ROCKINGHAM’S Abs Beeza is set to flex his not inconsiderable muscle next to the world’s best natural bodybuilders next month.
The Herculean 42-year-old FIFO worker recently competed at the Perth INBA West Coast Supershow Pro Qualifier event, where he won his Pro Card and the chance to represent Australia at a professional level at the Natural Olympia in Las Vegas.
Beeza started weights training at 17 years of age, but didn’t take bodybuilding seriously until his late-20s.
“I’d never considered competing until a friend of mine took me to a show in 2010,” he said.
“I competed in my first show just 10 weeks later and came first in my category. After that I was hooked.”
He said the birth of his first child played its part too.
“I guess you could say starting a family was a catalyst for it. My first-born was a little girl and I knew that I would need to be chasing boys off my front doorstep someday,” he said.
Working away on the Wheatstone Project near Onslow proves both a help and a hindrance to Beeza’s training regime, with the downtime affording him the chance to focus on training.
However, he admitted being away from his biggest fans wasn’t always easy.
“It’s important to be focused when I’m training for competition and being away from my wife and kids isn’t easy,” he said.
“They are my biggest supporters. I’m also very lucky that I get to go to work every day with a great crew who also support me 100 per cent.”
Coming home from Las Vegas with a gold medal around his neck is the ultimate goal for Beeza in the short term. Long term he wants to continue being the best he can be.
“I always want more, even after I won the title of Mr Perth in 2013 at age 40, I always knew that my main goal was to get my Pro Card and compete in a Natural Olympia at the highest level,” he said.
Beeza needs sponsors to help with costs to travel to Las Vegas. Visit www.gofundme.com/sendabstovegas.