Julian Theriault New and Upcoming Talent in the Fitness Industry
Julian: It’s difficult to choose one type of training over another as the best way to train is in variety so you’re constantly shocking your body. If I had to choose one, it’d be HIIT (high intensity interval training). Similar to heavy weight lifting you’ll continue to build lean muscle and strength without training to absolute failure and at the same time, cut fat without the disadvantages of long distance cardio.
Julian: Number one is a good, fat and cholesterol free protein whey isolate. Protein is key in muscle gain and recovery. The other supplement I take is BCAA’s (branched chain amino acids). BCAA’s do a number of things including, help in protein synthesis, speed up recovery and also increase the amount of energy your body can put out while working out. But remember, dieting plays the biggest role in training outcome.
Julian: In my personal opinion, the three best exercises are Deadlifts, Chin-ups & Pull-ups and a press exercise like push ups. These 3 exercises leave you with a complete body workout. Deadlift alone will shock every muscle in your body and bolster your back, core and legs. With pulls, chins, and push ups you can vary the amount of tension, the explosiveness and engage different muscles by the position of your hands.
Julian: Hands down, Manny Pacquiao is a huge inspiration for me. There are few that train harder than Pacquiao. Secondly, Jason Statham; yeah I know Hollywood can make a star of anyone, but this guy trains multiple times daily and is in killer shape; plus he always plays the best rolls.
Julian: My most common nutrition plan is made up of approximately 6 meals a day. Each meal consists of 30 grams of protein, this way I will hit a pound per gram protein intake daily. I keep my carbohydrate intake on par with protein at most; usually lower. Vegetables and fruits are included in every meal and fats in most. An example of my daily intake of food on a training day would be as follows: Breakfast would consist of 2 eggs, and half a cup of egg whites fried, a slice of whole grain toast with peanut butter and an orange. Filler meal #1 consisting of a cup of low fat cottage cheese and a full bell pepper. Post workout will be a half cup of oatmeal, scoop and a half of whey and a banana. Lunch would be a can of tuna and green vegetables. Filler meal #2 would consist of yogurt, a handful of almonds and an apple. Dinner would consist of a chicken breast, yam and vegetables. Before bed a casein shake to prevent your body from going into a catabolic state.
Julian: Music always gets me fired up to train. Personally for me up beat hip-hop pumps me up. Artists like Jay-Z, Eminem, Drake and anything with a good beat and a killer flow. Trick is to find what gets your mind in the right zone.
Julian: Number one, listen to your body. It will tell you whether you’re doing something right or wrong. It’ll also tell you whether you should take the day off, or push harder for that extra rep. Number two, change it up. Routine will only take you so far until you hit a sticking point. The only way to continue to burn fat and gain muscle is to change it up with lots of variety. Number three, is master the weight. Form is everything; quality over quantity. I can’t stress it enough if you don’t know if you’re doing something right, ask a trainer.
Julian: Boxing is definitely number one. Even when I think I’m completely sapped I’m forced to dig deeper. As far as weight training, Deadlifts always hit every muscle which is beneficial but muscle-ups are the most rewarding.
B) The most challenging exercise:
Julian: A proper snatch has taken the most time to feel completely confident about. A lot can go wrong with this exercise so you have to be full of energy and completely in the zone.
Julian: My workout routine is constantly changing, like before I’ve recommended using variety whenever possible. Don’t skip outdoors and the random sports to stick to a routine. Switch it up and shock your body. You’ll still get a workout this way and live a better all-around life. The one routine I always use as my fall back and most common consists of 3 days on 1 day off for 2 cycles. Day 1, heavy back and biceps; Day 2, heavy chest and triceps; Day 3, heavy legs and shoulders; Day 4, rest; Day 5, HIIT training and isolated back and biceps; Day 6, HIIT training and isolated chest and triceps; Day 7, HIIT training and isolated legs and shoulders. Take one day to fully recover then back to the 7 day routine.
Julian: “Only he who can see the invisible can do the impossible.”
“Fall down seven times, stand up eight”
“The weak will fail, the strong prevaile”.
Train with Reason; Julian.