Height: 5'11 ”- 175 cm
Weight: 235 lbs - 107 kg
How did you get involved in the fitness industry?
When I was thirteen I didn't have any friends because the neighborhood kids had all abandoned me. I ended up spending all of my time at home alone playing video games which led to self esteem issues.
I ended up making a new friend who invited me to a taekwondo class, and martial arts was my first introduction to the world of fitness, and the rest is history!
How did you feel when you first started training?
When I first started training I started to see results quickly and started to feel great. Over time, I lost weight; I gained incredible flexibility and learned to jump and kick.
And a year later, I had a six pack!
How is your life now?
Since December 2016, I have become independent and social media has become such a blessing for me. Social media has allowed me to connect with people, and people seem to love connecting with me! So my life is as fun or adventurous as I make it, and I love it very much.
But sometimes I prefer to spend time at home organizing my thoughts by writing, cleaning up, or just spending time with my wife.
What motivates you to keep going and pushing harder?
I push myself more and more every day because now technically it's my job. Other than that when I feel a lot of pressure or stress I wonder what would things be like if I didn't do this?
It keeps me pushing harder, but I still push at a comfortable but efficient pace.
What was your most memorable video shoot?
I remember driving on the freeway when I imagined creating this video below. I laughed my head when it all played out in my mind. When it comes to creating videos like this my brain is pretty cool like this. (Laughs) I found this video funny, but it had a lot of real challenges. One of the biggest challenges was that it was very hot and humid outside which made it very difficult to breathe into the mask I was wearing. I couldn't see out of the mask either, and it was difficult to step on the rocks in the arid desert; it was truly a unique experience.
It was the video below.
What's your next goal? Where do you see yourself this time next year?
My goal is to keep doing what I'm doing, looking for new challenges and opportunities, and making people happy. I think that's what most people want, to have continued growth and to make people happy.
For me, I'm happy with that, and it's a pretty good mission.
What is your current training philosophy?
For the past year and a half, I have traveled a lot, generally five to fifteen days a month for industry. I travel for weird performances and fitness events, and there is nothing `` expected '' or `` usual '' about the type of physical demands that these trips can place on my body. So I really need to recover and rest between trips. I think there is a big difference between training to do something and doing it. And doing it, like performing on a stage or in front of an audience or for a video shoot can actually be a lot more physically demanding than an actual workout. Most people tend to think they are good at recovering, but in reality they really are not. When you step into a situation like mine, every week is a peak performance situation and high stakes are involved; it's my job and my wife depends on me. Here is an example of what I do; It's hard for me to create an exact replica of my workout because, as I mentioned, I rarely have a defined routine. But I combine a fairly high level of acrobatic training with a decent amount of powerlifting and strength training.
Monday: Quads / Acrobatics
- Front squats 3 x 8
- 2 hours of tricks (practice of acrobatics with explosiveness / flexibility)
Tuesday: Quads / Cardio / Bras
- Front squats 3 x 8
- 1 hour of skipping rope
- Evening: arm
- Preacher Loops 2 x 10-16 (Super Set)
- Preacher Banded Loops 2 x 10-16
- Pushdowns 2 x 10-16 (Super Set)
- 2 x 10-16 Band Pushdowns
- Cable loops lying 2 x 10-16
- Pushdowns 2 x 10-16 (Super Set)
- Standing Triceps Stretches 2 x 10-16
- Dips or Close Grip Bench Press 3 x 10
Wednesday: Back / Glutes / Strongman training
- Deadlifts 3 x 8
- Strongman style training (moves like Bench Press, Log, Turkish Get Ups) 1 hour, I don't count my reps or sets
- Double deadlifts 9-12 x 4-6
- 5 x 8-12 military press
Friday: Legs / Chest
- 3 x 10 back squats
- Bench press 3 x 6
- Bench press (with Slingshot) 3 x 6
- Fly's Cable (3 Variations) 3 x 10
- 3 x 10 hexagonal press
Saturday: Trick / Flexibility
- One hour trick
- 30 minutes of flexibility / stretching
What's your approach to nutrition?
I tend to keep my nutritional approach very simple. I focus on the quality of my food, rather than worrying about calorie content or the value of macronutrients. I focus on what I need to eat rather than what I shouldn't eat, and I don't dwell on the fact that I ate this cookie and had a beer. I always allow adjustments to be made, and I make improvements as they go. I also eat foods that no one can argue about, and no one can claim that sardines are unhealthy. (Laughs) At the moment, I incorporate 16 ounces of freshly squeezed vegetables into my daily diet. My favorite vegetables are beets and carrots mixed with a powdered greens.
- Meal 1: 6 ounces of steak, 6 whole eggs, 1 medium avocado, 1 English muffin, ½ raw onion and 16 ounces of freshly squeezed vegetables with green powder
- Meal 2: (Pre-workout) ½ cup of cream of rice, 1 tablespoon of sunflower seed butter and 1 scoop of protein
- Meal 3: (post workout) 1 large baked chicken breast, 2 cups of white rice and 1 cup of broccoli
- Meal 4: 12 ounces of ground beef, 2 cups of quinoa, 1 cup of steamed vegetables and 16 ounces of freshly squeezed vegetables with green powder
- Meal 5: 3 cans of sardines, 4 servings of crackers, 1 ounce of hummus, 2 cucumbers and 16 ounces of freshly squeezed vegetables with green powder
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What does your supplementation look like?
Literally, I take everything from A to Z! (Laughs) It would honestly be easier to tell you what I'm not taking, rather than what I'm taking. I believe it was Jack LaLanne who said the same thing; he took "everything from A to Z".
And I really believe in that because he had an amazing body, and he lived to be almost a hundred years old.
What has been your greatest accomplishment in the field of fitness?
I think the most publicized opportunity I have had was to participate in America's Got Talent, season eleven. I went through the final cuts from eighty to almost twenty, and in my book it wasn't too bad! (Laughs) My biggest personal achievement was completing my eBook on Flexibility; the book is called Legendary Flexibility. I would have to admit it was actually the hardest thing I've ever done. The subject was so vast and deep, and I felt I had to cover it like no one had done; it was a real challenge, but I succeeded!
People have told me that the book has changed the way they think about flexibility and that the book has been done very well; this is something i'm really proud of!
What are your top 3 tips for someone looking to reach their physical goal?
- Ask yourself why you want your target physique. And then find the best and easiest way to reach your physical goal and learn to keep it.
- Imagine that you have reached your physical goal; now ask yourself what are you going to do with it?
- Finally, don't take fitness or yourself too seriously; it's all for fun and I consider fitness a luxury. For me, having the opportunity to train and having my health is wonderful. When you can be grateful you can be lighter and when you can be lighter you can laugh. When you can laugh, you put yourself on top of things, and you can really go on and do shit. Don't laugh while hitting the bench haha!
What do few people know about you?
I'm actually an introvert, and prefer to spend ninety percent of my time alone, with maybe some internet socializing. I know most people would think from my crazy, energetic, insane videos that I have ADHD or I'm super extroverted, but nothing could be further from the truth. I am actually very calm and usually spend most of my time in my own head.
I only come out of my shell because it's my job, and let's face it, socializing tends to lead to a much better life.
"People don't care what you know until they know how much you care."
Coming up with your perfect bodybuilding workout program and diet to match can seem like quite the process. You have to plan how many days a week you’re going to workout, what exercises you will include in your program, how long your rest periods will be, how many reps you should perform for each exercise, and on and on it goes.
Many individuals do tend to feel slightly overwhelmed with the amount of information available out there as to what works ’best’, and therefore take more time than they should to even get going.
The sooner you can get into the gym and start actually pushing the weights, the sooner you will start building force and seeing your body transform into your ideal
physique. That said, you obviously do need to make sure you are following some sound strategies so that the workouts you are doing will help you build force. If you pay heed to these rules, chances are you are going to be on the way to success as long as you also are sure that the alimentation part of the equation is included as well.
The first bodybuilding tip that will make the single biggest difference on your rate of muscle gain is whether you are able to consecutively add more weight to the bar.
It’s not going to matter how many fancy principles you use, if you aren’t increasing the sheer amount you are lifting over a few months of time, you aren’t building muscle as quickly as you should be.
The number one priority of any force gaining bodybuilding workout program should be lifting heavier and heavier weights.
When you get ’stuck’ and aren’t able to bump the weight up higher, that’s when you start tinkering with other strategies such as drop sets, supersets, etc., as a means to help increase the body’s potential, so that in a few more weeks, you can bump it up to the next weight level.
All those fancy protocols will definitely have an advantage down the road once you’ve attained a level of musculature you’re satisfied with, but until that point, you should use them intermittently when you’re unable to lift heavier.
The second bodybuilding tip to pay attention to is the rule on failure. Some people believe that lifting to failure each and every single set is the best way to build bourrinage. They think that in order to get a muscle to grow, you have to fully exhaust it.
While it is true that you have to push the zones musculaires past their comfort level in order to see progress, you can run into a number of problems when you’re lifting to failure each and every set.
The first major venant is central nervous system fatigue. Workout programs designed to go to failure each and every time will be very draining on the CNS.
After a few weeks of such a program, it’s highly likely that you’ll find the CNS is so exhausted that you can’t even lift the weight you used to for the required number of reps little own increase it upwards.
The deuxième problem with going to failure is that if you do this on the first exercise out in the workout, you’re not going to have much for a second, third, and fourth exercise after that.
Since you should be doing at least a couple of different exercises in each workout you do, this becomes very difficult to accomplish.
Instead, aim to go one to two reps short of failure. This will still get you pushing your body and working at the intensity level needed to build force, but it won’t completely destroy you so that you have to end that workout prematurely and take a day or two off just to recoup.
Bodybuilding tip number three is to focus on compound exercises. You only have a limited amount of time you can spend in the gym each day due to both time and recovery restraints so if you waste this time on exercises that only work one or two smaller bourrinage groups, you aren’t exactly maximizing your potential.
Instead follow the rule that for 80% of your workout you’ll only perform exercises that work at least two force groups.
The shoulder press, for example, will work the shoulders and the triceps. The squat will work the quads and the hamstrings. The bench press will work the shoulders, chest, and the triceps ( even the biceps to a very small degree ).
On the other hand, the barbell curl will only work the triceps, triceps pushdowns will only work the triceps, and leg curls will only work the hamstrings.
All of those exercises aren’t really giving you the best results-to-energy invested trade-off, so it’s best you keep them limited.
What’s more is that compound lifts you’ll typically be able to lift more weight with, and since you read the first tip in this article, you know that’s paramount to success.