I train instinctively now, no programs. I listen to my body and hit whichever bodypart I feel like on any given day. I usually listen to my body and train the body parts that I feel are strong for that particular day.
Since I train instinctively and listen to my body, I have no set routine. I very much train by feel. Lets say I do wide grip pull-ups and after 2 sets I’m not feeling the exercise and don’t have a good pump, I might move over to lat pulldowns and find it works great, so I KILL 10 sets!
I used to do 61kg (135lb) for 20 reps, then 84kg (185lb) for 16 followed by 102kg (225lb) for 10-12 reps and do 3 sets of those! The same on skull crushers for every arm workout for years, needless to say this really screwed up my elbows, shoulders and tendons.
I love MMA and love to hit the weights, so between the two I’m good!
I love cables! When I was younger cables were for pussies and I would not of been caught dead on any cable machine! They give me the best pump and contraction, and I can really concentrate on what I’m doing. I don’t have to get caught up in the “how much you bench?” bullshit!
I really like working the negative portion of a lift and squeezing with control to make the weight feel heavy!
My arms and chest were always the hardest for me!! I obsessed over my arms for 32 years! I did everything to bring them up, for 2 years I did mini arm workouts every night before bed! This was on top of training them twice a week at the gym and getting arm massages for recovery 3 times a week! I actually stopped training back and legs for 3 years cause I hated the way I looked with a huge back and legs an weak arms and chest!
They have to envision what their ideal physique would be and train to accomplish that which is most important! Then learn to listen to their body and don’t just aimlessly follow a program they read about. Only you know what exercises are best for you! You know a hell of a lot more than me about your body so use your knowledge!
I have never had a written in stone meal/ diet plan since stepping away from the competitive bodybuilding stage. The truth is for highly competitive bodybuilders everyone eats the same; oatmeal, chicken, rice and everyone cuts carbs out at night. Eating 6-10 meals per day is not what I would call fun, but it really comes down to how bad you want it!
I no longer torture myself at all! I have fun and I love to train hard and I love to eat!
I once put on 25kg (55lb) in only 5 days after a show! I am a machine that can eat! I usually can fit in a tub of Ben & Jerry’s most days!
Personally I’m all about food comes first, so I make sure all my products go along with eating real food! Never substitute any powder for real food! All Day You May is the perfect product for me! It is great for drinking all day like an IV drip or along with your meals!
I wanted to develop the best pre-workout supplement I could for what I wanted! So thats how KILL IT was developed! My next product is something that has never been done before and is genius, it will be available after the 2014 Olympia (September).
Most definitely people are making the choice too early! Seems like nowdays working out goes along with taking steroids! Everyone has their own choice, but it is crazy how many people are doing it these days!
All those monsters at Golds Gym when I was 6 years old! Bill Cambra was the biggest influence and we are still in touch this very day!
I have a mission to make the supplement industry better and the bodybuilding community better! I’m not going to stop until everybody realizes the truths and changes that have to be made in both Industries! At the USA’s this year there were 900 contestants that each paid $300 to compete. So $270,000 in entry fees and the winners get $5 trophys! Then they were mailed a bill for $400 to pay for the Pro card they just earned by winning the show??? Yes you heard me right!
I started taking steroids at age 18, there was no internet, no books, nothing to guide me. I feel if someone has already made that choice they should at least be educated! Also by telling the dirty side I could hopefully keep people from ever choosing to do it!
That is the main reason that I no longer compete. When I used to compete as a bodybuilder I had the mentality that I will do whatever the hell it takes to win! Second is the first loser! I shortly found that this type of mentality is very dangerous and does not allow room for balance.
I could write a book on this one! Put it this way, I’m so happy I broke away from the typical bodybuilder mold and that reclusive lifestyle. I just wish I had done it sooner! Now I’m trying to change the bodybuilding stereotypes for the better!
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I’m going to slowly change this industry… Actually turn it upside down!
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