First name: Mike
Last name: Stalker
City and State: Split between New York and New Jersey
Where did you go to school? What degree did you graduate with?:
Fordham University class of 2014. Graduated with a degree in Finance.
Did you play any sports in school?:
I played Division I Men’s soccer.
When did you start modeling?:
About 2 years ago.
Are their any shoots you have done or photographers you have worked with that specifically stick out as some of your favorites?:
Have to give a shout out to Rick Day. He is the one that got my name and look out. If it wasn’t for him, I may not have had much success at all. I am also a big fan of Richard Phibbs. His work is brilliant and shoots some awesome campaigns, celebrities, and professional athletes. Also, need to give a shout to Sonny Tong. He is a young photographer from LA, and I think he has a bright future.
When did you start working out?:
Started to work out my junior year of high school.
How many days a week do you work out?:
I shoot for 5-6 days a week.
How long is your average workout?:
Favorite muscles to exercise:
Back and Chest.
Least favorite muscles to exercise:
Do you have any fitness goals? If so, what are they?:
My fitness goals are usually to stay lean all year with some respectable muscle mass – 5-7% body fat. It also motivating to see your strength levels increase. Other fitness goals are to inspire people all over the world in fitness, health, and nutrition.
Do you have any fitness inspirations? If so, who are they? Do you have any other people you look up to?:
In terms in the fitness industry, I really look up to entrepreneurs John Romaniello and Tim Ferriss. While they are not models, they are fitness professionals – authors, trainers, investors, etc (both make over 7 fig a year). Tim Ferriss has an awesome book out – The Four Hour Body that has had some huge commercial success.
What supplements do you take or recommend?:
1st Phorm supplements. I love a good pre-workout to get me going. Pre-workouts with creatine are great because they kill two birds with one stone. And protein is huge.
Can you give a brief overview of your diet?:
High protein with healthy fats and carbs. Lots of protein (chicken, fish, eggs) and greens.
Do you have any workouts that you specifically like, that you believe are very affective?:
I like to do everything. Play sports, bike, sprints, and lift. I also recommend doing a bodybuilding type split to increase muscle. M- Chest/tris T-Back/Bis W- Legs T- Shoulders F- Arms S- and finishing each workout with abs 3-4x a week.
Do you have any tips for people who are trying to reach their fitness goals?:
Stay patient. Your body won’t change overnight. Stay focused – nutrition is huge and you need to really pay attention to what you are putting in your body, not only for physical changes but for mental and psychological effects as well. Lift hard, heavy, and often to really lose body fat and increase lean muscle mass. GET IN PROTEIN.
I know you also have your own fitness website. What type of content do you share on your website?:
I share content based on fitness, nutrition, success, and life.
What is the website address?:
mikestalkerfitlife.com —> Will soon be launching TheDailyAce.Com
Do you have any other things you would like to say?(Comments, suggestions, etc)?:
I have a huge digital magazine launching in November.
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