us today is Emmanuel Omoniyi. Congrats on some great showings on the stage! What made you decide to compete in the Men’s Physique Division?
I have been doing a lot of weight training for years now, however due to my lean body type (ectomorph). I could not see myself competing in the NPC until Men's Physique was introduced.
Can you tell us a little about the show in which you most recently competed?
My last show was Eastern's 2012 in Queen's College in New York City. I managed to place 11th out of 34 outstanding competitors.
How did you feel after pre-judging?
I felt the judges made the right call outs, men's physique is getting bigger and we are seeing more incredible physiques on a daily basis.
How did you feel about the final results of the show?
I felt the results were fair, I felt Judges seem to lean towards competitors with more mass as oppose to leaner competitors.
What are your thoughts on the Men's Physique Division and what it may be able to do for your career?
I think the men's physique division is a great addition to the bodybuilding world and gives more people the opportunity to compete.
Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria
Current city: Philadelphia, Pa
Years training: 8
Education: BA Psychology
Favorite type of training: HIgh intense cardio followed with abs and back.
Favorite body part to train: Shoulders
Favorite exercise: Shoulder Shrugs
Rep range: 10 - 15
Number of sets: 4
Typical workout duration: 2 hours
Training split: 5 days a week, one day rest.
Typical daily eating plan: High protein low carb
Favorite supplement: Optimum Nutrition 100% gold standard whey protein
What peaked your interest in training? The changes as a result of hard work and dedication
Who influences/influenced your training? Greg Plitt
Sports: track, football, soccer
Special interests: music & coaching
Physique, fitness, bodybuilding competition history:
2012 NPC Atlantic States -- 5th Place
2012 NPC Philadelphia Championship -- 5th Place
2012 NPC Solo Tri State -- 4th Place
2012 NPC Delaware open -- 5th Place
2012 NPC Big Cat -- 2nd Place
2012 NPC PA closed -- 3rd Place
2012 NPC Brandywine cup -- 3rd Place
2012 USBF NEPA Natural -- 1st Place
2012 NPC Eastern's New York City -- 11th
Next planned competition: Team Universe July 5th 2013
What keeps you on track towards reaching your goals?
Seeing improvements and changes in my training, stamina, and body changes.
Interesting fact or something you would like our readers to know about you:
Plan to Succeed or Plan to Fail.