Sergio Oliva Jr. is an American bodybuilder who comes from a family of athletes. In fact, if his name sounds familiar to you, it’s because it is—his father was the well-known Sergio Oliva, the person who earned the nickname “The Myth” after having been named Mr. Olympia three times!
Though his father preferred that Oliva Jr. would become an athlete, he wasn’t about to let his family influence his decisions. Instead of going into athletics, he became obsessed with bodybuilding and continued to chase it.
Despite the initial hesitation from his father, the two ended up developing an incredibly strong bond with Sergio Oliva helping his son become a better bodybuilder over time. His father would help him train, find the right diets, and give advice when Jr. felt discouraged by the profession.
Since chasing his dream from a young age, Sergio has gone on to receive many different awards and nominations for his work. However, this does not mean that he hasn’t had tumultuous moments throughout his career. For example, it was revealed that Sergio Oliva Jr. took an entire year off of bodybuilding once he learned that his wife was cheating on him, news that undoubtedly changed his relationship to his career.
This is just one of the many moments where Oliva Jr. showed that he is dedicated to his craft, sure, but at the end of the day his life is incredibly important. By not separating his personal life from his work, he can truly put his passion into what he does and be the best bodybuilder he can be.
Age & Birthday
Sergio Oliva Jr. is 36 years old and was born on October 20th, 1984.
Weight: Between 255 and 265 pounds
As we mentioned earlier, Sergio Oliva Jr.’s diet is largely influenced by his father’s methods. His father raised him to understand nutrition from early on, encouraging him to consume healthier proteins and fats to make sure his body can develop properly. As with a lot of bodybuilding diets, this is also incorporated into a diet that focuses on the daily nutrients with little processed foods or sugars, if any. It is also a necessity to only drink water, as other types of liquids might do more harm to your body than good.
Sergio also relies on supplements and protein shakes to make sure that he has all of the nutrients he needs. Examples of the supplements he uses are glutamine, carbohydrate supplement and creatine.
Training & Workout Routine
Sergio Oliva Jr.’s workout plan incorporates an entire week’s worth of workouts that focus on specific aspects of his routine. For example, his week goes in the following order: Chest, Quads, Back, Abs and Hamstrings, Shoulders, and Biceps and Triceps. The last day of the week is reserved for recovery and is viewed as his “day off”. If you want more information about specific exercises and durations, here is a list containing his full workout.
Achievements & Awards
Sergio Oliva Jr. has a long list of awards and achievements:
- 3rd place at the 2006 Southern USA Middleweight Competition
- 4th place at the 2007 Southern USA Lightheavy Competition
- 1st place at the 2007 Panhandle Showdown
- 1st place at the 2008 Mr. Northwest Florida Competition
- 2nd place at the 2008 Southern USA Heavyweight Competition
- 5th place at the 2009 Jr. Nationals Heavyweight 5th Place
- 1st place at the 2010 Southern USA Superheavy Competition
- 1st place at the 2012 Midwest Ironman Heavyweight Competition
- 3rd place at the 2014 Jr. Nationals Superheavy Competition
- 2nd place at the 2015 NPC USA Championships Superheavy Competition
- 1st place at the 2015 NPC Nationals Superheavy Competition
- An award for guest posing from the 2016 Pittsburgh Pro Competition
- 1st Place at the 2017 New York Pro, IFBB Competition
How Sergio Can Inspire Us
Sergio Oliva Jr.’s drive is what has propelled him to such popularity and success and that is something truly to e admired. Another aspect of his work that makes us love him so much is his ability to not separate his work from his personal life. Though it’s important to make sure there is balance to both of them, this means that his emotion is truly in his workout and influence his general outlook on life.