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(knocking) – [Interviewer] Howdy, Kip. We’re here to see your gym and fridge. – Yeah, yeah! What’s happening, fellas? (ding) Y’all come on in. (country music playing) ♪ Just a blue jean boy ♪ ♪ In a great big world ♪ ♪ Oh yes ♪ – [Interviewer] All right Kip. First, let’s go to the gym, and then you can show us your fridge. Ready? Let’s go. – All right, come on in guys. I don’t know how I feel about this, but this is my sanctuary right here. So this is my favorite
gym to come to, period. I’ll show you a few workouts. I’ll show you how I stay in shape. – [Interviewer] What’s a
typical week of training look like for you? – A week of training for me varies. These are my gym workouts right here. A lot of times, I’ll
focus on one body part. I’m doing a lot of functional workouts. I’m working my legs, my core. So I try to do workouts
that aren’t necessarily gonna get me super bulky,
but to stay lean and fit, I never go super heavy. I find that it builds the most, the most muscle in the
spots that you want to at the same time too. – [Interviewer] Do you
work out in your jeans? – Nah, they’re not jeans. These are my, these are my climbing pants. I use these pants to rock climb but I’ll also train in them sometimes too. They’re super thin so
you got all the mobility, and you got the style at the same time. So this way right here, I
love this one right here. I’m getting a good workout for my legs. I pretty much always workout solo. – [Interviewer] Do you have a trainer? – Nah, I’ve never had a trainer. I’ve always tried to figure
out how my body responds the best, and I feel
like I’ve learned my body through the years and
knowing what it needs, and I don’t like listening to anybody telling me how to workout so. (laughs) (weights clanging) That’s probably the main reason. – [Interviewer] What do
you do on those rings? – This always gets a
little bit more of a pump than regular pull ups for me. It works your lats a little bit more. Then you can turn it around, and you got a bicep workout, and you’re working your core. (upbeat guitar) This is another one that
I like to do to work. I’m working multiple parts
of my body doing this. I go into a press and I work
my stomach at the same time. I haven’t researched any of it. I’ve just learned how my body
responds to certain things, and it’s all been trial and error for me. – [Interviewer] Did you play any sports when you were younger? – [Kip] I played basketball my whole life until I was about 20. And I think that, always
training for that, always having to keep my body
in a certain type of shape, it kind of transposed
to the rest of my life and even doing music. With my fitness, with being able to sing and having the stamina to go
and do 150 shows in a year, it’s super taxing. Mentally, physically, all of it. So for me, it’s kind of a competition on how ready can I be, which translates to the sports world too. – [Interviewer] What kind
of music do you listen to when you workout? – You know, I will say that I listen to all types of
music while I’m working out. I love some old school pop. I was listening to a Wild
Feather’s record today. They’re great. I even listen to Lord Huron,
which is pretty chill. I don’t have to have music that’s thumping the whole time for me. I change it up when I’m working out. This is an essential,
just a standard squat. Once again, if you’re
trying to get in shape, these are essential. It’s all about tone and strength
for me, so I go high reps. – [Interviewer] What
are your fitness goals? – To be honest, I don’t really have specific
goals with my fitness. For me, it’s all about maintaining. It’s not about getting bulky for me. It’s all about keeping my body ready for whatever activities
I’m gonna get into. And if you’re working
your legs constantly, you’re gonna pretty
much always be in shape to tackle any kind of outdoor activity. – [Interviewer] How do you
keep your mind healthy? – [Kip] Keeping my mind healthy
is a whole ‘nother animal. (laughs softly) I’ve always been a bit of a basket case. I’d be lying if I said that
this is how I keep it healthy. I try to meditate, I try to pray. But the road it really, the
road really beats you up, and does a psychological
damage to you sometimes and that’s just part of it. There’s so much beautiful
things that come with playing music and constantly traveling. But the tough part is the lack of sleep, the lack of the proper diet, your highs and lows are so
drastic every single day. So trying to keep your
mental sanity in a balance, that’s been the most
difficult part for me. But I will say that this does
keep me from going crazy. This is my sanity. Getting here everyday
about an hour and a half, and really getting after it. – [Interviewer] Do you have any scars? – I’ve got a couple really
bad skateboarding scars on my shin and on my knee. I had a little scar on my face for awhile from surfing, hitting the reef. Other than that, I’m scar
free except for the skating. – [Interviewer] What’s your
most meaningful tattoo? – Most meaningful tattoo
for me is this right here. Psalm 40, verse one and two. I read that verse every single night when I first moved to Nashville, probably the first six months. There was so much talent in this town, I felt overwhelmed. I felt inadequate. And that was the one verse
that gave me comfort. I told myself if I ever got a record deal, it’d be the first thing
I got tattooed on me. – [Interviewer] All right, Kip. Now show us your home fridge. – All right. This is my fridge right here. This is not the most exciting fridge you’re gonna ever probably
look in on this show, but I’m gonna let you check it out anyway. All right, for the most part,
breakfast every morning. I got my eggs right here. I got some avocados and tomatoes in here, I’m pretty strict with that. Like fruits, vegetables,
eggs every single morning. – [Interviewer] How do
you spice up your eggs? – I put salsa. That’s the key, like if you want to make a good breakfast scramble. You gotta put salsa. Lunch… I do like pretty much
two lunches every single day. I get a lot of these meals. It’s just like a company here in town. It’s called Eat Well. It’s all clean food. They don’t soak in all the stuff that a lot of other places use,
like butter and olive oils, and all that kind of stuff
so that’s why I get these. – [Interviewer] What’s in that Tupperware? – This right here is
probably two week old chicken that I need to throw out
that I haven’t done yet. (laughs) I’ve been gone for like two weeks, so you don’t need to
worry about that chicken. You don’t need to get
close to that chicken. That chicken will make
you sick really fast. – [Interviewer] What about that thing? – I don’t need to tell you what’s in this. I might not be able to
get through Canada again if I tell you what’s in here. (laughs) This right here, this is
some good stuff right here. A company out of Miami right here, they make this all natural almond butter. I put it on everything. I put it on my toast. I put it on pancakes if I make pancakes. – [Interviewer] How do
you stay fit on the road? – You know the hardest thing
when you’re traveling is, I don’t have access to
all this prepped stuff. Your sleep habits are all messed up. That’s the hardest thing. I usually lose a lot of
weight on every single run because I can’t get an adequate diet because I’m still working out, I’m still going on stage running around, I’m burning all these calories. So that’s the hardest part is finding a clean diet on the road. The main thing for me when I’m on the road is not jumping into a lot of bad foods, and making myself feel bad. So I can deal with losing some weight and not getting sufficient calories because I can always
put that right back on. – [Interviewer] How did
you first get into fitness? – I think I’ve always been into fitness just from playing sports my whole life. I started really learning about
foods probably 10 years ago, researching a lot about foods and what certain ones
will do for your body. So that’s just been a part of my life. For me, it’s all kind
of functional training so that whenever I get back out, I’m rock climbing or I’m surfing, I’m right back in the game. Because I’m taking care
of myself in the kitchen. – [Interviewer] Is there
anything special you do to take care of your voice? – I don’t really do anything for my voice. This is au naturel. This is all the goodness,
you know what I mean? So people ask me do I take certain foods or certain vitamins for my voice, and do I do warm ups and all this stuff. I’ve never done any of that in my life. I know at some point that’s probably gonna bite me in the ass, but I don’t know any tricks for my voice. This is just, I’m just incredible I don’t
know what else I can say. (laughs) – [Interviewer] That’s an
impressive whiskey collection. – All the whiskey that’s
behind you guys right now makes me feel like a raging
alcoholic looking at it. But for the most part,
I take these bottles from off the road. I do love to sip on a
little whiskey on the rocks but for the most part, I usually
go to tequila every time. – [Interviewer] Do you have
any foods that you hate? – The only food that you will probably never see in this fridge is squash. I hate squash with a passion. I don’t care how it’s
cooked, I can’t do it. I don’t want any part of it. – [Interviewer] Have you tried any diets? – I’ve never been on a
fad diet in my whole life. I feel like if you’re truly
taking care of yourself, you workout everyday
and you’re eating clean, I just haven’t found the
need for any fad diets yet. – [Interviewer] Do you ever eat unhealthy? – If I’m gonna be really bad, I’m gonna eat that whole bag of M&Ms, and then if I’m done with that, I get the old school fudge pops, and then I go into this
and then I pass out. (laughs) (guitar playing) – [Interviewer] All right. Time to go back to the gym
for our rapid fire questions. 7am workout or 7pm? – 7am. – [Interviewer] Squat or deadlift? – Squat. – [Interviewer] Favorite
song on your playlist? – Quittin’ time, Wild Feathers. – [Interviewer] Crossfit… Yay or nay? – No. – [Interviewer] Pull ups or chin ups? – I’m gonna go with pull ups. – [Interviewer] Kettle bells or dumbbells? – Kettle bells. – [Interviewer] Treadmill
or the great outdoors? – Anything but a treadmill. – [Interviewer] Cardio or weights? – Weights. – [Interviewer] Big legs or big arms? – Legs. – [Interviewer] Which would you rather be: jacked, ripped, swole, or cut? – You got a great rig on you, man. – [Interviewer] If you had
to work out with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be? – Gotta say Arnold, right? It’s gonna be Arnold if you’re
gonna work out with anybody. Y’all get the (bleep) out of here. I need to get back to my workout. Later. (hip hop music)

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