Mr. Olympia 2016 Interview with Freddy Naidu

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Freddy Naidu is gracing the Mr. Olympia Mens Physique Showdown stage for the First time in his career this year. The show that qualified him for the showdown was the Phil Heath Classic in 2016. Below are some questions that Freddy Personally answered for Men’s Physique News in our Olympia 2016 Series.

How many shows have you competed in your career?

Been competing since 2009, hard to count back but approx around 15-20 shows maybe in the NPC and IFBB.

When did you win your pro card?

Aug 2014- North Americans, Pittsburgh

What’s the hardest aspect of contest-prep for you heading into the O?

Mentally Preparing my self.

Did you have to change your training style in prep for the O?

Not much of a change, just bringing my asepect of conditioning.

What changes to your prep did you have to do for the O?

More Cardio and definitely added more food.

how many weeks have you been prepping for the O?

11 weeks

What got you in to this sport?

My Coach Andrew Vu and the love for competition.

What motivates you to stay focused for the O?

Not many can say that they are/were an Olympian. It’s an honor and I’m living up to that stage.

How much cardio do you do in prep for this?

Split sessions 30-30 minutes

What changes to your prep did you do in comparison to previous years?

Training smarter and harder at the same time and pushing myself past the point of tapping out.

What advice can you give to anyone out there that wants to step into the sport?

If you can dream and see yourself on any stage in life, do whaever you can to make it happen. You only live once.

Who are your inspiration?

My dad and mom.

If you could go back in time and be part of any era or group of bodybuilders, which one would you choose and why?

A fan of all bodybuiling eras, and currently support the current line up. Kai, Phil, Dexter, Rhoden are all beasts.

If you could train with any Mr. Olympia winner, past or present (in his prime), who would you pick?

Phil Heath would be my pick.

What is your favorite exercise, and least favorite?

I love it all.

Whats your home Gym?

Destination Dallas.

Whats your best method of Cardio?

Stair master.

Do you do Cheat meals during your prep? and how close to the show are they cut out?

Cheat meals dont bother me. Refeed days are earned as per coach.

What are your strong points? and what are your weak points?

Conditioning is my strong point I don’t beleive in weak points.

Are you coached or do you coach yourself?

Coached by Andrew Vu.

Do prefer to train alone or do you have a training partner?

Training Partner – Tim Sweatt.

Whats your meal of choice post show?

Sushi.

What does your Filling out process consist of prior to stepping on stage?

Rice and more rice.

Whats your peak week process?

Dont change much as we get ready a few weeks out. Water intake is still high.

At what age did you start weight training?

Wrestled through college so since i was 5 years i have always been in the gym.

How old were you when you first started competing? what was your first show? and what placing did you get?

2009, and I was 24.

Who was the first bodybuilder/athlete that you remember seeing who really inspired you?

Ronnie and Branch, used to see them after school weekly in arlington at Metroflex.

Is there a message you would like to say to your fans and/or followers?

Beleive in yourself, your mind is the most powerful weapon. Make up your mind and get it done.

what is you’re career outside of Mens Physique?

Hospital Administration and Management.

Whats the best place for your fans to find you and keep up to date with you?

Instagram: @iamfreddymac

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