Joe Pitt – Interview With A Future Bodybuilding Star


Joe Pitt – Interview With An Up & Coming Bodybuilding Star.

We sit down with Optimum Nutrition sponsored athlete Joe Pitt to discuss what separates him from the rest & how he has achieved such a high level of success in the bodybuilding world.

joe pitt bodybuildingHow did you get started with bodybuilding?

I really fell into it after I retired from Rugby, I’ve always been into the gym and sports but once I finished football I really started to apply the nutrition and training that I’d researched.

What made you decide it was time to take your bodybuilding to the next level?

I was approached by Optimum Nutrition who had seen me online, it just snowballed from there and I became very focussed on trying to improve my physique as much as possible

What sets you apart from the majority – Why have you made it so far but so many struggle?

I hate not being good at something, even if it’s difficult for me I need to try and improve.
I’m very focussed and understand how to access failures and successes and understanding that you cant be successful without failing. It’s all just a learning process, I’m a sponge in the gym I listen to everyone there is always a new or different way for progression.

That last one dedication and belief in myself to want to achieve more.
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What type of music do you listen during training?

EDM, RAP, rock I’m pretty open mostly EDM though

Who is your greatest sporting inspiration?

It was Brad Fitler growing up playing Rugby and then Arnold like most of us gym heads

Greatest Bodybuilding / Fitness Inspiration?

Arnold, Frank Zane, pretty much the classics these guys looked like gym was fun, which is what its all about. Obviously I’m a fan of todays big manes as well, but it’s a different look, both incredible in my opinion.

What would you say to someone who is possibly following your progress, and looking to reach the same level as you?

Understand that this is not a flash in the pan sport and that, it takes time to build muscle, even be noticed in the right circles. You need to set goals in the years sense & not months, by the time you see someone reach a high standard they have already been working because they enjoy it for years.

Find a good balance in life this is the key to being successful.

What do you believe has been the biggest challenge in reaching your current level, both in bodybuilding

I think for the longest time, before I had the right people around me I what caught up with the wrong information on Nutrition, this is the biggest part of progression along with consistency once you can grasp this things move forward.
In the most part I enjoy all types of foods, and I have an active social life you just need to find balance in that you don’t have to be a hermit to achieve results but you do need to plan and make the right decision over long periods.

Favourite Motivational Quote?

You only get out what you put in!

What workout routine has worked best for you?

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Monday | Back / Abs
Wide Gripped Chins
6 x Max Reps
BB Bent Over Row / BB Reverse Grip Row
4 x 10 (Super Set)
Lat Pull Down
5 x 12
Seated Row
5 x 12
Rack Pulls
4 x 10
Hanging Leg Raises
4 x 15-20
Weighted Sit Ups
4 x 15-20

Tuesday | Quads / Calves
BB Squat
3 x 12 (Drop Sets)
Leg Press
5 x 8-12 (Rest Pause Sets)
Hack Squat
5 x 8-12
Leg Extension
6 x 8-12
1 Legged Leg Press
4 x 16

Wednesday | Shoulders
Smith Shoulder Press
4 x 8 + 6 (Rest Pause Sets)
DB Shoulder Press / DB Side Raise
5 x 10 (Super Set)
Wide Grip Upright Row
4 x 10
Handstand Wall Push Ups
4 x 10
Seated DB Shrugs
5 x 8-12
DB Side Raises
5 x 10 + 4 (Rest Pause Sets)

Thursday | Arms
Preacher Curls / Cable Pushdowns
5 x 8-10 (Super Set)
EZ Curls / Crouching Curl
5 x 8-10 (Super Set)
Skull Crushers / Rope Pushdowns
5 x 8-10 (Super Set)
Incline DB Curl / Overhead Tri Ext
5 x 8-10 (Super Set)
BB Curls / Skull Crushers
5 x 8-10 (Super Set)

Friday | Hamstrings / Calves
Lying Leg Curls
6 x 10
Seated Leg Curls
4 x 10
Stiff Legged Deadlifts
4 x 16
Standing Calf Raises
4 x 16
Seated Calf Raises
4 x 16
Rotary Calf Raises
4 x 16

Saturday | Chest / Abs
Cable Cross Over / Laying Pull Over
4 x 8-10 (Super Set)
Flat Uni Press / Flat Flyes
4 x 10 (Super Set)
DB Flat Press
4 x 12
Incline Flyes
4 x 12
Decline Press
4 x 12
Weighted Leg Pulls
4 x 15-20
Dragon Flyes
4 x 15-20

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What is your favourite muscle to train?

Incline Dumbbell Flyes & Dumbbell Side Raises. These are just two exercises I get really good pumps off and make me feel very full.

What is your diet like?

Meal 1: 8 Egg Whites, 100g Oats, Flaxseed & Blueberries

Meal 2: 200g Chicken, 200g Greens, Nuts or an Optimum Nutrition 100% Gold Standard Protein Shake

Meal 3: 200g Chicken/Fish/Red Meat& 200g Greens

Meal 4: 200g Chicken/Fish/Red Meat & 200g Rice/Sweet Potato

Meal 5: 200g Chicken/Fish/Red Meat& 200g Rice/Sweet Potato

Meal 6: Optimum Nutrition Casein Protein Shake & Peanut Butter
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What does your best CHEAT DAY look like!?

Steak and ribs followed by some Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream with protein pancakes.

Do you maintain a fairly lean physique year round, or do you really peak and cut for competition?

I stay between 7–10% body fat year round. I find this easier to maintain and still manage to gain lean muscle mass throughout the year. On top of this if I’m required to do a photo shoot or fitness related work I can be in “shoot shape” in a couple of weeks.

What is your supplementation like?

Optimum Nutrition Platinum Hydrowhey: This is some serious protein, with added amino acids, and during comp prep it’s like a mini cheat meal, the flavors are that good!

Optimum Nutrition Essential AmiN.O. Energy: During contest prep this stuff is a lifesaver for fasted cardio at 5am. It gives great energy and comes in 7 awesome flavours. You get a great sustained work out using this stuff.

Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Casein: The Banana Casein is a game changer! Making protein pancakes or protein paste before bed this helps with cravings and feeds your muscles essential amino acids while you sleep.
Follow Joe Pitt on Social Media, and check out his personal training & diet programs through his website below.

Website: joepittfitness.com/programs/

Facebook: facebook.com/joepittfitness

Instagram: @joepitt_

You Tube: youtube.com/channel/JoePitt

Image Credits: Facebook.com/JoePittFitness 

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