Once a high-school football player, Ramses Principe dreamed of becoming an NFL player. After graduating high school, he was on my way to realizing my goal when he obtained a scholarship to play at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky. After two years, however, a shoulder injury forced Ramses to stop playing and to seek a new outlet for my love of sports and fitness.
Ramses returned to Miami and enrolled at Barry University where he earned his Bachelors degree in exercise physiology. As a personal trainer with over 5 years of experience, his mission is to help people become healthier and more fit and also to prevent them from developing injuries that could impair their ability to carry out their daily activities.
HealthGreatness: Even though you had a major shoulder injury and having to stop playing football, what made you stick with fitness and health?
the fact that i was not happy with the way i was physically looking and i knew that i deserve better then that so i push myself to new limits until i was able to accomplish the physique that i always wanted.
HealthGreatness: As a personal trainer, what is one of the most important lessons you preach to your clients?
Ramses: That this is a lifestyle and not a short term fix.
HealthGreatness: What does your weekly workout schedule look like?
Ramses: I don’t believe in taking a day off so if anything i only have active days off.
Mondays: Legs (Quadriceps)
Wednesdays: Back & triceps
Thursdays: Chest & Biceps
Fridays: Legs ( Hamstrings & triceps)
Saturdays: Back & biceps
Sunday: Track workout
HealthGreatness: What are some of your favorite exercises?
Ramses: I’m a big fan of training legs so it would have to be squats.
HealthGreatness: What does your diet consist of?
Ramses: Due to my body frame i always have to be careful with my carb intake so it all depends on what muscle groups I’m training that day which will determine how many carbs i have for the day.
HealthGreatness: What is your favorite cheat meal?
Ramses: Pizza, fried chicken, cookies and of course ice cream.
HealthGreatness: Do you have any advice for someone who wants to wants to get healthy but is unmotivated?
Ramses: That they need to realized that you only get one chance at living their life so why not make the best of it and live it to there full potential and live a healthier lifestyle.
HealthGreatness: Do you have a motto you live by?
Ramses: Tomorrow isn’t promised so live for the moment and make each day count!
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