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

Laurent Bernardini and Jean-Philippe Cesari are World Bodybuilding Champions. In Bastia, the 2 pals practice on the BNS Health club, which belongs to Laurent. He’s making ready his subsequent competitors there which can 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 ultimate 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 ideally suited, even when we all know that perfection doesn’t exist”completes his buddy Jean-Philippe Cesari.

Medalists a number of occasions, the 2 fans 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 practice and construct my weight loss program”remembers Jean-Philippe Cesari.

That yr, the Bastiais went on to win beginner 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 yr, he got here in fourth place within the beginner championship. “A little bit disappointment”for the athlete who doesn’t shut the door to future competitions “however absolutely not subsequent yr, 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 aim 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 all over the world accessible to professionals.

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

Nevertheless it took till his fortieth yr earlier than the fanatic determined to measure himself in opposition to different bodybuilders. “It is a completely different strategy while you compete, you observe a really strict weight loss program, it’s a must to plan the durations of mass acquire, then the durations of dryness to outline the muscle effectively. You actually must be concerned at 100 %”, he explains. He was notably topped world champion in 2021, within the Grasp 50-54 years previous class, over 80 kg.

750 m² devoted to sports activities follow

The 2 pals practice virtually every day within the BNS Health club, owned by Laurent Bernardini. It opened its doorways in March 2021, within the Montesoru district, in Bastia. Above, a health and diet 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 practice downstairs.” Within the course of, the champion handed his teaching diploma. “I began getting actually curious about different folks’s follow 3 or perhaps 4 years in the past, he says. Since then, I’ve strived to supply 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’ve established a relationship of friendship and belief. When his gymnasium opened, it was logical for me to return to his home, even when right now he not coaches me strictly talking.

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

To coach there, it’s a must to pay 59.90 euros per 30 days for the primary yr. Even when the worth is reducing, the room stays some of the costly within the Bastiaise agglomeration, “the worth of high quality”for its proprietor.

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