Staff Bios - James
Who are you? Your life story in one paragraph.I'm currently a 2nd year Physiotherapy student with a strong passion for training and keeping fit and healthy. I was involved with rugby all throughout high school which was how I was first introduced to the gym lifestyle and the importance of nutrition. From there I started to put my focus solely on lifting weights and have developed a strong interest in powerlifting especially.
What do you like most about working here?
The best thing about working at Supplements.co.nz is meeting all the like-minded people who come into the store. Although we have a fairly good knowledge on supplements and training, I feel we can still learn a lot from our customers.
What do you do to stay fit?
Gym, and long walks to university.
Feel free to go into the details of your training.
I tend to focus on starting my workouts early with heavy compound lifts such as Squats, Deadlifts, and Bench Press on their respective days. After these compound lifts I tend to go into the normal bodybuilding training (higher reps, focusing on contractions and pump).
What's your favourite/least favourite exercise?
Least favourite: Bench Press.
What's your favourite workout music?
Anything with really heavy bass (Trap music especially).
What's your favourite food?
My favourite food is definitely pizza.
What's your #1 fitness/nutrition/health tip?
My number one fitness tip would be to try and track each workout you do and use progressive overload when training, as it has really helped me to progress my lifts.
If you could only use three supplements for the rest of your life, what would they be and why?
1. Whey protein: an easy way to keep my protein intake up to help promote muscle growth (or muscle sparing if you are trying to lose some fat).
2. Pre-workout: I really like to try new and different pre-workouts with really good nutritional profiles to see which works best for me.
3. Creatine monohydrate: a really cheap source to keep strength up and help with muscle growth.