Name: Garrett “GUNZ” Griffin
Title: 220 Bench Champ
Hometown: Larose, LA
Current Location: New Orleans
Family: Regina (fiance’) Kade (son)
Occupation: Biomedical Field Service Tech
How did you start competing in your sport and how long have you been competing?
Started with a local bench press comp, I won that and haven’t looked back since. I’ve been competing in powerlifting for 4 years. Competitive Record APA World Record raw bench 198 class, USPA World Record raw bench 220 class, APF American Record raw bench 198 class. Best raw bench 490@196 and 520@216. Best raw total is 1710@196 done without wraps.
What is your favorite type of training right now?
I do my own thing, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.
What is your supplement routine?
All Animal-Universal Nutrition products. Animal pak, Animal Nitro, Animal PM, Animal Rage, Real Gains, Torrent.
What is your Favorite Cheat Food?
Red velvet cake
What is your Favorite Diet Food?
Lean ground beef
What is your Favorite Exercise in Gym?
What’s in your gym bag?
Supplements, wrist wraps, knee wraps, knee and elbow sleeves, bands, ammonia, oly shoes, chucks, sombrah, ipod.
What do you like to do outside of the gym?
Family and friends
What is your biggest gym pet peeve?
Someone standing in front the mirror doing curls blocking the whole DB rack!!
Do you have any heros or mentors in the sport?
I look up to a lot of guys, Ryan Celli, Dennis Ceri, Greg Doucette, Jay Nera, Sam Byrd. All these guys made me strive and work hard to be the best I can be!
Anything else you would like to add?
Never give up on what you believe in, many people said I would never be where I am today or never sign a major contract in the sport of powerlifting. I proved them wrong, and you can do the same!!