HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH FITNESS/BODYBUILDING?
During my off season from boxing I made a decision to change my training with the intention to pack on a little more muscle for not only power behind my punches and strength throughout my clinches, but also for confidence and a sense of intimidation against future opponents.
My training consisted of resisted boxing drills explosive power movements with additional weight. Upon instant results and clear progression I had picked up a lot of compliments from members of the gym and coaches, this influenced me to portray my potential in bodybuilding which then later spiralled into fitness modelling.
WHAT MOTIVATES YOU, WHERE DOES YOUR MOTIVATION COME FROM?
Watching those above and helping those around me.
WHAT WORKOUT ROUTINE HAS WORKED BEST FOR YOU?
Monday- Shoulders & traps 40-60 mins (weakness)
Tuesday Chest 40-60 mins (Preferred Focus)
Wednesday – Triceps 20-40 mins (Strength)
Thursday – Biceps & forearms 20-40 mins (Strength)
Friday – Upper back/lower back (Alternate each week)
Saturday – Quads, Adductors & Abductors/Hamstrings &Calfs (Alternate each week)
WHAT IS YOUR TYPICAL DIET LIKE?
Upon wakening: protein shake (Differs dependant on current goals)
2 Pieces of fruit each 20 minutes until 6-8 pieces have been eaten.
Cerial: Bran flakes, Shredded wheat, muesli and dried fruit
Pre workout combined with a carb shake
Post workout: Post workout shake
1pm Olives & pieces of chicken
4pm Rice and Chicken breast
7pm Turkey, veg & excessive Source (different source each day)
10pm Protein shake
WHAT SUPPLEMENTS DO YOU TAKE?
Pre workout, Post workout, BCAAs, and various vitamin and minerals.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE QUOTES?
Victory has defeated you.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MOMENT SO FAR IN FITNESS?
Signing for Fitness Model Management, becoming a member of the ‘Body Building 4 U’ team as a fitness instructor/personal trainer and becoming a representing body builder for Saxon Gym.
WHAT ARE YOUR SHORT TERM AND LONG TERM GOALS?
My short terms goals are based around establishing myself within the fitness industry and obtaining as much recognition as possible in the hope of becoming sponsored.
As a long term goal I would like to own my own studio to conduct personal training sessions, physiotherapy, photography and massage services.
DO YOU BULK AND CUT OR STAY LEAN YEAR AROUND?
I bulk and cut, I believe optimum results come from allowing the body to only focusing on one aspect at a time and prioritising what is necessary. Our bodies have a lot to focus on to keep us alive never mind the things we do to try and manipulate our bodies.
HOW LONG DO YOU SPEND IN THE GYM DURING A TYPICAL WORKOUT?
40-60minutes when training alone but up to 90 minutes if training with others
FUN QUICK QUESTIONS FOR OUR READERS
Favourite color? Blue
Favourite food? Olives
Favourite TV Show? King of Queens
Favourite movie? Troy/300
Favourite Band/Artist? Scorcher
Do you have any pets? I consider each muscle group to be a pet, with different pet names for each one based on how they perform, weird I know, but it helps keep training exciting and motivational.
Helping others is not only part of my job, it’s part of my lifestyle. I have come a long way but I am only just getting started. I am confident my efforts will lead to success and hope to inspire many others to do so also. All support is acknowledged and appreciated and returned in the best way possible.
HOW TO REACH DANIEL SMITH:
FitnessVolt.com would like to take this opportunity to thank Daniel Smith for such an insightful interview, that we’re sure our fans will really appreciate! We can already see Daniel is going to have a great future in the bodybuilding news, and we can’t wait to see how it unfolds for Daniel. Thanks again for such a great interview!