Florida natural Gabriel Valantino takes FOCUS! "How do you stay focused on your goals? When I first started working out I got great results my first few years in high school and got lots of positive attention, but I ended up letting it all get to my head and lost my focus in the gym. I started skipping workouts thinking that I didn’t need to improve anymore and ended up getting smaller and weaker. Luckily I was able to regain my lost attention and haven’t looked back since." "Here are my top 3 ways to stay focused on your goals: 1. Be willing to make sacrifices 2. Eliminate all distractions 3. Avoid negative people"
Musclemania® Pro Muhammad Aidil Aidil striving to thriving! Lean training all season as he continues him transformation. "It'll be my first complete season of solid training since the pandamic, so I'm looking to make up for so much lots time, training and gains," Mhmd says.
Musclemania® Physique Josue Gonzalez says, "When shit seems to be sideways, remember to breathe. Then just focus on what you want to happen, and take action to make it happen. But first tame your emotions, then believe in yourself." At 5'9", 175 lbs., 22 year old, Josue is a lifelong gymnast who last year swaped his athletic pursuits into a full fledged bodybuilding season.
Musclemania® Pro Julian Tanaka says, "The incorporation of multi-joint exercises are of tremendous help when we want to promote muscle definition or striation. Promote metabolic stress exercises, that is, greater burning. There is more activation of type two fibers, which are the ones in charge of giving a greater definition or filleting and greater physical resistance with an improvement in our posture." "Shoulder-width dips primarily develop the triceps, along with synergistic muscles such as the deltoids, pectorals (sternal, clavicular, and minor), and the rhomboid muscles of the back (in this order)."
Nigerian giant Chibuike Samuel Nwankwo says his weight hasn't increased in months, but the 6'4", 220 lbs., lifetime natural keeps growing lean muscle and better density. "I've been eating lots of fish and vegetables, so my diet is super clean," he explains. "I'm not concerned with weight if my physique looks like I am growing. Its all an illusion." Chibuike competes for the first time at Musclemania® Nigeria this season.
Its been 2 years since Musclemania® Europe Physique Champion Andrea Sartor last took the stage. The 5'8", 180 lbs., 25 year old says, "The pandemic has been good for my training and helped keep me focused. No distractions and time to add extra workouts when my body needed it. I've been able to balance my symmetry and increase lean, mature muscle overall." Andrea will make his MM Pro debut at MM America in Hollywood in November.
Its been over 15 years since Musclemania® Europe Champion Ovi Diu started training and all the while developing more muscle maturing with each passing season. The 5'7", 175 lbs., Romanian civil engineer says, "I never train for size because a physique is built on symmetry and condition."
Spanish natural Jhonathan Jesus has been training since a teenager, but after 10 years of bodybuilding he says he's ready to perform. The 5'7", 170 lbs., actor, model & trainer explains, "I just like training and never thought about competing. I'm a natty and proud of what I've created and think it would be fun to finally show it." Jjonathan will shine on the Musclemania® Europe stage in Barcelona in August.
Musclemania® Pro Daisuke Oyama notes that there are 4 important aspects to getting lean for competition shape. The 5'8", 180 lbs., 33 year old, Japanese coach, trainer and studio owner explains, "To enter the world of 3% body fat, we need to do more. Let's thoroughly manage ourselves so as not to get sick and build a body that stands out more than others on the stage!" 1. PFC balance setting 2. Goal setting 3. Increased active metabolism 4. Increased water intake Musclemania® Japan 2023 announcement soon!
French calisthenics athlete Curtis Taylor says he lives intensely. "I enjoy every moment as if it is my last. I fight with persuasion, embrace life, live with passion, lose with class and win by daring. Because the world belongs to those who dare and live." The 6'1", 222 lbs., 27 year old, lifetime natural is training for Musclemania® Paris in October and promises to bring an intense physique to the stage.