MATT KOUBAIFBB PRO BODYBUILDER
I played many sports growing up such as football, baseball, basketball, track, and swimming. In high school I continued as a 3-sport athlete but my clear passion was football. My junior and senior year I was voted “Most dedicated in the off-season” by my teammates due to my intensity in the weight room and desire to do whatever it took to improve. During my senior year after football season I committed to attend a division 3 college to play football – But as I continued to workout and started attending a local gym, I began to realize my passion for football was shifting towards a passion for seeing how far I can push my body. I’m the type of person that when I do something, I’m going to give it 100% effort so I knew if I was going to do this, I had to be all in. So at age 19 I decided to do my first bodybuilding show – It was a 12 week diet with zero cheat meals and very basic foods – With no teen class, I placed 5th in the light heavies at the Mid-State Natural NPC show in Rockford IL at about 179 pounds. I continued to focus purely on improving myself from one show to the next and knew I had a long way to go until I reached the ultimate vision I had in my head. It took 11 years of competing until I won my first Men’s Bodybuilding Overall title earning the title 2015 Mr. Illinois. The next year I placed 3rd in the super-heavyweight class at the 2016 NPC USA’s and I’m currently preparing for the 2017 NPC USA’s with a goal of earning my IFBB pro card.
ON BEING AN ALLMAX ATHLETE
I first got “introduced” to Allmax supplements about 3 years ago by my wife Jessica Kouba. When I tried the Isoflex Chocolate Peanut Butter protein, I was blown away by the taste! Being a competitive bodybuilder I only put the best quality products in my program – and when I researched Allmax Nutrition further it was clear the quality was top-of-the-line with proven ingredients that work in ALL the products. I had been competing for 7 years already, but the first year competing when I exclusively used Allmax products, was the year I won my first Bodybuilding Overall title as Mr. Illinois and went on to place 2nd at a National show. They have a very comprehensive and quality product line with amazing tasting products – I couldn’t be more excited to represent Allmax Nutrition as an athlete moving forward!