3 quick questions
1. Bulking or definition? I’m at that point in my career where I don’t want to push my body to a place where it becomes unhealthy. So for me, conditioning is better. I’ve attained enough size. 2. Gym pet peeves? When people want to have long chats in-between a set. I don’t want to spend my life at the gym, I want to get in and get out. I also can’t explain to someone in five minutes how to achieve something I’ve worked on for over 20 years. If they’re serious, I’ll give them my number and we’ll work something out that’s tailored to their body – my programme is tailored to my body, it won’t work for other people.
3. Your least favourite stereotype about bodybuilding?
When people look at me and say, “Ja, one day when you stop training all that muscle is going to turn to fat.” All I can do is laugh. And it’s usually some guy with a boep saying it. A muscle cell cannot turn into a fat cell, that’s basic science. What really happens when you stop training is that the muscle cells start to shrink. And if you’re going to eat crap and not train, then your fat cells will increase.