Name: Marc Fitt
Location: Quebec, Canada
Occupation: Personal trainer, fitness model, sponsored athlete, social activist
When did you get started with fitness?
I had been an athletic individual growing up, playing hockey for as long as I can remember. I started training in order to improve my performance in the sport. Eventually, I fell in love with fitness, changing my focus from hockey to just working out and sculpting my body. Fitness modeling followed suit. It was the best way to help inspire others to show them that everything is possible.
How do you stay so motivated? What drives you?
I’ve seen how my reach has grown, and the impact I’ve had on so many lives. I would never want to let anyone down, and that drives me now to give it my all each and every day.
What has been the hardest obstacle for you to overcome?
After an accident a few years back, I was unable to train my legs for a long time. It’s taken a lot of work to bring them up proportionately to my upper body.
What does your current training schedule/program look like?
I’ve taken a very classic split at the moment:
Day 1: legs, calves, abs
Day 2: chest, abs
Day 3: back, abs
Day 4: legs, calves, abs
Day 5: shoulders, abs
Day 6: arms, abs
Day 7: rest (if I feel I need one) or restart from day 1
Give us a breakdown of your daily diet.
I don’t think it’d be useful to give my diet because everyone is different. You have to base your diet on YOU if you want to see the results you hope for.
When I cut, I subtract 500 calories from my maintain zone, based on my stats at the time.
When I bulk, I add 500 calories to this number.
I use the Harris Benedict formula to calculate it. I always keep a good ratio of protein, usually around 240-280 grams (around 40 grams per meal). When I cut, I eat around 50-60 grams of fat, and when bulking, around 90–100.
The remainder of the calories come from carbs.
Do you take any supplements to reach your fitness goals
• Whey Iso by Beyond Yourself
• Casein protein
• BCAA by Beyond Yourself
• Glutamine by Beyond Yourself
• Creatine monohydrate by Beyond Yourself
• PREWoD by Beyond Yourself
• Test Alpha by Beyond Yourself
• EPA|DHA by Beyond Yourself
• L-Carnitine by Beyond Yourself
What is your single biggest “Fitness” related accomplishment?
Inspiring so many people to change their lives, and in this case, get in the best shape of their lives. I’m emailed almost every day by people telling me how my pictures, videos or quotes have motivated them to make a change. It’s absolutely amazing!
Is there anyone in the fitness industry you look up to?
I have a lot of athletes or people I admire because what I love is greatness.
The kind of person who dedicates their life to their dreams, and all they preach. Someone who loves what they do, and has a positive impact on the lives of others. I really love Michael Jordan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kai Greene, Greg Plitt, Michael Phelps and many more.
Name a fitness “Myth” that just isn’t true no matter how many times you hear it.
The old myth that free weights are for getting big, and machines “tone” your muscles is one that has to be put to rest. While I prefer to use free weights for the majority of my workouts, machines have their place too. They can be particularly useful to really isolating certain body parts (for example, using a reverse pec deck to hit your rear delts).
Your muscles will grow because of the stress you put them under — whether it comes from machines or free weights is negligible.
Tips for our readers to achieve their fitness dreams
Focus on your mindset. Keep yourself motivated all day, and stay consistent!
“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.” — Eric Thomas
Main site: http://www.marcfitt.com/
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Beyond Yourself: http://www.beyondyourself.ca/
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