When did you start training and what motivated you to start?
I started training at home when I was 15, I started reading Men’s Health and following their diet plan. I got The May 2009 issue and looked at cover. The guy on their had an 8 pack and from that picture I looked up to a mate and said, “I want to be a fitness model!” Since then I’ve trained for this goal using mostly body-building style training.
What does your typical diet look like?
As I work two jobs I’m mostly on the go, It consists of me getting up at 5 to start cooking! I have Chicken Breast, Turkey or white fish when I have time to sit down. I eat these within a couple rice cakes with some salad. Rice Cake Sandwiches! The salad has as much colour in it as possible, I prefer Bell Peppers, Lettuce and cucumber mostly. When I’m out and about and unable to sit and chew a meal, I have a good quality whey protein shake, low calorie protein bar, or one of the new protein pre-bottled drinks. Usually LA Clear Protein bottles or LA Whey.
Do you have cheat days / meals?
I never like to call a cheat meal “CHEAT” I always call it a treat meal, I don’t like CHEAT. You work so hard training and dieting all week I like to have one treat on a Saturday. I’ll either have a flapjack with an energy drink, a frappuccino or latte with a protein bar or a home cooked steak meal with baby potatoes cooked in coconut oil.
Do you drink alcohol?
I never drink alcohol in the build up to a show competition, It knocks you off that 100% and never makes you feel great. Personally Out of competition I will have a few rum and cokes on a Friday night but punish myself in the gym early Saturday morning, Ill do an all over body circuit.
Do you use many supplements?
I use a large variety of supplements, As I’m mostly on the go. I have more as it comes closer to a show as I find it helps keep me to my diet more and makes me forget about sugary foods and high carb meals. I have Vasculator, Nobese fat burner and la clear protein bottles from LA MUSCLE. I always have a Creatine supplement and amino acid supplement too. I’m an LA Muscle sponsored athlete so this helps a lot with the pre-contest.
What does your typical training routine look like?
Bulking phase its a split morning sessions and night. I do fifteen minutes of cardio before all sessions here. The weight is heavy for max 6 reps with about one – two minutes rest.
Monday – Legs
Tuesday – Chest
Wednesday – All over, Delts and Traps (Top Side Mass)
Thursday – Biceps / Triceps
Friday – Rest
Saturday – Legs (Calf Focus)
Sunday – Circuit training
Pre-contest the reps increase and the rest decreases.
The closer to a competition I split it. Upper body 1, Upper 2 , Core, and legs . These are high reps high intensity sweat sessions to cut in everywhere, It helps incorporate more CV training into my weights. I never train the same to avoid plateaus
Do you have any inspirational figures you look up to?
My No1 inspirational figure is Greg Plitt. All his training methods diets and phrases are so switched on and really make you think about why your doing it and where you want to be. I follow his website, mostly the video blogs as their so inspiring.
I follow Rob Riches and Ryan Baptist as I am going down the same route they entered, competitively through competitions.
We see you have competed and did some modelling, tell us a bit about it?
I competed in the FAME UK 2011 Fitness Modelling Championships, this was my first competition in Kings Cross London. I then went on to do the Miami Pro Fitness Model UK Championships in April 2012. These were great experience, but I’ve decided to try out a few body-building style shows so I’m judged almost fully of body appearance conditioning etc. I’m competing in Muscle-Mania Juniors in September and end of this month a local body-building competition in my area. I have modeled for Crunch Gym , they have used my pictures in their latest advertising campaign, for which I’m on bus stops banners and posters all around my town and local area.
Where do you see yourself in the future?
I want a wall full of magazines with me on the cover in my own gym. That’s the goal! I want to be able to travel for modelling and competitions. Next year I plan to do an worldwide show. Weather its Europe or America that’s the next step!
Where did you hear about Physique Of The Week?
My friend competed before his competition and told me to enter, I saw a post from Chestbrah pop up on facebook for it and went straight for it this time!
What do you think about Physique Of The Week?
I think its a great way for people to learn how to market themselves. I work in a bar and I had cards made up and gave them out on busy nights for people to vote. Its a great way to get coverage ! I really enjoyed the whole week of being up!
If you could give our readers one piece of advice what would it be?
One piece of advice would be eat smart! Diet is the most important factor if this isn’t right you cant move forward in your goals. It makes you feel good and look good. If you got both of those your going to perform better!
What is your strongest body part? And how do you train it?
My strongest body part is my chest , I tend to train full chest end of the week and upper chest at the beginning of the week. One heavy one Light session rotated to allow the most conditioning.