THE KING OF ALL THINGS CALISTHENICS...

MATTEO REVEALS THE STORY BEHIND HIS FITNESS JOURNEY

27 October 2015 | Photo Credits: MatteoDeu via Instagram


"WITH HARD TRAINING AND WILL POWER IT IS POSSIBLE TO REACH OUR GOALS!!"

Back in 2010, I was looking for some videos on YouTube that could explain some new exercise to do (I used to train at home with weights or with push ups, squats, etc.) and, simply by chance, I saw a video from Hannibal For King!  I was so astonished that I decided to start practicing calisthenics immediately!  I was very bad at it in the very beginning, I could only do like 5 pull ups, but with hard training and will power it IS possible to reach our goals!!

 

  • Age: 23
  • Height: 5'5"
  • Weight: 132
  • Location: Italy

 

WHAT IS YOUR REGULAR WORKOUT ROUTINE?

I workout 4 times a week.  3 times for 3 1/2 hours in the morning and 2 1/2 hours in the afternoon, while the last day I train about 4 hours.  I practice every strength movement, on different apparatuses, plus new movements I've invented or that I have never performed before.


DO YOU FOLLOW A NUTRITION PLAN?  SUPPLEMENTATION PLAN?

I practice intermittent fasting (16/8) 3 times a week, that's all.  No supplements.


DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE IN REGARDS TO HEALTH AND (WORKOUT) RECOVERY?

Listen to your body, take care of it...don't constantly push it to its physical limits, go step by step!  And understand that rest is VERY important, above all - in case of things like injuries or tendinitis!

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WHAT KEEPS YOU PERSONALLY MOTIVATED?

My goals, my dreams.

 

WHAT SORT OF THINGS ARE YOU WORKING ON CURRENTLY?

I'm just trying to get stronger and stronger, that's it :)

 

DO YOU HAVE ANY LONG TERM GOALS?

My goal is to become the best, and to be able to do every strength feat I dreamed about when I started!

 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CALISTHENICS EXERCISE OR PROGRESSION?

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