Staying in Shape Profile: Dan AhongInstagram: @96dan Website: http://youtu.be/_pEKN4Qu4w0 Category: Staying in Shape Do you use a trainer? No
What Motivated You To Begin Training?
What motivated me to begin training was being called skinny constantly. I became insecure with myself and wanted to change that. As the time has passed, the reasons for training have changed and I focus on bettering myself and setting goals for myself
Tell us a little about your training philosophy:
My training philosophy is to maintain an athletic build that is strong and functional. I incorporate bodybuilder and hypertrophy training to maximize strength and size!
Tell us a little bit about your diet philosophy:
My diet is pretty relaxed but at the same time strict. I don’t count my macro’s at the moment but have a good idea of what my body needs and where my macro’s usually are. I follow the rule 80/20; whereas I eat clean during the week and will allow myself 1-2 meals from restaurants on the weekend.
Tell us about some of your short and long term goals:
Some of my short term goals at the moment are to increase my bench press and squat. I have switched up my training regiment to optimize growth in these 2 areas. A long term goal I have for the next 3-4 years is to become a fitness or athletic model.
Who do you look to for motivation and why?
I look to Steve Cook a lot. I find that Steve portrays himself as a humble down to earth guy who trains with such intensity and purpose that is truly inspires me.
What are some of the most difficult obstacles that you have had to overcome?
The most difficult obstacle I have had to overcome is to be in the gym for yourself and not for anyone else. To lift weights for yourself and not to impress someone. The thought of ego lifting and lifting to show off was something I realized was juvenile and stupid. I’m in the gym trying to better myself and at the end of the day, I am not where I began.
What is the number one piece of advice that you would give someone that looks to you for inspiration?
Number one advice I can give someone that I was given, is to accept constructive criticism. You can never know it all. Listen to what people have to say, take it into consideration, try it, and if it doesn’t work tell the person “hey I appreciate the help! I tried it out but it doesn’t work for me”. You can never go wrong with having an open mind and good attitude.