About-Muscle talk to amateur bodybuilder Daniel Guthmiller, daniel found a love for bodybuilding during high school and has never looked back since.
Could You Tell Us A Bit About Yourself And How You Got Involved In Fitness?
I started working out during my freshman year in high school with the school sports workouts. I played football and wrestled. I was pretty small up until my junior year, barely peaking the scales at 130 pounds. About half way through the wrestling season in my junior year I decided to quit and pursue bodybuilding in hopes of competing and putting on size for football in my senior year. By the time my senior football season came around, I weighed around 160 pounds, with 5% body fat. I had been doing the p90x workouts for a while, but what really helped me put on size was hiring a personal trainer to educated me on proper workouts and nutrition. His name is Allen Bowlden and he’s got his own studio called Bodyfit. He’s been a great help in my fitness success. In all honesty, I would not be where I am today without my dad, he’s pushed me and given me the confidence to push past my limits and reach new goals.
What Helps You Stay Motivated?
I use my improvement as motivation, as well as others in the gym. When I see someone who is bigger, stronger, or faster than me, I use them as motivation. I want to be the best, and in order to be the best you have to beat the best, so I think of what I could be like in the future and work towards it everyday.
What Is Your Training Philosopy?
Never stop, even when the training gets hard. If I put in the time and effort, eventually I will get what I deserve in return. It might not be today, it might not be tomorrow, it might even be 10 years from now, but eventually all my hard work will pay off. I have no doubt.
What Does Your Workout Plan Look Like?
Monday and Thursday:
3 sets of 10 reps on everything.
Tuesday and Friday:
1 Leg Romainian Deadlifts
Standing Hamstring Curls
Wide Grip Pull Ups
Dumbbell Curl To Shoulder Press
3 sets of 10 reps on everything.
Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday:
How Often Do You Perform Cardio?
2 times a week with my speed training coach Tim Schultz. He’s training me to increase my speed, agility, and overall athleticism for college football. I also do sprints by myself on 2 of my 3 rest days. The training sessions with my trainer each session lasts an hour.
What Does Your Nutrition Plan Look Like?
How Do You Deal With Cravings?
Junk food makes you feel like junk after you eat it, so when I have cravings, I just think about how I would feel after I ate it and how I would regret it. That is usually enough to stop me from eating it, if the craving is really bad, Ill just walk away from it so I cannot eat it, simple as that.
What Do Find Works Best When Cutting?
A strict solid diet, and a good card plan. Also, cutting works best for me if I do it slowly. If I try to cut too fast, I have low energy levels, I become grumpy and lose motivation. If I cut the right way and take my time, I don’t even feel like I have to cut, I feel like its fun and enjoyable because I get to see the change and look a lot better and toned.
What Supplements Do You Use?
What Activities and Hobbies Do You Enjoy When You Are Away From The Gym?
Anything outdoors. I love to swim, bike, longboard, hike, camp, you name it. As long as I get to be active I’m happy.
What Is Your Favorite Workout Music?
Rob zombie has been my latest catch. I’ve started listening to them and they really get me pumped up, energized, and ready to go.
What Is Your Greatest Achievement?
I think my greatest bodybuilding achievement would be competing in my first bodybuilding competition. I placed 1st in teen, and 5th in novice. I was proud of myself for even looking how I did after only training for 4 months.
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What Do You Love About Competing?
The competition. I love competition and I think it is the key to any sport, even any situation in life. Competition makes me better, and I get a lot of satisfaction knowing all my hard work was worth something.
If Someone Wants To Connect With You How Can You Be Contacted?
Facebook: Daniel Guthmiller
Accepting any sponsorships. I am going to college and I will be around a lot of athletes so I could easily market supplements and products to a variety of people.