Posted 11 July 2011 by Interview:

'Grenades' Jamie Alderton

Do you remember the first time you
picked up a dumbbell?

Yes, the first time I picked up a Dumbbell was when I was at school at the age of 13. I was never a particularly big kid, but showed a keen interest in the gym from a young age.

What mistakes did you make as a newbie?

I made many mistakes when starting out. When you are young all you care about is your T-shirt muscles so I used to train Biceps and Chest a lot! I also made a lot of mistakes with my diet also, eating the wrong foods and not consuming the nutrition and supplements that I do now.

How do you manage to stay motivated and consistent?

I am a very self-motivated person. I believe that you need to make yourself plenty if goals whether it be a holiday or wedding in order to keep on track with diet and fitness goals. For me it's organising plenty of photoshoots doing competitions and being in Top shape for my Sponsors Grenade.

What are you most proud of?

I am most proud of serving my Country in the British Army. Having spent 7 years in the armed forces has led me to be the disciplined hard working person I am today.

Tell us about ‘Grenade’, what is it, and what do you do as part of ‘Team Grenade’

Grenade is the UKs best selling fat burner. It's an amazing product and has helped me with all my success in getting into top shape! It does exactly what it says on the tin " Eliminates Fat!" I am proud to be part of Team Grenade. We are a group of guys All fitness enthusiasts who have achieved and won great things over the years from Cover Model Competitions to British Natural Bodybuilding Contests, whenever we get together all be it a fitness expo, photoshoot or a new team Grenade Fitness Video we always have a laugh and is always a great atmosphere when we are together!

How long do you usually spend in the gym?

When I'm in full time training I usually spend a lot of time in the gym. I split my routines to cardio and abs before breakfast in the morning and do my weight sessions in the afternoon. I usually spend about an hour on each session that I do.

What rep ranges do you prefer and why?

I love to mix up my training all the time so I have no preference to rep ranges. In order to grow you need to lift heavy so my rep range will sometimes consist of 4-6 reps.

What is your training routine like?

My average training routine would usually be:

Morning Workout

12 mins HIIT on the treadmill, sprinting for 30 seconds and jogging for 1 minute
12 min Crossfit circuit (4 sets of 3 mins circuit usually consisting of box jumps, bag throws, skipping and steps)
200 reps of Abdominal Work

Afternoon Workout

Primary and secondary muscle groups,
5 exercises for each one doing 3 sets for each exercise

  • Day 1 Back and Bis
  • Day 2 Chest and Tris
  • Day 3 Shoulders, Traps, Hams and Calves
  • Day 4 Quads
  • Day 5 Rest

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

I have experimented a lot with diets over this year but I'm a big fan of ketogenic diets at the moment as I've had great results from this.

My diet that I will be doing next week will be a 5 day cycle where days 1 - 4 I will be having only 40g of carbs and overloading on protein and fat and the 5th day I will consume 600 grams of high and low GI carbs. I will cycle this diet for a period of 6 weeks to get into peak condition.

Do you bulk and cut or stay lean year round?

I'm not a fan of bulking and don't particularly have an "off season" I'm always within
3 weeks of being in photoshoot condition.

How do you deal with cravings for junk foods,
sweets and salty food?

I get cravings for sweets and foods all the time! Especially Ice Cream and Doughnuts! What's great about my diet is that if I really want these foods I can consume them on the 5th day.

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

I think about a lot of things when pushing out the last few reps, it's the last reps that make the difference between winning and losing and it's those reps that matter! I think about my goals and have always tried to be the best I can be, so this drives me to get them done!

Who are your favourite athletes, bodybuilders
or fitness models?

My favourite bodybuilder is Frank Zane! Such an aesthetic looking physique
and is marveled upon even today.

What are your future goals?

My future Goals is to win another British Natural Bodybuilding title and work
towards getting my Pro Card.

What supplements do you use if any?

  • Grenade Thermo Detonator
  • BCAA'S
  • Glutamine
  • Whey protein
  • Casein protein before bed

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

  1. Do your research and remember that Rome wasn't built in a day!
  2. Abs are made in the kitchen not in the gym so get your diet right
  3. Make Goals, as this will motivate you to succeed



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