How did you get started?
My journey into Fitness/Training began at an early age because of all the sports and physical activities that I was involved in at school. I have always been a Fitness/Health enthusiast, but I became more dedicated when my sister was diagnosed with high blood pressure while having problems with her weight. I was determined to help her lose weight and get that blood pressure down. I started doing more in depth research on nutrition, training, supplementation and general health. It was really important for me to learn as much as possible and to help her. Within two months of my research and training her, she lost about 10-15lbs.
Having trained my sister this really compelled me to help others change their lives, change their choices, and change their destiny so becoming a Personal Trainer/Motivational Speaker was the only option. The fitness modeling side of things came about because people (mostly agents and scouts) would always compliment my physique and encourage me to look into modeling and competing.
I finally decided to compete in a couple of fitness modeling competitions as they were a good fit for my physique and my personality. Shortly after, I won the 2011 REAL Fitness Modeling Competition and TKO’s Sports Brand “Model Of The Year”Award. My journey has only just started despite my many accomplishments……so stay tuned!
What your diet consists of and why?
I have a very strict diet, my diet is a High protein/Low carb one as I feel this fits my body type the best. For my protein I consume mostly tuna, chicken, fish and protein shakes. My carb intake is mainly from yams, fruit, brown rice and veggies. I mostly eat lean and clean to stay prepared for a fitness shoots, workout videos, etc.
What supplements do you use?
My supplements consist of the following:
- Size on
- Super Pump
- Optimum Nutrition Gold standard whey
Example of diet
- Breakfast: 2 Apple, 1 Cup Oatmeal, 10 Egg Whites
- Snack: 6oz Chicken Breast
- Lunch: 6oz Chicken Breast, 1Cup Steamed Veggies
- Snack: Whey Protein Shake
- Dinner: 6oz Tuna, 1 Cup Steamed Veggies, 1 Cup Green Salad.
What does your current work-out routine look like?
- Monday: Heavy Leg Exercises
- Tuesday: Biceps/Chest
- Wed: 1 hour Cardio (treadmill) and Ab Exercises
- Thur: Shoulder/ Back
- Friday: Light Legs Exercises and 1hour Cardio
- Sat: Triceps/Calf’s
- Sunday: Off
What are your max lifts?
- Squat: 465
- Bench Press: 355
- Power Clean: 265
What’s your opinion on the run of the mill “Bulk & cut” way of training?
It may work for some, but not all! Some people seem to think that its the best way to gain muscle. You are actually putting on a ton of fat in the process, so I don’t really care for this method of training. I would rather eat clean and consume more clean calories versus eating empty calories.
Who is your favourite bodybuilder, strongman or powerlifter?
I would have to say Arnold Schwarzenegger is still the best that ever did it. No one can deny his physique and presence in the competition community.
If you could give someone any advice, what would it be?
Anything in life is worth working for and waiting for. We all want results, but those results would be appreciated even more if you put the hard work in as well.