I have a bunch of questions about your off-season plans. Do you have an off-season diet? Do you do any cardio then? Do you take many weeks off from the gym?
I will never take time of from the gym, even during the holiday time between the Arnold Classic Europe and the Arnold in Ohio. I feel if I stay away I won’t want to hit it as hard when I get back into the swing of things. But instead of going twice a day, I’ll usually go only once per day. Occasionally, I skip a day but never a week at a time. Even if I’m sick, I try to go to the gym and do a light workout. There is only so much time in the off-season—I need to use it all to my advantage.
I enjoyed watching you in Generation Iron. What did you think of the movie? Will you try to do any film roles once bodybuilding is over for you?