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Location: Mansfield, CT
Time: July, 2017
My name is Aaron Day; an athlete from East Providence, Rhode Island. I am a certified yoga instructor and personal trainer working out of a private studio in the Providence area. I competed in two big local shows in Boston, the first show placing in the top 5, and the second show winning first place, qualifying me for nationals.
I first went to Raffa Yoga where I earned my 200-hour certification in Vinyasa Flow Yoga. I then went to school at MTTI where I earned my certification as an American College of Sports Medicine trainer.
My clients are my family, and I wake up every day loving what I do! The feeling of inspiring other people to teach the highest quality of life is something I truly take pride in.
My style of training is very unique, I am not an "ego lifter"; I am smart, symmetrical athlete. I love focusing on slow and controlled eccentrics. Watching the muscle fibers twitch and burn and scream, is the best feeling in the world to me. The number on the dumbbell or barbell that I choose to train with is irrelevant. I often train with my eyes closed to focus more on the mind to muscle connection. My favorite advanced style of training is drop sets; nothing beats time under tension and pushing the mind and muscles past their point of failure.
My training regimen consists of weightlifting 6-7 times a week. I do the main compound lifts once a week (Bench, Squat, Deadlift, Overhead Press) these are the only exercises I will do with a strength training approaching. Reps always shift from 2-6 on these exercises. The rest of my workout is like cardio. Extremely short rest periods, searching for the pump. I love incorporating chest and triceps together, back and biceps, legs, and then shoulders. Then I'll incorporate another back day because that was always a weaker area in the past for me. Then I'll do a full arm day. The 7th day of the week I will either train legs again depending on my soreness, energy level, and if I feel I am at the point of overtraining. What makes me so different from other athletes who compete, is that I stretch daily pre and post workout. I find the extra stretching helps me recover faster, reduce injury, and helps make my muscle bellies appear longer.
My nutrition is focused on health and performance over aesthetics. I do not consume anything artificial, no fast foods, restaurants rarely (even in the off season) vegetables are always the staple of my diet. I shoot for 6-7 meals a day, and every meal has a different vegetable source. I am big fan of carb cycling when it comes to losing body fat. I'll do three or even four days of only one carb per day (either before or after my workout depending on how I feel) and then I'll increase my fats on these lower carb days. Having foods like egg yolks, steak, salmon, walnuts, etc. on my high carb or refeed days I'll lower the fats and only eat lean protein sources, while having anywhere from 3-5 complex carb sources during that day. The amount of carbs I'll consume on my refeed days depends on if I feel flat from the low carb days, and if I am training a weaker body part
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