Meet the 28-year-old, personal trainer, Fitness and Physique competitor, burger lover and Bulk Ambassador, Trent Baynes.
Trent started his fitness journey 8 years ago as a scrawny 65kg kid and has never looked back.
Since then he has put on a heap of muscle and uses his knowledge and experience to help others achieve their fitness goals.
Trent made the most of his opportunities in 2019 and is determined to outdo himself next year!
I'm a personal trainer who absolutely loves teaching others how to be better. Fitness plays a huge part in my life and I am always finding ways to help others enjoy the fitness lifestyle.
I recently competed in the ICN and INBA Victoria amateur shows and placed 3rd and 1st, respectively. Although I won, it has only made me hungrier to win more and be better in 2020.
Bulk Nutrients has helped me achieve my goals for years and I'm extremely excited to be a part of a fantastic team going into 2020!
All the products I’ve selected from Bulk Nutrients are to help you get pumped up and switched on in the gym!
Why I love it: Attaining a pump in bodybuilding is one thing that makes me feel like I am doing a great workout. Pump FX helps me achieve this every single time!
How I use it: Mouthful of water or with 1/2 a scoop of Pre-Workout 101
Why I love it: It gives me the mental focus I need to get through a hard content creation session or giving feedback to my online training clients. I need to be focused and give the correct information and Cognitone helps dramatically with this.
How I use it: 200ml of water
Why I love it: When I came off competition prep my body had a bad time with low testosterone. Test Max really helped me get my testosterone back up and running. It helped me push heavier and feel better!
How I use it: Sometimes mixed in with my Future Whey or just by itself with 250ml of water
Why I love it: With the added vitamins and minerals, I know that I am getting a good quality probiotic product that has extra nutrients in it for a healthy gut and healthy body! It covers all bases.
How I use it: Usually with my Future Whey in the morning.
My training is focused on a hypertrophy style of lifting. I'm always wanting to build muscle so lifting in different rep ranges and trying to chase the pump is my most favourite way to work out!
Here is a sample of my weekly 4-day split (Upper, Lower, Upper, Lower).
Now you will notice here that I have some upper body workouts in my lower body days, this is because I need to get more volume into those body parts to make them grow. Essentially, every day is upper body day and I love it!
All exercises start at 3 sets slowly increasing reps every two weeks. Reps are set as 6-8 for the BIG lifts (squats, deadlifts, bench presses, rows etc) and the accessory isolation movements are usually around 10-12 reps.
My approach to nutrition is simple, Calories In vs Calories Out. When I’m looking to add muscle in the off-season, calories in needs to be greater that calories out, when I’m cutting for a comp, calories in must be less than calories out.
Told you it was simple.
I'm big on meal prepping and will usually prep the same meals every week. My main go-to foods are turkey chilli with rice, fish with veggies and rice and chicken with roast potatoes and broccoli.
I'm usually pretty strict with cheat meals and have only around 1-2 a week... I do love a good bowl of ice cream though!
Tracking my calories is important so keeping the same foods makes it super easy for me to track. This way I know I am always going to be bigger and better every off-season!
What is my average daily calorie intake? 3000 calories.
Foods I crave... Ice cream and donuts - THEY TASTE FANTASTIC!!
My ultimate cheat meal is... Usually a burger from my local burger shop!
100g of oats, scoop of future whey, handful of fresh strawberries, squirt of no-calorie maple syrup and a splash of coconut milk
150g of basa fish, 200g of frozen winter veg, 150g of white rice
Pump FX x2, 1/2 Scoop of Pre Workout 101.
Turkey chilli with 150g of rice
Different most days - Tacos, Spaghetti Bol with a side of Veg, Steak Roast Potatoes and Salad, Chicken Schnitzel with Mashed Sweet Potato and Baked Broccoli and Cauliflower. Mainly dinner that have A protein source, carb and veg :)
Do you have any medium/long term goals you're working towards?
Medium Term Goals: Compete again in either September 2020 or March 2021
Long Term Goal: To get my Pro Card with ICN Victoria and INBA Victoria.
Have you had any exceptional results (in competitions or otherwise) in the last few years? Let us know what they are!
I competed in 2019 in the ICN Victoria Show and got 3rd in my first competition. Two weeks later I compete in the INBA Victoria show and took out 3x 1st placings and Overall Champion in the Men's Fitness Model Category.