Name: Sahil I
Birth Date: 09/21/1983
Birth Place: New York
Current Residence: Long Island, NY
Height & Weight: 6’0 & 170
1. What made you want to compete?
I needed to take the next step in my training. I felt bored with just wanting to stay in shape, or get stronger, or get bigger. I needed something to push me harder, to challenge me physically and mentally. I honeslty wanted to prove to myself I could. Now that I am doing it, I can’t wait for my next one.
2. What do you do to stay inspired?
I have the knowledge that I am not getting any younger, and I have wasted enough time with excuses.
3. What shows have you already been in or plan to be in in the future?
This will be my first, WBFF Boston June 29, 2013
4. Who got you started?
I got started weight traing towards the end of highschool for various reasons. No need to get into the sob story, at the end of the day I felt it was a neccesary step for me to take. I have been working out since; minus a few years off due to various injuries. At this point in my life it is a highlight of everyday for me and enhances what I do for a living in all my pursuits.
5. Who do you look to for help now?
I look to my mentor and trainer, Jamal Hamid.
I also look to my loved ones for inspiration and motivation.
6. Where do you usually workout?
New York Sports Club – Garden City
7. Do you use any suppliments? If so, what ones (brands, names, etc)
BCAA, Whey, Fish Oils, CLA’s, Pre-Workout Powder. My favorite brands at the current moment are Giant Sports, MusclePharm, Scivation, Cellucor, MuscleTech, and Optimum Nutrition
8. What are your most noticeable results?
I feel my whole body has changed. But most noticeable would have to be my abs
9. Has fitness changed your life? If so, how?
Fitness has completely changed my life because it has become a key part of my life. I don’t consider fitness a hobby but a lifestyle, which is incorporated into every part of my day. It has helped me gain confidence, make new friends, and overall make positive strids in every aspect of my life.
10. What personal fitness goals have you set for yourself?
I set a new goal every day. I always aim to get better in one way or another.
11. Describe your diet.
My diet is changing depending on my goals, but normally it involves at least 1 to 1.5 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight, low fat and carbs fluctuate depending on cutting, maintaining, or bulkding. Fat obviously goes up as well during bulking.
For the contest I was primarily eating vegetables and lean meat for every meal with a few whey protein shakes thrown in throughout the day.
12. What does your workout schedule look like?
My lifting schedule for the last three months followed a 6 day rotation where one body part was trained twice every week. In this example it is back but the next week it would be Chest which would get doubled up.
– Three times a week I perform Cardio first thing in the morning for about 35 to 45 minutes. This is done at a fat burning pace to moderate pace.
– I perform 10 minutes of cardio before and after every workout at a pace that I break a sweat. I guess you could say a moderate pace.
13. What do you do for a living?
Law Enforcement Officer aka LEO aka Federal Agent aka Fed
14. What are your personal non-fitness goals?
My personal goal is similar to my fitness goal. To always work at being a better version of what stands before me today.
15. Have you participated in any other sports?
Running, Basketball, Volleyball, Cycling, Mauy Thai
16. Here you can mention your family/thank you’s.
I want to thank my girlfriend for believing in me, my family for standing by me, and my trainer for teaching me. I love all of you and thank you all with all my heart.
18. What are challenges that you face that may keep you from reaching your fitness goals?
Challenges normally revolve around schedule and time. I always find a way to work around these issues. Challenges are only placed upon you to find a way to conquer them.
19. What obstacles have you overcome to be where you are?
Just like everyone else out there, I have gone through various hardships to help me understand what I can and cannot control. I have learned that there is no use trying to control the outcome of any situation except exerting control over myself. I know that no matter what, I am the only one who has control over the ongoing conditioning of my physical and mental well being.
20. Is there anything else you would like to add that you think we’ve missed?
More so I hope that the information I provided makes people who read this interested in knowing more.