The 2020 Olympia had a number of memorable moments. One of many greatest moments truly got here from the 212 division. “The Large Killer” Shaun Clarida climbed the mountain and left Orlando, Florida with Bob Cicherillo asserting him because the “new” Olympia champion.
Clarida’s life modified from that very second, and he hasn’t seemed again since. He was the visitor on this week’s episode of “The Menace Podcast”, and he was telling host Dennis James about what’s completely different for the New Jersey native now that he’s the primary 212 bodybuilder on the planet.
“I’ve traveled a lot within the final 4 months. It’s been nuts,” he advised James. “I’ve been to Texas, right here (the TMP studio), Florida a few occasions. Going to Florida once more subsequent week. I’m simply in every single place proper now.”
One other change that he noticed after being declared the champion is the attention of him. His social media hit a progress spurt after he left the Olympia stage that evening.
“I’m going to be actual with you. My Instagram and Fb blew up over these couple of days, like folks I haven’t heard from since elementary faculty.” he defined. Nonetheless, he’s nonetheless cautious about who he lets “in” his internal circle.
“I’ve a really small circle, and I preserve it small for a cause. These folks have been rocking with me since earlier than I began putting, earlier than I gained a professional present.”
Shaun Clarida isn’t simply seeing modifications in life. His method to getting ready for exhibits goes by way of a change as properly. Now he’s the hunted as a substitute of the hunter. There are additionally doubters and critics who really feel he has maxed out his potential. He was fast to talk up towards that principle.
“Everybody says ‘properly, can Shaun enhance? Can he get higher?’ I’ve performed that yearly from the ’15 Olympia to now. I’ve gotten higher with each my physique and my placings,” he stated proudly. “I’m much more loopy now that I’ve the title as a result of nobody’s taking my title away from me. Interval.”
Get to know Clarida and discover out what precisely he feels will assist him keep on the throne of the 212 division, and the way lengthy he plans on conserving the title. Catch this week’s episode of TMP in its entirety over on the Muscle & Health YouTube channel. Whilst you’re there, you may see interviews with different friends reminiscent of Hunter Labrada, Ms. Olympia Andrea Shaw, and extra.
0:34 – Shaun Advised DJ He Would Win
1:40 – Get to Know Shaun
3:25 – From Wrestling to Bodybuilding
7:15 – Taking His Time to Develop
8:30 – Profitable to Shedding to Turning Professional
10:05 – How He Turned “The Large Killer”
11:40 – Pursuing the Olympia
17:48 – Don’t Mess Something Up
19:00 – Shaun’s Ideas on the 2020 Olympia
22:42 – How Has Life Modified?
28:26 – What’s the Plan Now?
32:37 – What Suggestions Did He Get?
33:47 – How A lot Can He Enhance?
35:00 – The 212 Division Opponents
42:45 – Can You Think about Not Profitable?
43:47 – Coaching and Restoration
47:28 – Shaun’s Girlfriend
50:00 – The Rigors of Prep