A:I'm 32, born in Brooklyn, moved to White Plains when I was 15 and then back to NYC when I went to college at NYU.
Q:When did you gravitate towards fitness?
A:I became interested in fitness at the age of 21 when I started working out at home. I began seeing results with just push ups and pull-ups and some dumbbells. I was amazed at how my body changed and I was inspired by Arnold in the movies and Ronnie Coleman videos.
Q:Why did you choose to compete in the NPC?
A:The NPC is the only division I can compete in as an amateur. I want to turn pro and be in the greatest bodybuilding league in the world, (the coveted IFBB) and someday have a chance of being Mr.Olympia!
Q:What does your pre contest diet and workout routine look like?
A:My pre contest diet doesn't differ much from my offseason diet. The only thing that changes is no cheat meals, only a refeed after leg day. And I do cardio when needed. I might do more dropsets or supersets while training for a show. I also tend to lift heavier pre contest.
Q:How did you transition into acting? Where have you been featured?
A:Acting was something I was always interested in doing. One day I submitted myself for an audition for a TV movie, and as I walked out I was discovered by Adam Silver of Silver Model Management, (his office was next door). I have since been in 3 commercials, one of which is on in Germany for McDonald's, another with Kai Greene and Eugene Mishin for the NY Lottery and LIPA, which aired during the playoffs, an opera about Anna Nicole Smith. I even had an audition for Vin Diesel's movie "Riddick" personally by him.
Q:Tell us about X2X and Natural Vitamins...
A:Natural Vitamins is my sponsor. It's a supplement store in Brooklyn that carries everything you need to bodybuild or just be healthy in general. X2X is a clothing company that is taking over the industry lately with their ads and high profile athletes.
Q:Your Instagram has plenty of pictures with celebrities. How did you get into high level executive security?
A:I got into security, like every other big guy, to earn some extra cash on the side, (working at local bars in Westchester). Then everything changed when I started bouncing in the city at high profile clubs. Due to my size and the way I wore a suit I was always given the most high profile celebrity of the night at the club. That led to these prominent people asking for my services outside of the club. I now work with diplomats, celebrities, athletes, CEOs, etc...
Q:Can you give us all of your social media handles?
A:Instagram is @Hank34
Facebook is Henry Akinsanya
You can find me through my sponsors page, natural vitamins is on there and my Twitter, (which I need to use more often) is @Hank34
Interview done by Elliot Rivera for HealtHaven.com