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Posted 13 December 2014 by CutAndJacked.com

CutAndJacked.com Interview:


Cody James Redmond

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How and when did you start training?

After I broke my foot my sophomore year of high school playing football, I started training on my own at a local gym and caught the iron bug and have not stopped since.

What mistakes did you make as a newbie?

Over training and under eating, trying advanced workouts for seasoned lifters instead of just sticking to the basics.

 

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

Having a workout partner helps, you don't want to let him or her down by not showing up. Writing down short term and long term goals also helps, having a vision of what you want can help keep you going in the right direction.

Do you listen to music whilst training?

Depending on my mood I like to listen to House, Hip-hop and Rock.

 

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

Nothing other then squeezing it out, it's like tunnel vision.

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

If I'm getting ready for an event I start to reduce my carbohydrate intake and increase my protein and fats. When I don't have anything coming up is when I try and pack on some more size by consuming more carbs and healthy fats and taking in about 1.5-2 grams of protein per pound of body weight. Each week I try and switch up my training using different exercises and training techniques. I also do more cardio when getting ready for something as needed.

 

What are you most proud of?

I'm proud of my consistency and work ethic, proving to myself that hard work brings results.

Do you bulk and cut or stay lean year round?

I stay relatively lean year round, no reason to pack on a bunch of fat because it's the "offseason".

 

What types of cardio do you do?

I do both HIT cardio and conventional. I think they both have their place.

What is your training routine like?

Right now I'm training two days on one day off, before that I was doing a 5 day split. My week would look something like this:

Monday: Quads
Tuesday: Chest
Wednesday: Back and biceps
Thursday: Shoulders and triceps
Friday: Hamstrings

I hit Abs and Calves every other day as well.  I typically start off with 1 or 2 compound exercises like the Squat, Bench and Deadlift doing 5 or 6 sets of 5 to 6 reps and then the rest of my workout is more volume using isolation exercises for 3-4 sets of 10-12 reps or for legs 3-4 sets of 15-20 reps.

For cardio I like using the stair master for HIT cardio or I'll ride my bicycle around town for more conventional type cardio. I also like doing sprints as we'll.  If I'm doing a 5 day split I take the weekend off or I do two days on one day off.

 

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

  • 6-7 meals a day.
  • 6-8 ozs of protein per meal.
  • 2 cups of rice or oats usually per meal.
  • A couple table spoons of olive oil on my food for healthy fats or a couple of ozs of almonds per meal.

Who are your favourite athletes, bodybuilders or fitness models?

The guys that inspired me were the old school bodybuilders back in the 70s, 80s and early 90s.  But I'm still a fan, the're a lot of great physiques out there.

 

What supplements do you use if any?

I always use BCAA's, by far my favorite supplement. Helps keep your body in an anabolic state throughout the day between meals.

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

  1. Eat big, but clean.
  2. Train hard, but smart.
  3. Trust the process, because it takes time to build a quality physique.

Cody James Redmond

Born: 1992
Weight: 215-220

Cody's Facebook page: Facebook.com/Cody-James-Redmond