- Age: 28 Years old
- Occupation: Gym Owner, Personal Trainer, Pursuing a degree in ministry
- Current Residence: Lancaster, OH
- Years training (total): Ever since I was 13 years old, so roughly 15 years
- Height: 5′10″ Weight: 205 (Off-Season), 188-190 (Contest)
Growing up, I was a kid full of ambition and heart but lacked direction and a solid center. I started lifting for football at age 13 and continued to lift and play sports throughout high school and even some college. But, after a year in college, I found myself wondering why I was there. I had hit a low and needed to find direction in my life. I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps which helped me develop a solid path for my life. Now, I am part owner of the Hall of Heroes Iron Gym, a fitness model and competitor, and I am pursuing a degree in the ministry.
My Current Diet Plan:
I use carb cycling to stay rather lean all year round. I do 2 low days and 1 high carb day. On low carb days, I eat more fats to make up for the calorie deficit and vice versa on high carb days. For example, on a low carb day I limit complex carbs like oatmeal, rice, and potatoes, and add healthy fats like, avocado, peanut butter, or almond butter. My protein on both days generally stays the same. I also allow myself to have one cheat meal a week, usually as my second high carb day.
Beverly UMP is a game changer. I live by Beverly UMP. My favorite way to use it is in my oatmeal or to make pancakes, but I also mix it with water or almond milk to make shakes and smoothies. It is an amazing product and keeps me feeling full for long periods of the day. I promise you, you will never regret buying this product.
My Training: I train Monday through Saturday. Lately, it’s legs on Monday (hamstring focus), shoulders and a few arm exercises on Tuesday, back and biceps on Wednesday, legs again on Thursday (quad focus), and Friday, is chest and triceps. On Saturday, I often do a full body routine or HIIT based workout. In all of my workouts, I let my pride go in the gym. I keep each rep slow and controlled.
The main piece of advice I can give to those who are looking to compete, lose weight, get in shape, or are working out for sports is have fun, set goals, and give everything you have, every day you have been gifted with.