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HD INTERVIEW – Anton AntipovMen Interview August 28, 2013 - 8:36 am
IFBB Pro Athlete // Olympia Qualified MPD Competitor
WHAT MISTAKES DID YOU MAKE AS A BEGINNER
AND HOW DIFFICULT IT WAS TO BEGIN?
A.A.: I’ve been athletic all my life thanks to my parents, my dad has always been getting me involved
in sports, so to start bodybuilding wasn’t hard – it was just a new challenge that I welcomed and was
excited about. In the beginning like everyone else I went to the gym without doing any research, which
was a big mistake because usually when you first start out you don’t understand proper form, you also
don’t have the right knowledge as far as putting together a routine.
So in the end without research I’ve wasted a lot of time doing things I thought were benefiting me. Do
your research, read articlesand books, these days the amount of info on the Internet is unbelievable and
Also, personal trainers are there for a reason, get a good one to get the ball rolling.
YOU PARTICIPATED AT THE NIKE – NFKO SHOW, HOW WAS IT?
A.A.: It was a great show to do, I was the smallest guy in there, it had a huge budget of well over several
million dollars, everything was thought out from choreography down to every little detail in uniform.
The show was a big deal because it was the launch of Nike’s NFL uniforms since few months later they
officially became the licensed uniform of NFL and we got to wear the prototypes.
What’s funny is that I’m always conscious about my size, so being the smallest guy there I looked up to
them, little did I know that years later I’ll be competing on the same stage as the guys in the show and
surpassing some of them in size and conditioning. It was definitely a moral boost to the ego.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WORKOUT ROUTINE?
A.A.: Training chest would be my favorite day, I take smaller breaks and throw in random exercises
through out my routine so it’s never the same. I love incorporating cable work and variation of push-ups
WHAT DOES YOUR DIET LOOK LIKE? (WHEN CUTTING OR BULKING?)
A.A.: My diet is very plain when cutting. I don’t go crazy with counting my calorie, protein, carb,
etc. intake, I just apply common sense and approximate. Oatmeal is a must for breakfast, rest of the day
could be anything from chicken, beef, bison, turkey, as far as meats and sides I really like Cous Cous,
even though its not the healthiest side, rice, sweet potatoes, steamed veggies.
When I don’t compete – I eat anything.
WHAT SUPPLEMENTS DO YOU USE?
A.A.: Bcaa, multi- vitamin, glutamine, chlorella, spirulina, green tea extract, fish oil.
HOW DOES YOUR OFF DAY LOOK LIKE?
A.A.: Couch & TV all day.
WHO ARE YOUR IDOLS?
A.A.: Frank zane, Lee priest, Ben pakulski, vitor Belfort, my dad.
As a real natural Bodybuilder, what do you say to the Golden Era of Bodybuilding? (We are great fans of it)
I miss it, it was a very exciting era, science has clearly taken over the industry so physiques of today look
hell of a lot different than they used to. It was all about aesthetic lines in your physique rather than size,
especially after Franco Columbo won his first Olympia, you’d see smaller guys get the credit they deserve.
And how do you stand to all these Bodybuilder wannabe guys (we dont wanna name ‘em)? I respect anyone
that has the courage to get into this lifestyle.
WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE TO GUYS WHO WANT TO ACHIEVE THE SAME?
A.A.: Go for it, plenty of room for industry to grow.
DO’s & DONT’s WHEN LIVING THE AESTHETIC LIFESTYLE?
DO: stay consistent
DO: your own research
DO: use proper form over heavy weight
DO: apply common sense to training and diet
DO: make sure to sleep and rest enough
DON’T: give up
DON’T: let others tell you what’s possible and what isn’t
DON’T: go chasing waterfalls