Team Pro Physique Member Spotlight

Derek Stanley - DieHard Rangers Fan | Homegrown Texan | Anti-Carbophobe
by Team Pro Physique / Thursday, July 31, 2014 / Download PDF
Derek Stanley
Is there something that you've dreamt of doing for a long time? Why haven't you done it?
I want to see a game at every MLB ballpark. I've only been to 3 thus far, but I am just now in a position to where I can actually take some time offand travel more.
If you were able to live to the age of 90 and retain either the mind or body of a 30-year old for the last 60 years of your life, which would you choose? Why?
That's a really tough question. I think I would choose to have a young mind. I tell my wife all the time that I will NEVER grow up. That's just my personality. I want to be having fun 24/7.
It's gym time! What are your essentials?
Nike Romaleos, Lacrosse ball (for SMR), Iphone (log my workouts and music), Jaybird "blue buds x", and my water bottle. That's really about it.
The Big 3! Which is your favorite lift? Which are you best at? What are your current numbers?
Squats! I would have to say I'm probably best at bench press though. My numbers are:
  • Squat - 355lbs
  • Deadlift - 425lbs
  • Bench - 295*
* 295 is my one rep max, but a few months ago, I actually got 225 for 18 reps. I think that is a little more impressive.
Your Facebook page claims you studied Kinesiology. Tell us something cool and useful.
Hmmmmm.....something relevant...Your body's center of mass on standing barbbell exercises is directly over the center of your foot. The most efficient and advantageous bar path is a vertical line directly over this point. So if you are doing a squat, deadlift, overhead press, etc., record your form from the side and check your bar path. I think it's one of the most critical things with barbbell exercises.
What is the greatest accomplishment of your life to date? What do you hope to achieve over the next year?
I think my greatest accomplishment to date is getting married and buying my first home. Over the next year, I plan to begin my Masters of Science in Nutrition and I also want to compete in my first physique competition with the help and expertise of Paul.
If you had to invite 3 people to dinner, who would they be?
  1. My wife
  2. Dirk Nowitzki
  3. Derek Jeter