Kaged Kreation March 2015 Spotlight
How old are you? I am 23. Turn 24 on September 9th How tall are you? 5'8. 5'9 on a good mohawk day Transformation weight and current weight? So, I'm currently prepping for a show in April and stand a few weeks out. Will likely be 164 on stage. Back in January 2014 when this all started I was 195. While I weigh less, the muscle mass and body fat has completely changed. Currently I am at 9% and I'd venture to guess when I started back then I was closer to 20-25% What is it like to inspire others as Kris has inspired you? While I am nowhere near as inspirational as Kris, I aspire to reach that level. Each and every day I strive to help one new person in the gym. Be it younger or older, man or woman, athlete or beginner. I want to push everyone to be the best they can be, the same Kris did for me. What do you tell others that may have trouble reaching their goals? Plateaus, road blocks, twists of fate....all that is...what those are, are lessons to get better. Don't let them deter you from your mission. The thing I tell everyone, including myself is...When you set off on your mission you had a goal in mind. ON that day you were 110% committed to achieving your goal. Never lose sight of that, and never back down from what life throws at you. As Kris says...FACE FEAR. What is your current nutrition like? Again I'm currently in contest prep, 6 weeks out so everything is dropping except protein. The plan I'm on right now is virtually no carbs except from spinach, broccoli and asparagus, and no added fats. (I know Kris you're looking at this and saying "Whhhaaat the F&*& is that diet) Don't worry. 6 more weeks. Breakfast is currently egg whites and chicken breast. Meal #2 tilapia and asparagus. Meal #3 Chicken Breast and Broccoli Meal #4 Post Workout Shake. Meal #5 Tilapia and Asparagus. Meal #6 Turkey What is your supplement regiment like? As I wake up I down some BCAA's with my multivitamin (Animal Pak) and L-Carnitine. Pre-workout is comprised of Citrulline and BCAA's. Post Workout I have my whey (Animal). Citrulline, Carnitine and BCAA's are three staples in my supplementation. Tell us more about yourself. What plans/goals do you have for yourself in regards to fitness, career, life, etc.? Wow this one is tough. As far as fitness is concerned, I don't see an endgame. I'm in this for the long haul. I'm 23, I've got loads of growing to do. I want to get back up to 200-220. I want to continue to compete. The show in April will be my last show for awhile as I take some time to get a few injuries sorted, and the next time I'm on it, it will be a different William Sloane. Career wise it's difficult to say. There's a lot happening for me right now (LA Fitness) but who knows. I want to write about supplementation and workouts; I want to talk about supplementation and workouts. Fitness and bodybuilding has now become who I am, and I will push myself as far as I can go in the industry. One of my life goals is to shake Kris' hand and say thank you for what he's done for me, and being the barbaric SOB that I can be, take him on in a DTP style workout. I guess the biggest goal for me will be to reach out to those battling depression, like I was and show them that fitness is one of the best outlets for that. Follow my story, my footsteps, let the gym be your sanctuary. Leave darkness behind, look fear dead in the face and go a few rounds.I grew up an athlete. For as long as I can remember, or what my father told me from the time I could walk, I've been involved in some type of sport. I grew up playing soccer, and enjoyed every grueling second of it all the way until the last kick of the ball in my high school career. That last kick just so happened to be the losing penalty in a shootout in the Sectional Championship, to our rivals. So heading in to college, I had the opportunity to play at Franklin College, but I was physically, emotionally and mentally burnt out from sport. So I decided to take a different route, and start trying to build up some muscle. Nothing too special, I just knew I wanted to be bigger than I was! I entered Freshman year at 150. I left at 160. There was a club rugby team that I had heard was holding open try-outs, and I thought; you know what, I'm ready to compete in something again. So I went to tryouts. The intensity and passion was there, but I wanted to be bigger still. Now, I won't sit here and say I jumped up from 160 to 180 in the best way...yes I gained quite a bit of body fat, but at that point, I wasn't really going for the super hero look, more so the "I'm the biggest motherf--- on the pitch" look. In my two seasons of rugby, I went from 160 to 215. At the end of my second season I was heading into my spring semester of junior year, where I would be spending 6 months at the University of Westminster. I had a choice to make. Play rugby, or, accept a new challenge and step in the boxing ring. Boxing it was. The training style cut me down quite a bit, still not giving me a streamlined physique, but definitely a better look at 200 than I was at 215. I enjoyed boxing. I enjoyed the intensity. But mentally, I was gone. And I had been for quite some time. Freshman year I lost a scholarship which helped me get to Franklin in the first place, not on my account, but the company went belly up and therefore I lost my guaranteed four year scholarship. Instead, we had to take out an ungodly amount of student loans. From there, I just wasn't feeling that school was for me, but I knew I wanted to be the first in my family with a college degree. Heading into my semester abroad, I was in a class which would ensure my full scholarship for the semester abroad. I went from a 3.7 GPA to a 2.9 real quick that semester. All my focus was on this class. I was taking several things to keep me up, sometimes days on end as I plugged away research for my seminar presentation. I threw everything I had into that class. Threw away my grades, social life...everything. And in the end...I came up short. I had to get out of where I was, and I thought that a semester abroad would do it. And it did for the most part. Until I returned to the darkness I had left. As I returned for my senior year, having done nothing since my last fight in boxing and nothing but work all summer, again, I was completely exhausted. I was anti-social, anti-fitness, anti-everything. I tried getting back in the gym to spark the fire again but I just couldn't. I looked at myself in the mirror at 210, an unhealthy 210 and said..."screw it. There's nothing left I can do." It was there I fell into the darkest days of my depression. I decided I would party and drink my way through the last year of my educational career and just see what happens. But as I turned to the bottle, pushed away my friends and locked myself away, I only saw one end to the darkness. As I sat on the train tracks, drunk off my ass waiting for the train to come by and end the misery, I strolled across the Kris Gethin DTP trainer. As I sat there, reading through the entire program, watching every video. Something clicked. Now, I lived right by those train tracks and knew damn well the train came every bloody night. It never rolled through. I was consumed by the carnage Kris was putting his body through. The style of the training. The never say die attitude. In the beginning of the video Kris, you say "So let's f*cking go." I replayed that in my head over and over again, losing myself in that attitude. I got up, poured out the rest of my drink, and started running it off. Crying. Letting every bit of emotion roll out, because I knew when that sun came up, I was putting every thing behind me and starting a new. It just so happened that following day was January 1st, 2014. The first picture was me that next morning, sitting a blob of what I knew I wanted to become. Week by week, day by day, I dove into each workout with the intensity and demeanor Kris walks about with. I had my headphones, my DTP wrist wraps, and I just lost myself. Halfway through the year, I was sitting at a decent physique, but I knew I wasn't done. Never settle. Ever. I decided I would step on stage and at least see what I could do next. Using DTP style sets on my workouts leading into Craig Capurso's 30 Days Out Program I took my body to my best physique I had ever had. Following that initial taste of the stage, I became addicted, and knew that with my legs I could step on stage in bodybuilding. And that is exactly what I am getting ready to do. Kris, I still have those original DTP wrist wraps. I still wear them, and though they should probably be replaced due to wear and tear...and sweat...I wear them as a reminder that WE...DO...NOT...GIVE...IN. Inside the gym, or outside the gym. Keep an eye on your goal, work your ass off in the gym and put in the work. You played a major part in bringing me out of depression and turning me into what I am today. And I'm not done yet. I know I want to get back up to 200 - 210, but in the right way this time! I've made it my goal to earn the privilege of going through a DTP style workout with you, or at the very least shaking your hand and saying THANK YOU. My name is William Sloane...and I AM, a Kaged Kreation.