With us today is Ugo Arimo. Congrats on a great showing! What made you decide to compete in the Men’s Physique Division?
I've always been told I had a great physique so I decided to try my hand at it.
Can you tell us a little about the show in which you most recently competed?
I competed at the Europa Supershow in Dallas, Texas. I competed in the Open class and the Masters division 35 and up.
How did you feel after pre-judging?
After Pre-judging I felt tired and hungry. Lol
How did you feel about the final results of the show?
After the finals I felt great because it was a big show and I did pretty good. I have more to work on though.
What are your thoughts on the Men's Physique Division and what it may be able to do for your career?
I love the Men's Physique division! I think that it's a great way to show people what all the hard work in the gym as well as with dieting can produce. I'm using these contests as a way to promote myself for purposes of sponsorships, being in fitness magazines and beyond. I'm so excited to see what my future holds in this industry.
Current city: Humble,TX
Years training: 17
Education: Associates of Applied Science
Favorite type of training: Brazilian Jujitsu/MMA
Favorite body part to train: Back
Favorite exercise: Pull ups
Rep range: 8-12
Number of sets: 3-4
Typical workout duration: 45-60 minutes
Training split: Mon: Rest, Tues: Back/Bis, Wed: Chest/Tri, Thurs: War*fit (Cross training type workouts), Friday: Legs/Shoulders, Sat: Rest, Sun: Total Body
Typical daily eating plan: 5-6 meals, mostly chicken and beef
Favorite supplement: Matrix Protein
What peaked your interest in training?
Great way to relieve stress. When I'm at the gym I can just go hard and work through whatever issues I'm having for the day or week.
Who influences/influenced your training?
Jerry Rice, John Stockton and Michael Jordan.
Sports: Football, Brazilian Jujitsu, basketball
Special interests: modeling, movies, BJJ, business, stocks
Physique, fitness, bodybuilding competition history:
2013 NPC Europa SuperShow
Physique: Men - Class D (top 10)
Physique: Men - Masters (5th)
Branch Warren Classic
Physique: Men - Class C (5th)
Physique: Men - Masters (1st)
2013 NPC Team Universe
Physique: Men - Masters Over 35 B (10th)
2013 Phil Heath Classic
Physique: Men - Class D (13th)
2012 NPC Texas State
Physique: Men - Class D (4th)
2012 NPC Europa SuperShow
Physique: Class D (top 13)
2012 Dorian Yates Classic
Physique: Men's Physique (5th)
Physique: Masters Men (1st)
2012 Branch Warren Classic
Physique: Men's Physique C (2nd)
Physique: Men - Masters Over 35 (2nd)
Awards and/or accomplishments:
2012 Masters Brown Belt Heavy Weight World Champion in Brazilian Jujitsu
Brazilian Jujitsu Black Belt
Next planned competition:
IFBB North American Championships in 2 weeks
This interview was conducted before the North Americans. Congrats to Ugo for placing 9th in Open and 5th in Masters at the IFBB North American Championships!
What keeps you on track towards reaching your goals?
My 5-year plan.
Interesting fact or something you would like our readers to know about you:
Growing up I was a small, skinny kid. Very shy and was always picked on because of my name. The military changed my life and gave me structure and discipline. Now because of that I'm focused more than ever.
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