Marc Fitt Aesthetic Fitness Model Interview

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  • Age:

    26
  • Height:

    178cm
  • Chosen Sport:

    Fitness Model
  • Years Training:

    8
  • Off-Season Weight:

    78 kgs
  • Competition Weight:

    78 kgs
  • Competition Records:

    As a fitness model I do not compete.

  • Training Information:

    How much time do you spend training per day? 

    1.5 - 2 hours

    What is your current training split?

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    Quads Chest Back Hamstrings Shoulders Biceps & Triceps

    What are your maximum bench press, squat and deadlift weights?

    I don’t agree with comparing strength with others. It’s not a question of how much you can lift, but how many perfect reps you can do.  Form is really important if you want to sculpt an amazing physique. I’m not a power lifter, I’m a fitness model.

    What type of cardio do you find most effective when trying to lose body fat?

    HIIT cardio would be my choice. I perform 4 to 6 30 second sprints with a minute of slow walking in between. I only do cardio before a photo shoot if I feel I’m not as ripped as I’m supposed to be.

    What are your 3 favourite exercises and why?

    It changes from time to time and depends on which exercises will get me to the goal I’m working towards at the time. At the moment though, I really love to do stiff leg deadlifts, alternating dumbbell curls & flat dumbbell presses. I really enjoy the feeling I have when I perform them, as well as the pump I get.

    What are your 3 least favourite exercises and why?

    I really like all exercises and haven't found one I really dislike. I love to go to the gym and work my muscles in every possible way. 

    How many hours do you sleep each night?

    I sleep around 6-7 hours every night. I don’t like the fact we have to sleep because we lose so much time because of it. But it’s important to stay in shape, recover properly, and build muscle. I don’t sleep more than that because I want to be productive throughout my day and make my dreams come true.

    Are there any unique training tips you use that you would like to share with us?

    Focus on the mental aspect of training before anything else. I always take 30-40 minutes before I go to the gym to prepare myself mentally. This really helps me give my best with each workout. Stay focused while training. You’re there to better yourself, not talk to people.

  • Dieting/Supplementation Information:

    Do you bulk and cut or stay lean all year round?

    I am currently bulking, but staying lean during the process. It takes longer, but I prefer it to just being big. With the right diet and training, it's possible to stay under 8% body fat while building lean muscle.

    What does your typical meal & supplement plan look like?

    I take 2-3 hours between each meal.

    Meal 1: 1 banana, 100g of oats, 1 protein shake, a cup of blueberries, 100g of egg whites, 2 multi-vitamin, 2 omega-3 caps, 1 vitamin b-100, 2 caps of test alpha and 5g of glutamine

    Meal 2: 1 apple, 20 almonds, 1 protein shake (30g), 2 slices of ezekiel bread

    Meal 3: 1 chicken breast, 1 cup of green vegetables, 100g of brown rice 2 multi-vitamins and 2 omega-3 caps

    Meal 4: Pre-workout meal (1h30mins - 2 hours before I work out): 1 protein shake (30g), 60g of oats

    Pre-workout Shake: 1 scoop of preworkout (30 min before), 10g of bcaa & 5g of glutamine (15 min before)

    Post-workout Shake: 45g of whey isolate, 65g of dextrose (simple sugars), 5g of monohydrate creatine, 5g of glutamine, 5g of bcaa.

    Meal 7: 1 chicken breast, 1 cup of green vegetables, ½ cup brown rice, 2 omega-3

    Meal 8: 50g of casein protein, 5g of glutamine, 3 caps of  ZMA. 

    When you diet, do you cut carbs completely out of your diet? or do you taper them down?

    If I'm going to cut, I will drop my carb intake to around 150-200 grams per day.

    Tell us about your most challenging experience while dieting and how did you overcome it?

    It has been 3 years since I started to follow a strict diet and I’ve never had any problems. I think when you know why you’re doing it, and there’s a certain shape you strive for, it becomes extremely easy to do everything to ensure you get it. Without certain sacrifices, you can’t reach what you want. 

    What is your favourite clean meal?

    Chicken breast, avocado, green veggies, brown rice and almonds.

    What is your favourite cheat meal?

    Pizza!

    What are your 3 favourite supplements and why?

    Whey Protein Isolate (WPI): The most important supplement to build, repair and supply your body with the right nutrients after an intense workout.

    BCAAs: BCAAs are really important to prevent any muscle breakdown while you’re working out, plus it helps to have more energy and indirectly build muscle.

    Multivitamins: Great for your general health, energy, and to supply your body with all vitamins it needs to properly recover, and stay active/healthy.

     

  • Personal Information:

    What led you to your chosen sport?

    I think the sport chose me, I was made for this. I’ve always been an athletic person and I started weight training to gain self-confidence. I also discovered that training was the best way to push my limits to the maximum. It has now become a way of life for me.  I didn’t have any interest in bodybuilding, but when I started to work out, I went crazy seeing the results that hard work had on my body. So, as a result, I have dedicated my life to it, and now I live a fitness model's life.

    Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

    I think I’ll move to the U.S. soon (I currently live in Canada), and I’d like to live in California. I will have a team to work with me and release my upcoming projects. I really want to blow out the fitness industry. I want to travel around the world and meet the people who follow & support me. It’s extremely important to me to give back to those fans that have supported me so much. In 5 years, I hope to have already featured in a couple of movies in my second language (English is my second language, French is my first). I want to inspire more people and help them reach their goals, not only physically, but with whatever they want to achieve in life. I know everything is possible, and that’s what I want to prove and share.

    Who are your role models and why?

    You can find too many inspirational people in the world, so to keep it short, I’ll just say I admire greatness. Anyone can inspire others as long as he/she has dedicated their whole life to what they believe in, their dream, and positively impact the lives of others. 

    What are the 3 words that best describe you?

    Disciplined, determined & believer.

    How do you manage the balance in your life and find time for everything?

    Fitness takes almost all time I have. The pursuit of a dream isn’t something you can really count though. It isn’t working for me, it’s just a crazy passion I have, which I can’t even put into words. I won’t take the time to do anything that may risk separating me from my goals. I will make time for family & friends, but the majority of the time, I work on my projects.

    What is your favourite sport outside of your chosen sport and why?

    Hockey. I played it for about 18 years. I really love the sport, how you play it, and the fact that it’s such a great team sport. Being part of a hockey team will help you all through your life, no matter what you’re doing. All sports really, I believe at least, will improve your quality of life greatly.

    Is there anything else you would like to leave us with?

    No matter what has happened or will happen in your life, keep your head up, stay strong and move forward. We only have one life to live, don't survive your lifetime - live it!

    It was a pleasure to do this interview, thank you for your time.

     -Marc Fitt

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