Meet the Man in The Shorts: Andrew Cleary


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Congrats on a great showing!  What made you decide to compete in the Men’s Physique Division?

I have always had a love for the bodybuilding lifestyle, and I felt Men’s Physique was the best fit to compete in. I am glad to have stepped on stage, and look forward to my next show in 2014.

Can you tell us a little about the show in which you most recently competed?

I just competed in the OPA (Ontario Physique Association) GNC Ottawa Championships in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It is a Level 1 show, and I placed 7th in Men’s Physique tall class. I was second call out, and was placed in the middle, and was kept there.

How did you feel after pre-judging?

After pre-judging I felt good, thirsty, but good! Goal was first call out, but I am happy with how I presented myself on stage.

How did you feel about the final results of the show?

I can’t complain with the results as the people who finished in front of me looked great! For the next competition, I know I must add some more muscle mass, and be tighter.

What are your thoughts on the Men's Physique Division and what it may be able to do for your career?

It is a great division, and it will only get more popular each year. Personally, I hope to progress every show, and possibly get into a few magazine advertisements. Competing is great, but the best result is the physique you create, along with the health benefits of being in shape.

Age: Andrew OPA 130

Hometown: Kanata, Ontario, Canada

Current city: Kanata, Ontario, Canada

Years training: 10 years

Education: BA English

Occupation: Personal Trainer

Favorite type of training: Hypertrophy Training

Favorite body part to train: Legs/Shoulders

Favorite exercise: DB Side Laterals

Rep range: 6-15

Number of sets: 3-4 per exercise

Typical workout duration: Weights: 50-60 minutes

Cardio: 20-40 min

Training split: 

Monday: Chest/Triceps- cardio

Tuesday: Shoulders- cardio

Wednesday: Legs- cardio

Thursday: Back/Biceps- cardio

Friday: Chest (weak body part)- cardio


Typical daily eating plan:

Meal 1: 1 cup egg whites, 1 dry cup oats, chopped strawberries, greens drink

Meal 2: 1 ½ scoops ReFuel Protein by Dynamis Nutrition, 3 rice cakes, 1 tbsp raw almond butter

Meal 3: 6 oz X-Lean ground Bison, ½ cup brown rice, ½ cup green peas

Meal 4: 6 oz chicken breast, 8 oz sweet potato, 1 cup broccoli

Meal 5:(Post workout) 2 scoops Re Fuel protein by Dynamis

Meal 6: 6 oz white fish, 8 oz asparagus

Favorite supplements:Andrew rope 2

Dynamis Refuel White Chocolate Brownie Protein powder

Dynamis Amino Pulse

Dynamis Igintion XT Fat Burner

What peaked your interest in training?

When I first got started in weight training, it was for hockey. I ended up going from 175-190 in a summer following the training program I was on, with six solid meals per day. I ended up enjoying training more than playing sports, and have been hooked ever since.

Who influences/influenced your training?

My first trainer, Derek Shore, is a major influence in my training. He corrected many muscular imbalances, and his programs were challenging and demanding. Most recently, my coach Men’s Physique IFBB Pro Chris Gurunlian has totally transformed my physique, and put me on the proper training and eating protocol. I will continue to work with him to improve my physique for my next competition.


Carleton University Men’s Hockey 2004/2005

Canadian National Bobsleigh Team 2010/2011

Special interests:

Sports, Working Out, Travel, Reading, Movies, Stand-up Comedy, Writing

Physique, fitness, bodybuilding competition history:

7th place, Men’s Physique Tall, GNC Ottawa Championships, November 2, 2013

Awards and/or accomplishments:

2nd Place America’s Cup 4-man bobsleigh race, Calgary 2010

4th Place America’s Cup 2-man bobsleigh, Lake Placid

Next planned competition: June 2014 – Ottawa Naturals

What keeps you on track towards reaching your goals?

To be better every day in all aspects of life.

Interesting fact or something you would like our readers to know about you:

I was a brakeman on the Canadian National Bobsleigh team, and raced internationally for Canada.

Website and Facebook: 


Instagram: @andrew_cleary

Contact Info:  [email protected] 

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