A College Student Named Eddie Kincaid.
Eddie, 22, is currently a college student in San Francisco, CA majoring in Management. For the last three years, he has dedicated his time, energy and effort into body building and his love for helping others strive for a lifestyle of fitness.
The expectations he sets on himself would be considered as “high expectations” to anybody who doesn’t share his passion for fitness, but to Eddie: it’s just a normal expectation. His hard work ethic that started in the classroom, always pushing for straight A’s, made him enjoy pushing his own boundaries, which eventually lead him to bodybuilding.
“Hard work made me want to bodybuild,” Eddie says. “I love working hard on myself.”
(Eddie Kincaid before Bodybuilding and college, circa. 2013)
As a full-time college student, Eddie goes to class three to four days week while working as a personal trainer. And goes to workout in-between his classes and shifts. He spends five days, usually one-and-a-half hours per session, working out weekly.
After having a conversation with Eddie, here were a few things he discussed with me in regards to how he eats and some workout advice.
What He Eats
“Lean protein sources, half a pound [four times] a day, six to ten egg whites in morning. Carbs but only healthy versions and a total of one cup a day of rice & oats. Tons of veggies,” says the college student.
Bodybuilding And Strength Training Are Not The Same
“Bodybuilding is not strength training. The weight and movements are separate. Strength training will help you avoid injuries, help you to be better balanced, and will help you to do more challenging day-to-day activities on your own, such as carrying heavy bags.”
Bodybuilding Doesn’t Make Us “Bulky; It Does the Opposite
“A rumor that’s false is that lifting weights will make you ‘bulky’. Truly, it burns more calories while you are not in the gym. [For example], 70 calories an hour while you sit and watch tv versus while you don’t lift weights or workout, you burn only 50 per hour. If you only do cardio, it’s 50 to 60 per hour while you are not in the gym.”
Again, Don’t Fear About Getting Too Big From Lifting Weights
“Second rumor: ‘Will get too big from lifting weights?’ No. You won’t. Keep your carbs low, workout with moderate to normal weight, [a.k.a. not heaviest weight], and do higher rep ranges. You won’t get too big, it takes a very long time to develop your body. You can also make incremental tweaks as you go, unlike cardio, you can work on each body part separately.”
He goes on to say, “You have no idea what you will look like with cardio, and it’s honestly boring. Most people develop ‘treadmill effects’, where they look like zombies and never set new milestones, but with bodybuilding, you can be be strategic and have fun crafting every new workout, as you have a variety of movements.”
Eddie says, “bodybuilding for me has made me look better, but since I’ve done powerlifting, strength training, and bodybuilding at different times for 3 to 4 years, I know my stuff. Not to mention my trainer’s mentor was John Defendis, a former Mr. USA winner.”
(Eddie Kincaid, circa 2018)
Follow Eddie as he continues to push his limits on Instagram @eddiekincaidfit!
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