Francis Benfatto


My name is Francis Benfatto and most of my life I've trained with weights and eventually became a professional bodybuilder. Like almost everything in life there is always a lesson to be learned - mine is to use bodybuilding like a vehicle against stress, all kinds of stress; like all human beings go through in their day-to-day lives.

Today my interest is how we can live a long and healthy life by using a specific lifestyle while having to deal with our daily lives like work, family, relationships, etc. I believe if we follow some rules we can avoid illness in the short, medium and long term.

Interesting Facts:

  • He established his own brand of supplement in 2000 in Paris and later in Montreal. "BENFATTO NUTRITION" will be available worldwide June, 2007.
  • Writing an educational training method called the A.R.T SYSTEM™, based on the strength and bodybuilding principles.

Learn more about him and his background by visiting his websites:

  • Born in Casablanca Morocco: 7 June of 1958
  • Horse jumping and dressage Champion: 1971
  • French Teenager Boxing Champion: 1973
  • French Teenager Powerlifting Bench Press Record: 1974
  • Starting Bodybuilding: 1974
  • Competing and winning the French Junior division: 1976
  • Opening his own Gym in the French Riviera: 1980
  • Conducting Seminars Workshops and Coaching Bodybuilders as well as Athletes from 1980 to present time
1985 IFBB World Amateur Championships 5th
1986 IFBB European Championships 3rd
1986 IFBB World Amateur Championships 3rd
1987 IFBB World Amateur Championships 2nd
1988 IFBB Grand Prix France 9th
1988 IFBB Night Of The Champions 9th
1989 IFBB Grand Prix France 6th
1989 IFBB Grand Prix Germany 4th
1989 IFBB Grand Prix Spain 8th
1989 IFBB Grand Prix Sweden 7th
1989 IFBB Olympia 12th
1990 IFBB Night Of The Champions 8th
1990 IFBB Olympia 6th
1991 IFBB Ironman Pro 7th
1991 IFBB Arnold Classic And Internationals 10th
1991 IFBB Olympia 7th
1992 IFBB Arnold Classic And Internationals 9th
1992 IFBB Pittsburgh Pro 8th
1992 IFBB Olympia 15th
1993 IFBB Grand Prix France 9th
1993 IFBB Arnold Classic And Internationals 13th
1993 IFBB Grand Prix Germany 13th
2006 IFBB Grand Prix Australia 6th


  • Training The Shoulders With The A.R.T. System™.

    Because using only heavy weight will bring you limited results, the best is to learn a new and effective way of training - A.R.T System™ (auto-regulation-training). Below is my recommendation for an efficient and complete shoulder workout.