Meet the Man in The Shorts: Ugo Arimo


With1186141 651549574857620 1982017919 n 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.

Age: 3561046 1403606052341 1298056725 31042541 3985128 n

Hometown: Houston,TX

Current city: Humble,TX

Years training: 17

Education: Associates of Applied Science

Occupation: COTA

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: 1069156 634022579943653 65636705 n 

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.

Website and Facebook:

Follow me on my Fitness journey! Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/user/ugoarimo 

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