A:I first started training for rugby at the age of 14, 2 years in to my rugby career I was injured badly, which meant I had to give up the sport that I loved. After about 5 to 6 months of being miserable and getting in bad shape, my brother recommended that I join a local gym with him and his friends, I didn't have a clue what I was doing and had become horribly weak. Thankfully my new found training partners persevered with me and it all came falling into place. I was bitten by the iron bug!!
Q:Is this why training is important to you?
A:Training is important to me as it's a release from the tribulations of modern day society, it means I can become primal and take the frustrations out in a positive way, it helps me maintain my sanity and helps calm my internal beast.
Q:I like that. Describe your training methods?
A:My training methods are pretty basic, I concentrate on the main lifts (bench, squat, deadlift and military press)- each of these will have their own day to be trained. After I have trained the main lifts in a strength building style I will then move onto the assistance work for each lift. This consists of a bodybuilding style workout as aesthetics is important to me as well as strength nowadays.
Q:What type of diet do you follow?
A:I now follow a semi strict diet. It's consists of 5-6 meals a day plus snacks if hungry.
Meal 1 is carbs and protein.
Meal 3 and 4 will be veg, protein and fats.
Meal 2 and 5, carbs protein and veg.
If I feel I need meal 6 it will be either a shake or another protein and veg meal.
Snack wise, I will have some fruit or some rice cakes.
A:And if you're not training, you're usually. ...?
A:As cliche as it sounds, if I'm not training or working then I'm usually eating, prepping food or reading up on training styles, regimes, diets and mobility work, watching YouTube motivational videos or relaxing with a DVD. I also thoroughly enjoy reading the work of Henry Rollins.
Q:What are your future plans?
A:My future plans are to continue to try and get better everyday within my chosen field, I currently train and compete in power lifting and hold multiple British records for the bench press in different weight categories- but I wouldn't rule out maybe trying some bodybuilding in the not so distant future.
Q:Can you give us all of your social media handles?
Facebook: Scott The-monster Munroe
Interview done by Elliot Rivera for healtHaven.com