Matt Beer is a fitness athlete, aspiring bodybuilder and personal trainer.
He started hitting the weights about 10 years ago to build muscle and prevent injuries whilst he was playing football, but quickly discovered how much he loved pushing his limits in the gym.
A firm believer that success is built in the kitchen, Matt's a big advocate for living an all round healthy lifestyle.
Matt smashed his 2016 goal to reach over 100kg body weight whilst being under 8% body fat and believes he can only go upwards from here. He has some big goals ahead as he plans to compete in at least three physique competitions in the next 12 months as well as working on writing his own training guides.
Q & A with Matt
What are your workouts like? How are they structured?
My workouts are always intense, I don’t go to the gym and come out with anything left. I train each muscle group separately in my regular session, but always mix up some muscle groups each week.
For example, lately I have been training chest and biceps, back and triceps, etc. I try to hit my weaker muscle groups twice. It’s not all about the weight, it’s about getting the best workout for that muscle, having solid form and most importantly shocking the body to grow and develop every session. Often, I can feel when my body is feeling flat and starting to get used to it so I change it up.
In every workout session, I target the muscle I’m aiming to hit first, really pump it up and fill that area with blood to help the growth, then work on breaking it down over the session.
I have enjoyed working on big lifts as well, which can be satisfying when you hit PRs. It’s a great feeling smashing a big lift! Nothing beats that!
What has been your biggest challenge in your career so far?
My biggest challenge has been recovering from injuries I’ve had at certain times in my journey so far.
There is the obvious challenge of the injury itself and getting back to 100% but also the mental battle to keep pushing yourself through it.
A lot of people tend to give up when they come across hardships but I have learnt from them and grown even more as a person from them.
What motivates you?
I’m driven to follow my dreams, I believe that if we have the ability to dream about something we want, there is no reason why we can’t create it. I think I have won the lotto being a human being and being able to live life how I want to. My motivation comes from the goals I have set, to create a lifestyle worth living and leave a legacy that will inspire, motivate and help others do the same.
To me, motivation is simply a good feeling, when you feel good you do good. We can’t always feel good, so to say motivated you must create your WHY that is what you look at when times get tough and you want to give up. If you can keep going when it's hard you have won half the battle, doing what needs to be done when you really don't feel like it.
What is your ultimate cheat meal?
I love pizza!! My ultimate cheat meal would be a large BBQ meat lovers pizza, but a real one, wood fired with loads of bacon on it with plenty of cheese!
I don’t usually eat a lot of sweets but can have a massive sweet tooth when I want to and absolutely love Nutella too!
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