Name: Castro Barreira José- Cazé
Competition weight: 73 Kgs
Current weight: 75 Kgs
Current city: Maputo, Mozambique
Occupation: Capoeira teacher / Personal Trainer
How did you get started?
In 2013 to 2014 I was in Durban taking a walk on the beach, and many people complemented me on my physical form. A man came up to me and advised me to start competing in the Men’s Physique challenge.
I never thought of competing but none the less I accepted the challenge and trained seriously hard, and in April I entered my first competition. It was the KZN Iron Man Novice 2014 and surprisingly I came in 1st place.
Did you use to do a lot of capoeira?
Yes I do practice a lot of capoeira because I am a capoeira instructor. It’s part of my cardio routine and flexibility training.
What do you love about it and how do you stay motivated?
What motivates me in competing is the fact that I am a pioneer in Mozambique when it come to taking fitness to a competitive scale. And with it I encourage my fellow Mozambiquens to follow in my foot steps.
How did your last show, the WBFF go and how did the preparation for it go?
In my opinion it was the greatest show yet. My preparation was to done to the last detail and I started it as soon as The wbff 2014 was over.
What are your future plans?
In terms of competing I am preparing my self for the WBFF in London in November and in terms of my career, my goal is to win My procard and stepping up to the stages as one of the best in the world.
What are your top nutrition tips to shed fat while holding on to as much muscle as possible?
My tip is to eat clean not only for physical intentions but to live a healthy life as well.
Take us through an average day of yours:
- I wake up around 5 am and do my abs workout.
- At 6 am I have my first meal of the day and head off to work as a personal trainer at the ProGym from 7 am till noon.
- Afterwords I head home to have lunch and rest till 2 pm.
- Then I go out to distribute and promote the supplement brand which I represent, Supplements SA.
- At 5 pm I go back to the gym to teach a capoeira class.
- And workout until 8 pm, then I go home and my day is done.
Give us a brief description of your philosophy on your diet:
MEAL 1 | Breakfast
- 75g Bowl of Oats (measured by one cup uncooked)
- 6 boiled or scrambled eggs – Cook with Spray and Cook (2 yolks)
- Vitamin C 1000mg – Omega 3 oils – Multi vitamin.
MEAL 2 | 10:00
- 200g Chicken
- 180g sweet potato
- 100g Broccoli.
- 200g Steak
- 180g brown rice
- 100g Broccoli.
- 200g Chicken
- 300g white basmati rice or baked potato
- 100g Broccoli or asparagus and green beans.
BEFORE AND DURING TRAINING:
- Pre-Workout 15 minutes before
- BCAA’s during training.
- Whey Protein shake (2 scoops – at least 40g protein)
- Vitamin C 1000mg – Omega 3 oils – Vitamin E.
- 200g Tuna
- 300g sweet potato or brown rice
- 100g Broccoli or asparagus.
- Casein Protein preferably or Whey – 40g.
Give us a brief description of your philosophy on your training:
I train like a body builder and eat like a fitness model ;)
Do you like to do any other forms of training besides the gym? And do you include much cardio in your training?
Capoeira is a sport that requires a well kept physical condition and that’s why I do it in addition to the gym.
What are your three favourite exercises and why?
These parts and exercises are considered to be my weak points so I like to give close attention to them.
What tips and advice would you give for developing a full and massive chest?
Working on every angle with as much intensity as you can at least twice a week.
Are you quite flexible? How often do you stretch and for how long to keep your flexibility?
Despite my physique I am very flexible. I work on my flexibility while I teach capoeira class’s, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
What is the most common question you get asked?
What is the secret to having a body like mine?
There is no secret, it all comes down to determination, focus and perseverance.
Favorite Influential bodybuilders:
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Frank Zane.
Favourite female fitness icons:
Best piece of advice you ever received?
“Its not the title that dictates a champion.” By my master Daniel Wessels.
What are some things you see people doing wrong in the gym that you would like to see less of?
Using a lot of weight and really poor execution of the exercises.
What competitions have you competed in and your placings?
- Wbff South Africa | Fitness model | 4th
- Knz Iron Man | Men’s Physique | 1st
- NABBA pretoria Classic | Fitness Model | 4th
- WBFF south África | Fitness Model short class | 3rd
- Kzn open | Men’s Physique | 1st
- Amateur Olympia Africa | Men’s Physique short class | 3rd