33, Trainer and Coach at Basecamp Fitness East Memphis
FAV WAY TO WORKOUT
Basecamp for my cardio and weightlifting in my garage.
BIGGEST FITNESS MYTH
Doing core movements will give you abs – abs are made in the kitchen.
BIGGEST NUTRITION MYTH
You can outwork a bad diet.
MY TYPICAL WORKOUT DAY
Wake up at 4:30 a.m. then workout in my garage 5:00-6:30 a.m. I fit in a Basecamp workout before or after work and then finish personal programming at night. I tend to workout five days a week and two active rest days.
WHAT IS THE MOST OVERLOOKED BODY PART
Calves and forearms
IF I COULD ONLY HAVE ONE PIECE OF EQUIPMENT
ALWAYS IN MY GYM BAG
A change of clothes and deodorant.
MY FITNESS IDOL
DREAM WORKOUT PARTNER
MY GO-TO SNACK
Chips are my weakness. I’ll eat an entire bag without even noticing!
I eat pretty clean. I tend to have a cheat meal here and there, but I meal prep my lunches and snacks. Breakfast is typically the same thing and dinner just depends on what I’m in the mood for. I try to cook as much of my food as possible because cooking is relaxing for me.
WHAT KEEPS YOU MOTIVATED
I used to be 260 lbs. so I use that as motivation to never go back to that weight. Motivation will change as you progress throughout your fitness journey but it’s the one thing I look back on and say never again.
I had a weak lower back and tore the meniscus in both my knees. I took it light for a long time. It took a year to work on improving and strengthening my lower back. Now I can squat the most I’ve ever squatted, deadlift, and clean more than I ever have without the need of a belt.
GOALS FOR THE YEAR AHEAD
I want to maintain my current fitness level and improve my cardiovascular system.
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