I went from an unknown gym worker to a bodybuilding legend at 59 – here are my secrets to success
WHEN Rich Gaspari started working as a gym manager in California, he had no idea that within a few years he would become one of the biggest names in bodybuilding.
The bodybuilding The champion had humble beginnings and has shown what has sparked his career lately Instagram post
In his caption, Rich recalled the day in 1984 that changed his life.
He said: “I was working as a gym manager at Gold’s in Reseda and as the gym was close to the Weider office they did a lot of photo shoots in the gym with many of the current champions.
“Well, one of those days, Flex magazine had a photo shoot with Corey Everson and Andreas Kaling, and he needed a shot in the background.”
The photo got him noticed by legend Joe Wider when Rich started pitching for the Nationals.
Rich won several national titles, second place in the Mr. Olympia three times in a row, and Arnold 1989 classic.
But the secret to his success lies in the mantra he uses, inspired by his father’s advice.
Richard told Bodybuilding.com: “My dad always told me, ‘Whatever you do, do your best at what you do.’
“So when it came to bodybuilding, I always wanted to prove to him that I would be the best. I had the desire and will to be the best bodybuilder.”
Rich followed a strict diet and exercise regimen that clearly paid off.
At 59, the bodybuilder is still going strong and doesn’t seem to be slowing down.
He often shares calorie intake tips and tricks, best workouts and tips on his Instagram.
One fan said: “Rich, you were one of the best in the greatest era in bodybuilding history.
“The fact that the classic body type is the most popular right now just reinforces that, because basically they’re just trying to look like you.”
Another commented: “Rich you are the goddamn king of what bodybuilding really was.”
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Jay Cutler’s rules “maximize physical potential” and have been praised by other bodybuilders.
Former Mr. America, Robbie Robinson, revealed his own secrets to achieving the body of his dreams.
At the age of 76, he is a former professional bodybuilder is still the most ripped man in his gym and gave fans his top tips.
Robinson began to swing the iron in Venice Beach Gold’s Gym in 1975 and went on to have a distinguished career in bodybuilding.
He said: “Think about how much work you have to do to build a strong, muscular body at 76.
“Healthy eating, hard, consistent work and a love of training are my secrets.”