Tony Do Interview
Q1: How did you get started in fitness?
How i got into fitness is a funny story actually, i’m sure many of the readers have a similar story. I started out when i was 16, and unless you have been living under a rock, i’m pretty sure everyone has heard of the Twilight series. In that series, the character Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) got into phenominal shape. When i saw New Moon and heard everyone’s reaction when he took his shirt off, that was where the motivation sparked. I pretty much started out just wanting “Six pack Abs”. Looking back on it, i had no idea what i was doing, but being consistent with eating cleaner and working out everyday paid off!
^ Before I started working out and changing my eating habits.
Q2: Where does your motivation come from?
My motivation comes from the constant progression that i see in my body and reaching my goals. I remember when i first started i told my sister “I will have six pack abs one day” she just laughed, but look at me now! haha. Also seeing my peers work hard and transform their bodies motivates me to work even harder. I also am debating on competing in Mens Physique competitions in the next few years, so having that to get into shape for is a motivator itself.
Q3: What workout routine has worked best for you?
As i said earlier, when i first started i had no idea what i was doing. Being consistent got me in shape after 6 months to a year, but eventually i needed further guidance. I stumbled upon Kinobody and Fitness Black Book one day, and their views on lifting really opened my eyes because it was very different from mainstream fitness. I ended up following Gregs “Build Muscle Like a Greek God” routine and Rustys “Visual Impact Muscle Building” program. Those two programs along with other various programs on the Kinobody site got me to solid lean physique that i had wanted.
Q4: If you had to pick only 3 exercises what would they be?
Man this one is a tough one, but i would probably choose
– Incline dumbbell presses
– Weighted chin ups
– Weighted Dips
Q5: What is your diet like?
I used to do the whole 6+ meals a day, but recently this summer I have gotten into the whole Intermittent Fasting deal. After reading Greg’s “Intermittent Fasting for Maximum Muscle and Minimum Fat” and “10 AWESOME reasons why i fast everyday” articles, i had to give it a go, and i love it. I usually fast from 8PM to 12 or 1 PM the next day. First meal is usually my post workout meal. I try to eat as cleanly as possible, but cheat on occasion. Main foods are meats (Chicken, Steak), eggs, brown rice, whole grain tortillas, veggies, fruits, etc. IF is awesome because you can have massive meals!
Q6: What is your favorite form of cardio for fat loss?
When I was cutting down i use to do a lot of HIIT, and maybe one steady pace cardio session a week. I feel like HIIT is where it’s at though.
Q7: What is your supplementation like?
Protein powder- MTS Whey, Trutein
Pre Workout- Citadel Nutritions “Tier 1” Shoutout to you guys.
Creatine- Optimum Nutritions Creatine Monohydrate
BCAA- When training fasted. (Amino X)
Those are pretty much the only supplements i have ever used, brands may change, but what i take has always been the those listed above.
Q8: Who do you consider having the best physique?
Greg Plitt, hes number 1. Taylor Lautner in the Twilight series had a pretty sick physique. Greg O’ Gallagher, Scott Herman, Jeff Seid, Ryan Reynolds, Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale. Those are the ones i can think of off the top of my head, but there are many more with awesome physiques!
Q9: What do you do for abs?
I train my abs 2-3 times per week. 2 days of the week I do higher rep training, and 1 day of the week i use weights with it. The staple ab workouts that I did are Hanging leg raises (feet to bar) Side to side oblique V ups, and Renegade Rows. I usually throw in a bunch of various ones but those are the staple ones.
- Age – 19
- Height – 5’7
- Weight -146 lbs
- Waist (relaxed around bellybutton) – 30 1/2″
- Chest (relaxed around nipples) – 38 1/2″
- Arms (Flexed) – 15 1/6″
Lifts (Weight and Reps)
- Incline Dumbbell Press: 90 lbs per hand for 8 reps
- Weighted Chin ups: BW + 70 lbs for 4 reps
- Shoulder Press: Standing Press with 115 lbs for 6 reps
- Curls: Standing Barbell with115 lbs for 4 sets of 5
Tony Do started off as a typical 16 year old teenager with no abs and no muscle. After seeing Taylor Lautner get into incredible shape Tony became truly inspired! He knew what he wanted and he went after it with hunger and with belief in himself. This really sets Tony apart from everyone else! Most people are ‘talkers’ not ‘doers’ and Tony Do is definitely a ‘doer’.
Tony understood that transforming his body was going to take hard work, dedication and the right workout routine and diet. As a result he did his homework and came to the right place, KINOBODY! Everything else is history and fast forward a couple of years later and Tony Do has the body of Taylor Lautner! In addition Tony Do has some serious lifts at a bodyweight of only 146 lbs! Way to go Tony.
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