The Iranian bodybuilder prepares youngsters to face failure early and stay lean from the start.
Casual gym-goers might not know who Amit Sapir is. He’s not in the same league as Arnold Schwarzenegger or Ronnie Coleman, but he’s still stamped his mark in the sport after competing in the 2011 Mr. Olympia lightweight division.
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1. Stay Under 11% Body Fat At All Times
Remember that this is advice for serious, aspiring bodybuilders and not just regular gym-goers…
Amit recommends staying under 10-11% body fat, even in the off-season, as he believes this makes it easier to gain lean muscle mass.
Here’s what the Iranian bodybuilder said:
2. Train Harder During Your Early Years
Amit believes that your prime years (in terms of intense training) are between 18-28 years of age. It’s during this period that he recommends training as much, and hard, as possible.
Why? Because you won’t always be able to keep training as intensely as you age. You’ll find it harder to recover and keep lifting heavy-ass-weights.
Speaking on BarBend, Amit said:
3. Don’t Listen To The Haters
One thing Amit mentions, is that every bodybuilder will always face criticism throughout their journey.
However, he emphasises the importance of brushing the haters away and keeping focused on your goal.
On this topic, Amit said:
4. Learn To Comeback Strong From Failure
Bodybuilding is a tough sport with a lot of competition. This is the reason why not many people manage to reach the heights of Arnold Schwarzenegger or Ronnie Coleman.
So it’s literally impossible for most people to walk away with trophies in every competition they enter – especially amateurs who are looking to earn their Pro Card.
For this reason, Amit advices youngsters to embrace failure and learn how to return stronger afterwards.
The Iranian bodybuilder said:
5. “Dream Big, But Be Smart”
There’s no-way that bodybuilders would achieve success in the industry without any ambition. So Amit Sapit reinforced his belief that youngsters need to ‘dream big’.
However, the 2011 Mr. Olympia competitor also recommends having a back-up career, in case of serious injury.
Not only that, Amit also advices youngsters to invest in health insurance and saving as much money as possible in a savings account.
Amit finished the interview saying:
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