Mr Zimbabwe shares recipe for success

HARARE - Reigning Zimbabwe bodybuilding junior champion, Reginald Pasara has shared his recipe of success with aspiring muscle pumpers ahead of the Mr and Ms Novice show scheduled for Longchen Plaza on March 28.

The 2013/2014 Mr Zimbabwe Junior Champion who also boast of a Mr Ironman Junior (2014) as well as the Mr Manicaland (2014) titles said quitting is not part of his DNA.

“Many people compete to win the title which is the basis of getting into a competition anyway but at the end of the day only one athlete comes out victorious,” said Pasara.

“Even if you don’t win, you just keep on trying and never shy away from defeat for with it comes victory. Bodybuilders should try to make it a habit to consult the judges after the contest on their areas of weakness and strength.

“I’m driven by the adage that says ‘Rome was not built in one day’. We all learn, mature and graduate with each passing day so giving up is not an option.”

The 21-year-old is a product of the Novice contest, his first bodybuilding show.

He was runner-up in the 2012 Mr Novice junior behind Douglas Matonzi.

“I started bodybuilding when I was 15 in 2008 but only entered my first show in 2012,” he said.

“My greatest motivation to start pumping irons was just the desire to look big and muscular just like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Hulk Hogan during their time of peak.

“Locally, I was inspired by Munashe Matandirotya who is my coach as well as Givemore Marume (former Mr Zimbabwe). I believe Novice is an important show on our bodybuilding calendar. It helps upcoming athletes get into the sport and boost their confidence.”

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