Posted 06 February 2011 by Interview:

Elijah J Maine

How and when did you start training?

I started hitting the gym when I was a freshman in high school. I never really was serious and just hit the Bench press allot. From then I played basketball all four years of high school. Once graduation was in front of me I needed to figure out what I wanted to do with my life.........was drawing a blank for a while. I then decided to join the United States Navy in 2002. In boot camp is when I decided to start kicking up the cardio a bit. Started doing more and more research on weightlifting, technique and diet. This is around the time I decided to get deep into fitness and make it a part of my everyday life. Looking around the gym I would find the most knowledgeable person and pick their brain for advice.
While my knowledge of the sport was growing and growing I still lacked a bit of knowledge about cardio, diet, and training. Once I went on from training I was then stationed with NMCB 133 in Gulfport, Mississippi where my fitness lifestyle took a drastic turn. I looked at my body and my life and realized I wasn’t doing enough. I knew how to lift a weight, but not correctly, but with proper tempo, technique, sets, reps, and rest! I then decided to look into personal training for my own knowledge as well as to train others once i discovered there was more to fitness than lifting weights. My body, my genetics, and my life would never be the same

After a few deployments to places such as Diego Garcia, Honduras, Fallujah Iraq, Kuwait, and Belize. My knowledge base was far beyond anything I could imagine. I have trained with Professional bodybuilders, British Special Forces, Honduran Fitness Professionals, and the everyday military personnel. I then Joined Bodybuilding.coms Bodyspace. With the Alias SUPERMAINE. I then created a name for myself. And in 2010, I received a supplement Sponsorship from the Well-known company, Optimum Nutrition!

What training and life philosophies you live by?

My training philosophy would have to be go big or go home. If you don’t live bodybuilding, you’re not into it. If you don’t wake up and think, "Where is my protein shake?" you don’t live it. If your going to bed thinking of tomorrows workout, that’s when you know you live it! You must live it in order to get it. You need to make it a lifestyle not a hobby. Unless you got amazing genetics, then you’re just blessed!


You are what you eat...enough said...You eat fat, you get fat, you eat protein, you get eat lean, you get lean....

Another thing I live by is this. "Anything worth having is not easily achieved, if it were easy everyone would do it"

What are your lifting stats?

Bench Press Max: 415
Squat Max: 425
Dead lifting max: 545

What is your workout routine?

Monday: Shoulders/Calves/Abs
Tuesday: Back/Deadlifts/abs
Wednesday: Chest/Triceps/abs
Thursday: Legs/Hamstrings/abs
Friday: Shoulders/calves/abs
Saturday: Back/Biceps/abs

Abs everyday!!!
45 mins cardio everyday!

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

0445 – Multivitamin, Omega-3, Glucosamine, Vitamin B complex, ZMC. Pills
0500 – 6 Hard Boiled Eggs (no egg yolk), 5 eggs egg white Omelet
0800 – Optimum Nutrition HydroWhey Protein Shake 30G
0930 – 1 cup of Plain Oatmeal with Honey
1230 – 3 Chicken Breasts, 1 cup of cucumbers, ¼ cup green peppers, 1/2 cup broccoli
1530 – 3 Chicken Breasts, 1/2 medium sweet potato
1715 – Preworkout: BSN NO Xplode, 1 scoop HyrdoWhey mixed with ON Waxy Maize
1900 – Post Workout: 8 BCAA pills, 8 Glutamine Pills 2 scoops HyrdoWhey
1930 – 15 Blueberries, 3 fillets of Tilapia
2100 – Competition prep: 1-cup Fat free cottage cheese


What is your greatest bodybuilding/fitness
achievement so far?

2009: Sponsored by Optimum Nutrition
2005: Fallujah Iraq, Bench Press Competition, Pressed 385 lbs weighing 185 lbs
2007: Kuwait, Bench press Competition, Pressed 415 lbs weighing 192 lbs
2007: Kuwait, Bodybuilding Competition: 1st place light heavy weight
2009: 2009 INBF US Forces Europe Bodybuilding Championships. First place!
2009: 2009 INBF US Forces Europe Mr Fitness Championships. Second place!
Bodybuilding.coms Physique of the Month April 2009
Muscle & Fitness Magazine May Issue 2009 - Bodyspace ad page 197. W/ Arnold himself on the cover!!'s True Story
FLEX Magazine May Issue 2009 -'s True Story Iron Man
Iron Man Magazine May issue 2009 True story ad
Exercise for Men September 2009 Issue True story ad
COVER of Muscle-Inks Online Magazine Featured MUSCLE INK™ Model/Athlete, on Andrew Oye's
Certified Massage Therapist


What top tips would you give to anyone
wanting to get CutandJacked?

My pointers for anyone trying to get CutAndJacked would be: what you eat!!!!!!! HITT the cardio, if you understand HITT, your on the right track. And last but not least, HAVE PATIENCE!!!! If you find what works for you, stick with it and DO NOT switch because someone in the gym told you to do something different. Everything works differently for different people. Just because it worked for one guy, doesn’t mean it will work for you. I'll throw one more bonus pointer in, STICK TO THE BASICS. There is NO magic exercise to get your legs bigger, and no trick crunch to get abs, and no mysterious chest workout to get a big chest. Stick to the basics, go with what works!

Who are your favourite bodybuilders/ athletes
or fitness models?

My favourite bodybuilders/fitness models would have to be the amazing FRANCO COLUMBO, he is absolutely shredded and strong, amazing man. Next would have to be Larry Vinette, personal trainer and nutritionist and has an amazing achievable physique. And my next favorite goes by one name and one name only. Ulysses, dude is crazy ripped!!!!

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