Matt Newman Interview

Matt Newman

Name: Matt Newman

Age: 31

Height: 5’10”

Weight: 85Kg

Sponsored by: Bio-Synergy Nutrition & Built By Nature clothing

Twitter: @newmannewmuscle


When did you first start training?

I studied Kungfu as a teenager. I started training in terms of lifting when I was around 22. Over the years I’ve self taught and improved my training.

How often do you train?

Depends on my current plan/scheme/target.  Minimum 3-4 times a week.

How long do you train for?

Never more then 60 mins.

What are your goals?

This year to earn a MP and WBFF Pro Card. Also to build my website and gain/help more people. Long-term to become a name in the fitness industry and travel the world promoting fitness.

Which is your favourite muscle group to train?

I’m not sure I have a favourite to be honest. I have always enjoyed Deadlifts.

Can you talk through your weekly workout?

Again, this depends on whether I’m cutting/bulking or prepping for comp/shoot. It will either be five day body part isolation or a four day compound DUP based scheme with some HIIT on the fourth day.

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Do you follow a particular diet?

Diet is everything. I always eat clean and ensure I get enough protein throughout the day. Hydration is also very important and I literally only drink coffee and water. I start counting Macros in the build up to competition. I only count calories when I’m bulking to insure a calorie surplus.

What supplements so you take?

Bio-Synergy –  Whey better, BCAA Powder, Insanity Pre-workout, Creatine Boost

What music do you listen to when training?

Normally, some trance or house music. If I’m going for PB on a big lift then I’ll put some angry rock on.

Who do you look up to or admire?

I’ve always enjoyed Steve Cook’s mindset, advice and online content. I think he’s got a great attitude towards fitness and life in general.

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What is you best achievement?

Fatherhood – I became a dad in 2009 and raising a son will always be my proudest accomplishment.

What advice would you give anybody who wants to start training?

Get the diet right first. It’s a lifestyle change but if you don’t get it sorted you wont see results and ultimately you’ll quit.