Age: Young Buck
From: At the moment – Fair Oaks
Tell me about yourself: I am a 2 time award winning personal trainer/online coach having worked with anyone from athletes to the every day novice beginner. I don’t know where life is taking me but I like the ride so far.
How did you get started?
Well, to make a long story short I grew up poor in a bad neighborhood and always got picked on and jumped multiple times. My father put me in MMA and I fell in love with it from a young age.
Why do you keep going? I am addicted and if it’s not bodybuilding it’s something else I am after that has to do with pushing my body to new limits discovering new things.
What is your athletic background? Muay Thai/Judo/Jujutsu along with bodybuilding at one point. I also played years of basketball and was able to dunk a basketball using plyo as my main form of vertical jump training.
What keeps you motivated? When I conquer one goal I move on to the next.
Why do you do it- what do you love most about it? Pushing the human body to it’s limits and seeing confidence grow in not only me but those I teach.
What does your training look like? At the moment I am back at it with aesthetic bodybuilding so a little bit od everything. Time under tension/progressive overload/ body weight just keeping the body guessing.
Typical daily food? Whole grains/lean proteins/good fats.
Cheat foods/meals? HHMM a little bit of everything..lol
What is your advice for someone who wants to get started? Just keep going don’t stop and you will live a long healthy happier life I guarantee you this.
What does a day in your life look like? Beautiful cause I’m still alive and high on life!
Pre/Post workout tips/routines? You don’t need pre-workout green tea with a little bit of lemon and honey works great. Plenty of anti-oxidents ,caffeine for energy and a natural diuretic.
If you use protein shakes do you have a favorite? Not all the time but when I do chocolate. ON AND JYN IS GOOD STUFF.
Any hobbies outside of the gym? ANYTHING THAT HAS TO DO WITH TRAVELING/OUTDOORS/FAMILY AND I LOVE FAST CARS.
What is the most important aspect of training? Recovery would be one – if you don’t recover how do you expect to grow and of course nutrition.
What do you love most about working out/training/bodybuilding? All the pain inside is relieved it’s live therapy I stay sane not vain.
Any heroes in the field, anyone you admire and why? My father. He came to this country not knowing the language with my brothers and sisters and mother and succeeded through trial and tribulation.
Favorite muscle building exercise? To many but i love weighted pull-ups.
Milestones that have given you an extra motivation boost? Seeing my body change, dunking a basketball, and strength gains.
Any training mistakes you want to admit to? Not yet.
Favorite cardio? Jump rope.
If you could only chose 3 exercises what would they be and why? Dead lifts/military press/weighted pull ups with these compounds you will grow and gain strength.
Any secrets you are willing to share? I am too transparent and genuine don’t have secrets..
What’s on your workout playlist? Bring me the horizon/Trivium/Breaking Benjamin/Asking Alexandria/Park Way Drive/Architechs.
What’s the funniest thing you have seen at the gym? Nothing too funny to be honest I guess I don’t pay much attention to others in the gym.
Any fitness myths that make you chuckle? Over consumption of protein in order to gain muscle. Yes, you do need a good amount but some guru’s have lost there minds if you are a natural lifter 1.5-2.0 g per lean body mass should work just fine keep in mind fiber and probiotics play a roll just because your eating it doesn’t mean you’re absorbing and utilizing it to the max.
Favorite motivational quote? Failure is the mother of success without it champions will never be born-Isaak Bunyatyn I write poems and music as well.
Transformation story? After getting picked on and not making the basketball team my goal was to turn my body into an athletic machine and so I did. It takes pain to succeed.
Biggest accomplishments so far? Starting a successful company.
What are your future goals, dreams and plans? To expand and help as many people as possible.