Bodybuilder Amer “The Hammer” Kamra talks with BulkingBro.com
Athlete Interview: WBFF Pro Fitness Model Amer Kamra, now a renowned online transformation coach chats to us about his training, his transformation business and what inspires him.
Age: 26 years old
Training: Training for 10 years
How did you get into bodybuilding and fitness?
I got into fitness modelling by accident actually. I was playing football for Toronto at the time and happened to get asked to do some fashion modelling. From there I was making money but eventually got too big for fashion work. So I looked into other avenues and started to pursue fitness modelling because I was able to continuously work out and get leaner/bigger without having to worry about not getting work.
What drives you each day, is there a philosophy you live by?
What drives me daily is knowing that we have a limited time on earth. The only difference between our lives and a stopwatch is that we don’t know how much time is left in our lives. I never want to live a life where I look back and wished I utilized my time better. I never want to live my life wondering if I could have accomplished some of the goals I have in my mind, I rather wakeup daily, make sacrifices, put in hard work and pursue them.
You’ve become well known as an Online Transformation/Fitness Coach, do you still compete often too or do you mainly focus on clients?
No I don’t compete anymore. I competed since I was 18 years old up until 24 years old, turned pro as the youngest in the world to ever do so at the age of 21, stood on stage as one of the best in the world however that stage of my life is done. I enjoy it but I always preach to my athletes don’t do it if you are not 100% in love with it. I will never step on stage if I don’t feel it in my heart 100%. For now I love coaching athletes to step on stage, we have been turning many people pro in a multitude or fitness organizations such as the IFBB, WBFF, and IDFA to name a few.
Do you have a go to workout routine and what works best for you?
- Right now I follow a strength/Hypertrophy split where I do one day strength followed by one day hypertrophy and repeat that cycle. This means on my strength days I will do deadlifts, squats and presses with variations and on the days in between I will do more isolated work to keep my muscles looking full and round.
On my strength days I typically work at a 4-6 rep range and on the hypertrophy days I work at a 8-12 rep range. I have also found that I am able to stay much leaner, even consuming more calories and doing no cardio. This is because of the metabolic effect that the strength days have on your body.
What’s your daily diet like?
It is hard for me to give you an exact breakdown of what I eat because I follow a flexible diet type of approach. This means that I can consume various foods and I am not confined to certain foods as long as I hit my macronutrients for the day. I wrote a book on this subject at www.flexibledietingbook.com, which will teach you how to use this approach. Typically though for the most part I consume chicken, beef, eggs, Greek yogurt, fruits, potatoes, ice cream etc. on a daily basis.
What supplements do you use?
Fish oil, BCAA, multivitamin and creatine every now and then.
Lastly, what would your advice be for anyone aspiring to be a bodybuilder?
My biggest piece of advice is to be consistent. I see way too many people get on extreme highs that are followed by extreme lows. Be consistent year round, train year-round not just for 4 months out of the year when you have a show. Train because you enjoy training, learn to fall in love with the process rather than just the results and you will last long in the sport and do very well.