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Amateur Bodybuilder Of The Week: Blessing In Surprise

This Ireland native is primed to take the RIBBF by storm. He harnesses motivation from Kai Greene videos and hits the weight room with a vengeance!

Name: Blessing Awodibu
E-Mail: FigureFITT@hotmail.com
BodySpace: FigureFITT1
Location: Ireland
Age: 20  Height: 5'9"  Weight: 90.6 kg
Years Bodybuilding: 2 years

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How Did Your Bodybuilding Journey Begin?

I was extremely thin as a young guy and refused to take my top off at the beach. I was self-conscious of my skinny body. This led to me the gym— a makeshift one in the garden shed—at an early age. I had plans to attend college and worked really hard at school. The gym was my only hobby until, unfortunately, things didn't work out and my dreams of college were dashed. I couldn't get a job. I didn't know what to do with myself.

In need of something to do with my energy, I found a lifeline in bodybuilding. At age 18, I hit it hard and started training seriously. I decided to compete in the RIBBF's first timer's category in October 2011. I came in fourth and later discovered I should've been in the junior category. I received positive feedback from the judges and talked to Tony Freeman about improvements.

I was over the moon and knew I'd be back with a bang. In April, I entered the junior category in another RIBBF competition and won. I was thrilled.

What Workout Regimen Delivered The Best Results?

My training regimen is a two-a-day approach where I train twice a day and focus on one muscle group during each session at high intensity. I start each session with a warm-up set of pull-ups and 15 minutes of intense abdominal work. I train once on Saturday and take Sunday off. Cardio isn't part of my regimen because I have an active lifestyle. Sleep is very important, but I don't get much because of my work schedule.

Day 1 - Session 1: Shoulders/Traps



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Day 1: Session 2: Legs



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Day 2 - Session 1: Back



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Day 2 - Session 2: Chest



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Day 3 - Session 1: Arms



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Day 3 - Session 2: Lower Back/Glutes/Hamstrings



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Day 4 - Session 1: Shoulders/Traps



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Day 4 - Session 2: Back



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Day 5 - Session 1: Chest



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Day 6: Arms



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Day 7: Rest

What Nutrition Plan Fueled Your Body?

It's very important to drink a lot of water throughout the day. I get very little sleep due to my night shifts at work. I have one cheat meal per week, which is usually Chinese.

Meal 1: Pre-Workout
Meal 2: Post-Workout
Meal 3: Pre-Workout
Meal 4: Post-Workout
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  • Weetabix

    Weetabix

    100 grams

  • Milk

    Milk

    10 ounces


What Supplements Gave You The Greatest Gains?

Supplements aren't the key for me. It's all about the diet. My only supplement is whey protein.

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How Did Your Passion For Bodybuilding Emerge?

Bodybuilding is a competitive sport that pushes me to get better. If you want to keep at it, you have to work hard and improve; otherwise you're not going to make it.

What/Who Motivated You To Be A Bodybuilder?

I love the gym. Being a personal trainer, I want to look the part and want people to look up to me. I have great friends and family who support and assure me that I can be whatever I want. They push me to achieve my goals in life.

Where Did You Go For Inspiration?

When I need inspiration, I watch videos of Kai Greene or replay my favorite movie of all time, "Pumping Iron."

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I'm training for nationals at the moment, which are coming soon. Hopefully, they go well and I can take it from there.

What Is The Most Important Bodybuilding Tip?

Never give up. Just keep pushing no matter what. No pain, no gain.

Who Is Your Favorite Bodybuilder?

My all-time favorite is Kai Greene. He's very inspiring. It's great that he likes to teach others as well.

How Did Bodybuilding.com Help You Reach Your Goals?

I just started with Bodybuilding.com, but it's going to be a great help to my future bodybuilding career.

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Aionarap

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"I couldn't get a job. I didn't know what to do with myself." how in the world can someone say that and end up eating like this. couldnt get a job but can eat enough to feed a few families a day? something doesnt add up. at all

Nov 13, 2012 6:19pm | report
 
NDeeps27

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He said that was 2 years ago...

Nov 13, 2012 6:48pm | report
bosshunter

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bosshunter

Has going twice a day helped you reach your goals more than once a day. I have always wanted to train twice a day but Im worried my body wouldn't get enough rest

Nov 13, 2012 7:05pm | report
 
robdobbie

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robdobbie

No 'un-aided' person could train twice a day with that intensity and still makes gains, your CNS wouldn't have enough time to recover.

But then again, he's doing it to compete, and we all know you need a few bicycle rides to get to that level, respect to him though.

Nov 14, 2012 2:05am | report
RaidersFan21222

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RaidersFan21222

Robdobbie is entirely.correct I.followed.Arnold's encyclopedia to bodybuilding and it requires you to work out twice a day as Well and it destroyed me being natural and I saw no results until I took some extra rest days off yet the results made up forthe pain easily I was much stronger

Nov 30, 2012 3:02am | report
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alexbmod

That is A LOT of protein! and a very expensive diet. But i must say all the hard work looks like it is serving you well man. Great job, keep it up!

Nov 13, 2012 8:44pm | report
 
kiestonreece

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kiestonreece

BTW: read directly under "What Nutrition plan Fueled your Body"....................where he mentioned the night job..........

SMH....................

Nov 14, 2012 8:34am | report
 
oTough

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oTough

Trains twice a day, works nights and had only been training for two years. I wan to belief that is possible to achieve that physique natty, but come on man.

Nov 14, 2012 12:36pm | report
 
SleepinDragon16

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SleepinDragon16

Well he did say he had been going to a makeshift gym at an early age. Maybe he had a decent physique at the age of 18 and then once he lost his job he began the body building. If he was already a decent since and already pretty toned, getting to where he is now wouldn't be too difficult if he is as dedicated as he seems to be.

Jan 23, 2013 9:06am | report
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ellispartridge

great body! wouldnt do the workouts and diet myself but it all obviously works for him! great work and discipline!

Nov 15, 2012 12:33pm | report
 
MarkT808

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MarkT808

never get why people feel the need to put up negative comments keep that s**t to yourselves. Great Discipling and great work and congrads on what you have achieved :)

Nov 15, 2012 1:08pm | report
 
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FigureFITT1

thanks mate

Nov 18, 2012 10:16am | report
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Cedric2107

Creating a name for yourself man that's great. Always follow your dreams. Just a question, what type of supplements do you take to become so shredded?

Nov 27, 2012 11:00pm | report
 
RaidersFan21222

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RaidersFan21222

OK so I've been trying this guys workout for a week now and its just like everyone thought complete overkill. On the other hand there hasn't been.a day where I haven't been very sore and even my biceps were sore for almost a week. Good luck finishing the chest workout

Dec 5, 2012 9:50am | report
 
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