Mike Vazquez takes calisthenics training to a whole new level. Check out his inspiring story, and try his full-body workout!
Fitness is transformative. It can change your body, of course, but more importantly, it has the power to change how you see yourself and your place in the world. Performix athlete and overall badass Mike Vazquez understands this power, because fitness transformed him into the man he is today.
Through a unique blend of breakdancing, #calisthenics, and traditional barbell movements, Vazquez has created a signature training style and a body marked by speed, power, and real strength. He may have started out overweight and unhappy, but today he's a business owner and proud role model to his son, and he embodies the Performix notion of "greatness, unrelenting."
#FrankMedrano - “No matter the circumstances, always stay motivated! Never lose sight of the big picture. There is success waiting for us all. You just have to be bold enough to take it. Be driven!”
Life Before #Workout Training
Frank Medrano wasn’t always passionate about sports. According to the athlete, he lived a “normal life” up until 30. During this period of time, he had several problems with his health due to excessive weight; he always felt tired, slow and weak.
Year after year, Frank started to gain more weight. Not being happy with his looks, and his health. He decided to get lean and gain muscle After watching numerous workout videos online, Frank decided to make a positive change in his life.
First Steps In Physical Training
In 2006 Frank got his first gym membership. He started weight-lifting, and after a short period of time, he notice his body and fitness started to improve gradually.
Spending a lot of time in the gym, Frank became friends with other athletes and bodybuilders. At this point, Frank’s body was starting to take on a more athletic shape, which got him thinking about a career in the sports industry.
Life Changing Calisthenics
After spending some time in the gym, and becoming more confident with his abilities, Frank started #bodyweight training in 2010. As Medrano said, it gave him more opportunity to control his body, and further develop his abilities.
Since starting his calisthenics journey, Frank hasn’t spent much time in the gym. He started doing his training outside, at home, or wherever he could find somewhere to do pull-ups, dips, and push-ups. With years of patience and hard work, Frank achieved desirable results. He became faster, stronger, and learner at 4%-6% body fat.
Becoming A #Vegetarian
Bodyweight training wasn’t the only thing that helped Frank build a great looking physique. In 2010, Frank’s friends, Dan Attanasio and Noel Polanco showed Frank how he could benefit from becoming vegan.
Little by little, Frank gradually changed, and removed meat from his diet and replaced it with plant based foods.
According to Medrano a plant-based diet gave him more energy, quicker recovery and a healthier looking physique.
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