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Amateur Bodybuilder Of The Week: Egyptian Technician

Bodybuilding isn't the norm in Egypt. That makes Omar rare. His days of admiring bodybuilders in magazines are over. He's one of them now. See how he did it!

Name: Omar El Sheikh
Email: omarelsheikh@hotmail.com
BodySpace: 0marelsheikh
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Age: 22 Height: 6'1" Weight: 181 lbs
Years Bodybuilding: 3

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How Did Your Bodybuilding Journey Begin?

I subscribed to a fitness magazine in high school and wanted to work out and look like the athletes. I joined a gym and have been hooked ever since. Toward the end of my senior year, I got involved in the bodybuilding, fitness, and nutrition scene. I saw how it worked and found it difficult because everyone had their own ideology.

I read more and joined Bodybuilding.com because it offered what I needed to achieve my goals. You need to understand your body and how it reacts to certain things, which was
challenging to me.

Bodybuilding is about sacrifice, dedication, motivation, and effort, but I don't call it sacrifice, I call it priorities. Giving up junk food and outings with friends is difficult. However, it's essential to build a shredded physique. You'll need to eat a lot of protein and avoid unhealthy fats and foods.

It's hard when friends invite you to lunch and you have to decline. Bodybuilding takes a lot of time. You have to work out 1-2 hours daily and make time for meal prep and supplements. Timing plays a big role in bodybuilding. It's all worth it when you see the results.

What Workout Regimen Delivered The Best Results?

I train each body part individually and aim for 5-6 sets of 10-12 reps. During the off-season, I do a 10-minute cardio warm-up before training to get my blood flowing. If I'm cutting, I do cardio every day.

Day 1: Chest
Day 2: Back
Day 3: Shoulders
Day 4: Rest
Day 5: Arms
Day 6: Legs
Day 7: Rest
On Days 1, 3, and 5

What Nutrition Plan Fueled Your Body?

I eat one cheat meal every 10 days.

Meal 1
Meal 2: Post-workout
Meal 3
Meal 4
  • tuna

    Tuna

    1 can

  • veggies

    Green Vegetables (Salad)

    1 cup

Meal 5
What Supplements Gave You The Greatest Gains?
Pre-workout
With Meal 1 and Post-workout
Every 12 hours
With each meal
How Did Your Passion For Bodybuilding Emerge?

I enjoy anything that challenges me. I'm constantly competing with myself and hungry to research until I find answers. My physique is an experiment. I get motivation from the impact my progress has on others. My interest in arts makes me look at my body like a piece of work.

What/Who Motivated You To Be A Bodybuilder?

The opportunity to challenge myself mentally and physically keeps me going; knowing that I get what I work for. The gym is a mental escape and an ideal stress outlet. I believe he who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.

Where Did You Go For Inspiration?

Some people like to live without risk. They're satisfied leading a safe existence. This attitude of caution reflects in their goals. Every successful athlete or businessperson enjoys calculated risks. You have to, especially in the gym. The more results I see, the more motivated I am to push even further.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I want to continue training to maintain my physique. I'll compete in a bodybuilding competition when I've made the necessary improvements to my physique. My main goal is to get sponsored, do fitness modeling, and share my equation with the world.

What Is The Most Important Bodybuilding Tip?

Respect the training, honor the commitment, and cherish the results. Surround yourself with positive people and people who help you. Negative people bring you down and make it harder to achieve your goals.

People who bring you down are afraid of change and feel your positive attitude and hard work makes them need to make changes. Never compare yourself to others. The only comparison you have to make is to the person you were yesterday. Trust your instincts and invest in you.

Who Is Your Favorite Bodybuilder?

Greg Plitt has a unique style and physique. I think it would be beneficial to experience his daily routine and workout.

How Did Bodybuilding.com Help You Reach Your Goals?

The exercise and training links are great for learning and creating workouts. It provides useful information and tips for beginners and professionals. I use the forums to research and expand my knowledge. The service I use most is the product comparison in the Store. It's very detailed and honest. I also opened a BodySpace account and am in the learning stage.

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bali1285

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"Respect the training, honor the commitment, and cherish the results." Thats one mean quote!

Oct 29, 2012 6:19pm | report
  • Body Stats
  • ht: 13'8"
  • wt: 164.24 lbs
  • bf: 15.0%
rfajardo29

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rfajardo29

Agreed!

Oct 30, 2012 1:28am | report
eladophir

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eladophir

Great work!
Question out of curiosity, isnt this major overworking of the muscles, for example: 8 exercises for shoulders? 24 sets, he has Military press, Arnold Press, DB Press, Behind the Neck etc. all working basically the same area of the shoulders?

Oct 29, 2012 7:27pm | report
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Yes it is

Oct 30, 2012 5:16am | report
Homix

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Homix

I thought you should eat a little bit more. But with those results I truly don't know what to think. Great job!

Oct 29, 2012 9:24pm | report
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  • ht: 13'9"
  • wt: 165.35 lbs
  • bf: 11.0%
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0marelsheikh

actually that diet plan is for the cutting phase , thanks man

Jan 7, 2013 8:16pm | report
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0marelsheikh

actually that diet plan is for the cutting phase , thanks man

Jan 7, 2013 8:16pm | report
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Babakg

I'm confused - you stated above 'I train each body part individually and aim for 5-6 sets of 10-12 reps' but going by your workout routine, I see 12-21 sets per body part.

Oct 29, 2012 10:28pm | report
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fredzz1003

what a great body,nice work :)

Oct 30, 2012 1:02am | report
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rfajardo29

Good Job man.....keep up the hard work!

Oct 30, 2012 1:25am | report
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0marelsheikh

thank you !

Jan 7, 2013 8:15pm | report
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GrimWepa

Great physic mate

Oct 30, 2012 5:34am | report
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0marelsheikh

thanks bro .

Jan 7, 2013 8:14pm | report
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gainmass

3ash bro. keep it up man

Oct 30, 2012 12:34pm | report
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0marelsheikh

thank you !

Jan 7, 2013 8:13pm | report
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she3aa14

keep going !!! 3ash ya wa7sh :D

Nov 14, 2012 7:27am | report
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0marelsheikh

thanks man :)

Jan 7, 2013 8:13pm | report
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To follow me and for any further questions , kindly like me page on facebook

http://www.facebook.com/Omarelsheikhpage

thanks.

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someee

nice forma ya maaan

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