Terry Clark – Fitness Model Statistics
- Name: Terry Clark
- Height: 6’3
- Weight: 195
- Date of Birth: 12/15/76
- Hair Color: Bald
- Eye Color: Brown
- Location: Los Angeles, California
- Website: myspace.com/TCFitness08
Terry Clark – Fitness Model Interview
Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I have been a fitness trainer for 8 years. I have trained a few guys that played in the NBA and NFL. I played professional basketball in Europe for a few years. I played basketball and Track & Field in college. In high school I played on 2 City and State Championship teams.
How did you get started in the fitness modeling field?
I always like to keep my body in the best possible shape.
What is the #1 thing you like best about being into fitness?
Helping clients achieve the fitness goals.
What has been your biggest accomplishment in the fitness field?
Training a client in the off-season and then he went on to have the best season of his 5 year NBA career. At the end of the season the team renewed his contract for 48 million dollars.
What is the best way to get started in the fitness modeling industry? Should I just contact the photographers directly or should I use an agency?
1st you make sure that your body is in the best shape possible. 2nd have some professional picture taken. 3rd talk to some people who are already in the field you want to be in.
Please describe a typical day for you. What is your daily routine like?
My day starts around 530am and my 1st client is at 630am. I train clients from 630 – 830am. I work out 840 – 940am. Then head to the school where I’m the AD at this Jewish day school. After work then I play basketball.
I don’t have that much time during the day to workout, so I really want to burn major calories in a short amount of time. What is the #1 “bang for the buck” cardio exercise I should do to burn serious calories?
How much weight (pounds) should I focus on losing every week? What is a safe amount to make sure I keep it off?
What type of food or supplements should I take before and after my workouts to help me see results in gaining lean muscle and losing fat?
They can use amino acids and creatine, but I also tell them that there may be some side effects.
How do you deal with cravings for junk foods, sweets and salty food? I can stay on a diet for maybe a few weeks but I eventually get really bad cravings and binge on snacks and fast foods.
Find healthy alternatives like fruits, vegetables, or protein shakes.
I’m trying to create a healthy shopping list to stick with. What are some of the main foods I should include to maintain a lean and muscular physique?
Fish, chicken, vegetables, fruits
I’m about 35 pounds overweight. I have never started an exercise program and really don’t know where to start. What tips can you give me to get started on the right track?
Watch how much is eating, how many calories is in what your eating. They should always eat breakfast and eat small meals during the day. Try you have dinner before 6pm.
I tend to eat out most of the time and really don’t know what healthy foods to order from the menu. What tips do you recommend for eating out at restaurants to make sure my diet will not suffer?
Go with the grilled or baked chicken or fish. Stay away from fried foods.
What exercises do you recommend for getting a bigger, rounder and fuller butt?
Squats, seated leg press, lungs, and dead lift.
What is the most challenging thing you deal with about consistently staying in top shape?
Eating during the day and getting enough rest.
Please describe your normal diet. What do you eat in a typical day to stay in shape?
- Breakfast: 3 egg whites, wheat toast, apple, and a cup of Orange juice
- Mid-Morning Snack: Bagel w/tuna & lettuce and apple juice
- Lunch: turkey chilly, banana, water
- Mid-Afternoon Snack: garden salad, nuts, and juice
- Dinner: Baked salmon, brown rice, steamed vegetables
What type of exercises do you include in your routine to stay in shape?
- Strength Training Exercises: Bench press, leg press, shoulders, back arms, and abs.
- Cardio Exercises: Basketball, swimming, and running the stairs
- Additional Training: Jumping rope, tennis
What are the top 5 tips (specific exercises, diet advice, etc) you recommend for developing toned and defined arms?
1. Use light to medium weight when training
2. Use dumbbell, and the bar
3. Use cables lift and push down to hit different parts of the muscle.
4, Forearm cable
5. Eat 5 small meals during the course of the day
What are your top 5 tips for losing unwanted body fat?
1. Wear a few layers of clothing when training
2. Do at least 30 – 45 mins of cardio a day
3. Stay away from pasta, beef, sweets, and liquor
4. Eat small meals during the day
5. They to eat before 6pm
What are your top 5 tips for gaining lean muscle mass?
1. Eat lean non-fat meat.
2. Eat 5 small medium meals during
3. Eat pasta with a little sauce
4. Increase your protein intake
5. Drink a least 1 protein shake a day
What are the top 5 tips you recommend for staying motivated on a fitness plan and truly making a healthy lifestyle change?
1. Think about the health benefits
2. Think about the fitness goals
3. Think about how it will help their social life
4. Think about your diet
5. Think about your training
What is your training routine like? (Please include a few details – training split, sets/reps, exercises, types of cardio, etc.)
- Monday: Upper body – Bench, incline, decline 3×10 and 300 abs 150 upper and 150 lower
- Tuesday: Lower body – Squats, lungs, and legs extension, standing dead lift
- Wednesday: Shoulder & Back & Arms – basketball
- Thursday: Lower body – Squats, lungs, and abs work
- Friday: Rest
- Saturday: 1 hour of Basketball
- Sunday: Active rest
What are the top 5 tips (specific exercises, diet advice, etc) you recommend for losing fat around the stomach and developing a toned and defined midsection?
1. Oblique trunk rotation with a weight
2. Leg rises
3. Cable crunches
4. Rowing crunch
5. Stay away from eating beef, pasta
What are the top 5 tips (specific exercises, diet advice, etc) you recommend for toning the thighs, hips and butt?
3. Leg press
5. Walking/running the stairs