Posted 15 March 2013 by CutAndJacked.com

CutAndJacked.com Interview:


Marc Fitt

How and when did you start training?

I started working out four years ago, because I needed to get in shape to pass my physical exams to become a police officer. Soon after I started, I fell in love with it. I love the way you can go beyond yourself, as well as better yourself physically and mentally. As my shape got better and better, my condition continued to improve so people began asking me for advice. First, I started helping them at the gym. Next, I started a little blog on WordPress, and the public response was incredible, so I decided to make my first workout video. It then evolved into diet videos, motivational videos, and everything else I could possibly record to help people be successful throughout their fitness journey.
Now, in only one year, I’m able to live off only what I’m doing with my website.

What mistakes did you make as a newbie?

The biggest training mistake I made was not choosing to stick to a diet. I used to eat way too many unhealthy foods. I believe if I had been on an appropriate diet, I could have had a better body than I have now. Nutrition has a huge impact on the results you hope for, and nobody should neglect it.

We know consistency is key, what tips would you give to anyone struggling to stay consistent?

I think it’s their lack of motivation. They need to stay focused on their plan, their goals, and learn how to self-motivate. Everything starts in your mind; you have to keep yourself motivated at every moment of everyday if you hope to reach your goals. It’s the same thing in all facets of life. They have to find the reason they want to do whatever they want to do. When you do, write the reason down, never forget it and stay motivated. I always say to people; they should write down their goals and look at them every single morning & at night before bed to stay on track. They have to wake up in the morning and go to sleep in positive mindset. They have to dream about what they want, and always feel it’s always within reach. I have a lot of tips like that to help, always do the little things so you can finally reach the big ones.

Do you listen to music whilst training?

Yes I do, I always start my workout with motivational speeches to get me going.
After which I listen to some music. I listen to a lot of hard rock, metal or trance. For example; Slipknot, Rise Against, Armin van Buuren, Atreyu, Bullet for my Valentine, Will Smith speeches, Eric Thomas, Jim Carrey, Lima, Sylvester Stallone & many other successful people who motivate me.

What do you think about when you have to dig deep and push out that last rep?

I know if I don’t push myself to the maximum I possibly can, I will not be proud of myself after. I won’t be satisfied. I love the feeling of accomplishing something I planned to complete before. I want to be one of the best and set an example for people. If I don’t go beyond what I can, how can I motivate them to change their lives?

How far ahead do you plan and prepare ahead your nutrition and training if at all?

I plan quite far in advance. I make sure nothing is ever last minute, this way I can worry about doing more important things. For example, I prepare my meals 3 days in advance when I have school during the week. This saves time, and lets me do other important things during the day.

What are you most proud of?

I’m proud of my discipline, dedication and hard work I put into every aspect of my life. I’m so thankful life gave me the opportunity to understand how I can be happy with what I’m doing, and live my dream every single day.

Do you bulk and cut or stay lean year round?

I bulk, but stay cut all year long too. It’s a myth that you cannot get bigger and stay lean. With the proper diet, patience, and great consistency; you can do it.

What types of cardio do you do?

Actually I run a lot for school (around 3 hours a week) and swim an hour every week for my physical tests, but usually I don’t do normal cardio when I bulk. I only do my cardio in the form of a non-stop 10-minute abs circuit. At this point in my workout (the end), I don’t have a lot of energy, so I know my body is taking all it needs from fat.

What is your training routine like?

Quads /chest /back / hamstring / shoulders /biceps & triceps together.

When I bulk, I normally start my workout with heavier weights and try to target a rep range of 6 - 8 for the first and second exercise. I strongly believe that if you start with fewer repetitions, but more rest time (around 1min30), you will stress your muscles more, and produce more hormones (testosterone) for the rest of your workout. The remainder of the workout, I go for 10 - 15 reps (it’s the peak to gain muscles and stress them to favor growth). As for the exercises, I change my workouts every single week because the more advanced you are in fitness/bodybuilding, the more easily your body will adapt to your workouts.
If you study Olympic athletes, most of them never do the same workout twice. So with this idea in mind, I always change up my routines. That’s the reason why I can provide a lot of workout videos on my site. I take one day off when I feel my body needs one. Usually I will take one during a big day at school when I know I won’t have enough energy because the day was so draining.

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

I don’t think it’ll be useful to give my diet when I want to be more ripped because everyone is different. You really have to base the diet on YOU if you want to see the results you hope for.
My main focus will be: I cut 500 calories off my maintain zone based on my stats. I use the Harris Benedict formula to calculate it. I always keep a good ratio of protein 260-300g (around 40g per meal), eat around 50-60g of fat and the rest in carbs, so below 200g a day.

Who are your favourite athletes, bodybuilders
or fitness models?

I have a lot of athletes or people I admire because what I love is greatness.
The kind of person who dedicates their life to their dreams, and all they preach. Someone who loves what they do, and has a positive impact on the lives of others. I really love Michael Jordan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kai Greene, Greg Plitt, Michael Phelps and many more.

What supplements do you use if any?

  • 1 - Whey isolate protein: Take 1 scoop in the morning with my breakfast, 1 scoop in my second meal 1 3/4 scoop after my workout, 1 scoop right before bed.
  • 2 - Casein protein: Take 2 scoops before I’m going to sleep, because it’s a slow digesting protein, so I can have protein throughout my night, while I sleep.
  • 3 - Bcaa: 2 scoops before my workout and one scoop right after my workout in my post-workout shake.
  • 4 - Glutamine: 5g in the morning, 5g in my post-workout shake, and 5g before bed.
  • 5 - Creatine monohydrate by Beyond Yourself: 5g in my post-workout shake.
  • 5 - Preworkout ‘’PreWod’’: 2 scoops 30 min before my workout.
  • 6 - Test Alpha: Take 6 caps daily (every 6 hours= 2caps). Learn more about test Alpha in this article:http://www.marcfitt.com/2011/12/15/new-supplement-testalpha/
  • 7 - Omega-3: Take 6g per day (1 cap with each meal).
  • 8 - Dextrose (simple sugar): 60g right after my workout in my post-workout shake.
  • 9 - CLA: Forces fat cells to stay small instead of being gorged with lipids that would normally attempt to fill them. It appears to increase muscle mass by sending energy from food into lean tissue rather than fat cells.
  • 10 - Multi-vitamins
  • 11 - L-Carnithine: 3 caps daily, (1 morning, 1 lunch, 1evening). Promotes fast metabolism, enhances performance and boosts endurance.
  • 12 - Garlic: Good for your cardiovascular health.

My post-workout shake look’s like this: 1 3/4 scoop of whey isolate, 5g of bcaa, 5g of glutamine, 5g of creatine monohydrate, 60g of dextrose (simple sugars to accelerate the nutrients assimilation to the muscles).

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

1. Focus on your mindset first.
2. Keep yourself motivated all day long.
3. Be consistent, follow your workout plan everyday and never give up.

Marc Fitt

Year of birth: 1990, Height: 5’’10, Weight: 173lbs  

Website: www.marcfitt.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/marc.fitt
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/Marc_Fitt
I want to say a big thank you to my sponsors: beyondyourself.ca and atomiknutrition.com

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