WO Interview ► Justin Woltering
Name: Justin Woltering
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Years Training: 10 Years
When and how did you start training?
As a youth, I admired bodybuilding and fitness legends such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Lee. These figures became an inspiration and played a role in my dedication to training and the lifestyle. I was your typical 150lb hard-gainer and have had to work hard to find success.
I was also very fortunate to receive the wisdom of professional bodybuilders, and learn the technique of nationally ranked power lifters at a very young in New Jersey. This paired with a thirst for knowledge left me with the tools necessary for success.
Martial Arts has also always been a constant in my training regimen. This combination of martial arts and resistance training helped me to transform from a hard-gainer to a fitness cover model, bringing in a complete physique that is also fully functional.
I am also as passionate about business as I am fitness. I believe in setting a goal, working your tail off, and giving back until your goal becomes a reality. In addition to my exclusive clientele, I am fortunate to help thousands of people with my Bigger, Better, Faster NOW Program.
Free weights or machines? What’s your preference?
I focus on the big 3: Bench, Squat, and Deadlift. These old-school moves are the key building a strong physique. But machines are also necessary to build the “shape” for a cover model physique.
What personal workout routine has yielded the best results for you?
WOLTERING TRAINING SYSTEMS
WORKOUT 1: PRESS FOR MORE
CHEST AND TRICEPS
- Bench Press: 4 rep 20 rep max
- Incline Dumbbell-press: 12 x 10 x 8, Progress the weight on each set.
- Cable Fly on Stability Ball: Perform 7 sets with only 30 second rest between sets.
- Reverse Bench on Smith Machine: 4 rep 20 rep max
- Reverse Grip EZ bar Skull-crusher: 12 x 10 x 20
- Reverse Grip Cable Extension: 7 sets with 30 sec rest between sets
WORKOUT 2: PULL YOUR WEIGHT
BACK, BICEPS, AND CALVES
- Bent Over barbell Row: 4 rep 20 rep max
- Hammer Strength Seated Row: 12 x 10 x 8 Progress the weight on each set.
- Close Grip Lat Pull down: 12 x 10 x 20
- Reverse Cable Fly: 7 sets with 30 sec rest between sets
- Dumbbell Hammer Curl: 4 rep 20 rep max
- Alt Arm Dumbbell Curl ( standing on red band): 12 x 10 x 8 x 20
- Cable Preacher Curl: 7 sets with 30 sec rest between sets
- Standing Machine Calf Raise: 4 sets with 15 sec rest between sets
- Seated Calf Raise: 4 sets with 15 sec rest between sets
- Anterior Tibialis Raise: Keep your heels up on a 45lb plate and press your big toes and balls of your feet together. Tap as hard as possible for 60sec for 3 sets with only 30 sec rest between sets.
WORKOUT 3: BIG WHEELS
- Barbell Straight Legged Deadlift: 12 rep, 6 rep, 20 rep Max
- Lying machine Leg Curl: 12 x 10 x 20
- Barbell Squats: 4 rep 20 rep max
- Leg Press: 12 x 10 x 8
- Walking Lunges: 8 steps each direction
- Leg Extensions: 7 sets with 30 sec rest between sets
WORKOUT 4: CANNONBALL DELTS
- Machine Shoulder Press: 4 rep 20 rep max
- Arnold Press: 12 x 10 x 8
- Seated DB Rear DB Rear Delt raise: 12 x 15 x 20
- Alt Arm DB Shoulder Press on BOSU: Superset with
- Standing Band Lateral Raise to failure: Use a 2-2-2 tempo. 2 sec contraction 2 sec isometric hold 2 sec negative
- 1 HIIT CARDIO WEEKLY
- 5 DAYS MODERATE TEMPO CARDIO
- ABS TRAINED INSANE DAILY
What supplements do you use? (If any.)
I am a proud DYMATIZE sponsored athlete. I especially love their ISO100 and Recoup BCAAs.
What are your current goals (fitness or otherwise)?
I am preparing to work with the best fitness photographers in the industry for multiple cover shoots. In addition, I will be filming some new workout videos, and launching some new products.
One product is called Justin Woltering’s, “RIPPED” — where if you’ve built a great physique and want to put it on display for a photo shoot, beach trip, wedding, or other special occasion, you’ve come to the right place. I’m going to lay everything out for you — diet, training, and the most important habits for success. Also, you’ll get a detailed plan for “peak week” — those last seven days when you’ll pump up, dry out, and prepare to look as lean and muscular as possible.
What do you listen to when you WorkOwt?
90s Rock and Hip Hop, My favorite is Wu-Tang, because they go so hard!
What are you most proud of?
Achieving 12 Fitness Magazine Covers in the past 12 months!
How have you benefited most from your fit and healthy lifestyle?
It has allowed me to break through mental barriers and achieve things I had only dreamed of. That is why I love lifting so much; it is a metaphor for everything we do in life!
WorkOwt! Magazine is focused on helping our readers excel ‘Beyond Ordinary’. What ‘s the #1 piece of advice you’d give to someone wishing to push beyond their ordinary thresholds?
Nobody ever built a lot of muscle by setting the bar low. If you’re a skinny toothpick who weighs 150 lbs, don’t just think about being 160 pounds – think 200! Don’t buy into that “one step at a time” bullsh*t. You’ve got to remember that gaining muscle is a long, arduous process that takes months and years of consistent effort. You will NEVER build muscle at a rate that is “too fast,” which is why going balls out is the only way to achieve success. You need to get into the mindset that you are currently FAR from your goal (you probably are), and all of those little steps mean nothing until you actually get there. Sure, this is a lot harsher than giving yourself a pat on the back for every little milestone you cross, but it’s how you’ll really get things done.
Now this does not mean you should start acting like an obsessive as*hole with only one priority in life. Just remember that when people are applauding your little achievements, that 5 pound gain or that 20-pound squat PR, is nothing compared to the big picture.
Stay humble and always keep the end goal in mind. If you do this, you’ll be amazed at how fast you make progress when you finally take a step back to think about it. And if you ever start to think you’re really experienced at building muscle and strength, just take a look at a few professional bodybuilders and power-lifters. You’ll realize you’ve barely scratched the surface of what you can do, and you’ll be that much more motivated to keep training hard.
What are you doing when you’re not working out?
I am spending time with my beautiful wife and baby girl! In addition I am a member of SAG/AGTRA and continue to work as a professional artist on camera as well as in other mediums such as drawing.
What’s your favorite motivational quote?
“NO EXCUSES, NO REGRETS!”
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