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Nathan Williams is a hockey player who turned into a world-famous bodybuilder and fitness inspiration
Name: Nathan Williams
Place of Birth: London
Parents: Not known
Marital Status: Single
Profession: Bodybuilder, Model, Fitness Coach, YouTuber, and Entrepreneur.
Weight: 83.9 – 88.5 kgs
Height: 5 feet 9 inches
Nathan Williams- Early life
Actively participating in sports, Nathan was an avid ice-hockey player. He was very interested in sports throughout his high school. But the sport demanded a lot of strength and size, which he lacked. Nathan described his condition in his own words, “During sophomore year I weighed 110 pounds. I was getting killed out there, which wasn’t hard to do. I needed to be stronger and, of course, bigger.”
It is this when he realized he had to do something about his situation. The rescue was weightlifting. He started learning everything possible about training, started reading fitness magazines, and following ideals. He even started questioning senior bodybuilders and asked for advice.
Consequently, he hit the gym and gained almost 15lbs in his junior high school. Moreover, he was appointed as assistant captain of the hockey team. He reached 150lbs after four years of training.
Realizing the importance of diet
Till now Nathan was only lifting and training. But one day, he measured himself on the weight scale and found out he came down to 138 lbs. Nathan recalls it as “I got mad and decided I needed to start counting calories. I hadn’t really been keeping track of my food intake, but I realized that in order to keep my size, I would have to eat more food more regularly.”
Nathan realized the importance of diet and calorie measurement. He calculated his daily intake and always carried food to college. Also, he stopped junk food and introduced a lot of nutritious items. According to him, his daily requirement was 4,000 to 5,000 calories. Almost five to six heavy meals and several proteins shakes.
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Nathan grew up to be a successful bodybuilder. He competed in various competitions. The list of his achievements is:
1. 2016 World Bodybuilding Champion, Miami
2. 2014 DFAC British Pro Grand Prix – 1st
3. 2012 DFAC World Pro Finals – 4th
4. 2012 BNBF Finals – Junior (u23) 1st
5. BNBF Finals – Overall 1st earning my Pro Card
6. 2012 BNBF Central Qualifier – Junior (u23) 1st
7. BNBF Central Overall – 1st
He earned his Pro Card at the BNBF finals, securing 1st place. In addition to these, he expanded his career by becoming a renowned personal trainer in the UK. He has a thousand satisfied clients all over the world.
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