Posted 31 July 2011 by Interview:

Calisthenics star Noel Polanco



How and when did you start training?

I started training at 13 years old. I wanted to lose weight as I was a chubby kid. So inspired by all the Rocky movies and soundtrack, I used to jump rope hearing the Rocky tracks, and lost weight. Then took up swimming In High School.

What do you feel the benefits of calisthenics are over other methods of training?

A benefit of Calisthenics is that it's easier on your joints so there is less risk of injury you gain real strength, and you are able to master your own bodyweight. I have seen big guys from my neighborhood and they can't do pull-ups. So in my book, the #1 rule is first master your own bodyweight before going to weights.

How do you manage to stay motivated and consistent?

My motivation is myself and the people I see around me. I see a lot of overweight people not taking care of the body they have, which later leads to health problems. My results are my motivation. I exercise like my life depends on it.

How long do you usually spend training?

I try to keep my training 45 mins, although sometimes I lose track of time since
I'm having so much fun while training.



What is your training routine like?

My training routine varies. I start off with abs, and then I do some gymnastic training. After That I do all kinds of pull-ups, dips, push-ups. No lower than 10 sets of each. There are days where I just do high reps. So I will do high reps of chin-ups, pull ups, dips etc.

What is your diet when trying to get in peak condition?

When getting ripped and lean, my diet is about 90% Raw Vegan. Which means I stay away from cooked food, and have lots of nuts, fruits, and veggies, salads. When eating this way my body is clean and gets ripped.

What is the most challenge bodyweight
exercise you do?

I would say the human flag pull-ups. Which is holding your body in the human flag position and doing pull ups. Here’s the video link of me doing it:



What is your greatest fitness achievement so far?

My drive and dedication to my inner health, and keeping my body in shape
through the year is my greatest achievement.

What are your future goals?

My future goal is to appear on a fitness magazine, share my story with the world, & inspire other people into living a healthier lifestyle. Not following what society tells them to eat, or do. But to really take care of their body and health.

If you could have one superpower what would
it be and why?

Speed and stamina Like Flash from Superman. Speed and stamina is so important. Always loved running, and I won't need any transportation to get to places in New York City having those superpowers.

What is the number one philosophy you live by?

"Let thy food be thy medicine." Hippocrates the Father of Medicine.

What top 3 tips would you give to anyone wanting to get CutAndJacked?

1. Consistency
2. Diet high in veggies and fruits
3. Enough Sleep Everyday

Links on where to find me:



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