Kade Vilio: Height 5”11″, Weight 195lbs, IFBB Men’s Physique Pro, TWU Kinesiology Student, Trinity Western Spartan Men’s Ice Hockey Forward.
Trent Vilio: Height 6”0″, Weight 195lbs, National Men’s Physique Champion, TWU Kinesiology Student, Trinity Western Spartan Men’s Ice Hockey Defenseman.
Co-own a Retail Hockey Store and University Students.
What is it like training, competing (with and against), and playing hockey with your brother?
We’re both extremely lucky to be so close in age. It’s given us the opportunity to not only compete alongside each other in bodybuilding but also play alongside each other in hockey as well. We’ve been training together on and off for the last 10 years and can gladly attribute both our successes in bodybuilding and hockey to each other as we continue to motivate one another to this day. As for bodybuilding. We’ve both been competing together since 2012, and there have been ups and downs. Whether it be cheating on a diet or placing bad at a show, but we’ve always had each other’s backs.
There was never a sense of negative competition among us. We both wanted each other to do well and didn’t care if one of us placed higher than the other. There is no way we would both be still competing to this day if it weren’t for each other’s support. As for hockey. We’ve both played with each other since we were kids, and it never gets old. It’s really fun to be able to play with your brother, but I’d be lying if I said we never got into heated arguments about certain plays made during a game. At the end of the day though we always enjoyed playing with each other, and are also very protective of each other on the ice. Like I said we’re both very fortunate to have had one another to motivate and push to be better whether it be in the gym, on stage, or on the ice!
Talk about the similarities and differences between hockey training and physique training?
When focusing on hockey training our main priorities are cardiovascular endurance, leg endurance and strength, core balance, stability and flexibility, and power. The training styles are more catered to legs with less emphasis on the upper body. The way we train also for hockey is less specific on certain small muscle groups rather than the main compound and fundamental muscles that will help you better perform on the ice.
As for bodybuilding, it is strictly focused and hypertrophy and muscle gain with some added focus on strength. There is a heavier focus on the upper body as the men’s physique division does not heavily score on leg development. Our training would consist of high-volume workouts with increased reps and exercise that target smaller muscle groups that if developed properly can give us a competitive edge on stage.
Who is your fitness coach?
We’re both self-coached.
Play pro in North America or Europe.
Both compete on the Olympia stage together.
What show did you compete in, and what was your experience at the show?
We both competed recently at the 2018 IFBB Natural Pro Qualifier in Toronto and it was a life-changing experience. Going into the show we had high hopes but never thought that we would both win our height classes and then battle it out in the overall for the IFBB Pro card. It was a very surreal moment. We both didn’t care who won we just hoped that one of us two would win the IFBB Pro card out of the 4 class winners. We only wish they could have given out 2 Pro Cards that show, but none less we were both extremely excited that one of us won it!
What are your next show plans?
Kade – I’m thinking of doing the 2021 Van Pro, but it depends on if Trent wins his pro card and how my hockey career is going as well.
Trent – My main focus is to win a pro card so I’m looking into doing the 2020 Natural Pro Qualifier but that depends on if I will have enough time to prep for the show following my hockey season and school semester.
Nutritional & Supplements:
We try to keep nutrition as a top priority as it is crucial for recovery. Focusing on injecting high amounts of protein, as well as hitting our macro and micronutrient goals. We will have cheat meals here and there, and we only diet during contest prep. For hockey season we try to eat as many nutrient-dense foods as possible for energy and recovery. As for supplementation our top 3 would be Pre-workout, Protein, and Creatine.
Kade has a really strong bench press, and Trent has a really strong deadlift.
What separates Status from other fitness magazines?
Status is unique as it really focuses on the development of the athlete and not just with bodybuilding. They want to explore all avenues of sport and we love how that can differentiate them from other fitness magazines.
What would it mean to you to become the next Status Fitness Cover-model?
We both dream of one day getting a magazine cover, so if even one of us was blessed with becoming a Status Fitness Magazine cover model it would be making a dream come true.
If you could ask Status Editor-In-Chief, Rodney Jang one question what would that be?
What’s your favorite exercise?
What was it like working with a photographer?
We worked with David Ford, and he is a class act. Very professional, but also down-to-earth and extremely friendly. I’m pretty sure our shoot went overtime because we had so many great conversations during it. The man is magic behind the camera and we look forward to working with him in the future.
3 things people would not know about you:
We have both represented Team Canada for Inline Hockey, We’re both part Scandinavian, and we both have competed in at least 15 bodybuilding competitions.
Who inspires you:
Kobe Bryant, Connor McGregor, our Father, and Mother.
Who do you wish to inspire?
People getting into the fitness industry, and hockey players.
Play Pro Hockey, Step on the Olympia Stage.
Photo by: David Ford