World Fitness Championships Winner Arran Arogundade
Tuesday, 19 March, 2019

World Fitness Championships Winner Arran Arogundade

An Interview With World Fitness Championships Winner Arran Arogundade. Here's what he had to say...

 

 

What drew you to the world of bodybuilding?

It began when I started hitting the gym hard. After a few years I managed to build a good physique and wanted to see how I could improve on this with a strict workout and diet regime. Bodybuilding competitions gave me that focus. I also wanted to be able to show my kids, when I have them, what their father looked like and hopefully make them proud.

 

Diet is such an important part of bodybuilding, what does yours consist of and why?

My diet generally consists of high protein, which I get from lean meats, and high fat. Why fats? Because a high fat diet provides me with the energy I need to do my daily work and smash my workouts. They also help me to maintain a lean physique, which I find difficult to achieve with a high carb diet. I still eat carbs post or pre-workout if I feel I need this extra boost.

  

What is your favourite type of workout routine?

I train 5-6 times a week and this usually consists of 20 minutes cardio a day and a heavy weight sessions I like to mix it up and go to my 1 Rep Max, however I also like to keep between the rep range of 8-12.

  

How do you achieve a healthy work/life balance?

I love going out for dinner. You can still eat out and stay healthy, it's all about the choices you make. I often go for the salad on the menu or choose a steak with a side order of seasonal veg. I also love spending time with family and friends. I make sure I always train even if this means getting up an hour earlier – it’s about priorities. I work a 9-5, but ensure that I plan my day so it's most effective.

 

Did you have an alternative career plan if bodybuilding didn’t work out?

I have always worked in the fitness industry, from managing two gyms in East London to now working for a fitness equipment manufacturer. Besides my bodybuilding and fitness goals I plan to invest in property.

 

What advice would you offer to anyone trying to get into bodybuilding or improve their fitness levels?

Nutrition is so important! It will help you grow, it will help you perform faster and stronger in anything related to fitness. It will also make you feel awesome and healthy. Make a plan, stick to it! Focus and stay determined. Nothing happened over night but everyday counts.

Share This:

Keep Reading

Season of Goodwill - Sustainability & Ethical Standards

Christmas is the season of goodwill, but at Inspired Health, we try to do our best to spread goodness throughout the year. All our brands contain collections of products that are ethically sourced and manufactured, here we take a deep dive into what that means. 

Keep this One to Yourself: Mikka Beauty Secrets

Looking for some last-minute Christmas gifts for someone who is skin care obsessed? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered with our MIKKA range! MIKKA is an inspiring skin care brand and all products within the range are vegan, dairy free, gluten free, and soy free – so they are suitable for everyone.

Top 10 Alcohol & Caffeine Free Drinks

Christmas is just around the corner, and it is of course the season to be jolly! Many people tend to increase their alcohol consumption around this period. If you’re drinking socially, you don’t always have to be consuming alcohol – in fact, there are plenty of alcohol free & caffeine free drinks available for you to enjoy.