A:Born in America, but lived in England - so I have an English accent.
Q:Describe your first time at the gym..
A:Overweight and highly dispassionate about my current look, and was commonly known as that 'fat boy' in high school. I decided out of boredom to kill time at a gym and I caught the 'iron bug' as many bodybuilders would call it. I popped every fat burner pill possible back then and almost had to be rushed to the hospital, yet over time I dropped the pills and worked out excessively - but diet was poor. I'll never forget, one of my friends was 'enhancing' himself back then when it was legal to purchase over-the-counter, and the fascination everyone had for his physique was something I wanted and now have acquired over the course of 10 years (3 years seriously).
Q:Why did you choose physique over bodybuilding?
A:Bodybuilding is a sport that I love, however the attire doesn't suit my pleasure - my only issue with it lol. Other than that, physique is more so about shape and symmetry - whereas bodybuilding is more concerned about mass itself.
Q:What's the key to keeping low bodyfat but keeping your mass?
A:Loads of veggies and clean meats - preferably chicken and fish. Simple carbs are fine (oatmeal/wheat) - but relatively small portions would be fine for me or else I'll blow up quick with too many carbs in me, and I'll appear too 'soft' in the long run. In addition, I work out twice a day (1-1/2 hours apart) to burn excess calories.
Q:What's your calorie intake pre contest?
A:I never count any calories, however, I do round out to the near 100 lol. Typically on the day of or the week before, I try to keep everything under 2,000 calories a day considering I burn about 3,000+ during the same period of time. I like to keep a deficit so I am technically still loosing a diminutive amount of weight up to the show - water mostly.
Q:Describe your workout routine..
A:Every exercise and routine is different for each day. I may start off with similar exercises each day - but everyday I change the rep range, the weight, and the time-under-tension per rep for every single isolated movement I do. Sometimes I pause rep an inch above my chest for 15 seconds to 30 seconds depending on how intense I want that exercise to be that day. But every day something is different, I always change up every routine to keep every fiber in my body on their P's and Q's.
Q:When you're not training, what else are you doing?
A:Graphic design - my job. Mostly visit Long Beach LA area every other month, but majority of the time I'm either reading, graphic designing, or watching bodybuilding videos for motivation. I also watch a lot of 80’s and 90’s films to pass time - a lot of Steven Segal ones, I guess because they are highly predictable and entertaining- lol.
Q:Favorite cheat meal?
A:French toast and pancakes!
Q:Can you give us all of your social media handles?
Interview done by Elliot Rivera for HealtHaven.com