Title IFBB PRO Bodybuilder / Online Competition Prep & Lifestyle Coach
Location Gold Coast, QLD
Competition Titles 1st 2018 IFBB QLD Superheavy Weight and Overall 1st 2019 IFBB Amateur Olympia Las Vegas Heavy Weights 1st 2019 IFBB Amateur Olympia Las Vegas (Pro Card Win)
I have been in the fitness industry now for nearly 20 years, competing, working as a trainer, a coach and now an online coach specialising in competition prep.
As a co-owner in World Gym Surfers Paradise, being in this industry has gifted me with some of the best friendships and opportunities I could have had and can honestly say I am grateful every day for the successful business that I have been able to build with my Team Sacrifice Brand whilst having had the opportunity to work with and alongside some truly remarkable people including that of my wife, whom I married in 2018 in the middle of the Las Vegas desert.
Not many people may remember this or know this but in my late teens I also have had the opportunity to compete in Germany and Scotland, winning Jnr World and Jnr Mr Universe titles with NABBA before later going on to hit the IFBB stage, but I also used to be a landscaper, and in my mid-20s built my first house with my father, which I still own to this day and also now my second house.
I owe so much of my work ethic to him and am grateful to have had such values instilled in me by him.
5 Random Questions
Pineapple on a pizza?
What are you freakishly bad at?
Swimming... I can swim, well I could once, but it's more of a sinking boat style of swimming....
I think they call that drowning!
Would you rather fight 100 Hamster sized Hippos OR 1 Hippo sized Hamster?
What do you think of Clowns?
At what age did you become an adult?
What is your training split?
Monday: Chest & Delts
Thursday: Arms & Stretching
Friday: Legs & Calves
Saturday: Back & Posterior Chain
Sunday: REST / Recovery / Massage
What does your typical diet look like?
Meal 1 - 200g Rice Flakes, 50g Strawberries, 200g Eggwhites, 1/2 Avocado
Meal 2 - 150g White Fish, 275g White Rice, 50g Pineapple
Meal 3 - 150g Chicken Breast, 200g White Potato, 200g Sweet Potato, 10ml Olive Oil
Meal 4 - 150g White Fish, 275g White Rice, 50g Pineapple
Meal 5 - 150g Salmon, 200g White Potato, 200g Sweet Potato, Mixed Veg
Meal 6 - 2 x Slices Gluten-Free Toast, 130g Salmon, 30g Macadamias
Post Workout - 40g Jam & 5 x Plain Thin Rice Cakes
Also... Almond Milk Coffee or Black Cold Brew first thing in the morning
But also allow myself to enjoy a nice breakfast and or dinner out on a Sunday with my wife and friends whilst in the offseason to keep a good balance.
What are your future goals?
To compete in a few Pro shows
Build further on our business and one day be able to take our work with us anywhere in the world with ease
To be able to live and work in Las Vegas
Someday I would love to be a father and to be able to provide them with a life that allows me to be able to provide for them whilst being present when with them.
How long have you been training for?
How did you get into the sport?
I used to play Soccer and always did athletics in school making all the state and district teams.
It was actually Ari and former IFBB Pro Lee Newman who got me into bodybuilding after scouting me in the gym one day. I had people like Jon Davie take me under their wing at stages in my younger years.
3 supplements that never leave your daily stack?
What is your favourite piece of TMJ Apparel?
In your opinion, what is the most effective way to build muscle?
There is no one size fits all approach to building muscle, but for me personally, Load and consistency over time, with a high focus on different isolation and contraction techniques, combined with good recovery protocols, you can not grow if your body is unable to recover or reload.
Everyone always underestimates the importance of smarter training with efficient recovery methods and instead tries to reinvent the wheel and overtrain themselves.