Interview with Austen Gravett

Interview with Austen Gravett

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

I’m 24 years old and have a heart and passion for fitness and personal development.   At 18, I was unhappy with my physique and lacked self-confidence. And after realizing I was not getting anywhere with eating bad and lack of exercise I decided enough was enough and I found the need to change. Ever since I saw the slightest results I was hooked and fell in love with fitness.


How do you stay motivated?

I always remind myself my “why”. Why I do what I do. In other words, my purpose. I always remember my WHY and WHY I started. That is to change myself both physically and mentally but while helping and inspiring others to make a shift by telling my story.

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What is your current workout routine?

I love DUP TRAINING OR PUSH/PULL TRAINING with compound movements! Right now I’m doing push pull training with two days off.

Monday: Heavy Upper Body Day push/pull
Bench press- 5 sets x5 reps
Dips- 3 sets x8 reps
Weighted pull-ups- 5sets x3-5 reps
Single arm kettle bell row- 2 sets (8-12 reps each side)
Lat-pulldown- 4 sets x8 reps
Dumbbell bench press- 4 sets x8 reps

Tuesday: Volume Lower Body Day
Narrow Stance Squat smith machine- 4 sets x8 reps
Squat burnout smith machine – 1set x20 reps
Leg extension- 3 sets x8-12 reps
Romanian deadlift with dumbbells- 4 sets x8-12 reps
Leg curl- 3 sets x8-12 reps
Glute-ham raises 3 sets x15 reps
Seated Calf raises- 3 sets x12-15 reps

Wednesday: Rest

Thursday: Heavy Lower Body Day
Wide stance low bar smith machine squat 8 sets of 10,10,5,5,3,3,1,1 (work up in weight until you hit a heavy single)
Leg press-  4 sets x8 reps
Dumbbell Stiff legged deadlift- 5 sets x3-5 reps
Leg extension- 4 sets x8 reps
Leg curl- Sets 4×8 reps

Friday: Volume Upper Body Day push/pull
Incline dumbbell bench press- 3 sets x8 reps
Pec-flys- 2 sets x12 reps
Pull-ups- 3 sets x8 reps (band assisted if need be)
Cable row – 2 sets x12 reps
Dumbbell shoulder press- 3 sets x8 reps
Dumbbell Arnold Press- 4 sets x12 reps
Dumbbell Shrug- 2 sets x12-15 reps
Standing Curls with EZbar-3 sets x 12-15 reps

Saturday: Full Body Heavy Day (Legs and shoulders) (can use dumbbells and barbells if a smith machine isn’t present.
Squat- 5 sets x 5 reps
Deadlifts- 2 sets 3-5 reps
Clean and press- 5 sets x5 reps
Push press- 4 sets x8 reps
Heavy dumbbell shrugs- 3 sets x8 reps

Sunday: Rest

Austen Gravett

What is your diet like?

I eat 80% clean with 20% flexibility. So in this case, if I have 5 meals a day 4 would be clean and 1 would be what ever I want. But they most fit within my macros and calories for that day!


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

I believe the two things listed above. However, everyone is different so these two things may not work best for them. It’s about trial and error and discovering what works best for you and what workout/ diet is most congruent with your goals.

Austen Gravett


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



What supplements do you use?

I like products. I use their whey protein powder fusion, and refuel BCCA’S. I also take a multi-vitamin, fish oil, and creatine.

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

Q. How do I get abs and build lean muscle?

A. Diet, exercise, and STAYING CONSISTENT. There are NO SHORT CUTS to success.


What is your greatest achievement so far?

Signing with and These two companies have given me such a great opportunity in the fitness industry and I couldn’t thank them anymore.

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What is your favorite quote?

“Don’t downgrade your dream to fit your reality. Upgrade your conviction to match your destiny.” – unknown


What are your plans for the future?

My plan is to implement more mindset and life coaching on my website, speak at large seminars and one day write a book to inspire millions.

My long-term plan is my vision. I want to inspire and gravitate a million people toward a healthier lifestyle by telling my story. For more details on my full story checkout my website listed below!

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