The Infinite Collection: An interview with Ambassador Lucas Kothe

The Infinite Collection: An interview with Ambassador Lucas Kothe

Kristin Kennedy-Brown - July 13, 2023

We interviewed our health ambassador and face of recent Summer Infinite Collection launch Lucas Kothe, to talk through all things training, determination, goals, and life motos. Read on to learn more... 

When did you begin training and why?

Exercise and training have always been a part of my life and I am very grateful to my parents for always supporting me to try different sports. I started playing football when I was six years old and loved trying new ways to train with my friends playing tennis, swimming or skiing. While I was still playing football, I naturally started lifting weights. For me, a day without some form of exercise feels unfulfilling. The beauty of sport for me is that you can do it alone, which sometimes feels almost meditative, but you can also meet your best mates and have a great time with some friendly competition. I associate exercise with pushing boundaries, bouncing back from setbacks and feeling good and healthy in my mind and body, which makes it an absolute must for me.

What keeps you determined to achieve your goals?

My goals are always closely linked to my passion. I love improving aspects of my physical fitness and I love sharing my story with others to inspire people to live a more active and healthier lifestyle. So now it feels quite natural to follow the path I have taken. However, it was really hard for me to start posting on social media because it puts you in a vulnerable position. In the end, the urge to put myself out there outweighed the fear of being judged. That feeling of overcoming one of my biggest insecurities at the time still gives me the confidence to keep pursuing my goals.

How do you stay motivated?

Motivation comes and goes. The most important thing for me is to have a set of non-negotiable routines that I try to stick to as disciplined as possible. This helps me to stay on track even if I am not motivated on any given day. Having a set morning routine, working out and eating a balanced diet are staples for me that keep me in a healthy state of mind with my goals in sight. Of course there are still better and worse days and days where I just want to stay in bed and do nothing, and that is perfectly fine sometimes as you need the rest.

Who or what would you say is your biggest motivation?

My biggest motivation is the goal to live a meaningful life, to follow my own individual path and to be in control of my own future. The beauty of it is that meaningful can change over time, so there is no real finish line.

What is the moto you live by?

Train hard - rest harder. Give it all you have when you pursue something. This could be training, work, learning. Don't do it half-heartedly, and if you do put time into it, make the most of it. On the other hand, rest is mandatory. That's what life is all about, reaping the rewards and enjoying what you've achieved.

What does your day-to-day look like?

I always start the morning with a hot shower (I hate cold showers). Nothing makes me feel as comfortable and ready for the day as taking the time to get ready. Then I have my breakfast, which is also my pre-workout meal. So I have something high in carbohydrates and protein that gives me energy but doesn't make me feel full and bloated. I have to have some time between my breakfast and my workout and this is the time where I either tackle my most important task of the day or if it is a slower day Im reading a chapter of a book. My favourite part of the day is actually my workout. Just me, my mind & body always trying to improve on a bodyweight skill or work on my strength. After my workout it is time to work on my social media, brainstorming for new video ideas or filming for a reel or TikTok. I recently graduated with my degree of business administration, which means I finally have lots of new capacities to work on new projects and explore new opportunities.

What does your rest day look like?

After a long week of training I'm very grateful for a well earned day off. I just try to listen to what my body needs most. It might be a quick stretch if I'm in the mood for a sauna, but more often than not it's just watching Netflix or going out with my friends.

What performance sportswear do you swear by?

If I had to pick one workout outfit for the rest of my life, it would be a ¼ zip long sleeve and 5" shorts with a pair of comfortable trainers. Not much can make a workout more enjoyable than feeling comfortable in your gym clothes.

Describe your Bodybuilding x Calisthenics 12 week program?

My program combines my love for calisthenics with the passion for lifting heavy weights. I think there’s something to it being able to control your bodyweight while also being able to move some heavy weights. The programme is the result of my training experiences with different approaches to training and what has worked best for me. I've had some great feedback so far, which I'm really proud of, and to see others unlocking their potential, learning new bodyweight skills and smashing some PRs.

Favourite place to train?

I'm a sucker for those really old-school looking gyms with rusty barbells and minimal equipment, where you can smell the hard work and passion in the air. I don't need much to have a great workout. Just some good energy and the right state of mind.

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