We took a moment to catch up with Rob MacDonald, aka Bobby Maximus, our inspiration for creating the ever-popular LALO Maximus Grinder. Rob’s Men’s Health Magazine book “Maximus Body” just became available worldwide in all formats and based on pre-sales it is already the number one new release in weightlifting.
Here’s what Rob had to say:
Why did you write this book? Since I was young I have always felt a desire to help other people. I had two parents who were completely selfless and always gave freely to those around them. I knew I wanted to do something where I could help others fulfill their potential and live a better life. This book is a collection of my knowledge and my own experiences that I believe can change people’s lives. Using the power of fitness and exercise can help transform other people. I truly believe that through exercise and fitness that we can all become better people. We can be better at work, more resilient to stress, better fathers, mothers, husbands, wives, and more. Simply put I believe that through fitness we can unlock our potential and become better in every area of our lives
Who is this book for? This book is for everyone. There is much more than just “working out” in it. There is life psychology/philosophy, nutrition, and recovery (sleep and stress relief).
This training program seems pretty serious – as in time consuming and all encompassing. I am a busy mom/dad with a high-pressure job, kids and family commitments. Is this something I should embark upon or how does this program apply to me in a way that I can actually accomplish the workouts in the time I have allotted? The training program is serious but that is what it takes to get results. There is no such thing as a “shortcut”. There’s no magic pill or three easy payments of $9.99. You have to do the work. That said the program only really requires 1 hour a day. Do you know how many hours there are in a week? 168 hours. If you can’t find five hours a week you just aren’t that serious about making a change.
I am over 45 and this program seems intense. Is it scalable so I can aptly recover and avoid injury? It is intense, but you can make substitutions and it is scalable. At the very least you can benefit greatly from the philosophy, nutrition, and recovery sections.
If I have questions and want to get in touch with you, how do I do that? Simply go to www.bobbymaximus.com and contact me via email.
Where do you work out? Can I come train with you? My gym is in Salt Lake City, Utah and we do accept people from in and out of town to come and train with us. Just send an email and we can make arrangements for that to happen.
How has your workout program changed with the addition of a wife and children coupled with aging? The program hasn’t changed at all actually. I always make time for fitness and prioritize it. Sometimes that means working out with my wife or children, but I am still the same hard working, dedicated person I have always been. If one thing has changed it that I have to pay more attention to my eating and sleeping habits.
When you say, "pay more attention to your eating and sleeping habits," what do you mean? While, when it comes to eating when I was younger I could miss meals, or allow myself to get dehydrated but I can't do that anymore. I need to be on more of a regimen. I also need to consume more high quality nutrient dense food and watch my alcohol consumption. When it comes to sleep it's much more simple. I need 8 hours. If I do that I feel great. When I get less I crash and burn.
What’s next for you? I want to help as many people worldwide as possible. That means more travel, more teaching workshops, and more content developing.
Can we expect a follow-up book? I have already started writing it.
You can find Rob’s book at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, Walmart, ibooks, and wherever else books are sold. To learn more, click here.
Warning: If you don’t want to build serious strength, pack on muscle, or be unstoppably fit then this book is not for you. Maximus also doesn't offer any refunds for any clothing that your new found bulging muscles destroy.