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Natural Bodybuilder Aaron Curtis Chats to Xplosive Growth

Share your story with us, how did you get into this lifestyle?

I got in to lifting weights more through an injury than anything else. The more I got injured from football and running track, the more time I spent in the gym.

What keeps you motivated?

I just like trying to progress in the gym, so I do everything I can to give myself the best chance of making gains.

 What are your plans for the future ?

I’m just trying to get massive.

What does your training split look like?

  • Shoulders/Triceps
  • Back (horizontal pull)/Rear Delts
  • Rest
  • Chest/Biceps
  • Quads/Hamstrings
  • Back (vertical pull)/Calves
  • Rest

What does your diet look like?

It looks pretty good. I’m on pretty low calories at the moment, as I have been in a calorie deficit for about 11 of the last 12 months. My diet is based mostly around whole, unprocessed foods… pretty much just animal and plant matter. I have one meal a week, where I will ‘overfeed’ taking me way over my usual calorie intake. In this meal I will consume much more calorie dense, processed foods.

What are your 3 favorite exercises and why?

  • Squat
  • Deadlift
  • Bench

Three of the most basic exercises that allow you to push the most weight and that is what I enjoy doing.

What supplements do you take ?

  • Whey
  • Creatine
  • BCAA
  • DAA
  • GABA

All from www.upsprotein.com.au

How do you maintain a balance between training, working and a social life?

My whole life is taken up with working/training/eating/sleeping and that is how I like it.

Who Inspires you?

Those who have achieved greatness.

What music do you listen to at the gym ?

I do not listen to music at the gym, I lift weights.

Favorite Quotes?

“Never accept mediocrity”

What advice do you have for other young aspiring athletes?

Eat at a slight calorie surplus, maintain optimal form and range of motion and progressively overload.