Meet New Healthy Perspectives Blogger Tim McComsey


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We’re proud to welcome Tim McComsey to the Healthy Perspectives blogging team!  We can’t wait to learn everything that he’s got to teach us about fitness and nutrition, so we’ve asked him a few questions to kick things off.

Introduce yourself!
My name is Tim McComsey and I am the CEO of TRYM Fitness – a personal training and nutrition company based in Dallas, Texas. My company specializes in in-person coaching and training as well as online services. I am a Registered Dietitian, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, and a published fitness model. My passion for fitness began around the age of 15 when I began to excel in soccer; my success in the sport motivated me to achieve more, so I started reading about fitness and nutrition, mostly in fitness magazines. At 16 I started lifting weights early in the morning at my high school, and I immediately fell in love. I’m 31 now and hope to inspire as many people as possible to become healthier and enjoy a fit life as much as I do. I’m very excited to be blogging for Healthy Perspectives so I can share my knowledge and experiences with others!

What are your workouts like?
My workouts consist of lifting weights 5 times per week for one hour max. I don’t believe it’s necessary to work out for over an hour, so I like to keep it simple and split my days into muscle groups. For example, on Mondays I’ll focus on back, biceps and lower abs. On Tuesdays I’ll work on chest and triceps.  Wednesday is legs and obliques day, Thursday is an off day, and  on Friday I focus on shoulders. On Saturday I’ll begin the 5-day cycle all over again.  My workouts aren’t as long as some people’s, but I make sure that they are intense.

How does your approach to your own training differ from the way that you train your clients?
The way that I train my clients is no different from my own approach to training. I like to keep it simple for my clients but always challenging. However, most of my client workouts cover all body parts because I don’t see them 5 days per week, and not all of them work out on their own.

How does your approach differ for people at varying levels of fitness?
With beginner clients I work on stability and core strength first, and later move on to a total bodyweight workout. With intermediate clients, I’ll take them through weight workouts, staying in the 2-3 set and 15-20 rep range. Workouts with my advanced clients vary quite a bit, depending on their goals, but normally we focus on lifting heavier weight while utilizing proper form and technique.

Do any of your training techniques apply to everyone?
With all clients I vary their workouts and take them through different amount of sets and reps to help keep their bodies from adapting to a certain lift routine or exercise.  It’s important for me to make working out an enjoyable experience, so I do everything I can to keep my clients motivated and engaged. We laugh a lot, and I always do my best to make people feel comfortable.  I think this makes reaching their goal of leading a healthier lifestyle much easier.

Tell us about your diet and nutrition plan, in a general sense.  
My eating and nutrition plan is very simple as I do not follow any strict diets, ‘fad’ or otherwise. I do not count calories, carbohydrates, fats, or protein.  During the week I eat well 90% each day but enjoy small amounts of food that I love because they help keep me happy. The key for me is everything in moderation; if I’m craving something, I’ll eat it and get right back to eating healthy ASAP without stressing over it.

Walk us through a day in the life of Tim’s eating.
My first two meals of the day are shakes that consist of Sunwarrior Warrior Blend Protein Powder, Sunwarrior Activated Barley, almond butter, almond milk, spinach or kale, and gluten free oats. A typical lunch for me would usually be 2 whole eggs and oats.  Between lunch and dinner I’ll normally have 2 more shakes, similar to the ones above.  For dinner I make sure to include a lean protein with a starch (Ezekiel bread, sweet potatoes, quinoa, brown rice), green vegetables, and hummus or avocado.  Before bed is when I enjoy small amounts of the food I love (like cupcakes!) or zucchini bread with high fiber cereal and nuts.

In a nutshell, I eat a protein and fat with every meal, and the amount of carbohydrates I include depends on my current energy levels and the way I feel about my physique on that particular day.  I generally try to avoid refined sugars other than after workouts or in the small amounts of ‘reward’ foods that I love to eat.

How about supplements?
Included in my everyday diet and nutrition plan, I also take supplements:

Red Krill Oil
Vitamin D3
Glutamine Powder
BCAA Pills
SunWarrior’s Warrior Blend Protein Powder
Multivitamin
Glucosamine
L Carnitine

What advice would you give to anyone just beginning their fitness journey?
Take it one day at a time, focusing on each meal and each workout as they come. Rome was NOT built in a day! My second piece of advice is simply to be YOU.  Work hard to be the best possible version of yourself; don’t look at athletes and fitness models that you aspire to look like and feel that you have to look exactly like them to be successful.  Focus on yourself and making positive lifestyle changes – now THAT is success.

* Always consult your doctor before beginning any exercise or diet/supplement plan.

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One Comment

  1. John C
    Posted May 30, 2014 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    Very good tips..I also agree, about the eating treats from time to time..and not feeling guilty!
    Have a great day.

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