Name: David Kimmerle
Weight: 200 Contest – 215 A few months of the year after competing
Occupation: WBFF Pro Athlete sponsored by Bodylogix, South Seas Skin Care and Joico also a full time fitness model and host.
- 2009 Winners of La. Fitness Expo
- 2010 2nd place at WBFF World Championships
- 30 plus book and magazine covers from May 2009 to May 2011
- I am a published writer and working fitness host
When did you get started with fitness?
Fitness was not really around when I got my passion for muscles and strength. I grew up in the 80’s and my uncle was the real deal when it comes to stereotyping the 80’s bodybuilder, long hair, big muscles, tight shorts and even tighter tank tops, mustache to boot. He was my hero, I was growing up in foster care at the time, my parents were not fit to parent and the state acknowledged it when I was six. So my great example at the time was my uncle, grandma would come and visit me at the Home and Primary Children’s Hospital bringing me toys like He-Man and tell me stories about my uncle competing to be the Mr. Utah. I had met him many times and he was exactly what I wanted to grow up and be; handsome, nice, big muscles and religious. I really wrapped my mind around it by about the age of 8 and the dreams started about being a Muscle Man. Fast forward to a new family for me, school problems, emotional problems, addiction problems, broke, over weight and no self esteem 22 years later. I found myself in the gym 26% body fat at the age of 30 and trying to get my self esteem back, I had recently made the decision to find out what my potential physically really was and I was going to use the anger at my present situation to fuel the results I wanted. Six months later I landed my first infomercial which made me think of the possibilities and influenced me to find an agent and manager. Fast forward three years later and I am writing to you all about my journey. I have to tell you that this question is a hard one for me because I was never presumptuous enough to think I could be a model, have muscles and thin skin or ever take a picture and get paid for it. My little bit of success started with a few breaks, blessings and luck to be honest. I finally found a way to use my frustration and anger to produce positive results and a new passion for life and the quality of it.
What drives you to be so fit?
I am driven to be as fit as I can be because I know that I am getting what I will into my life, I wanted a stage to shout to the world that this journey is worth it no matter where you are starting. Opportunities like this interview give me the chance to share my story hopefully inspiring someone to start doing something they never thought possible. I can’t do this unless I am or try to be the example that dreams can come true. I know that not everyone wants to be a fitness model but I also know that most of us have a secret desire for a better quality of life, more mobility, less fat to lug around, muscles to impress the ladies, be more attractive to our partner or to be a better athlete. I am driven and my goal is to go so far that anyone can think anything is possible allowing them to dream as big as they want to, myself included.
What has been the hardest obstacle for you to overcome?
ME, ME, ME, ME all day the answer is ME. I am like anyone else out there and I have decisions to make every day. Usually I know the right thing to do and the wrong thing to do but for so many years I chose the wrong foods, addictions, girls, hobbies and friends; leading to guilt which lead to anxiety. I am not sure how many of you have had a terrible case of anxiety but I lived with it for most of my life. I finally figured out that I was going to keep on waking up every day and I might as well do something to make my life more livable. I had to own the idea that I had wasted so many years of my life because of me. Owning it lead to the release of guilt (acknowledging that I was going to change) and that was a huge moment in life for me because the anxiety was finally almost gone, I could actually feel ME getting over the obstacle of ME every bite and step taken under my umbrella of the new CHANGE. I am still my biggest challenge lol.
Could you tell us about your current training program?
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What does your diet look like?
Example day of cutting and maintaining muscle
- Bodylogix shake, water, 5 frozen strawberries, fiber, bodylogix multiple vitamin, amino’s, general antioxidant, fish oil, vitamin c, digestive enzymes ect. .5 gallon of water
- Pre Workout drink is Bodylogix.
- At gym mix up shake-Glutamine, fiber, beta-alanine, 30 grams of protein, 50 grams of fast acting carb or waxymaize, creatine.
- Post work out shake is the same as the pre workout taken at the gym.
- 5-6 oz chicken w/ baby spinach and 1 brown rice tortilla, ½ -1 cup cooked broccoli frozen strawberries ½ cup
condiments vary from mustard, spray dressing, lemon juice, Vinegar, Ms.Dash seasoning, Olive oil and other natural good options.
- 6 egg whites, 1 whole egg, 2 tbs of flax seed, 2 ozs of cooked potato(yam), 2 tbs of almond butter, 1/8 cup of 1 min oats. Mix together and makes pancakes.
- Pre Workout drink is Bodylogix
- At gym mix up shake-Glutamine, fiber, beta-alanine, 30 grams of protein, 50 grams of fast acting carb or waxymaize, creatine
- Post work out shake is the same as the pre workout taken at the gym
- Bodylogix protein shake with fiber
- Same pills as breakfast (almost) and two gallons of water before sleep
Awake 7:30 AM
Pre Workout 8:30 AM
Training Sessions 9:00 AM
Post Workout 11:00 – 12:00 AM
Pre workout 5:30 PM
Training Sessions 6:00 PM
Post Workout 7:00 – 8:30 PM
8:30 – 9:00 PM
What Is Your Favorite Body Part To Train?
I love to train Calves. I really like the amount of weight that is possible to lift with the structured environment calves are usually trained in. I like to take a seat on the calf raise machine and load the entire post with 45’s and throw down on a set of 30. People say calves are hard but I have found they are no harder than any other body part to build, they just take time like the others and are usually not prioritized in the training regime
If you could start back from the first day you started training would you do anything different?
I would change my efforts in the books; I did a ton of training and not a lot of reading which lead to basically to me being referred to as “ignorance on fire”. It worked for a while for me but I wanted to be better and understand more; that would only come through education, magazines, .coms, you-tube, books ect. I am sure that some of my uneducated training cost me time and results.
Is there anyone in the fitness industry you look up to?
There are too many names in my head for me to say, I do not want to leave anyone out so I will just say that I am a fan of the Fitness and Bodybuilding sport and those who have edified themselves in it.
Final advice for readers?
My answer is a really honest and simple personal tip. Learning how to fuel my body changed everything. Honestly, I tried to go to the gym for years and nothing worked, then I learned how to eat and that proper nutrition was 80% of the equation for success… Add training to the meal plan and the two equaled three. When that happened my potential seemed possible and attainable; after like 1 month you will be seeing the fruits of your labors and it is more than ever before because you are getting that 1/3 for free.
Seeing such fast results from my educated eating and training I became addicted to the fact that like a machine I can tune up this body. Crazy but if you train and eat right controlling your urge to be normal, indulge or even change a single part of your equation for success; your body will do what you are making it. However it will fight you every step, you will listen to screaming conversations going on in your head telling you to do something different; the heck with that. If you can win that conversation for more weeks than not you will see changes beyond your vision and dreams. Not too many people have the mental strength to drink two gallons of water, take all the pills, eat 4-6 times per day and train tired (steroid free).
I am not special at all, just a guy willing to live on a desert island mentally and eat what is offered on that island. I hope this helps as I have had to relive what I have just said to you over and over again. In fact this tip is as much for you as it is for me. Good to you