Time out with Andrew Hudson
Question

Tell me how you got into bodybuilding and your future aspirations as a bodybuilder.

Answer

I actually was a cyclist at the time and weighed a whopping 59kg at pretty much my height now. I started training with my friends after school just like many teenagers do - we trained biceps and chest almost every day! Then one day I saw a bodybuilder being trained in the gym by some “old guy”… I walked up to this “old guy” and asked him if I trained really hard could I one day look like that? He said of course you can! That was me, I told my parents this is what I want to do and I need money to go buy a magazine... I bought my first Flex magazine (which I still have) and started my quest for gaining muscle then. The “old guy” turned out to be one of the most influential and positive influences in my career, none other than Chris Scott and he guided me and trained me for the first few years of my competitive career. Once I was into training I learnt the importance of nutrition and my mom started helping me out and making me chicken and rice/pasta for school lunches and I spent all my pocket money and work money on supplements. I knew I wanted to compete but could never put it all together while I was still in school so once out of school I heard about a contest that was a novice contest but problem was that it was only 2 weeks away!!! I followed some rumors I had heard in the gym about dieting for 2 weeks and ended up coming 3rd… that was me, the second I placed my foot on the stage, I knew I wanted to do this permanently and possibly as a career!

Question

Tell me how you got into bodybuilding and your future aspirations as a bodybuilder.

Answer

I actually was a cyclist at the time and weighed a whopping 59kg at pretty much my height now. I started training with my friends after school just like many teenagers do - we trained biceps and chest almost every day! Then one day I saw a bodybuilder being trained in the gym by some “old guy”… I walked up to this “old guy” and asked him if I trained really hard could I one day look like that? He said of course you can! That was me, I told my parents this is what I want to do and I need money to go buy a magazine... I bought my first Flex magazine (which I still have) and started my quest for gaining muscle then. The “old guy” turned out to be one of the most influential and positive influences in my career, none other than Chris Scott and he guided me and trained me for the first few years of my competitive career. Once I was into training I learnt the importance of nutrition and my mom started helping me out and making me chicken and rice/pasta for school lunches and I spent all my pocket money and work money on supplements. I knew I wanted to compete but could never put it all together while I was still in school so once out of school I heard about a contest that was a novice contest but problem was that it was only 2 weeks away!!! I followed some rumors I had heard in the gym about dieting for 2 weeks and ended up coming 3rd… that was me, the second I placed my foot on the stage, I knew I wanted to do this permanently and possibly as a career!