Manchester, UK

When I was growing up,I was overweight.I always was struggled with my body image.I was never satisfied with the person I saw in the mirror.

My Fitness journey started when I was 14 years old.I was amazed by action heroes as Arnold Schwarzenegger,Sylvester Stallone or Jean-Claude Van Damme and always wanted to be one.

I started exercising at home with two 8 kg dumbbells. I did basic exercises as push-ups, squats, biceps curl or dips. When I turned 16, I started working out in the gym.

It was 1988-89 and there was no Internet. I drew all my knowledge from older friends and magazines Muscle and Fitness. I made lot of mistakes.

For many years I learned as much as I could about the training, but I never took the importance of nutrition. It was my biggest mistake!!!

My bodyweight jumped up to 115kg.

I was strong, but my body looked more like body of powerlifter.

I decided to take my training, nutrition a lot more serious. I have changes my dieting, training and started training 5-6 days per week spending up 90 minutes in the gym. I also started doing cardio training. I lost 20kg during the year. I felt much better and also looked better. I started thinking about stepping on the stage bodybuilding show. I started competing in Natural

Bodybuilding Federation in 2011.Where I took nice third place behind the advanced competitors. They were medalist from World Championships. I was so fascinated by it, that I competed 10 following season. I fall in love!

I know is it hard, but I love this process when your body changes.

I'm loving my Fitness journey. I hope my best years are still ahead of me.

I'm trying to encourage and help others by showing that even 48 years old, you can realise gains, avoid to injuries, look great, fell good and young. Keep going 💪💪💪.