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Body Transformation: Nasir Uddin Turned Knowledge Into Muscle!

Why I decided to transform

My family unit consists primarily of women and fitness was hardly promoted. Many members of my extended family suffer from illness due to poor nutrition and inactivity. I wanted to break the tradition.

At age 15, I had a strong desire to get big because I got beat by opponents in high school wrestling. I signed up at the gym a year before and watched people train to understand the vibe. I really enjoyed it but couldn’t stand being so far away from my goals. I weighed 117 pounds with 14 percent body fat at 5-foot-7.

Eventually I gained decent size. I weighed 143 pounds but increased to 16 percent body fat by February 2012. I wanted to be fast and mobile and was introduced to combat sports after I improved in wrestling.

At this time, I left high school to study biology in college and learn more about the body, but I was taught about plants instead. I changed my degree to exercise and sports science in my second year and am pleased with the decision.

I joined local Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and wrestling classes and did lots of strength and conditioning, which included calisthenics, plyometrics, and core work. I got ripped, felt stronger than ever, worked on my genetic strong points, and my love for sports science and human performance grew immensely.

Before

After

AGE 15 / HEIGHT 5’6″ / BODY FAT 14%

AGE 18 / HEIGHT 5’8″ / BODY FAT 11%

Post To Fitboard

I spent my summer holiday qualifying as a personal trainer, but realized I wanted to further my knowledge and rank and became a specialist personal trainer by age 18. I’m back at college for one more year of sports science at Islington College before attending St. Mary’s University, which is one of the best in England.

Many people thought my passion was an obsession with a hopeless and worthless subject. Now they see me as a focused individual with ambition who cannot be swayed.

How I accomplished my goals

I was getting work experience as an optician and was given an opportunity to work in the field part time. I took advantage of the opportunity, stopped asking for pocket money, and received a gym membership, which allowed me train daily.

I eventually lost the motivation to train in a gym environment and it became boring. I started MMA conditioning and learned to train with weights that aided my performance in combat sports. I was dumbfounded when I realized how much more I could do with a barbell and simple equipment. I started strength and power training with compound movements. I found a way to stay strong, gain muscle, remain agile, and be flexible.

There were many haters and doubters at first. I was mocked for carrying a gym bag, but it slowly decreased and the individuals started asking me for advice. There are many who still frown on my path. There’s much more to prove. I’m only getting started.

“I was dumbfounded when I realized how much more I could do with a barbell and simple equipment.”

My inspiration started with Kris Gethin and Kelechi Opara, who have amazing physiques and training philosophies. Their videos were motivating. I downloaded almost every video from Kris Gethin’s 12-Week Hardcore Trainer and watched them in one day.

Academics fascinated me when I entered the sports science world. That’s when Dr. Jim Stoppani became my inspiration. His academic credentials and physical achievements made him an ideal role model.

I became slightly obsessed with Paul Chek, who is passionate about holistic health. His theories dazzled me and made me look into fitness deeper. The most inspirational athletes to me are Georges St. Pierre, Jon Jones, Rich Froning, Ray Lewis, Kai Greene, and Michael Jordan.

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Supplements that helped me through the journey

Diet plan that guided my transformation

Training regimen that kept me on track

  • Brazilian jiu-jitsu: 30 min
  • Kickboxing: 30 min
  • Wrestling: 30-60 min

What aspect challenged me the most

Remaining consistent with my diet is the most challenging aspect due to family and cultural habits. I decided to cook my own food in bulk every weekend so I have no choice but to finish it throughout the week.

My future fitness plans

I manage fitness pages on social media that help others get motivated and inspired. I offer advice whenever I can. I love helping people who want it. I just started Olympic lifting to see how it helps my power for combat sports.

I want to become a unique trainer who helps people in all aspects to live healthy and focus on their mental wellbeing. I also want to work in exercise physiology, psychology, or in the strength and conditioning field.

“Follow your heart and gut instincts. The brain isn’t always right.”

Suggestions for aspiring transformers

  • Set a goal.
  • Be yourself.
  • Use adversity and doubters to fuel your passion.
  • Learn to juggle fitness with daily responsibilities.
  • Don’t treat fitness as phase. Make it a lifestyle.
  • Follow your heart and gut instincts. The brain isn’t always right.
  • Don’t ever be content.

How Bodybuilding.com helped me reach my goals

I found Bodybuilding.com, watched many tutorials, and added many exercises to my knowledge bank. Kris Gethin and Jim Stoppani’s programs helped me put on more muscle than any method before.

Nasir’s Top 5 Gym Tracks

  1. “This Is Where We Fight” by Mateos
  2. “Saw Theme” by Bone Crusher
  3. “Do Or Die” by Muscle Prodigy
  4. “Rep Yo City” by Lil Jon (Feat. E-40)
  5. “300 Violin Orchestra” by Jorge Quintero


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<div id="DPG" webReader="140.298550063"><div class="side-bar" webReader="-17"><div class="c10"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/images/2014/body-space-member-of-the-month-jordan-metcalfe-vital.jpg"/></div><h3 class="article-title c11">Vital Stats</h3><a href="http://bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/Jordz121/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/images/2013/bodyspace-social-icon.png" width="20" height="20" border="0" class="c12"/></a><a href="https://www.facebook.com/officialjordanmetcalfe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Facebook"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/images/2013/facebook-social-icon.png" width="20" height="20" border="0" class="c13"/></a><a href="https://www.facebook.com/officialironplayground" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Facebook"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/images/2013/facebook-pages-social-icon.png" width="20" height="20" border="0" class="c13"/></a><a href="https://twitter.com/jordzmetcalfe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Twitter"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/images/2013/twitter-social-icon.png" width="20" height="20" border="0" class="c13"/></a><a href="http://instagram.com/jordzmetcalfe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Instagram"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/images/2013/instagram-social-icon.png" width="20" height="20" border="0" class="c13"/></a><a href="https://www.youtube.com/GymJordz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="YouTube"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/images/2013/youtube-social-icon.png" width="20" height="20" border="0" class="c13"/></a><p><strong>Name:</strong> Jordan Metcalfe<br /><strong>Age:</strong> 22<br /><strong>Weight:</strong> 187 lbs off, 165 lbs contest<br /><strong>Height:</strong> 5'10"<br /><strong>Occupation:</strong> Personal Trainer<br /><strong>Education:</strong> Diploma in Hospitality Management, Bachelor Degree in Business - Double major in Marketing and Advertising, Certified Personal Trainer<br /><strong>Contest History:</strong> IFBB Men's Physique<br /><strong>Athletic Background:</strong> Swimming at a national level in England up to the age of 13. Did nothing really until I started the gym around the age of 17.</p></div><p>BodySpace is home to people from all walks of life, from more than 100 countries, and fitness enthusiasts of all age levels. It is a place where former athletes, first-time weightlifters, and hardened vets merge into a giant news feed of positivity.</p><p>Jordan Metcalfe was a former swimmer who had a lot to learn in the gym. He discovered his ideal lesson plan in 30,000-page library that is Bodybuilding.com. When he found BodySpace, he signed up immediately and used its tools to create a body that's on its way to the IFBB podium!</p><h3 class="article-title">What led you to the decision that you needed to transform?</h3><p>From a very early age I was competing at a national level for swimming. When I decided to move on from the sport I really had nothing to do! I messed around for a few years, but I felt like there was something missing. I had gone from training up to 10 times per week to doing absolutely nothing. I started going to the gym on and off as most young guys do. It was the usual: Go in, lift something way too heavy with form that probably should have killed me, and then leave thinking the gains would come flowing. I was so wrong!</p><p>After a year or so of doing that, I was still a skinny 128 pounds (58 kg). I guess it was a combination of getting bullied at school and just being unhappy with how I looked that got me really committing to a proper lifting routine.</p><h3 class="article-title">What kind of changes have you made since you made that decision?</h3><p>I have totally transformed my physique. Don't get me wrong, I still have a million miles to go, but looking back at how far I have come is my motivation. I started at a skinny 128 pounds and I now weigh a natural 187 pounds (85 kg) at around 9 percent body fat.</p><img class="float-right c14" src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/images/2014/bodyspace-member-of-the-month-jordan-metcalfe-1.jpg" width="280" height="445" border="0"/><p>"Being able to communicate with people with the same interests is awesome."</p><h3 class="article-title">How did you discover BodySpace?</h3><p>A friend sent me a link to Bodybuilding.com to have a look at the range of supplements because I was looking to get serious with my training, after browsing the website for a bit I came across BodySpace . The whole setup looked awesome, so I signed up right away.</p><h3 class="article-title">How has BodySpace helped you reach your goals?</h3><p>The whole site has helped so much with motivation. Being able to communicate with people with the same interests is awesome. There are some amazing physiques on here, which fuels the passion to constantly improve.</p><h3 class="article-title">Do you stick to one type of training, or do you vary your exercise attacks?</h3><p>Generally I just stick to a single muscle split. No workout will ever be the same. I'm a big believer in keeping the body guessing, whether that's just changing the rep range or adding a totally new exercise. I want to keep shocking the muscle into growth.</p><h3 class="article-title">What is your favorite muscle group to train, and can you give us a sample workout?</h3><p>This has got to be the back muscle group. Genetically it's probably one of my strong points. There is nothing like a good back pump! I do rear delts on back day because they are a weak point.</p><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/images/2014/bodyspace-member-of-the-month-jordan-metcalfe-2.jpg" width="560" height="165" border="0" class="c16"/><div id="meal-plan-table"><ul><li class="rowBgColor c17"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('barbell-deadlift')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/112/Male/t/112_1.jpg" alt="Heavy Deadlifts" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('barbell-deadlift')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/112/Male/t/112_2.jpg" alt="Heavy Deadlifts" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('barbell-deadlift')">Heavy Deadlifts</a></strong><br />5 sets of 6-10 reps</span></li>
<li class="rowBorderColor c17"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('seated-cable-rows')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/45/Male/t/45_1.jpg" alt="Seated Cable Row" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('seated-cable-rows')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/45/Male/t/45_2.jpg" alt="Seated Cable Row" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('seated-cable-rows')">Seated Cable Row</a></strong><br />4 sets of 12 reps</span></li>
<li class="rowBgColor c17"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('pullups')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/46/Male/t/46_1.jpg" alt="Pull-Ups" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('pullups')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/46/Male/t/46_2.jpg" alt="Pull-Ups" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('pullups')">Pull-Ups</a></strong><br />2 sets of 10 of each grip reps (Wide grip, medium grip, narrow grip)</span></li>
<li class="rowBorderColor c17"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('one-arm-dumbbell-row')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/13/Male/t/13_1.jpg" alt="Single-Arm Dumbbell Row" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('one-arm-dumbbell-row')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/13/Male/t/13_2.jpg" alt="Single-Arm Dumbbell Row" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('one-arm-dumbbell-row')">Single-Arm Dumbbell Row</a></strong><br />3 sets of 10 reps</span></li>
<li class="rowBgColor c17"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('leverage-high-row')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/892/Male/t/892_1.jpg" alt="Hammer Strength Pull-Down" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('leverage-high-row')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/892/Male/t/892_2.jpg" alt="Hammer Strength Pull-Down" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('leverage-high-row')">Hammer Strength Pull-Down</a></strong><br />4 sets of 8 reps</span></li>
<li class="rowBorderColor c17"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('bent-arm-barbell-pullover')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/49/Male/t/49_1.jpg" alt="Pull-Over" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('bent-arm-barbell-pullover')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/49/Male/t/49_2.jpg" alt="Pull-Over" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('bent-arm-barbell-pullover')">Pull-Over</a></strong><br />3 sets of 15 reps</span></li>
<li class="rowBgColor c17"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('cable-rear-delt-fly')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/867/Male/t/867_1.jpg" alt="Rear Delt Cable Flyes" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('cable-rear-delt-fly')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/867/Male/t/867_2.jpg" alt="Rear Delt Cable Flyes" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('cable-rear-delt-fly')">Rear Delt Cable Flyes</a></strong><br />4 sets of 15 reps</span></li>
</ul><br /></div><br /><h3 class="article-title">You've been on BodySpace for a few years. How do you stay motivated for the long term?</h3><p>Really I think it's just my love and passion for the sport, and also the lifestyle that comes with bodybuilding. I never really suffer from low levels of motivation.</p><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/images/2014/bodyspace-member-of-the-month-jordan-metcalfe-3.jpg" width="560" height="387" border="0" class="c16"/><h3 class="article-title">What training mistakes did you make when you first started?</h3><p>I don't think there is enough space in this article to name them all! The main ones consisted of lifting too heavy, with horrible form, practicing terrible nutrition, and really just a general lack of understanding when it came to gaining quality strength and muscular development.</p><h3 class="article-title">What are your favorite supplements?</h3><p>I love a good pre-workout. I am taking <a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/top-secret-nutrition/pump-igniter.html">Top Secret Nutrition Pump Igniter</a> at the moment —that stuff is insane! Also I'm a big fan of BCAAs, especially when prepping. In my on-season I pop the things like freaking Tic Tacs. They're good for preventing that dreaded muscle catabolism.</p><h3 class="article-title">What had the biggest impact on your muscle growth and recovery?</h3><p>Really, I believe it's a combination of everything. To get the best results, every aspect needs to be in check: eight hours of sleep every night, good nutrition, hard and varied training, supplements, massage, stretching, etc. They all have such an important role in the muscle building and recovery process. When you get to a top level, each aspect becomes even more important. Slacking off in one area will commonly slow your progress right down.</p><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/images/2014/bodyspace-member-of-the-month-jordan-metcalfe-4.jpg" width="560" height="415" border="0" class="c16"/><h3 class="article-title">What type of music do you listen to in the gym?</h3><p>You might all call me weird, but I don't like to listen to music when working out, whatever is playing in the gym background is fine for me. I have a training partner so I prefer to talk to him, and have him verbally push and motivate me through a set. I find that works best. I have never really understood how people work out together but have their headphones in the whole time. At the end of the day it's whatever works best for that person.</p><h3 class="article-title">You have some serious muscle. Any tips for amassing such a frame?</h3><p>Make sure you have a goal. Once you have it set out clearly, list all the things you must focus on to achieve it. Every aspect must be covered: nutrition, rest, supplementation, and everything else. Focus on keeping workouts fresh and different. I never really do the same workout twice.</p><img class="float-left c18" src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/images/2014/bodyspace-member-of-the-month-jordan-metcalfe-5.jpg" width="223" height="407" border="0"/><p>"Building your dream physique is bloody hard and it's something you can't really half-ass."</p><p>I'm not going to sugar-coat it. Building your dream physique is bloody hard and it's something you can't really half-ass. It's all or nothing. That's how I look at it, anyway. My dad has always said to me if a job is worth doing then it's worth doing it well. The same principle should be applied to your goals. If it's worth achieving, then do it with 100 percent of your effort.</p><h3 class="article-title">What would it mean to you to win your IFBB pro card?</h3><p>Winning my IFBB pro card would honestly be a dream come true! Being able to take my passion to the international stage would be incredible! So many of the guys I look up to are IFBB Pros. Being able to join them would just be unreal. Bring on that pro card!</p><h3 class="article-title">What is your favorite way to spend a rest day?</h3><p>Honestly, I hate rest days! If it wasn't an essential part of the muscle building process I wouldn't take one. So basically I spend it wishing I was at the gym. Sad, I know.</p><h3 class="article-title">Someone will read this feature and consider joining BodySpace. Why should that person become a part of the largest fitness social network?</h3><p>It's just an awesome environment. There are thousands of people all as crazy as me when it comes down to fitness! Why wouldn't you join?</p><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/images/2014/bodyspace-member-of-the-month-jordan-metcalfe-6.jpg" width="277" height="333" border="0" class="float-right c20"/><h3 class="article-title">Is there anything you would like to say to your fellow BodySpace members? Have any of them made a special impact on your life?</h3><p>Honestly everyone who I have come across on BodySpace has been amazing. I would just like to thank everyone for motivating me and also supporting me through my journey.</p><h3 class="article-title">Bodybuilders have school, day-jobs and families, and still dedicate hours in the gym each week. How do you strike a balance?</h3><p>Ha! Yeah sometimes it can get tough, but in that situation you have just got to think how bad you want it. I used to work from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., then go straight to the university for night classes from 5-8 p.m., then go to the gym for two hours after that. I would get home at around 10:30 p.m., prep all my meals, pack them all up, get my stuff ready for the next day, and then do it all again. I think if you want something bad enough you will do anything to achieve it.</p><h3 class="article-title">Recommended For You</h3><div class="c23" webReader="5.62445414847"><a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/bodyspace-member-of-the-month-nadal-shaabneh.html"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/images/2013/bodyspace-member-of-the-month-nadal-shaabneh-smallbox.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="114"/></a><div class="c22" webReader="7.23144104803"><h4 class="c21"><a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/bodyspace-member-of-the-month-nadal-shaabneh.html">BodySpace Member Of The Month: Nadal Shaabneh</a></h4><p style="display: inline;" class="webReader-styled">
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BodySpace Member Of The Month: Jordan Metcalfe

BodySpace is home to people from all walks of life, from more than 100 countries, and fitness enthusiasts of all age levels. It is a place where former athletes, first-time weightlifters, and hardened vets merge into a giant news feed of positivity.

Jordan Metcalfe was a former swimmer who had a lot to learn in the gym. He discovered his ideal lesson plan in 30,000-page library that is Bodybuilding.com. When he found BodySpace, he signed up immediately and used its tools to create a body that’s on its way to the IFBB podium!

What led you to the decision that you needed to transform?

From a very early age I was competing at a national level for swimming. When I decided to move on from the sport I really had nothing to do! I messed around for a few years, but I felt like there was something missing. I had gone from training up to 10 times per week to doing absolutely nothing. I started going to the gym on and off as most young guys do. It was the usual: Go in, lift something way too heavy with form that probably should have killed me, and then leave thinking the gains would come flowing. I was so wrong!

After a year or so of doing that, I was still a skinny 128 pounds (58 kg). I guess it was a combination of getting bullied at school and just being unhappy with how I looked that got me really committing to a proper lifting routine.

What kind of changes have you made since you made that decision?

I have totally transformed my physique. Don’t get me wrong, I still have a million miles to go, but looking back at how far I have come is my motivation. I started at a skinny 128 pounds and I now weigh a natural 187 pounds (85 kg) at around 9 percent body fat.

“Being able to communicate with people with the same interests is awesome.”

How did you discover BodySpace?

A friend sent me a link to Bodybuilding.com to have a look at the range of supplements because I was looking to get serious with my training, after browsing the website for a bit I came across BodySpace . The whole setup looked awesome, so I signed up right away.

How has BodySpace helped you reach your goals?

The whole site has helped so much with motivation. Being able to communicate with people with the same interests is awesome. There are some amazing physiques on here, which fuels the passion to constantly improve.

Do you stick to one type of training, or do you vary your exercise attacks?

Generally I just stick to a single muscle split. No workout will ever be the same. I’m a big believer in keeping the body guessing, whether that’s just changing the rep range or adding a totally new exercise. I want to keep shocking the muscle into growth.

What is your favorite muscle group to train, and can you give us a sample workout?

This has got to be the back muscle group. Genetically it’s probably one of my strong points. There is nothing like a good back pump! I do rear delts on back day because they are a weak point.

You’ve been on BodySpace for a few years. How do you stay motivated for the long term?

Really I think it’s just my love and passion for the sport, and also the lifestyle that comes with bodybuilding. I never really suffer from low levels of motivation.

What training mistakes did you make when you first started?

I don’t think there is enough space in this article to name them all! The main ones consisted of lifting too heavy, with horrible form, practicing terrible nutrition, and really just a general lack of understanding when it came to gaining quality strength and muscular development.

What are your favorite supplements?

I love a good pre-workout. I am taking Top Secret Nutrition Pump Igniter at the moment —that stuff is insane! Also I’m a big fan of BCAAs, especially when prepping. In my on-season I pop the things like freaking Tic Tacs. They’re good for preventing that dreaded muscle catabolism.

What had the biggest impact on your muscle growth and recovery?

Really, I believe it’s a combination of everything. To get the best results, every aspect needs to be in check: eight hours of sleep every night, good nutrition, hard and varied training, supplements, massage, stretching, etc. They all have such an important role in the muscle building and recovery process. When you get to a top level, each aspect becomes even more important. Slacking off in one area will commonly slow your progress right down.

What type of music do you listen to in the gym?

You might all call me weird, but I don’t like to listen to music when working out, whatever is playing in the gym background is fine for me. I have a training partner so I prefer to talk to him, and have him verbally push and motivate me through a set. I find that works best. I have never really understood how people work out together but have their headphones in the whole time. At the end of the day it’s whatever works best for that person.

You have some serious muscle. Any tips for amassing such a frame?

Make sure you have a goal. Once you have it set out clearly, list all the things you must focus on to achieve it. Every aspect must be covered: nutrition, rest, supplementation, and everything else. Focus on keeping workouts fresh and different. I never really do the same workout twice.

“Building your dream physique is bloody hard and it’s something you can’t really half-ass.”

I’m not going to sugar-coat it. Building your dream physique is bloody hard and it’s something you can’t really half-ass. It’s all or nothing. That’s how I look at it, anyway. My dad has always said to me if a job is worth doing then it’s worth doing it well. The same principle should be applied to your goals. If it’s worth achieving, then do it with 100 percent of your effort.

What would it mean to you to win your IFBB pro card?

Winning my IFBB pro card would honestly be a dream come true! Being able to take my passion to the international stage would be incredible! So many of the guys I look up to are IFBB Pros. Being able to join them would just be unreal. Bring on that pro card!

What is your favorite way to spend a rest day?

Honestly, I hate rest days! If it wasn’t an essential part of the muscle building process I wouldn’t take one. So basically I spend it wishing I was at the gym. Sad, I know.

Someone will read this feature and consider joining BodySpace. Why should that person become a part of the largest fitness social network?

It’s just an awesome environment. There are thousands of people all as crazy as me when it comes down to fitness! Why wouldn’t you join?

Is there anything you would like to say to your fellow BodySpace members? Have any of them made a special impact on your life?

Honestly everyone who I have come across on BodySpace has been amazing. I would just like to thank everyone for motivating me and also supporting me through my journey.

Bodybuilders have school, day-jobs and families, and still dedicate hours in the gym each week. How do you strike a balance?

Ha! Yeah sometimes it can get tough, but in that situation you have just got to think how bad you want it. I used to work from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., then go straight to the university for night classes from 5-8 p.m., then go to the gym for two hours after that. I would get home at around 10:30 p.m., prep all my meals, pack them all up, get my stuff ready for the next day, and then do it all again. I think if you want something bad enough you will do anything to achieve it.

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