BASE Lowdown: Personal Training Coach Gun
Gun is a NASM certified personal trainer with a passion for strength and conditioning, and aesthetic bodybuilding.With years of serious training in traditional bodybuilding, calisthenics, and HIIT, he believes strongly in body transformation results through proven training methods and flexible dieting. His recent clients include many beginners, who he has helped get on track to looking and feeling at their best.
What’s non-negotiable for you when it comes to fitness and health?
Consistency in training and a generally healthy lifestyle that revolves around generally heathy foods with minimal cheat meals. I also very rarely drink and do not smoke.
What’s a typical breakfast for you?
I usually have a peanut butter jam sandwich if I’m going to train in the morning and need the energy, but I usually also just fast throughout the whole morning.
How do you manage your training and diet when you’re on holiday?
I try to time my holiday periods so that it coincides with my de-load week. That way, I don’t need to worry about missing training sessions as I’m suppose to be on a light/recovery block anyways. For nutrition, I try to still eat generally well but will more often than not add in more sweets and desserts. Not drinking also helps 🙂
What’s your best strategy to stay motivated?
Everyday is a chance to improve yourself physically and come out a better version. Make that a priority. I also find enrolling in competitions help to keep me on track in specific are of progressions.
The best thing we can do for ourselves is…
What’s your go-to snack?
What do you do to relax?
I am a gamer at heart so a couple of hours on my computer playing my current favourite titles really help me relax and let loose!
What’s your post-workout routine?
Eat, Relax, and Eat some more.
Sum up your dietary approach in a sentence?
I generally enjoy eating relatively healthy foods but wouldn’t refuse to dabble in a few less than stellar food options and indulge from time to time.
Being a good personal trainer means…
Being a good personal trainer programs for the long-term development of their clients, teaches self independency, and prevent the urge for instant satisfaction and focuses on building strength.
What’s the biggest diet mistake or misconception?
The notion that Keto, intermittent fasting, Paleo, or any other restrictive dieting options have magical properties that help reduce fat other than ultimately creating a caloric deficit.
What are your top tips for how to keep your energy levels up?
Get adequate amount of sleep and recovery, be consistent with training, eat well, and watch the magic happen
I believe everyone should…
Strive to be as happy as you can in the realm of moderation and don’t neglect to invest in our physical.
* Best Bangkok Healthy Eatery? Broccoli Revolution
* Favorite Cheat Meal? Ice cream
* Favorite Exercise? Barbell Deadlift
* Most-hated exercise? Cardio.. in general
* Weird fact about you? I’m a comic book nerd
* One thing you can’t live without? training and BASE!