Max Philisaire is a world acclaimed fitness model, celebrity trainer and US army veteran. He is renowned for his mental and spiritual approach to health and fitness, results-driven & high performance training techniques and his incredible ability to motivate others.
Max has been featured as a fitness personality on NBC's "America's Got Talent,"Style Network”, "How Do I Look?" and Spike TV's "Deadliest Warrior". He has also been featured in numerous MTV music videos, TV shows, magazine publications and runway fashion shows.
1. What got you started in the fitness industry/bodybuilding?
After graduating from high school, I was 6'1 150 lbs. Very slim, light, and just wanted to add muscle and weight. I picked up a Flex magazine and figured I may never look like these professional bodybuilders, but if I follow their strict diet and workout program, I should achieve great results. I did that. After the first two months, I saw a lot of progress. People couldn't believe how quick my body was changing. They were inspired by my results and in return I was inspired by their feedback. I was motivated to offer personal training, pursue fitness modeling and take it to Hollywood.
2. Where does your motivation come from?
My purpose to help others and the feedback that comes from doing so. The internet and social media gave me the opportunity to reach out to millions of people across the world and motivate them with digital content. I'm overwhelmed with constant feedback, which motivates me to keep doing what I do better each day. I strive for progress and hope to help at least one person to do the same for their community.
3. What are your thoughts on cardio? Do you prefer HIT or LISS?
HIIT. I have my clients do HIIT sprints combined with long distance endurance running. I play basketball and do sprints to strengthen my cardiovascular system and add volume to my quads.
4. What advice would you pass onto anyone that was looking to start their fitness journey and use supplements?
We as man have dominion over the earth. Make fitness submit to your lifestyle, not the other way around.
Master your mind and your body will follow. Don't rush the journey. It will develop your mind, body, spirit and help you maintain the results you achieve.
5. What has been your most challenging experience while dieting and how did you overcome this?
I have a small appetite. I eat as much as I can and stop before I gag. I also consume 3 OxyWhey shakes and additional carbohydrates each day to help with extra macros.
6. What is your favorite clean meal?
Tilapia, brown rice and broccoli.
7. What is your favorite cheat meal?
Beef burger and sweet potato fries.