My name is Joey Troike, I am 20 years old and have been into fitness for about 3 years now. I live in Arlington Heights, Illinois and workout at Xsport Fitness. I am currently studying firefighting and paramedics and am on my last year of school. I grew up always on the heavier side and it wasn't until my senior year of high school when I decided to start getting into shape. I quickly fell in love with it and was making progress quickly. Seeing improvement is what keeps me going, seeing your body change and all the hard work you put into it is the most motivational experience I have ever had. I weighed around 300 pounds my senior year not even able to bench 135 lbs and today I weigh 220 lbs and around 11% body fat. My favorite exercises are hammer curls, incline dumbell flyes, and deadlifts. For cardio I like doing the stairmaster or the treadmill on a high incline and at a fast walking
pace. Some of the supplements I use are protein, BSN Hyper FX, NOW Foods Glycocarn, BSN Amino X, NOW Foods Carbo Gain, and Serious Nutrition Solutions D-Aspartic Acid.