Coach Spotlight: Adam FangmanDo you have any embarrassing nicknames? What are they? . . All my nicknames are awesome: "Fang," "Fangmaster Flex," "Weasel," "Red," "Cubbyboi," "Gingerbear."
Coach: Adam Fangman
What do your parents or spouse call you when you are in trouble?
Adam Jerome Fangman
Do you have any embarrassing nicknames? What are they?
All my nicknames are awesome: “Fang,” “Fangmaster Flex,” “Weasel,” “Red,” “Cubbyboi,” “Gingerbear.”
What actor or actress would you like to play you in a movie?
I think Denzel Washington could nail my tamped down gravitas and deadly coolness (see American Gangster)
How long have you been coaching?
Have you had other careers, or currently work in another field? What are they?
Accounting (not all heroes wear capes) and I perform Improv comedy (playing make-believe for anyone with $15 to spare)
Who’s your favorite BLOC client? (JK, don’t answer that.)
Who’s your least favorite BLOC client? (JK, again.)
Definitely not you
If you could time travel back to when you first started coaching, what advice would you give yourself?
Probably give them food
What are some of your favorite things to do when you’re not working or training?
Performing comedy or hosting game nights. I will destroy you in charades.
What is your favorite lift?
Where do you live?
What is your favorite animal print?
I used to have a pair of swim shorts with monkeys driving speed boats on it but my legs got big and strong and they ripped
Gym cat, dog or something else?
Either is cool but I had a gym cat first and he was my little buddy
How long have you been training?
What is the most embarrassing moment from any dark days of “lifting” that you may have had?
Dark days? When I was in a big box gym I was a battle rope guy for a bit. And I’d argue (shouting, seriously) with members about emergency door policy. It was also in a shady part of town and I “saw some things” that I never of thought I’d see from the top of a stair master.
What do you love about training?
It’s fun to blast music dance around and crush weights with your friends.
What do you love about coaching?
For sure seeing people do things they’d never thought they could or how others react to them.
What lifting achievement are you most proud of?
Probably my overall perception of what’s heavy. Athree-platee squat used to be that unattainable thing and now 6 plates is the next stop.
Would you rather magically increase each of your PRs by 20%, or magically increase one of your lifts by 100%?
Magically increase one of my lifts by 100%
Would you rather not have to eat food and have your ideal body composition, or get to eat 6,000 calories per day and have your ideal body composition?
Not have to eat food and have my ideal body composition.
How many lifting-related shirts do you own?
What or who gets you to train when your motivation is really low?
Bang energy drinks and my training bros
Pre-workout of choice
What are some of your go-to lifting songs?
Break free – Arianna Grande
Better than your death metal deadlift anthem.
Jealous – Chromeo
Glitch Mob – Seven Nation Army remix
What is the most embarrassing song you like?
“Be a Man”—Mulan, but I’ll go hard on show tunes in general
What’s one of your personal lifting superstitions?
I don’t have any but yesterday I saw a spider on the wall and had to broom him off because I’m pretty sure they jump off if you scare them and I thought he’d dive bomb my face mid-bench.
What are some of your lifting-related goals for this year?
Pull 600 is da one
Do you plan on competing in a meet this year? If so, what are your goals?
I’ll go to Nationals for one more press competition and then switch over to some bench meets
What have you learned about yourself from barbell training?
I can do very hard things super hungover.
Who is someone you’d love to try barbell training and why?
My mom cuz she’s all like “blah blah I’m scared so no.”
Do you have a role model? Who is it and why?
Not really, but genuine people killing it usually catch my attention.
Dead or alive, who would you love to lift with?
If BLOC made a yearbook, which do you think you’d most likely win?
Most likely to train in shorts with the crotch already blown out.
How much do you love to eat? 1 – It’s a chore … 5 – What are we eating next???
What’s your favorite meal? Please use as much detail as possible.
Bacon fried rice
Mix white rice with diced up bacon and eggs, serve with ketchup, siracha and some Franks Red Hot to taste. Crack some fresh pepper on dat.
What was your favorite childhood TV show?
Rugrats, Ah Real Monsters, Rocko’s Modern Life, Angry b=Beavers, Ed Edd and Eddy, (not Arthur), of course Looney Tunes
What is a movie that you have watched over and over and over again?
Tell us your best dad joke.
How do you make a little old lady say “shit”?
Make another little old lady say “bingo!”
What advice do you have for a new lifter? Or a lifter who’s been doing this a while?
Gaining weight is a cheat code for gains in the gym. Have fun with it and roll back intake later if needed. Actors do it all the time. You’re better than those make-believe-playing doofuses.
Anything else you would like to share with your BLOC brethren and sistren?