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Interview with Cleburn Walker! Single Father of 5

Cleburn Walker, Alchemy Labs Athlete, Interview, Single Parent, Health & Fitness, How to, Manage

How did you get started in fitness?

When I got really serious about fitness was at age 16. I had lost a fight by a wide margin. This was pre-internet days in a small town, so I turned to books that might be able to help. I started studying Bruce Lee, and found lots of his exact old training regiments and copied exactly what he did.

What are your top 3 favorite workouts for building mass?

I can say my 3 favorite exercise that I think everyone should base their workout plans around are Deadlifts, Squats, and Chin Ups. The weight, tempo, and rep/set combos will change based on your personal goal. But I ALWAYS include some form of these.

How do you possibly manage to be a single father, a full time professional and still have a insane physique?

 Thank you for the compliment! Time management is a big part of it. Not settling for excuses, and only insisting on results. But the two biggest factors are that I have maintained fitness for a long time, so I know how to be extremely efficient with my time and energy. And I believe that my programming is the best in the world when it comes to getting the most results on the least amount of gym time.

What are the top 3 tips you would give to someone starting out?

 Be very selective where you get your information. Only listen to people that have done and are doing what you hope to do. Also, try to find out what successful people did in the beginning, not specifically what they're doing now. By the time you see them, it's taken years of building to that point. But mostly, get started and stick with it! Starting is the hardest part.

Do you recommend someone looking into a coach or learning exercise and nutrition by themselves?

I honestly recommend both. When someone is know, they have to go off of what someone else is doing or advising them to do. But fitness is a very personal thing and you should always be learning and adjusting what  you do. Not to talk too long on this topic, but when I was new I recorded everything I did. I would make a plan and stick with it perfectly for a whole month. Then I would only make one or two small adjustments. After another month of seeing what changed, then make adjustments. You have to give yourself time and consistency to really see how your body is responding.

What is your philosophy on nutrition or diets?

This is also something that I think should be more personal than people give it credit for. Unless someone has been tested for gut health, enzyme and digestive ability, as well as food sensitivity, then it's hard to know for sure which eating strategy is best for them. I have never had those tests. But I did track my meals for years. As a Marine, and as a pro fighter, food was simply fuel. So I know what's ideal for me and don't have to give it much thought, anymore. But it did at one point merit lots of my time, study, and observation. If someone is new to fitness, they will need to also put in the work in this area. My overall philosophy though is I want to eat things that came from the ground, or ate from the ground, and were touched by as few hands and processes as possible between the ground and my plate.

How often do you train a week, and what does your split look like right now?

Most of the year, I "train" 3 days a week. Which is usually a full body resistance workout. On the in between days, I'll play around with movement. Either yoga, some kind of sports, or simply finding a very physically involved activity with my kids. For the past couple months, I've been working through my newest plan to hit my website, Sculpture. I can say I'm definitely more filled out than usual. Way more pumped, way more vascular, and this is a really sick bodybuilding plan that I think people will really love.

What are your 2019 goals, and how do you plan to accomplish them?

My fitness goals have been really simple for a while now. I am concerned about maintenance, longevity, and injury prevention above anything else. I have a few big personal and professional goals this year that I won't bore you with. But part of them involve a trip to Miami for the 10X Growth Conference in February. Very excited about this!

Any tips you might have for the single parent who is struggling to balance, health & fitness with their parental duties?

I don't wanna sound like a salesman, but they need to go to my website and get a plan. This is the whole reason I built the website. Part of my mission in life is putting myself in position to be a positive example to all the other single parents and busy adults out there. There is enough time in the day, as long as we find ways to clear out activity that isn't creating results.

Why did you choose alchemy labs for a sponsor?

I've used some of their products in the past and got amazing results! Also I love the way I've been able to see the company grown and improve over the last couple years and I feel very fortunate to be involved with an amazing product that WILL be one of the most recognized supplement brands in the really near future.

Lastly, what is your favorite stack or products from Alchemy?

PUMP 101 has been amazing!! I love the stimulant free blend (and sometimes it is nice to stack it for a little extra juice). I haven't gotten my hands on a bottle of PEELED yet but from what everyone is the development department is telling me, it's gonna be unreal! I can't wait to try it.

If you wan't to learn more about C3 Coaching, or his story check out his website HERE