Interview With Ray Burton
Q. Can you give us some background about yourself?
A. The quickie version. Here it goes. The first thing I can remember is training so I could win "field days" in grade three. It was only a red ribbon but I wanted it. I remember totally stressing over the high jump.
Then started sneaking into the weight rooms on base. My father was air force. Then the natural progression of track and football. I needed more power and size so I started actually learning what I should be doing in the gym instead of just guessing.
I joined the Canadian infantry in 1998 I think it was. Did well for myself and was asked to create a training program while I was on tour for the anti-Armour platoon. Things turned out great so I decided to get certified through the ISSA.
From there the rest is history. I moved to Calgary and started my own personal training company.
Q. What got you started in fitness?
A. There wasn't really a time when I didn't participate. But actually making it a job started in the infantry like I said.
Q. What is it about fitness that you love so much?
You know, I never really try to mess with things that are working. I don't really want to waste time figuring out what it is I love about fitness. Instead I just do it and have fun.
Q. What adversities have you had to overcome?
A. It's pretty good to be me. I haven't had to "overcome" any adversities. I have my genetic challenges like everyone else and life is life. It's all how you look at it. I don't want to give anything the advantage of a label like "adversity".
Q. What are your favorite and least favorite exercises?
A. Love doing dips and chins. Really dig working on the Olympic lifts because of the weight moved and the technical challenge involved.
Least favorite exercise would have to go to tabata burpees.
Q. What are your tips for the beginner, intermediate and advanced?
A. Beginner: There is no magic pill that is legal so concentrate on working hard.
Intermediate: You're not "all that and a bag of potato chips". Go ahead and add volume and watch your results shut down.
Advanced: Congratulations, you get to go back to square one. You know how to cause the damage now so you need to rest more.
Q. Where do you stand on the use of steroids and supplements?
A. People can do whatever they want with their lives. I personally got tired of needing to spend money to keep the look I achieved. Now I know that whatever I achieve will stay as long as I train hard and eat normal. When I get lazy with my meals or I'm traveling, I do use protein supplements. Eggs in a bucket really stinks on a three hour car drive.
Q. What are your future goals?
A. That's a big one. Do you mean physical, financial, personal, or spiritual? I've got a list for each one. I guess the most simple answer would be "Every day and in every way I get better, better and better."
Q. What is the toughest part about fitness for you?
A. Getting paid to motivate people that don't want to do what they are doing when in fact, it's a close personal friend of mine they don't like. I love working out and feeling great and I just don't get why people need someone to "force" them to take care of themselves.
I mean a little effort and you get a whole lot more "Bang" out of life.
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