Weight: 154 lbs.
What inspired you to get into bodybuilding?
I don’t really know! I’ve been practicing a lot of sports, but got stuck in bodybuilding :). I think this is an art, and you are the artist.
What’s your biggest source of motivation?
My fans, and recently my little daughter!
What is your training philosophy?
Always do the best you can. Don’t wait until you’ve reached your goal to be proud of yourself! Be proud of every step you take toward reaching that goal!
What is your philosophy on nutrition?
It’s simple! Balance is the key! I don’t go into strict diet (unless I’m preppin’ for a competition). I don’t count macros! I’ve teached my body to accept only what’s healthy and good, and now I’m a listener :). Always give my body the nutrients that it needs, don’t eat crap and don’t over do it!
What workout routine has worked best for you?
I always try workouts, different type of them. Right now I’ve developed something that works for me, it’s mostly supersets, sometimes trisets. I ust hit the gym and worked whatever I feel my body needs . Sometimes 3 days a week legs, sometimes arms, old school chest and back. For my arms I am training by my ebook Get Guns, but sometimes combined with trisets for shoulders.
If you had to pick only 3 exercises what would they be and why?
Squats, Pullups, Pushups (and in between crunches :haha: )
When trying to cut down do you prefer to use HIIT or just normal cardio?
I always go for HIIT.
What is your diet like?
Usually I go with IIFYM / Keto . – but modified accordingly to my needs. As I told you, no strict diets here, but also no BS food and sweets.
What is your supplementation like? Any particular favorites?
I always take multivitamins & minerals, bcaas, glutamine. That’s my basics. And then I mix them out with creatine, protein and sometimes arginine and beta-alanine. I’ve tried lots of supplements and supplement brands, at the moment I’ m with MyProtein.
I like to say that I’m selfmade, and probably my fav quote would be “Don’t wait until you’ve reached your goal to be proud of yourself! Be proud of every step you take toward reaching that goal.”
What has been your biggest accomplishment in the fitness field?
Being able to win Musclemania Paris. It’s kinda an inspiring story. It was like that: I was winning my division in my home country in classic bodybuilding IFBB (amateur) and after one week I was on Musclemania Paris stage, winning my division (LW) while back at home a loved one would pass away. So I needed lots of mental strength and force to be able to get back on that stage, and mostly I need to say a big THANK YOU to my sweet amazing wife. She is always supporting me, no matter what!
Who has been your biggest inspiration?
Lots of great people have inspired me, public well-known persons and also people I met daily.
What’s the best training advice you’ve ever received?
Actually, I’ve received a good advice for training back from a girl :). And I apply it daily 🙂
What advice would you give to someone trying to break into competitive bodybuilding?
Even if it’s hard these days, try to stay natural. There is a place for natural bodybuilders. But, I would tell everybody: ask yourself why do you want to compete. Would u do it for your entire life, would u be able to give up many things for competitions? Be ready to give everything you got when u go up on the stage, no matter what! dont compete for trophies! Compete to get yourself in the best shape you’ve ever been.
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