Musclemania® Universe 2nd Place Salman Ahmad says his super lean condition came from a 6 month diet, solid nutrition, 2x day training and a serious, year round focus on conditioning. "I knew MM bodybuilders are always in shape," he explains. "Here in Pakistan, diet doesn't matter as much - its all about size on stage. But at MM, its the complete body and super lean. Illusion shadows sheer size!" At 5'8", 172 lbs., Salman says he was shape 2 months before the show. His next competition will be MM World in Las Vegas.
Adnan Ali has transformed his physique from a bulky bodybuilder into a lean physique star. "I tried competing at Musclemania® Pakistan last year, but it was not a good experience for me," he explains. "I thought I knew what I had to look like to recognized by the the judges, but I did not make the top cut." Adnan stands at an impressive 6', 215 lbs. and has been training for 7 years. Now, he is ready for redemption and training for MM Asia in Singapore in September. "Since the last show, I have completely changed my training and nutrition regimen. I have gotten so lean and never seen my physique look like this before. All that fat and water [...]
After training for over a year for his first Musclemania® show, Pakistani Salman Ahmad says he's ready. "I have dedicated everything for this show, my family, school, work - everything!," he professes. At 5'8", 182 lbs., 22 years old, Salman will travel to America for the first time and step on the MM Universe stage in Miami / Ft. Lauderdale. "It has been my dream and its finally going to happen!"
Some words of wisdom from a youthful Adnan Ali of Pakistan who's training for Musclemania® Asia in Singapore. "I remember when my mother used to tell me that, "If you don't take time by the forelock, you'll be a ruined man." Avoiding delay, catching every available opportunity is what makes a man realize how important time is. An opportunity shows up, you miss it, you'll miss it forever because that opportunity was fixed for that time. And time's gone now. It's another thing when one says, "Time repeats itself." But in my opinion only clock repeats itself because in repetition things do not remain the same. What you were once at that time might be long changed!"
As the leading natural bodybuilder in Pakistan, Salman Ahmad has been training for symmetry for the past two years. And, one of his biggest deficits was arms. He explains, "I knew my arms had to come up, so I've hitting them 2-3 times week. I never did that before." The 5'8", 185 lbs., 23 year old is training for Musclemania® Universe in Florida in June. This will be Salman's first time outside of Pakistan and to America.
At 6', 220 lbs., Musclemania® Pakistan star Adnan Ali is holding his weight and getting leaner by the week as he prepares for MM Asia in Singapore in September. The 22 year old personal trainer says he follows Ulisses, Simeon Panda and Julian Navarro's "lean bulk" regimen.