Location: New York City
I got consistent with weight training when I was 12. My older brother Frank was just starting to play High School Football and I was like a sponge at that age. They gave him a workout program that summer and I would tag a long as he began training in the basement of a neighbor’s house.
I was hooked from that moment I felt the swell and feeling of getting bigger and better
It was and still is like an addiction. I wanted to make sure that I had what it was going to take to play high school ball when I got there. From that point on I have never take more than a planned few days off from the gym. It has become a ritual a habit bordering obsession.
I am motivated through my long list of goals. I have an eager spirit and often find myself juggling many tasks at once but it keeps me in a forward moving direction and never complacent. I say dream with your eyes open and take daily steps to achieve what you desire. When you set goals and they are in line with your fitness ambitions it is rather easy to keep yourself motivated if you can trust in yourself to be accountable. Here is a great quote that resonates well with me.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
– Audrey Hepburn
I train with a system I have developed called Heavy Volume Training.
I have actually just launched an EBook with this philosophy from www.HVT100.com Heavy Volume training is the exertion of a maximal force and energy through reps of a specific exercise, until your muscles reach failure. What that translates to is a giant set of a major muscle group, where you will perform 100 reps in roughly 6-9 sets taking each to failure. The weight never goes down and you will pick one heavy weight for the entire set. After you perform the ‘HV’ set you will then be given 3 supersets to perform while your body attempts to recover.
I like to train 6 days a week taking one day off
As mentioned before it is a habit, so I do not like taking too much time away from the gym. I usually hit one body part per day so that I can make sure to completely annihilate that muscle and let it have ample amount of time to recover before hitting it again. When I approach competition, it is not uncommon for me to be in the gym 7 days a week.
My philosophy has changed over the years as far as dieting goes.
When I first began competing I was a machine, and would eat exactly what was on my plan having very little variety
Over the course of my career I have learned to incorporate many food choices and have developed a system around my own approved macro choices. I set my macros and add the food choices up through a software I have developed and will be bringing to market early 2014 as more of planner as opposed to the trackers used today.
I am an x football player and have adopted the habit of going into an off season or a growing season as I like to call it. I am always working on areas of my physique that I feel can improve.
I will set my calories above my maintenance which will provide and environment in the body that is ideal for muscle building.
I do not let myself get over 12% Bf and if I find myself over or to close I will diet my way back down. To get into contest shape or photo shoot ready from 12% out it will usually take me 60-90 days.
I have been using supplements for a long time, I remember when we used to take our creatine with grape juice to help absorb it into the system better.
Now I am a sponsored athlete with Cellucor and Bodybuilding.com both of which are in the supplement business so to answer this one, yes I am a big believer on what they can do to help you build a better body.
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All men dream but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible.
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