How and when did you start training?
I started training back in high school. I loved the way you could change your body by weight training and eating right. That is where my passion began. I took some time off in my early 20′s and decided to become dedicated in 2008.
What is your favorite quote?
” People don’t plan to fail, they fail to plan.”
What top 3 tips would you give to someone looking to get six pack abs?
I believe in training abs often and with high reps. The third tip is diet. There is no getting around it! Picture 6 cinder blocks on the ground representing a 6 pack, then throw a big rug on top, now you just have a big mound!
In general do you have difficulty gaining muscle, losing fat or are you a genetic freak that we all love to hate?
I struggle with gaining muscle. Putting on size has always been a struggle for me. I’m a skinny guy by nature which is part of the reason I switched from bodybuilding to Men’s Physique.
What foods to you keep in your fridge?
Well, I have a 3 year old son so there are always some treats around the house! You will always find a large container of grilled chicken, large container of rice, 30-40 eggs and Diet Mt. Dew!
What is your favorite cheat meal?
Loaded up burger and french fries with lots of ketchup and fried chicken!
How do you manage to stay motivated?
A lot of things motivate me to be great! I surround myself with positive people which encourage and support me. A lot of motivation comes from the folks that reach out to me, follow me and allow me to help them with their journey as well!
What is your greatest fitness achievement?
That is a tough question, I believe having the ability daily to help people and change others lives for the better because of how I lead my life is the greatest accomplishment. Winning contest is great but doesn’t play a major part in my “success in fitness.” I just love to make a difference and be a part of great things.
What are your future goals?
Continue to be the greatest father and husband I can, continue to grow my fitness career in coaching others, gain IFBB pro status in Men’s Physique and become a positive icon in the fitness and heath industry!
What philosophy do you live by?
I believe in living for the greater good, which to me means, help when you can, change where you need to and give your very best everyday. If you are not doing it for good, don’t do it.
How many days a week do you train and what is your routine? (split, exercises, sets, rep range, ect…)
I usually train 4-5 days a week usually a 2 day on, 1 day off split but it changes like crazy so it would be impossible to list.
What is your diet when trying to get in peak condition? (Sample day diet, macro nutrient goals, tips, techniques, ect…)
1. 6oz chicken, 3 whites, 1 cup oatmeal
2. 8 oz turkey, 1 cup rice
3. 8 oz chicken, 2 cups rice
4. workout: 60 grams whey and 20 oz gatorade
5. 6oz chic or turkey, 6 oz. yam
6. 30 grams whey protein and 30 grams casien with water only.
How do you deal with cravings?
I drink a decent amount of diet pop, its not the best recommended path to curb cravings but it works for me to eliminate any cheating during contest diets.
What are the top 3 mistakes most people make when trying to get six pack abs?
Heavy weighted exercises, lack of diet and doing exercises that are not as functional as others but seem more “fun”!
Have you been featured in print or electronic media and if so, what media? (Magazines, Other Sites, Commercials)
I am a contributing author to mensphysique.com, I have also had a few spots here and there in some magazines and electronic media sites.
What is your competitive history?
I began competing as a bodybuilder in the NPC. I did 3 state level shows where I placed 2nd, 5th and 2nd. Being qualified for a national show, I did Jr Nationals the next year and placed 9th out of 21 guys as a light heavy. I began my off season and was struggling to make the muscle gains needed to be a top contender. Then they announced the new Men’s Physique category and I decided to make the switch. It was a better fit to my physique and I was very excited to be a pioneer in the new division! I competed in 5 shows so far in 2011 with almost no break which had a toll on the sharpness of my physique and my bodies response to dieting. Next stop is the IFBB North Americas in Cleveland, OH and I am bringing my best physique to the stage in hopes of taking home my IFBB pro card.
Do you have a business in the fitness industry and if so, what is it?
Yes, I coach competitive athletes, business professionals and dedicated folks that really want to change their health.
How can people contact you?
Please feel free to contact me at