David Bowie

04 Nov

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BIG DAVEEE!! I remember the first day you joined! We couldn’t believe that was really your name! You have been amazing every since you joined! We see all of your posts and LOVE how you rep the Team and Brand so proudly on almost every single post! So awesome! SO, we want this interview to be all about you! Im sure our followers can learn a lot from a true GAINS Professional like you! I personally can’t wait to hear your answers! Thanks again Dave! Lets jump right into this interview!

FIRELINE-

How did you get into competitive bodybuilding? What brought out the BEAST in you?

David Bowie-

I started lifting just to get into shape. I am a SWAT team member and Tactical Firearms instructor who was not in good shape and not setting a good example, Nor was I doing either job up the level I should have been. So I started lifting to get stronger and in better condition. As time went on, a long time dream of being a bodybuilder was going from being a dream only, at 45 years old, to being a reality if I was willing to work harder and take care of my nutrition. Once I made that commitment it was full speed ahead. My body changed faster and grew better. At 48 I took home 3 second place awards and 2 third place awards In NPC physique class. But now I am taking that drive and motivation into two bodybuilding class competitions in October and November ! Getting bigger and more conditioned at now 50 years old.

FIRELINE-

Man Dave, that is motivation! Killinnnn at 50 and starting at 48! I love it! Your conditioning is insane! What advice would you give our readers who are just starting out and really want to hit the ground running!? What is the best advice you can give on Diet/training/supplementing that some one told you or that you learned for yourself throughout your journey to become the bodybuilder you are today?

David Bowie- Advice: Never let your mind limit you!! If you want it, go for it. Set a plan for your workouts and your nutrition like they are the most important meetings you have. It’s your body and your health. It is the most important meeting you’ll ever have!! Don’t get overwhelmed with all the variations in workouts, food and supplements!! Stick to the foundation basics to start and learn as you go and give your body what your body needs. Eat good whole food and take supplements that help you reach you nutrition and energy goals Like TRUWHEY to get all the needed protein to supplement food. BCAA’s are also great to keep that protein synthesis revved up during and after workouts. I learned early on that Fish oils are a great need for general health let alone when you start pushing your body hard so I take those daily. I also do like a pre-workout and the VIGOR fits the bill great by giving me a boost in energy without tearing up my stomach!! Mostly just hit it hard, be smart and enjoy the process!! Don’t get so focused on where you want to be that you don’t enjoy the gains you’re building at the time!! This should be a lifelong lifestyle so keep it fun, and interesting. Study the subject and your body and learn how to make it function at it’s highest level!!

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FIRELINE-

Great advice, I think lots of people do not enjoy the process, they get so amped up on what they want the end product to look like that they give up before the even start to make grains. So, what do you do for fun outside of the GYM Walls.. What else is there to life besides GAINS!?

David Bowie-

Outside the gym I still live for fitness. I am a certified personal trainer who has online clients to handle, so building meal plans, workout plans and consulting with clients on health issues is something I really, really do enjoy. When you can pass on what you’ve learned and truly change someone’s life and future the feeling is pretty hard to beat. Outside of that I build Custom defensive pistols and have taught tactical firearms and tactics for going on 25 years. I recently trained my wonder wife into her first ever NPC figure competition which she placed second in so that was a big highlight when I was able to do that with her!!

FIRELINE-

Sounds like you stay SUPER busy, That’s awesome you got to Coach your very own wife into some GAINS! So, time for some Fun, what is your go to Favorite cheat meal?

David Bowie-

Cheat Meal: At the risk of sounding cliche PIZZA !!!!! LOL and a reeses peanut butter cup blizzard. That happens after every competition in huge form!!!! Miserable later but very happy while it’s going down!!! LMAO

FIRELINE-

I love it, I’m the same way, I go hard with Pizza and Ice Cream but I am always regretting it after! So, what is your favorite color combo to REP at the gym besides Black and Red? If Fireline were to make a second color combo what would you want it to be??

David Bowie-

Colors: I really like Blue!! Whether it be blue and black, or Blue and yellow!!! Love bright get your attention colors !!

FIRELINE-

Got it! Blue and Black would be a nice little change up! So, Dream car? If you could own one Dream Ride, what would it be? Give us a color too!? If you aren’t too into cars, what’s your dream vacation!?

David Bowie-

Dream car: It would be to get another of my first car. A 1967 Maroon GTO !!! Give that tri-power tire smokin’ classic !!

FIRELINE-

A GTO! Niceeeee…So, If I was to look inside your fridge right now, what would I find? What do you do to keep that LEANNNN Physique?

David Bowie-

My fridge is scary organized with prepped food. everything cooked in bulk and in individual containers ready to be weighed out and eating or packed to go. Chicken breast, Swai, Salmon, Flank steak, white rice, potatoes, Eggs and egg whites. Then I have some condiments like low sugar ketchup, spicy mustard, etc. Green tea and water, blue berries, strawberries.

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FIRELINE-

White Rice! I am right there with you! Can’t stand brown rice! Who do you look up to most in the bodybuilding world?

David Bowie-

Dusty Hanshaw IFBB pro, is my go to guy in Bodybuilding!! Hard hard working dedicated bodybuilder who lives the life and never lets anything stop him from reaching his goals. AT the same time has fun with the grind !!

FIRELINE-

Thats awesome! LAST Question!!

What is your Number One Fitness Goal for you to achieve in your Fitness Career Now that you have FIRELINE Nutrition in your corner?

David Bowie-

Future goals are to keep increasing in size and condition. Every year to bring out a totally new bigger physique that puts the year before to shame !!! There is no doubt with FIRELINE nutrition backing me that it will happen just as it did this past year !! FIRELINE and I are going to bring home more and more awards to adorn my gym walls !!

FIRELINE-

Truth!! I love it DAVE! We can’t wait to grow together and Take over the Industry with AMAZING athletes like you! Letsss GO!