VIDEO. Bodybuilding: in Bastia, the 2 world champions prepare collectively

Laurent Bernardini and Jean-Philippe Cesari are World Bodybuilding Champions. In Bastia, the 2 associates prepare on the BNS Gymnasium, which belongs to Laurent. He’s making ready his subsequent competitors there which is able to enable him, maybe, to win knowledgeable card, on November 19 and 20 in Rome.

Surrounded by forged iron, Jean-Philippe Cesari and Laurent Bernardini carry a closing weight. After 1h30 of effort, the day’s coaching is over. Within the mirror, they admire the results of a number of years of bodybuilding.

The 2 Bastiais are world bodybuilding champions, every of their class.

“What I like about this sport is the work of sculpting your self, I see it as a creative self-discipline”defines Laurent Bernardini. “We attempt to attain our excellent, even when we all know that perfection doesn’t exist”completes his good friend Jean-Philippe Cesari.

Medalists a number of occasions, the 2 lovers assist one another. One is even on the origin of the profession of the opposite. “I began competing in 2015, and it was Laurent who helped me prepare and construct my food regimen”remembers Jean-Philippe Cesari.

That 12 months, the Bastiais went on to win novice titles: French champion, then world vice-champion. Success that he’ll nonetheless expertise within the following years, till his first world champion title, in 2020. He obtained it in Santa Susanna, Spain, within the “Masters Males’s Physic” bodybuilding health class organized by the IFBB (Worldwide Federation of Bodybuilding).

Acquiring knowledgeable card

This 12 months, he got here in fourth place within the novice championship. “Slightly disappointment”for the athlete who doesn’t shut the door to future competitions “however absolutely not subsequent 12 months, later”he says.

Jean-Philippe Cesari started competitions in 2015. - Raphaël Poletti

Laurent Bernardini is in full preparation. On November 19 and 20, he’ll attempt to acquire knowledgeable bodybuilder card: “The objective is to go to the Professional league, the NPC (The Nationwide Physique Committee)he explains. It’s an American federation that makes the most important bodybuilding competitions around the globe accessible to professionals.

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For a number of many years, the champion has been making an attempt to sculpt his physique. It was at 16 that he lifted his first weights: “At 18, I had already gained 20 kg”he provides.

But it surely took till his fortieth 12 months earlier than the fanatic determined to measure himself towards different bodybuilders. “It is a completely different method once you compete, you comply with a really strict food regimen, you must plan the intervals of mass acquire, then the intervals of dryness to outline the muscle properly. You actually need to be concerned at 100 %”, he explains. He was notably topped world champion in 2021, within the Grasp 50-54 years outdated class, over 80 kg.

750 m² devoted to sports activities observe

The 2 associates prepare virtually day by day within the BNS Gymnasium, owned by Laurent Bernardini. It opened its doorways in March 2021, within the Montesoru district, in Bastia. Above, a health and vitamin retailer. In all, a playground of 750 m² for the bodybuilder: “With the opening of this room, I managed to reconcile my household life and my ardour, my spouse takes care of the shop and I prepare downstairs.” Within the course of, the champion handed his teaching diploma. “I began getting actually desirous about different individuals’s observe 3 or perhaps 4 years in the past, he says. Since then, I’ve strived to offer top-notch skilled recommendation.”

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Recommendation from which Jean-Philippe Cesari advantages, who manages his 5 to 6 weekly coaching classes in parallel together with his exercise as a bus controller for town of Bastia: “With Laurent, we have now established a relationship of friendship and belief. When his fitness center opened, it was logical for me to come back to his home, even when immediately he not coaches me strictly talking.

A gathering place for champions, however above all for sports activities lovers, Laurent Bernardini needed to determine “a household ambiance” and promote the “high quality and involvement of its members in relation to the variety of clients”.

To coach there, you must pay 59.90 euros monthly for the primary 12 months. Even when the value is reducing, the room stays one of the crucial costly within the Bastiaise agglomeration, “the value of high quality”for its proprietor.

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