Shawn Rhoden es el último Míster Olympia, pero esa no es la noticia, tampoco lo es que se pasó 10 años moldeando su cuerpo, aunque resulta impresionante, sin embargo, lo más emocionante es sin dudas la historia de sacrificio para llegar hasta el premio.
A los 43 años Rhoden destronó a Phil Heath, quien defendía el título por séptima vez consecutiva y se quedó con el premio y la gloria después de un largo camino, plagado de problemas con el alcohol, la depresión y los pensamientos suicidas.
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Every time someone told me that I can’t or I won’t succeed I’m reminded of this picture, because I already have. There was a point in my life when I was at my all time low, I was an alcoholic, I was depressed and i was suicidal after the death of my father. LIFE HAPPENS. I’ve been to hell and back. I drank every day, Papa John’s pizza was on speed dial and little Debbie Twinkie, cupcakes, hoho and honey buns were stack in my night stand. Life sometimes tosses us a curveball to show us the way out. What you do with that reset button is totally up to you. Just remember everything in life happens for a reason, in the moment we might not see it. Sometimes these things are meant to make us stronger. Just don’t let anyone pull you down or take your dream away from you because their dreams are not as big as yours. I tell myself this every day #ifnotmethenwho #thebestisyettocome #dream2believe #dreams #faith #believeinyourself #shawnrhoden #flexatron #flexatronrhoden @prosupps @mrolympiallc @flex_magazine @npcnewsonlineofficialpage @trifectasystem @hummerusafitness @protan_official @nebbia_fitness @schieksportsinc @therealtechnician @psychofitness21 @metalshake_usa @stanimal9 @michelle_sugarsb
“Cada vez que alguien me dice que no puedo o no voy a tener éxito, me acuerdo de esta imagen. Hubo un momento en mi vida en que estuve en mi punto más bajo, era un alcohólico, estaba deprimido y tenía pensamientos suicidas después de la muerte de mi padre”, escribió en el jamaicano.
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How do you beat a man that has nothing to loose?. Who Doesn’t know how to quit? You can’t . Don’t ever stop believing in yourself. Don’t ever give up, never stop fighting. Fight until there is no more fight. – Would love to take second to thank, our president Jim Manion. Robin Chang with AMI for a great production. Steve Wienburger and all the amazing judges. To me fellow athlete who pushes me every year by continuing to make improvements. To @philheath our 7 time champion, you push me more than anyone. Because of you I am a better bodybuilder and athlete. To my coaches @therealtechnician for believing in me since 2012, there is no one Ike you. @psychofitness21 for beating the carp out of me day in and day out. @stanimal9 love you brother, you stayed in the trenches with me and push me every day. To the loves of my life @michelle_sugarsb and Cora. Thank you for the inspiration, motivation and giving me a purpose to do what I do. You are my strength. To my family Richardson and Rhoden love you guys. Thank you poppy. To all the fans that believe in me. I appreciate the continued support. Told you guys I would never let you down. I did this for you and you and you and yes you. #thebestisyettocome #shawnrhoden #bodybuilding #thebestisyettocome #flexatron #nevergiveup #dontquit @hummerusafitness @feastmodeflavors @herbstrong @bevsgym @ifbb_pro_league @schieksportsinc @trifectasystem