Shamir Karmali


I started lifting when I was about 16 years old. I guess you could say films like Rocky opened the door, but the feeling of self-sacrifice and self-improvement kept it open.

Most of my practice was based on articles on and the information on its forums. The more I read the more I also became interested in sports nutrition. It was at this juncture in my lifetime I applied to enter the University to study medicine. If that hadn't worked out, I'm pretty sure I would have gone into nutrition.

Throughout my time at the University I have trained regularly, most of the time at least 4 days a week. It has provided me with discipline, confidence and a lot of like-minded friends. After my 2nd year I decided I wanted to make sure newcomers didn't squander their valuable 'beginners gains' with improper training and diet.

Fast forward 3 years, I have been working as a qualified fitness instructor and personal trainer for 2.5 years. I am now in my penultimate year of medical studies and will (hopefully) qualify as a doctor in June 2010.

  • Name: Shamir Karmali
  • Age: 23
  • Height: 5'11
  • Weight: 180lbs

Measurements (inches):

  • Chest: 42
  • Arms: 15.5
  • Waist: 30.5
  • Legs: 24.5
  • Calves: 15.5

Bodybuilding Experience:

  • Years Bodybuilding: 3 (properly, 7 on-off)
  • Favorite Body part: Shoulders
  • Favorite Exercise: Wide-grip pull ups
  • Favorite Supplements: ON whey
  • Body fat: 11%

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