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PRO MR.UNIVERSE 2017

SHAUN JOSEPH-TAVERNIER

 


                                                                                                                                                                                                     

 

 

 

 

                     

Shaun, How did you get started  in bodybuilding?

 

I first got the bodybuilding bug at a very young age, my uncle was a bodybuilder, he didn’t actually compete, but he trained hard and had a great physique. I didn’t actually start competing until very late, 31 years of age!

It's a tough sport!,  so what keeps you motivated?

To be the best I can be and to be a role model for youth and anyone wanting to achieve their dreams.

 

What is your current workout routine?

I currently train 6 days a week.

Monday: Chest/Calves

  • Pec deck
  • Cable fly
  • Incline dumbbell press
  • Decline chest press

Tuesday: Legs

  • Thigh adductor
  • Leg extension
  • Leg press
  • Front squat
  • Lunges

 Wednesday: Shoulders/Calves/Abs

  • Shrugs
  • Side laterals
  • Front shoulder press
  • Upright rows
  • Bent over flyes

Thursday: Back/Calves

  • Bent over rows
  • Partial deadlifts
  • Lat pull down to the front and rear
  • Cable crossover for the rear delts

Friday: Arms/Abs

  • Hammer curls with dumbells
  • Dumbell curls 
  • Preacher curls
  • Single arm cable curls
  • Tricep rope push downs
  • Reverse cable tricep push downs
  • Tricep dips

 

Saturday: Hamstrings 

  • Seated hamstring curls
  • Lying hamstring curls
  • Standing single leg hamstring curls
  • Stiff leg partial deadlifts

 

 

 

If you had to choose only 3 exercises, what would they be and why?

 

Bench press, squats and deadlifts. I have chosen these 3 exercises because these exercises create the most growth and increase strength.

 

Competition History:

 

I am a 212lb competitor.

 

 

NABBA Universe 2017-Pro Division

                     Winner                         

             

 

2014 IFBB Bodypower Pro: 2nd place

 2011 IFBB Toronto Pro 202: 1st place

2011 IFBB Mr Olympia  202:  5th place                                  

 

 

What is your favourite form of cardio?

 That’s easy, walking the treadmill

 

What is your diet like?

My diet usually consists of steak, fish, chicken, rice, potatoes and oats. My calorie intake is around 5500-6000 calories per day.

 

What supplements do you  recommend?

 Peak Body Super Whey 100, (love the vanilla!), is a great recommendation, also Kaffeine Kick Shake and Take, which is an essential for pre workout.

 

 

What are your future goals?

 

My future goal is to be 212lb Mr Olympia and to be the best ambassador for the sport.