What is your athletic background, how did you get involved with bodybuilding and what do you love most about it?
We have been training naturally now for just over 11 years and we love it. We grew up watching wrestling and films by Jean Claude Van Damme, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone and we new exactly what we wanted to look like when we grew up. Now we train most days and train other people as well. Though we have never competed yet we aim to someday. We have also looked into pro wrestling and made an appearance this year in a small show.
What keeps you motivated?
We have always been motivated by being a positive influence on other people, so when we train we tend to train with people who want to learn and grow as well. Then as we push them in the gym and train them hard it motivates and pushes us also. We love nothing more than to train hard and keep a positive manner about us at all times.
What does your current training and split look like, and what do you like most about it?
- Monday - Chest and biceps.
- Tuesday - Back and triceps.
- Wednesday - All legs.
- Thursday - Shoulders and traps.
- Friday - Biceps and triceps.
We love training each area one time a week, but sometimes we train an area twice a week if we feel it needs an extra push to enhance the development, or if our bodies just tell us its time to throw something crazy in there we just do it. We have always changed our workouts and exercises to make sure our bodies are always being shocked by what we are doing.
What are some of the most common mistakes made when someone is trying to build muscle and/or get ripped?
People tend to get the diet all wrong, as well as the actual rep ranges they perform in the gym - as if you want a more muscular shape you must go for higher reps, whereas lower reps and really heavy lifting should add on plenty of muscle size.
What are some of the biggest training mistakes you’ve made?
When we first started we did arms and shoulders pretty much ever day. Ha! We had no idea how to train and how a muscle needs rest in order to grow. Now we give the correct amount of time between working a certain body part before we hit it hard again.
What does your post-workout nutrition and supplementation look like?
We get a protein shake in immediately after a workout - within 5 minutes. We make sure it also has plenty of carbs to replace the glycogen that we used for energy during the workout. We also take amino acid tablets and our fish oils.
What are your favorite cheat meals and foods?
We love pizzaaaaaaaaaaaaa, as all our friends know too well. Ha!
What does your current supplementation plan look like?
We generally take:
What are some of your favorite supplements and why?
NO Xplode has always worked well for us. However, we don’t use it very often. By doing this our bodies will not adapt to the product so every time we use it we will get the best results we want, when we really need it.
How important is nutrient timing for performance and/or building muscle?
Its essential to eat regular meals in order to help your muscle development progress. We aim to eat every 3 hours and always high in protein. We add carbs for breakfast and during the meal before and after a workout, but later in the evening tends to be just more protein based foods.