NAME: Andrew Menechian
CURRENT POSITION: Personal Trainer
WHERE IS YOUR HOME TEAM: Sydney, Australia
WHO DO YOU PLAY FOR NOW: Sydney, Australia
WHAT’S YOUR GAME PLAN: To be an IFBB Pro Physique Athlete at the elite level and one day win the Physique Olympia. Along the way I want to inspire as many people as I can to get fit and healthy, changing their life for the better. I’d also like to own my own gym one day.
WHAT’S YOUR STRATEGY TO ACHIEVE IT: Competing in the Arnold Classic Australia will be the first step and hopefully winning my IFBB Pro Card. From there, just competing in bigger competitions and getting my name out there. I will be using my Facebook and Instagram to show my progress along the way and give out helpful training and diet tips to help others out.
LIST 1 OR 2 ‘GOLD MEDAL’ MOMENTS IN YOUR LIFE: I also compete in powerlifting, and at one of my powerlifting competitions in 2013 I missed my 3rd and final deadlift attempt of 290kg while competing in the under 90kg class. My previous best was 280kg. The judges gave me a 4th attempt If I went for the Australian record (which at the time was 300kg), so I did. I went to the warmup area and with the support of my mates, I went out there and gave it everything I had. I ended up getting the Australia deadlift record with 301kg in the under 90kg class (a 21kg personal best).
WHO ARE YOUR CHAMPIONS: IFBB Pro Physique athlete Sadik Hadzovik. Not only is he number 2 in the world but he is very humble and inspires many over social media.
IN YOUR OPINION, WHAT MAKES AN EVERYDAY CHAMPION: Someone who puts in the hard work and time to reach their goals and become the best at what they want to do, while remaining humble at the same time. Also someone that always has time to help others along the way.
WHAT’S YOUR MOTTO: Don’t make excuses, accept responsibility, put in the hard yards and get where you want to be.
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