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Strong passion for training! Enjoy learning about every aspect of the health and fitness, and how we can further improve ourselves.
Outside of bodybuilding, I enjoy the outdoors, fine food (who doesn’t) and company of my friends. Video games also keep me sane!
I have been through some tough situations, though I have to say that without a doubt, having prepared for my first round of comps made me feel invincible.
I was determined and it is amazing the amount of discipline you need to have and strength from within, however, it is possible. To come out the other end, win or lose, you actually win regardless.
There is a development of strength in self that is unparalleled in anything else I have experienced. My mind was strongly focused on the goal- so much so I was able to give up chocolate (right through Easter)
I made my ANB debut in 2002 in the Sydney comp where I captured both Juniors and Novice titles. In the following years I moved my way up the categories of Under 80kgs and Under 90s, winning various ANB titles or always placing in the top spots. One of my most memorable victories came in 2010 ANB Asia Pacific International where I took out the Under 90kg class and then went on to win the Overall title. In doing so I secured myself a sponsorship with Powerzone nutrition and got a free flight and accommodation to represent Australia that same year in the Musclemania’s World Championship held in Las Vegas, USA. There I finished 5-th in the Middleweight division against a very tough line up. In 2011 once again I returned in Las Vegas to compete in Musclemania World Championship and with my new improved physique I won the Middleweight class and received a Musclemania Pro Card in the process.
Now my sight is set on winning some major Professional Musclemania competitions.
After exceeding my goals – I have decided that I will not go to New York until I am 100% happy with my condition (also I have NO money!!). I have competed in National competitions and the Universe competition and this was AMAZING! It has been a trying but rewarding years and the support I receive is overwhelming. Financially I have been able to travel to the competitions and enter them because of my numerous jobs I have, and the support of my friends, family and sponsor namely MuscleWorx. The Living Beauty girls are also a backbone for me. Surround yourself with Success and let this drive you!
Other highlights and achievements
■ Appeared on Kerri-Anne’s Morning Show on 10/06/2011 for an interview
■ 2010 Fitness First New You Achievement Award strength category winner
■ Interview with Hard Core Aussie Muscle http://hcam.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=112:interview-with-u80kg-champ-andrew-kim&catid=56:athelete-profiles&Itemid=73
■ Interview with Sports Vault Australia http://www.thesportsvault.com.au/index.php/writers-profiles/athlete-profiles/8-sport/body-building/48-andrew-kim
Who got me started: My Dad was a former Mr North East Britain from 1958 and he really inspired me to work very hard to earn a bodybuilder's physique. I used to love looking at his old bodybuilding photographs and reading his old Ironman magazines. I always admired the old legends like Frank Zane, Arnold Schwartzsnegger, Tom Platz, Dorian Yates, Sergio Olivia, etc. My father wrote my first programme and got me started back in 1983 at good old Rockingham Health Academy in WA.
From the first time that I met Robert Powell and the rest of the ANB family in 2001 I felt as if this was my home. I cannot speak highly enough of the people involved with the ANB, from the Executive to the volunteers at the shows. Every person involved always makes you feel special as a competitor in a truly professional environment.
Competing over the years has given me much joy and on some occasions disappointment. But, every judging decision I have received in the ANB has been fair and justified. No matter which federation you may usually compete with, you can always be sure that you will be judged fairly and without fear of politics influencing a decision. The judging panel always consists of well credentialed officials with years of competitive experience.
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well done you should be very proud of your achievements you look amazing.
He does look good doesn't he
you are smoking hot, great work
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