Teen Amateur Of The Week: Portuguese Power Plan

David surrounds himself with positive people who support his bodybuilding dreams. It part of a well thought-out plan that he executes to perfection. The rest is up to him!

How Did Your Fitness Journey Begin?

My passion for bodybuilding began when I signed up at SuperGym. At age 16, my cousin encouraged me to start weight training and I followed his lead. I joined the gym of a great Portuguese bodybuilder named Pedro Andrade. That was the beginning of my amazing adventure.

Now, at age 19, my goal is to achieve the best physique and shape to compete in the Portuguese Juniors Championship in April. I'm doing my best, training hard, and working relentlessly to find a sponsor and compete abroad.

David Araújo - Back Workout

How Did Your Passion for Fitness Emerge?

Bodybuilding is my passion. It allows me to show my worth through sacrifice and determination. Bodybuilding provides a constant measuring stick, makes me stronger, and helps me develop a powerful mind.

What/Who Motivated You to Be a Fitness Guru?

I love to progress. The evolution your body goes through because of consistent hard work is amazing.

Where Did You Go For Inspiration?

I formed a great support system with my coaches, Filipe Correia and Pedro Andrade, my parents, my brother, my best friend, Gonçalo Lapas, and my lovely girlfriend. Most of all, I love to compete and advance my physique and mind.

What Are Your Future Fitness Plans?

I'm preparing to compete in April at the IFBB Portugal Junior Championship. After that, I want to compete abroad. I'm working hard to find a sponsor and get better every day.

What Is The Most Important Fitness Tip?

Eat lots of healthy foods and your body will be thankful.

Who Is Your Favorite Competitor?

I've always been a huge fan of Arnold Schwarzenegger, partly due to watching his movies with my father. He's inspiring. He accomplished anything he set his mind to. I'm also a big fan of Cody Lewis. He's a true beast and an inspiration to me.

How Did Bodybuilding.com Help You Reach Your Goals?

I use lots of the features on Bodybuilding.com. I like to study the latest articles pertaining to nutrition, weight loss, and muscle growth. Bodybuilding.com has everything you need to stay motivated and build a powerful physique. I give many thanks to Bodybuilding.com for creating a great website for bodybuilders.