Athlete Profile: Athlete ProfileInstagram: @Marcusthelifter Category: OPA Athlete Do you use a trainer? No
What Motivated You To Begin Training?
I was overweight and i wanted change, it gradually developed into a passion for bodybuilding.
If you have transformed yourself what do you attribute to arriving at your starting point:
I was without a doubt unsatisfied with how I looked, I began training and dieting and along came the results!
Tell us a little about your training philosophy:
I like to alternate between lifting heavy, to more contraction/isolation based style . I use a 6 day split, hitting everybody part twice a week. I do 10 minutes of post workout cardio,followed by deep stretching and flexibility work.
Tell us a little bit about your diet philosophy:
Eat clean and Eat LOTS! I eat 6 well rounded meals a day.
Please tell us about your competitive history and placings (if applicable):
I have competed in one show thus far, planning on competing in many more! 4th Place – GNC Natural Ottawa Classic 2015
How Many Years have You Competed?
Tell us about some of your short and long term goals:
Short term is to gain experience, continue competing and learning my body through contest prep. Long term is to be an IFBB Professional Bodybuilder, and live my dream.
Who do you look to for motivation and why?
I look too the top pros, the ones who started with a dream, gave it everything they had and became successful.
What are some of the most difficult obstacles that you have had to overcome?
I suffered from a severe lower back strain, I was 4 months training around a lower back injury. I had to undergo 3 months of physiotherapy and it took months to get back to my best.
Tell us some of your pet peeves surrounding healthy life and the gym:
When someone spends all there time on their phone at the gym.
What is the number one piece of advice that you would give someone that looks to you for inspiration?
Anything is Possible, never give up on your dreams.
Please share anything else you would like to say:
Feel free to follow me on Instagram or add me on Facebook. always looking to trade training advice or learn from those who are more experienced. Happy training and I wish you all the best of luck in your future endeavors!
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