Posted 06 February 2011 by Interview:

Thanh Tran

How and why did you start training?

I've been seriously training since 2006. I lifted here and there since I was in high school, but I never took it as "bodybuilding". To tell you the truth, I never expected to be in this shape when I started. I exceeded my expectations and that just shows that hard work and dedication can take you anywhere.

How many days a week do you train
andwhat is your routine?

I train at least 5 days a week. I know a lot of people like to take days off, but for me I lift as much as possible. I end up repeating the same muscle in the same week. I’m a strong believer in super sets. I love to go heavy for my first set, and then drop the weight for the second. That gives you heavy weight for size and the high reps for cutting. I actually do zero cardio, because I have a very high metabolism. For people with high metabolism, I don’t recommend doing cardio, but rather do a high intensity workout with little rest in between. Cardio just burns too much muscle for me because of my low fat content.

Monday: Chest,

Tuesday: Back/Traps,

Wednesday: Bis/Tris,

Thursday: Shoulders/Traps,

Friday: Legs,

Saturday: Repeat any muscle. Abs everyday

Sunday: Off

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

STEAK, STEAK, STEAK chicken, turkey, lean red meats, tuna, egg whites, shrimp, tilapia, salmon, bananas, apples, peanut butter, sweet potatoes, pasta, oatmeal, rice, green veggies

Now this would be the perfect diet. But like most people, it never works out that way. Unfortunately, I find myself eating whatever is convenient. Maybe one day, I'll perfect my diet.

What is your favourite cheat meal?

Probably a burger or some popeyes chicken!

How do you managed to stay motivated?

Motivation isn't an issue me. I love to stay in shape. Who doesn't want to look better? No matter how busy I am, I will make time for the gym.

What is your greatest bodybuilding/fitness
achievement so far?

You know I've had a lot of people and a couple of teams offer to sponsor me for a competition, but it has always just been about satisfying myself and not really people or judges. I've always had enough motivation to continue training without the need to get ready for a competition.

What are your future goals?

Idk. Maybe win a competition

Who are your favourite bodybuilders/ athletes
or fitness models?

I don't really have one to be honest. I motivate myself.

What is the number one philosophy you live by?

Consistency is the key because you'll lose it a lot faster than you'll gain it.

What top 3 tips would you give to anyone
wanting to get CutandJacked

  1. Eat clean.
  2. Use good form.
  3. Supersets.

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