Name: Matthew Shield
Height: 6’ 0”
Weight: 86kg current 80kg on stage
Sponsored by Muscle Mutt Clothing and Supported by Powerbody.co.uk
When did you first start training Matt?
I first started training like a true bro when I was 15-16. I didn’t really have a goal in mind I just thought that is what guys do who want to look good. I played a lot of sports to a high standard so just fitted as part of my life.
How often do you train?
Now I train 4-5 times a week not including Rugby or other hobbie sports.
How long do you train for?
45-60 mins I would worry if I could carry on training effectively at a good intensity passed this length of time.
What are your goals Matt?
Dream goal which I will always aim for is a men’s health cover and a pro card in Men’s Physique.
Which is your favourite muscle group to train?
Leg’s or back, I am motivated most to train my weakest body parts.
Do you follow a particular diet?
Yes, I love to play about with my diet and experiment on myself before options for clients. But my diet is always goal specific. This is tightened up in the lead up to competition. My Basic off season diet is:
Meal 1: oats mixed with water and honey with a protein source e.g. eggs or steak
Meal 2, 3, 4, 5 Leafy Green Veg, Lean Protein and Potatos or rice.
Meal 6: Leafy Green Veg, Udo’s oil and Red Meat
I mix between protein sources it gives me variation as well as when meats or fish etc are on offer.
It Varies a lot with my support from powerbody.co.uk and my interest in supplements. But my staples are Armor V, a ZMA and Amino’s usually Xtend or Aminolast.
What music do you listen to when training?
Depends which gym I train at and the music they play if I use my headphones. But I love House and Electro House music.
Who do you look up to or admire?
Steve Cook and Sadik Hadzoviz are my physique inspirations. Frank Zane was the original idol of mine. Recently I met Mike O’hearn and he is just a beast physique and the commitment he has in his life in every aspect.
What is your best achievement?
Competing in UKBFF and achieveing my goal and my condition. Hearing from people that they have been inspired by me or learnt from my tips and advice.
This article has been written by Fitness Fan