At just 23 years of age, Sam Schreiber has already reached great heights in the body building world.
The former Keith resident started going to the gym about four years ago with his mates in order to keep himself fit and healthy, however in the last 12 months, he began to take things more seriously.
“It has always been something that I have been keen to do – jump up on stage and compete in a competition – but I was lacking some motivation,” he said.
“At the beginning of this year a friend and I decided that we would give it a crack and knuckle down and start to take it pretty seriously.”
Thus began Sam’s journey into competitive body building.
Sam prepped himself for the I Compete Naturally (ICN) State titles in Adelaide in September. The preparation period consisted of 12 weeks of strict dieting and training in the lead-up to the competition.
“I train six days a week as it is and my sessions normally contain about an hour and a half of weights followed by 45 minutes of cardio.”
Sam came away with first place in the ICN State titles in his very first event which almost unheard of in the body building world.
He was then invited to the national titles in Melbourne a month later where he came third in the novice category and second in the open category.
“I was absolutely stoked to place in the national event, it is my first ‘season’ in body building so to achieve something like that and book a spot at the World event was a great motivator,” Sam said.
He was then a part of an Australian team to travel to Indonesia to compete in the ICN World titles with body builders from all over the globe.
Sam was able to finish second in the novice category and third in the open category at the world titles in just his first year of competitive body building.
Sam has had a remarkable ride this year, from entering in his first competition, to representing Australia at the world titles, it certainly has been a whirlwind.
“This year has been such a great thrill, I have competed against so many great body builders and to come away with the results that I have in my first year is something I am extremely proud of.
“Believe me, it is hard work physically and mentally, there has been almost 20 weeks of dieting and training in the lead up to the world titles but the reward at the end is what I train for.”
Sam will now look forward to enjoying an off-season, however he will continue to train hard in order to come back bigger and better next year.
“I’m always looking at ways to improve, this off-season will give me the chance to refresh and come back in the best physical condition I can.”