Interview with Dave Dreas

Interview with Dave Dreas

Could you tell us a bit about yourself and how you started training?

I started weight training around the age of 14. I was always active playing sports growing up but I always wanted to put on muscle. Throughout the years I spent time in various collegiate strength and conditioning programs and worked out often. I was a college basketball All American and a lot of the credit for that is due to my off season workout programs. I’ve always loved working out.

 

How do you stay motivated?

Training others keeps me motivated. When my clients get results it keeps me going. I love watching them succeed which then pushes me to continue to do the best that I can do.

Interview with Dave Dreas

What is your current workout routine?

Currently I’m doing a bodybuilding split as follows

Chest
Legs
Shoulders
Back
Arms

I usually hit the gym 5 days a week give or take. I will do this for a month or two and then mix it up. I will also sprinkle in a HIIT day or two as well.

 

What is your diet like?

I am not doing any photo shoots or shows at the moment so my diet is a bit more flexible. I guess you could call it flexible dieting with a few days of lean gains intermittent fasting.

Interview with Dave Dreas

What gives you the best results when trying to get lean?

Due to the fact that I consume a heavy amount of carbohydrates during my “off season” it’s easy for me to methodically reduce my carbohydrate intake to start seeing some changes. Understand that if you’re eating such low amounts of carbs you’ll have a more difficult time if you aren’t already lean.

I bumped up my cardio, reduce my carbs and view my progress and make the necessary changes from there.

 

What 3 exercises have contributed the most to building your physique?

Shoulder Press
Deadlifts
Tricep Extensions

There are multiple exercises. I’ve lucked out in the shoulder department and I’ve always focused on building bigger arms. Both of those help when it comes to overall aesthetics.

Interview with Dave Dreas

What supplements do you use?

MuscleTech NitroTech Protein
MuscleTechs Amino Build
Probiotics
Fish Oil
Creatine (occasionally)

 

What is the most common training question that people ask you?

How do I get Abs is the most common question that I hear.

Answer:

First and foremost it’s important that you lose body fat. It doesn’t matter how much you can lift or how often you train your core you MUST lose the fat covering your abs. I have a three phase process and it’s laid out in my program The Art of Abs.

You must first build muscle. In generic terms the more muscle mass you have the more efficient your body will run.

The second aspect is HIIT. You need to burn calories. I’m a huge fan of burning the most amount of calories in the least amount of time. In generic terms I want you to look like a sprinter not a long distance runner

The third aspect is nutrition. You must eat well in order to reduce body fat. There are SO many diets out there and I simplify it by teaching you about Intermittent fasting. What I tell my clients is if it runs, swims, flies, or grows from the ground then you are most likely good to go. Do you best to avoid processed foods and make sure you TRACK your intake. If you are unsure of how much you are eating then you stand no chance of maximizing your fat loss.

Interview with Dave Dreas

What is your greatest achievement so far?

I’d say landing 3 covers in 2 months both nationally and internationally.

 

What are your favorite quotes?

“If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” – Bruce Lee

“Your life will not be measured by all of the things you started, but by the few of those you finished.” – Martin Rooney

Interview with Dave Dreas

What are your plans for the future?

I’m in the process of building an online training muscle building and fat loss factory. I want all my clients to get as ripped up and shredded as possible. I will continue to develop my brand and work with strategic partners to help it grow and develop. The more people that I can reach the more people that I can help.

 

Links:
www.modestlyrefined.com
www.TheArtofAbs.com

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