Marinus Van Stolk Star Profile

2014 Musclemania® World Amateur Champion Marinus Van Stolk features in Australian Natural Bodz Magazine Volume 7 issue 2 as a Star Profile Athlete.

Pro Natural Bodybuilding Champion

Name: Marinus Van Stolk

Date of birth/star sign: 07/04/1977 Aries.

Birth Place:  Brisbane, Australia.

Country/state you live: NSW, Australia.

Hair colour: Blonde

Colour eyes: Blue

Height: 165cm

Family, Brothers and Sisters? I have two beautiful children my daughter Imogen 13 this year and my son Josiah 11 this year

Do you have pets? We have 2 pet Cavoodles Cha Chi and Marmalade

Favourite car: Lamborghini one day I might own one!!

Favourite colour: Red

Contest/Off Season Weight: 74kg –  95kgs

Occupation: Chef, Nutrition Specialist and Personal Trainer

Hobbies/interests: Spending time with my family, traveling, snowboarding and I also like playing music (guitar, bass guitar and drums) watching the soccer (Western Syd Wanderers and Arsenal) I also like to watch AFL.

Brief background on your life, sporting history, including other sports you have played etc? I grew up in a military household so we moved around a lot from state to state so I was lucky enough to explore most of Australia!! I played a lot of sport growing up specifically AFL and Soccer. I was also a good sprinter competing at state level in 100, 200, 400m as well as the relay. I also played State AFL and rep soccer in my teens as well as local premier league soccer at the age of 35.

How long have you been working out with weights for and who or what inspired you to get into the bodybuilding lifestyle? I have been training for 20 years this year. I was always interested in bodybuilding so I took every opportunity to learn more about nutrition and training and used this to help improve my physique. At the gym I was training at there were a lot of guys that competed so this influenced me to get up on stage and I haven’t looked back.

Can you provide a brief overview of your typical training program leading up to a big event, days per week, splits etc? I stay very consistent through my whole prep. I like to train every body part 2 times per week some days splitting it into two sessions a day. I do my cardio in the morning before I eat my first meal.

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