When did you start training and what motivated you to start?
I began training at the age of 15. The first two years were pretty much wasted on training with no direction, goal or knowledge on how to train. After educating myself somewhat on how to lift and what to eat I became much more dedicated to the lifestyle. Seeing improvements in myself as well as my training partners fuelled my ambition to better my physique.
My biggest motivation to train hard at each session was when I started to see the results of cutting. I went from 120kg to 90kg in 15 months through strict dieting and intense training. This transformation will forever let me know that there should be no excuses and that anyone can achieve greatness if they truly want it.
What does your typical diet look like?
Meal 1: Protein shake + Burgen bread (1 slice) with peanut butter (20g)
Meal 2: 5 eggs (3whole/2eggwhite) + Burgen bread (1 slice) with peanut butter (20g)+ 100g spinach
Meal 3 (Post workout): Protein shake + 160ml juice/fruit smoothie)
Meal 4: 1 can tuna with extra light mayo + Burgen bread (1slice) with peanut butter (20g)
Meal 5: 150g beef steak + vegetables
Do you have cheat days / meals?
Most definitely, I believe once a week a cheat day is required to help both mentally and physically (when cutting).
Do you drink alcohol?
Very rarely and if I do it will be a low calorie beer.
Do you use many supplements?
I try to take multi-vitamins and cod liver oil daily.
On the rare occasion I may use a pre-workout supplement if I’m aiming to break some PB’s.
What does your typical training routine look like?
I also implement short, intense abdominal workout 2-3 times a week.
I try to use drop-sets and super sets throughout my routine. In addition I perform negatives on the last rep of each set to intensify the workout.
Do you have any inspirational figures you look up to?
In terms of professional inspiration individuals I believe I have taken a lot away from Kai Greene. He promotes a very positive and influential attitude towards the sport and has strong views on achieving goals.
Other people I look up to are those who I train with including the East Midlands Aesthetics Crew which includes two previous ‘Physique of the Week’ winners and one who I hope is soon to be.
Without the help and critique and positivity of Sayeed Hasan I believe I would not have been able to complete my transformation and ultimately be seen on ‘Physique of the Week’.
Where do you see yourself in the future?
I have a new found passion for maintaining an aesthetic build in addition to keeping my fitness level at peak conditions. This has changed from my younger days of ‘bulking for life’ and trying to be as big as possible.
In the future I hope to compete in more fitness orientated competitions such as triathlons as I believe this would be an ultimate test of endurance and conditioning.
Where did you hear about Physique Of The Week?
I was told to apply by my training partner Jordan Leader, who told me I had the potential to win, for which I am grateful as I have achieved that goal.
However I am sure I would have come across POTW at some point through the mediums of social networking at some point.
What do you think about Physique Of The Week?
I believe this is a great way of using social networking to seek out people from across the world who have great physiques. From when I first saw this website till now it has grown massively in terms of Twitter followers and Facebook fans. I believe sky’s the limit for ‘Physique of the Week’.
If you could give our readers one piece of advice what would it be?
Always set targets, both short and long term. Stay focused, dedicated, and consistent in both training and diet as one will not work without the other.
Most importantly it is important to enjoy what you do. Live.Life.Love