Name: Arnold Vosloo
Height: 1,87 m
Competition weight: 100 kg
Current weight: 110 kg
Current city: Johannesburg, South Africa
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How did you get started?
I started weight training for rugby at first. I have been training for fitness seriously for just over 2 years now.
How did you get involved in competing and what made you choose the wbff?
When I stopped playing rugby I needed something competitive to replace it with and that’s when I heard of the WBFF. I chose this federation as I felt it suited my body type the best along with fashion and beauty.
What do you love about it and how do you stay motivated?
I love the challenge of consistently bettering yourself. When you want something real bad then staying motivated is never a problem.
Tell us a bit about the experience as a WBFF Pro at worlds:
It was phenomenal. From the hotel accommodation to the pro’s backstage, everything was great. You would swear no one was competing on the day as everyone was passing their rice cakes around, having a laugh and taking pictures. Seeing all your idols in person that you have only seen on social media was such a surreal experience.
Being one of the youngest guys I was blown away by some of the guys physiques backstage as their shirts came off to warm up and I thought these guys would make me look silly on stage.
I loved every second being on stage, its my favourite part of competing and coming off stage I was still buzzing with excitement.
What are your future plans?
I plan to do the London pro show in November.
I was lucky enough to catch the eye of a few people while in the US so I have been presented with the opportunity to further my career there so that is something I’m seriously considering. Unfortunately the harsh reality of being a Pro athlete in South Africa is our rand is substantially weaker then that of other countries which makes travelling extremely difficult financially.
As all the pro shows are abroad and sponsorships are limited, living overseas is probably your best option to be an active Pro.
What are your top nutrition tips to lose fat?
Be very sure of the amount of food you’re consuming on a daily basis. Consume too much and you won’t be in a deficit and consume too little your metabolism wont fire.
Do you believe in bulking up or do manage to stay lean year round?
I do believe in bulking up if it will benefit your physique and contribute to a better package the next show.
Consume good quality whole food and train harder then ever so that you put those calories to good use and shuttle them into the muscles.
Take us through an average day of yours:
- I always start my day off with fasted cardio to kickstart my metabolism for the day followed by breakfast.
- Head off to work and have about another two meals before I train in the late afternoon.
- Get home and have my post workout meal and hang out with the family or let my food settle for an hour and do another short cardio session.
- Ill cook and eat dinner after cardio.
- Then I’d cook my meals for the next day and ill do varsity work for about 2 hours.
- I’ll have one more meal and then its bedtime.
Give us a brief description of your philosophy on your diet:
My philosophy on diet is eat more, train harder.
How do you manage your diet after a competition?
I reverse diet which works really well for me as I grow from it but do not pick up any excess fat.
What are some mistakes you think a lot of new guys make when getting ready for a competition?
I think a lot of guys over diet and don’t eat enough. This is also due to guys starting their prep too late and having to starve themselves the last few weeks and lose all the muscle they have worked for.
Give us a brief description of your philosophy on your training:
I believe in training with no rules. Nothing is set in stone for me apart from beating the muscle with all different techniques and angles.
I mostly train for an hour except my leg day could stretch to 90 minutes.
How important is practicing your posing leading up to a show? How often do you do it and how many weeks before a show do you start doing it?
Posing is Vital. No point having the best package on stage if you cant present it properly. I’ll pose every night for 15 minutes about 6 weeks out.
What are your three favourite exercises?
- Base row
- Bent over rows
Favorite Influential bodybuilders:
“Be the best version of yourself.”
Best piece of advice you ever received?
You don’t get what you deserve, you get what you work for.