- Why do you train?
Mainly because I enjoy it and I like to live a healthy lifestyle. Putting in effort and seeing results is very rewarding and this is one are I have had much success in so I continue to push myself to reach new levels. I also enjoy competing so this something I can commit to and set goals for myself to achieve.
- What is your training philosophy?
My philosophy is to train hard and eat well. Dedication and attention to detail is what gets you over the line. There are no short cuts in this sport and your body aint gonna change unless you make it!
- How long have you been training for?
Roughly 8 Years since I was in 9th grade. I have been competing for 2 years.
- What is important to you in gym apparel?
Quality fabrics which absorb sweat. I sweat easily and I hate flimsy material that cant absorb :P im also picky with the cut of the cloths and how it fits my body so I like the sizing to be the same throughout the range.
- What do you like about Strong Lift Wear? Apart from the fact that they make awesome apparel.
I love the designs logos they are very unique and are striking to everyone else in the gym! They fit well and are a good company to be sponsored by because they provide me with endless support and photos and videos to help promote myself as a PT.
- How do you spilt your training through the week?
I Do a 6 day split,
Thursday: hamstrings and glutes
- What program have you found most beneficial to your growth?
I prefer High volume training. I do 4 sets on most things and I do a fair few exercises per workout. This doesn’t necessarily mean it will work for everyone but it works for me and I enjoy doing the exercises which add in as much detail.
- What is your favourite ‘Workout’ song?
I listen to podcasts :P Hidden Forrest or A State of Trance
- What is your pet peeve at the gym?
When people are using the machines I need and are just talking…
- What rep range do you find works best for you?
I like anywhere from 8-12 reps sometimes I might do heavy sets where I only go for 6
- What is your favourite exercise?
Triceps in general, if I had to narrow it down to one exercise maybe Push downs!
- What is your signature pose?
Bit hard to explain but I did a routine the second comp I ever did and I did a pose which was photographed and used for the banners to promote future shows so that seems to have been recognised as my signature pose. Its of my back and arms leaning to one side with arms up high and legs crossed.
- If you could change one aspect of your physique, what would it be?
Massive delts and chest :P ive always wanted phil heath delts haha
- How would you describe your diet? Do you follow any protocols?
Absolutely. Diet is very important and I pretty much eat the same thing day in and day out. Consists of mainly oats, sweet potato and brown rice for carbs. Lean meats like chicken breast, steak, fish or kangaroo for protein and almonds, oils and avocados for fats.
- How many calories do you eat when bulking or leaning?
Bulking is about 3.5k cals, dieting around 2.5k maybe.. I don’t drop it too low but I don’t really count to be honest, I jst go by eye because I know how much food to make.
- Dispel one myth about nutrition
You need fats to burn fats that’s for sure. People think just cut everything out but it doesn’t work like that.
- What’s your favorite ‘junk’ food?
KFC yeahhhhhhhh buddy! Haha, krispy kremes, chocolate, NERDS, slurpees, Drumsticks, poptarts!!
- Dispel one myth about training
Dropping the weights to go for more reps wont necessarily add in more detail, your only going to get small. Even when your dieting you should still be training heavy.
- What are you ultimate aspirations in the sport?
To win a Mr Australia Overall and then go onto win a Mr Olympia (Natural)
- If you weren’t a bodybuilder, what would you be doing?
Photographing bodybuilders :P I love the sport so if I couldn’t compete I would still like to be involved with it and I enjoy capturing peoples physiques on camera to show them what they have achieved because when I did my first comp there were people who did that for me and I was amazed at the quality of the shots.
- Who inspires you the most and why?
At the moment, Phil Heath! I love the fact he has come up in the sport so quickly and is living his dream. I love his physique his very complete. And I love the fact he knows how to smile and enjoy what his doing as well as lives a very layed back lifestyle yet his still number 1!
- What is the most valuable piece of advice you could give an aspiring bodybuilder?
To Be dedicated to your work and not to let external factors interfere. Don’t worry what people say about you just do what you need to do and enjoy the sport. Competitions are entered to be won but I hate when people take the rivalry too serious, once your at the show there isn’t much people can do to change the results so just enjoy it and bring your A game.