|By Marketwired .||
|December 17, 2012 07:12 AM EST||
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwire) -- 12/17/12 -- In light of the World's Strongest Man being aired on Channel 5 this festive period, sponsors GNC caught up with 7 times Worlds Strongest Man competitor, Mark Felix, to understand in a bit more detail the pressures, commitments and the fitness routine of a Strongman.
Since 2004, Mark Felix has been competing professionally and training as a Strongman. He currently possesses the world record in the single handed Deadlift, impressively lifting 225kg as well as other achievements including being the world record holder in the iron mind rolling thunder (323.5lbs) and the Viking vice grip champion (2010, 2011, 2012).
As a Met-Rx sponsored athlete, Mark understands the importance of using the right supplements for sports nutrition in order to perform to the best of his ability. He says, "My job is quite physical so I need to maintain mass via diet and supplements."
Felix commented that, "you don't need to be big to be strong; you just need to adjust your diet and training a little."
Mark's training is not for the faint hearted. He trains six times a week, increasing weight and decreasing reps with every set. Sunday's workout is always an outdoor training event, whatever the weather. He uses everything from tyres, atlas stones, logs, giant dumbbells and a car Deadlift.
However, he says that it's "important to listen to your body," and stresses how crucial it is to "have one rest day each week."
He also spoke out about his diet. Mark has been known to use whey for protein and eats "every two - three hours (because it) helps maintain my energy levels and avoids that full feeling after a large meal." Using supplements, he says, "works - when strength training it's very difficult to maintain or build mass even on the healthiest of food only diets."
Felix coached GNC through his top tips for keeping up with his fitness routine. First on the list was setting a specific goal of what it is you would like to achieve, followed by having and sticking to a training plan. Mark added that, "a training partner is great for motivation."
He rounded off by revealing where he gets his all-important supplements from - "I've used... GNC stores (and make full) use of the Gold Card... I get 20% discount on all my vitamins and supplements. I've saved thousands and would recommend it to anyone who wants a great deal on supplements."
So, if you fancy putting your strength to the test and winning two tubs of Met-Rx Supreme Whey (as recommended by Mark Felix) then check out this video and head down to your local GNC store!
Hurry though - this offer ends 31 December 2012 (see in store for details).
Notes to editors
At GNC the aim is on helping you to choose the products best suited to your personal requirements, whether you need a single supplement or a complex nutritional programme.
Through extensive research and development undertaken by GNC you'll be sure that when you buy vitamins, minerals and other dietary supplements you'll be sure to buy the best quality, safest and most effective products available.
GNC's aim is to improve the quality of people's lives through better nutrition and healthy living.
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