Calum Von Moger - Pro Bodybuilder - WFF / NABBA MR. UNIVERSE 2014 & 2015
Weight: 115 kg
- Why do you train?
Because its a healthy lifestyle choice I made as a teenager and i enjoy it.
- How do you feel about your success in the bodybuilding industry so far and where do you see yourself in a few years time?
I always knew one day all my sacrifices I made and training would pay off and now it has begun to happen and its a satisfying feeling. I believe ill still be working in fitness industry in a few years along with entertainment too, hopefully based in the US.
- What is the most difficult thing about perusing a career as a bodybuilder?
- What is your training philosophy?
‘Go hard, and then go home’ (Never go home without going hard first)
- What do you attribute your size and conditioning to?
Genetics plays the first role; hard work definitely comes in to play next.
- What are your thoughts on cardio?
What’s cardio? All cross fit aside, I don't do any cardio unless I feel like it, and then it might be a few laps of the pool… once or twice a year. Seriously I used to do a lot of cardio for work, mountain bike riding, canoeing and landscaping. It’s great to have that fitness and I miss it sometimes. One day I might do cardio again.
- What is unique about your training?
It can be unpredictable sometimes! I don't follow a strict program with sets reps, weights and numbers. I like to change it up.
- How long have you been training for?
- What is important to you in gym apparel?
Firstly comfort, I don't like tight fitting clothes that strangle me while i train, whenever I had a training top with a tight collar, I would rip it out. Perfect, nice and loose!. In singlet’s I prefer plain colors and simple logo.
- How do you split your training through the week?
With an axe - straight through the middle with a day off. No really I train chest/back, arms, legs, day off, chest/back, shoulders, legs.
- What program have you found most beneficial to your growth?
I can’t name one because several have all contributed well to my growth. Strength and hypertrophy programs.
- What is your favorite ‘Workout’ song?
I don’t have any particular favorite song, I like a wide variety but has to be motivating!
- What is your pet peeve at the gym?
Looking for dumbbells that are spread-eagled across the frkn gym!
- What rep range do you find works best for you?
- What is your favorite exercise?
I actually really enjoy seated rows now that I think of it
- What is your signature pose?
Dat side chest
- If you could change one aspect of your physique, what would it be?
Nothing. God designed me the way he wanted. And I am happy to work with that, no matter how hard it is to make changes to my weaknesses, that’s the joy of the challenge. Was it ever supposed to be easy?
- How would you describe your diet? Do you follow any protocols?
What’s a diet? No I don’t really follow diet. I know what works for me (anything really so long as there’s lots of protein & carbs) I eat good wholesome food for the most part.
- How many calories do you eat when bulking or leaning? And what is your macro % split?
I don’t count calories, macros, sodium’s or almonds. I just scan barcodes. That works for me.
- Dispel one myth about nutrition
I don’t follow nutrition very closely so I don’t know many myths. Sorry
- What’s your favorite ‘junk’ food?
I love hamburger with hot chips and tomato sauce! Oh and hazelnut Cadbury chocolate, oh and one more Hungarian nutella and raspberry pancakes
- Dispel one myth about training
High reps are for getting ‘cut up’ No, some muscles need longer stimulation, depending on whether they are dominant in red muscle fibers or white muscle fibers
- What are you ultimate aspirations in the sport?
To promote it in the best light possible. to encourage, motivate and inspire others to have a go. For myself, perhaps win a few more shows and continue to be the best version of myself I can be.
- If you weren’t a bodybuilder, what would you be doing?
Safari ranger in Africa. Basically I would be Tarzan
- Who inspires you the most and why?
Arnold Schwarzenegger was always my biggest inspiration in the sport. Just look at what he achieved.
- What is the most valuable piece of advice you could give an aspiring bodybuilder?
As someone once told me, ‘Rome wasn't built in a week’ don’t expect to have a herculean physique within a year. It takes time and persistence.