In The Spot­light With Ian “The Tank” Tins­ley

Name: Ian Tins­ley | Height: 175cm | Weight: 82kg | Age: 31 | Lo­ca­tion: Syd­ney, NSW

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Fea­tur­ing one of Aus­tralia’s top Fit­ness Mod­els Ian “The Tank” Tins­ley of NSW.


Per­sonal trainer / Ab­seiler main­te­nance / Commercial model

Years in the fit­ness in­dus­try: 10 years

Who or what in­spired you to get in­volved in the health and fit­ness in­dus­try?

My friend Ben Ab­stacker in­spired me to do com­pe­ti­tion. I have been train­ing with Ab­stacker for two years then went head to head with him in Musclemania ® Aus­tralia and I placed 2nd which I was overwhelmed with for my first com­pe­ti­tion.

Com­pe­ti­tion Ti­tles/ sport­ing achieve­ments?

2nd place 2013 Musclemania ® Aus­tralia/Model Aus­tralia 4th place 2013 Musclemania ® Aus­tralia/Physique Aus­tralia

What type of diet do you fol­low leading into an event?

I like to keep the body guess­ing at all times that works best for my body and com­ple­ments my HITT train­ing. Clean foods like sweet potato/ chicken /brown rice /lean mince/lean turkey. I don’t like to use too many sup­ple­ments I like to get it all from my foods then use sup­ple­ments for quick ab­sorb­ing pro­teins and carbs etc.

How many days a week do you train and do you pre­fer weight train­ing over car­dio, what works best for you?

Com­bine both car­dio in the morn­ings and weights at night af­ter I have all my meals in me apart from one which I get one hour af­ter train­ing. I be­lieve both car­dio and weights com­ple­ment each other in or­der to achieve the right fit­ness model physique.

How im­por­tant is it to main­tain a bal­ance in life, what’s your suc­cess mantra?

Bal­ance is ev­ery­thing for me I like to have enough time to chill watch a few movies and enough time for the gym and time to chill with friends. I feel it’s im­por­tant to have the right bal­ance so you are com­pletely happy :)

How has fit­ness changed or en­hanced your life?

FIT­NESS has changed my life so much you wouldn’t be­lieve! I used to think I was miss­ing out when ev­ery­one was go­ing out get­ting drunk liv­ing for the weekend. Then I re­al­ized how happy and fresh I felt 24/7 af­ter get­ting into the fit­ness life­style.

I then re­al­ized this is what I wanted to feel like FOR­EVER not miss an­other day feel­ing rough in bed or feel­ing sorry for my­self. I then started to learn to fo­cus on BIG­GER GOALS!

Fit­ness makes me feel com­plete I love the gym, I love the buzz, I love how it makes you look and feel. A lot of people don’t have enough en­ergy to go to the gym and they ask how do you do it ev­ery day? I find it ac­tu­ally gives me more en­ergy when I have been to the gym than when I sit at home on the sofa do­ing noth­ing.

I would urge any­one who is go­ing through a rough time in their life or feel­ing sorry for them­selves to hit the gym, put on your favourite mu­sic and fo­cus on a body shape you want to achieve and don’t stop un­til you reach that goal…you will never look back!

~ Ian

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