Not dieting, that was the worst. I would be training my butt-off and I wasn’t
eating correctly my first 2 years of training.
I’m definitely an endomorph. Genetics are actually pretty good coming from a pretty fit family especially my mother, she was always into working out and kickboxing. My physique before was pretty husky, I was always pretty big, it’s so easy for me to put on size and muscle but when it comes to contest time my diet and cardio regimen has to be strict.
For me it was money, health and my mother lol. Then I just became addicted and didn’t stop because of the fear of going back to how I use to be.
1) I was broke and locked in a contract so the money coming out my account aggravated me.
2) My health was getting really bad at a young age. At 20-23 I was slowly getting heart problems.
3) Once I heard my own mother say "boy your getting fat" I said that’s it I was on a mission to just better myself and have a better future.
Just think about you. Overall don't you want to look and feel good when your 50 or 60? Live longer... This is a lifestyle, I call it The Fitlife, you either live it 365 days or you don't. I stay motivated and inspired. When people tell me I inspire them, it makes me go harder than ever.
Oh yes that’s a must. Mostly allot of House/trance/electric and hip-hop are on my playlist. I do all the podcast since there almost all an hour long by Avicii, Tiesto, Eric morrilo, Deadmaus, Kaskade, David Guetta , Lil Wayne, Jay-z, Eminem, Dmx, Mobb deep and alot of other old school 90's hip hop.
I’m more into free weights, due to the resistance I feel like I get a better overall pump and versatility whilst training. It’s more about free movements and stability. Overall just more options when you’re training with free weights. Although you need to be very careful training with free weights, there is more range of motion, which means it is easier to get hurt. Machines are great too, I usually throw a few workout in with machines, you get correct form, it’s safer and the majority of the time you don't need a workout buddy to spot you.
I’m just proud in general with my accomplishments in and out of the gym. Definitely never thought I would be a sponsored Fitness model & Mens Physique competitor. It was a great feeling being on the cover of Kravefit and also an 8 page spread in the April issue 2011 of Men’s Fitness. I’ve been working real hard on bettering myself and making myself a well-known brand in this industry. My number one priority is to change peoples lives like I did myself. When I have my clients come to me and say WOW thank you Chris you changed me and made me a better person. Hearing words like that makes me know that I did what I was suppose to do and makes you feel great that you turned someone’s life around.
I only do the Stairmaster or Treadmill switching intervals.
Well it depends on contest prep but lately I do about 10-15 reps, to get the blood going and maintain a great pump. I want to make sure I still maintain muscle or give time for muscle growth while remaining as lean as possible.
I try to rest Sundays but end up doing cardio I do 45 min am cardio, 25min postworkout cardio, 35 min pm cardio
Warm up Leg press 6 sets (pyramid up in the weight and get blood in the muscle)
Warm up 4 sets Single Leg.
Warm up 4 sets T-bar row.
Warm up 4 sets Barbell Incline press.
Warm up 4 sets Power clean press.
Warm up 4 sets straight bar curl.
Warm up 4 sets lying E-Zbar skull crushers.
(AFTER WARM UP THESE ARE DONE IN A 3 EXERCISE CIRCUIT ONE AFTER
ABS - 2x a week
Choose 3 ab exercises of your choice and do them in a circuit one
Very clean. I eat allot of Tilapia, turkey and asparagus
I try to stay as lean as I can all year around this industry is unpredictable especially as a fitness model you always get a gig when your not at your best.
Chew sugarless gum or I just keep drinking my gallon of aminos.
I literally talk to myself, I didn’t come here to waste my time. I came to get better and see improvements and changes. So I push myself as far as I can go, and show no mercy.
Victor Martinez, Gregg Plitt and Juan Morel.
To be known as the number 1 fitness model in the industry. Building my brand with my website and possible future gyms.
Isoflex by allmax
Aminocore by allmax
Razor 8 by allmax
Size on pre contest by Gaspari
T.a.g by metabolic nutrition
Allflex by allmax
Vitastack by allmax
1. “NUTRITION”: I CAN’T STRESS THIS MORE THAN ANYTHING!!!
2. Never give up on your passion, goals, and dreams. Dedicate yourself and be consistent 100% percent.
3. Train hard, Train right and Stay focused
Off season weight: 220-225
Competition weight: 190-195