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

Laurent Bernardini and Jean-Philippe Cesari are World Bodybuilding Champions. In Bastia, the 2 buddies practice on the BNS Gymnasium, which belongs to Laurent. He’s making ready his subsequent competitors there which can permit him, maybe, to win an expert 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 very best, even when we all know that perfection doesn’t exist”completes his buddy Jean-Philippe Cesari.

Medalists a number of instances, 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 eating regimen”remembers Jean-Philippe Cesari.

That 12 months, 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 an expert card

This 12 months, he got here in fourth place within the beginner championship. “Just a little 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 an expert 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 world wide accessible to professionals.

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For a number of many years, 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 12 months earlier than the fanatic determined to measure himself in opposition to different bodybuilders. “It is a totally different method if you compete, you observe a really strict eating regimen, you need to plan the durations of mass achieve, then the durations of dryness to outline the muscle properly. You actually must 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 buddies practice 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 practice downstairs.” Within the course of, the champion handed his teaching diploma. “I began getting actually fascinated with different folks’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 periods in parallel along with his exercise as a bus controller for town of Bastia: “With Laurent, we now have established a relationship of friendship and belief. When his gymnasium opened, it was logical for me to return to his home, even when at present he now not coaches me strictly talking.

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

To coach there, you need to pay 59.90 euros per thirty days for the primary 12 months. Even when the value is lowering, the room stays some of the costly within the Bastiaise agglomeration, “the value of high quality”for its proprietor.

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