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
BodySpace: 0marelsheikh
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Age: 22 Height: 6'1" Weight: 181 lbs
Years Bodybuilding: 3

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 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.

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 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.