It’s finally time! I am very excited to compete in Olympia 212 showdown for the first time. I have competed in MrOlympia 5times since 2007 and finished top10 in 2009(9th), 2010(10th) and 2011(10th). Needless to say, my goal this time is nothing less than winning this 212 Olympia title! Everything is going great so far. […]
How long have you been into your sport? >
Since I was 20 years old. 16 years!
How did you get started? >
I played rugby in my teens. I wanted to gain weight to enhance my performance. At the time, I only weighed around 130lbs but through weight training, I was able to gain almost 50lbs by time I graduated from high school. After I graduated, I was looking for something new I could pour my energy into, and finally found my passion, bodybuilding.
why do you train? >
I love to train to see how much I improve everyday.
what motivates you? >
I'm a very goal oriented person. I need that adrenaline rush of challenges and working towards a goal. I love to train but what motivates me to work harder every day to bring my physique to the next level is competition and having certain goals to improve myself.
What are your goals? >
Short term goal is to be top 6 in Mr.Olympia 2009. Long term goal is to have my own gym and help people.
What are your core principles behind your approach to this sport? >
It's always an "all or nothing" mentality. There is no such thing as "impossible". We train hard everyday; and even harder the next day!
what advice would you give someone? >
Learn as much as possible about training and nutrition. There's a lot you can learn by trial and error, so write down every training and meals to find out what works or doesn't work for you. As far as competition goes, try to bring your best condition/package every time to stage and focus on your improvements compared to the last competition. I advise not to be overly focused on the placing or winning because that's what the judges are there for. Save the stress and time complaining about it; it's not for you to decide who should be the winner, but it is your job to be your best. Always ask judges for constructive criticism on how you can improve for the next show.