Give us a short history of your journey to health and fitness before the challenge.
I have been actively training on and off for a couple of years, mostly on and the gym has always been my preference. So had a good idea of how and when to train etc.
What prompted you to join the Sleekgeek 8-Week Challenge?
Having entered the competition 5 years ago, and placing as a finalist back then made me realize that doing it again would be a great challenge and keep me busy with a healthy choice and to improve myself.
Give us a quick overview of the nutrition and eating plan that you followed during the challenge.
When I previously did the challenge, I saw what a difference diet could make, though being in my late 20’s was easier to still have sweets, etc. This changed dramatically for me in the years that followed and diet has never been as important as today. High Protein, No to very Low carb diet was what worked for me.
Give us a quick overview of the training and exercise plan that you followed during the challenge.
Trained 6 days a week, and twice a day for the last 3 weeks.
Mornings consisted of weight training on each of the major muscle groups, and Cardio to warm up.
Mon – Triceps, and Chest,
Tue – Biceps, and Back
Wed – Shoulders and legs
Thurs – Super Circuit with Cardio.
Fri – 2 x Exercises on all 4 muscle groups, with Abs, included in all sessions.
Afternoons were mainly Cardio. Abs every day, planking and different ab and core exercises each day.
If you could give 3 pieces of advice to future challengers, what would they be?
Forget what you think you know and do research before starting. Even if results don’t show immediately trust in the process and it will. Have fun while doing it. After all, it is for a great cause at the end of the day.
Why should people enter the challenge.
I never realized how serious and disciplined I can be before this challenge, really proved a lot of things to myself.