Name: Marc Gollub
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Age: 48 Height: 5'8" (172 cm)
Weight: 200 lbs (100 kg)
Years Bodybuilding: 5
When I was 18 years old, I walked into a local gym and found it intimidating. I became a member and started working out like other young people.
The years passed, and my enthusiasm for training was limited. I had no experience with sports nutrition at this time. In retrospect, I can't believe I spent nearly 20 years working out regularly without the desire to be more ambitious.
My body was toned, I had a well-developed six-pack, and muscular legs, but that was it; I didn't have anything else to hang my hat on. Up to age 40, I weighed 150-165 pounds (68-75 kg) and stood 5-foot-8 (172 cm).
Everything changed during the summer of 2007 when I was asked to compete in bodybuilding competitions. The idea developed in my mind when I got home after the holidays.
I found a competent coach who prepared me in the spring of 2008 for my first competition. I started a structured training and bodybuilding nutrition program and stood onstage for the first time in May 2008. I weighed nearly 168 pounds (76 kg). Since then, I've become more seasoned and serious. I prepare for a series of competitions once per year during spring or autumn.
I feel good about me and my body. I feel like I'm in my 20s. I love making improvements to my body at my age. I learned how to turn my body into a fat-burning, lean muscle machine with serious power.
Bodybuilding made me to a better person. I learned to follow my goals and fight for my dreams. I'm motivated to have an extraordinarily healthy and strong body. Training is the best stress reliever.
Anyone with a strong and healthy body is my inspiration. These reasons are similar to what motivates me.
I want to live the bodybuilding lifestyle for my entire life and teach and motivate others to live the lifestyle also. I want to compete on an international level and win the NAC Universe in the next three years.
Stay motivated and work and live on a schedule.
My favorite bodybuilders are non-pro level athletes like Thomas Scheu and Werner Zenk from Germany.
The most important aspect about the site is its motivational content. I get pumped up reading about other athletes. The information on nutrition and training is astounding.