Name: Andrew Morrill
Weight: 88kg (194lbs)
Sponsored by: Taking Applications
When did you first start training?
I started training when I was in High School. Probably around 15 or 16. I remember I used to go to the gym with my parents when I was younger. I was always kind of scared of the weight room though! Then one day I just went in… and it ALL began
How often do you train?
I have that gym addiction so I’m there 6 days a week. I struggle to take time off which I recognise can be counter-productive. So on Wednesdays and Saturdays I do rowing (my only cardio) together with some targeted glutes and abs. That at least gives me a break from heavy lifting. I take Sundays off completely.
These days I’m there for 75-90 mins depending on what I’m doing and how I feel that day.
What are your goals?
I have aesthetic goals like everyone. I want to maintain visible abs, get a little bigger pecs, more defined rear delts etc. I think we all want to improve certain areas. I also have this idea that 90kg is my ideal weight, so I’m aiming to get there.
Which is your favourite muscle group to train?
It’s a toss-up between arms and chest. I love the pump.
Can you talk through your weekly workout?
Mondays are chest days. I’ve been focusing on building my upper chest recently. Tuesdays is usually back day. I had a shoot a few months ago with a couple guys with amazing backs. It made me want to build mine up. Wednesdays I do rowing and then glutes and abs. Thursday is shoulder day. Friday is arm day – I love having a day that’s all arms. It’s my Friday treat. Saturday is rowing again with more glutes and abs. Sunday is off.
Do you follow a particular diet?
I do. I find you have to if you want abs. I eat lots of oats (only before 5:00pm – no carbs after that) , drink several protein shakes, eggs, and my meat of choice is Turkey.
Not really. I take a pre workout drink which has creatine in it.
What music do you listen to when training?
Hehe. Should I admit it? It needs to be fast paced most of the time. Something that makes me want to dance or move. I have some good podcasts at the moment.
Who do you look up to or admire?
I’m not sure I can answer that in a single person. From a fitness perspective there are lots of models or people that I see and I admire a certain part of their body or dedication etc. In a more general sense my partner is a doctor which is very admirable. My parents are stellar people. It’s a collage.
What is your best achievement?
I haven’t done it yet.
What advice would you give anybody who wants to start training?
It takes dedication and consistency. There aren’t any quick fixes and – guess what – it’s going to be hard. Reaching your fitness goals is going to be something which takes changes and dedication in both diet and training. However, it’s a rewarding journey getting there and when you start to see results it’s great, great fun.