Benin bodybuilder Ricardo Satchivi continues his transformation while attending university in Moscow. The 6'2", 244 lbs., 21 year old has been training for 3 years and never competed. But, that will change next season at Musclemania® Europe. "Its taking longer to gain muscle because I am totally drug free and only have enough money for little supplements," Ricardo says. "But, I am in the gym at least once a day, every day and eating as much as I can. I am on my own here in Russia, trying to pay for school and food. My parents pay for my apartment. I am doing my best and really want to be a MM Pro. I won't get on stage until I [...]
Musclemania® Balkan Champion Blaz Hrastnik has been hitting the gym ever since winner last season. The 6'2", 220 lbs., Slovenian medical student says, "This week i started to feel overtrained after 50 sessions in the past month. So after yesterday's 250 kg squat record, my plan now is to take a few days off for my ligaments, joints and connecting tissue to recover. I will keep a moderate training tempo until my exam-and after that it's full power again. The weight stays about the same, i can see a new vein somewhere on my body every week." Blaz is training for the competition season in Europe and next season straight to MM Universe.
Serbian muscle model Pavle Payo has taken the commercial model scene in a sweep. Since compete at Model Europe in Barcelona last season, the 6'1", 190 lbs., 27 year old engineering student has appeared in runway shows, advertising campaigns and magazines. Pavle says, "I'm a lifetime natural athlete and the first thing I do in morning is have a super hard workout! Today, I finish with three biceps exercises, without rest, strong and hardcore."
Austrian teenage bodybuilder Onome Egger has never been on stage, but the 6'3", 240 lbs., former high school football player says his training now is 100% bodybuilding. "I am eating 7 times a day and training twice a day," Ono says. "I am doing cardio in the morning and training after school." He was a big hit at both FIBO and Body Power last month towering over most of the stars there with people asking, "Who is that kid!" Ono will be making his stage debut at MM Amsterdam, Paris and Europe this season.
Musclemania Pro Ben Radic on South Beach last week after winning the MM Universe Pro HW Class. The 5'9", 220 lbs., Slovenia fitness center owner says he feels he won his class because of conditioning. "I was really strict with my diet for the past 6 months and it made a big difference," Ben explains. "I did not worry about size or weight, which did not change. I just watched my food, especially carbs and keep up my cardio." Ben heads back to Europe on Thursday and says he will stay in his diet and never get out of shape again. "I want to look like a winner all year!"
Natural Eddy Carrillo can't help himself but to stay in lean condition all season. "I am disciplined all year, even during my atypical off-season," he professes. The 5'8", 185 lbs., Cuban athlete was trained at a Communist government run sports academy, so discipline is embedded in his psyche. Eddy is training for Musclemania Amsterdam and Europe this fall.
German business student Alexander Möhren says he's switched from basketball to bodybuilding. "I am training as a natural bodybuilder and that means Musclemania® for me," Alex attests. The 5'8", 169 lbs., 19 year old says he trains smart, eats right and takes in some supplements including whey protein, BCAA’s and creatine monohydrate. Alex will be ready for MM Europe in Berlin in November.
French bodybuilder Loic Zine in naturally classic form. The 5'10", 220 lbs., 22 year old continues to grow while improving his condition. The construction worker says he works 6 days a week, 10 hours a day and trains after work. "Its hard work and I so exhausted at the end of each day," Loic says. "But, this is what I want to do. I thrive on going to the gym everyday and changing my body. I have a vision of what I want to become and visualize with every rep!" Loic will compete for the first time this fall at MM Amsterdam, MM Paris and MM Europe.
Dwarfing everyone at FIBO in Cologne last weekend, 19 year old Onome Egger (R) was at the mega fitness expo for the first time. The 6'3", 240 lbs., high school student surprised even popular social media fitness favorites like Jeff Said (L). Onome said upon returning home, "I am so motivated now. Sure, I need to get everything on to the next level, my training, my dieting, my look, my style. Going to FIBO opened my eyes." Onome will compete for the first time at MM Paris and Europe in October.
Greek natural bodybuilder Kwnstantinos Badidos has only competed once, but he's training now for MM Europe in Berlin in November. The 5'9", 200 lbs., 24 year old building engineer says he's been training for 10 years. "I keep a tight split routine, twice a day, 3 times a week," Kwnstantinos explains. "I like a lot of rest between workouts and feel it helps my muscle recuperate better."