Story: Jantee Shaaban
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History with Sport
"For fifteen years now, I have been involved with sports in some way or another. Although, I often stopped and took a break when necessary. I trained from an early age. I started when I was 14 and now I am 35.
I was in the army when I grew up. I didn’t go to school and was constantly surrounded by army people. I grew up knowing how to work out and improve my body. That was my way.
Today, I try to become more well-rounded in my knowledge. I fly to different places, I teach and I learn from professionals all around the world."
"To me, it’s all about the pain. How much pain you get through will affect how much you gain from the experience. If you eat like a monster, you’ll be a monster. If you eat like a chicken, you’ll be like a chicken. It’s all about how much you put into it.
Even with bodybuilding, it’s really not about how many repetitions you do or how much weight you lift. Some people can do 20, 30 repetitions and not get anything out of it because they are not fully focusing. Others can do only 12 and be crying from pain because they are really working hard. If you focus and make sure you work out and engage all your muscles, repetitions sometimes don’t matter.
Sometimes I can go up to 200 repetitions and go crazy but that’s when I don’t really focus. If I really focus on what I am doing, I can only go up to about 100. And there is a big difference between those two numbers."
Difficult Aspects of Bodybuilding
"I find that making sure you eat right is the most difficult part of the process. I work from morning to night and I get it, sometimes we don’t have the time to control what we eat. That’s also my biggest problem when it comes to bodybuilding.
When it comes to hormones, I am not against them as long as people use them the right way. That’s true about everything, you need to do things the right way. Still, at the end of the day, how much you eat and how you eat will be more important if you want to build your muscles.
I don’t like competitions anymore, they’re not for me. Before, competitions were better. Older seasons had people on stage who were all on the same level and you had no idea who the winner was when they got fighting. But now it’s all about business and I don’t like this. I like hard work, I like bodybuilding, I like to eat like a monster."
"Even though I have been training for such a long time and that’s what got me into the shape I am now, when I have clients, I can get them into the best shape of their life in three years. We are in 2020 now, there are new technologies we can use when we do exercises, there are new ideas about bodybuilding, lifting, etc. Things in this area are changing and I use all those new ideas when I train a client. In three years, my clients can go from zero to 100 and transform completely.
I do this because I like to advise people on how to train well, how they can get their goal body and keep it. I want people to know how they can become and stay healthy. I think bodybuilding and sports in general are a great way to do that. You will be like a stone, so strong and safe. Everything will be good, just as long as you do it the right way – my way."