanting to have an active body physique like yours?
Stay consistent to have great results you have to exceed your comfort zones and push your limits. That being said practice patience and dedication because it takes time.
Year born: 1986
Contest weight 195-200lbs
Off season weight 215-220lbs
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