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Blessing Awodibu Bodybuilding Bio

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Blessing Awodibu is an Irish bodybuilder of Nigerian descent. Although he just started his career not too long ago, he has been able to tuck some high-profile achievements under his belt. He is an Arnold champion and IFBB world champion.

His incredible stature has earned him many fans on his social media account. He's famous for the funny videos he uploads on his Instagram account where he has about 1.8 million followers.

He started training for bodybuilding at 18, and at 25, he already had his Pro card.

This article will give you an insight into who Blessing Awodibu is, how he started and how he became who he is today.

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Blessing Awodibu Biography​

Blessing Awodibu was born on September 20, 1991. His way to fame hasn't always been a smooth one. Although he spent a major part of his life in Ireland, he spent a part of his childhood in Nigeria.

Growing up, Blessing had a hard life. When he was younger, he had to take up difficult tasks like breaking palm kernels with his feet and walking long distances to fetch water.

He admitted that the experience he had in Nigeria made him strong to bear all the hardships that came his way when he left the country. Also, he said that the comments his mother said to him were what motivated him to be the best he can be in Ireland.

His mother had told him to go and be successful so he could return and bring her out of poverty. Although when he left Nigeria, it wasn't in his plan to become a bodybuilder. His mother had wanted him to be a doctor, lawyer, nurse or pilot. He worked extra hard in his academics so that he could fulfil the dream his mother had for him.

However, the harsh realities of life hit him while in Ireland and he had to stop his education because he was broke. He didn't want to go back broke so he started looking for alternatives.

Upon his arrival in Ireland, Blessing was just a small, skinny African boy who got bullied for how he looked. That was his inspiration to start hitting the gym so he has been working out since he was age 14.

When he started bodybuilding, it wasn't because he thought of it as his career, but because he wanted to protect himself from bullies. However, he was able to use his inability to get into college to his advantage. He dedicated more time to bodybuilding because he thought of it as his calling.

When asked how he became a bodybuilder, he said he has always been a fan of WWE, and he always wanted to be like The Rock. Along the line, he discovered Arnold Schwarzenegger.

He later stumbled on Arnold's documentary pumping iron and it was from that moment that he knew exactly what he wanted to become. He looked up to both The Rock and Arnold Schwarzenegger as his idols and they were his biggest motivation.

Recently, 2021 to be precise, was a rough year for him. He suffered from depression after he challenged his colleague Nick Walker openly that he was going to perform better than him in the 2021 New York Pro. However, he wasn't able to stay true to his words as he placed 6th in that year's competition and Nick placed 1st.

This caused him to go into depression after getting lots of trolls and backlash from the public. However, he was able to bounce back by winning the 2022 Indy Pro which qualified him to participate in the upcoming 2022 Mr Olympia.

Blessing Awodibu Contest History​

Blessing just started his bodybuilding career some years back so he hasn't participated in enough competitions that place him on the same level as other legendary bodybuilders.

Below is a detailed list of his achievements:

  • 2022, IFBB Pro League, New York Pro, Men’s Bodybuilding –Open 1st
  • 2022, IFBB Pro League, Indy Pro, Men’s Bodybuilding –Open 1st
  • 2021, IFBB Pro League, New York Pro, Men’s Bodybuilding – open, 6th
  • 2021, IFBB Pro League, Indy Pro, Men’s Bodybuilding – open, 3rd
  • 2017, IFBB (Amateur), Men’s World Amateur Championships, Men’s Bodybuilding – over 100 kg, 2nd
  • 2017, IFBB (Amateur), Arnold Classic Europe, Men’s Bodybuilding – over 100 kg, 1st
  • 2017, IFBB (Amateur), Arnold Classic Europe, Men’s Bodybuilding – overall, 1st
  • 2014, IFBB (Amateur), Arnold Classic Europe, Men’s Bodybuilding – Juniors, 1st



Blessing Awodibu Training​

Blessing tries as much as possible to keep his workout session very simple. Therefore, he only works out twice a day. In his first workout for the day, he focuses on one muscle group by employing the high-intensity training method. Then in his second workout, he does the same thing.

Before he starts working out, he warms himself up and prepares himself for the day with 15 minutes of intense abs exercise and some warm-up sets.

Blessing trains vigorously during the week, he trains once on Saturdays and he takes the whole of Sunday off to rest. Throughout the week, he does a total of 11 workouts per week.

Below is a detailed explanation of what his workout session looks like.

Day 1 – Session 1: Shoulders/Traps​

  • Upright Rows, 3 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Shrugs, 4 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Standing Behind The Back Shrugs, 4 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Seated Behind The Back, 4 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press, 4 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Dumbbell Front Raises, 3 sets to failure
  • Seated Shoulder Press, 5 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Barbell Front Raises, 4 sets to failure
  • Bent-Over Lateral Raises, 5 sets of 15-20 reps
  • Seated Bent-Over Lateral Raises, 5 sets of 15-20 reps
  • Incline Bench Lateral Raises, 3 sets of 15-20 reps
  • Incline Bench Barbell Front Raises, 4 sets to failure

Day 1: Session 2: Legs​

  • Calf Workout, 15 minutes of various exercises
  • Lunges, 3 sets of 20 reps
  • Squats, 6 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Lying Leg Press, 4 sets of 15-20 reps
  • Leg Extensions, 6 sets of 15-20 reps
  • Leg Curls, 8 sets of 15-20 reps
  • Day 2 – Session 1: Back
  • Pull-Ups, 6 sets of 15-20 reps
  • Lat Pull-Downs, 5 sets of 15-20 reps
  • Lat Pull-Overs, 3 sets of 15-20 reps
  • Barbell Bent-Over Rows, 3 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Seated Cable Rows, 3 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Dumbbell Bent-Over Rows, 4 sets to failure

Day 2 – Session 2: Chest​

  • Incline Dumbbell Press, 6 sets of 8-10 reps
  • Incline Bench Press, 4 sets of 15-20 reps
  • Bench Dumbbell Flyes, 3 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Incline Dumbbell Flyes, 4 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Dumbbell Bench Press, 3 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Pec Decks, 3 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Bench Press, 6 sets of 12-15 reps

Day 3 – Session 1: Arms​

  • Barbell Curls, 9 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Seated Barbell Curls, 3 sets to failure
  • Seated Dumbbell Curl, 4 sets to failure
  • Standing Hammer Curls, 4 sets of 15-20 reps
  • Seated Hammer Curls, 4 sets to failure
  • Cable Triceps Extensions, 4 sets of 15-20 reps
  • Barbell Triceps Press, 3 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Decline Skull Crushers, 3 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Cable Triceps Extensions, 3 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Skull Crushers, 3 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Dips, 4 sets to failure

Day 3 – Session 2: Lower Back/Glutes/Hamstrings​

  • Lunges, 3 sets of 20 reps
  • Leg Curls, 8 sets of 15-20 reps
  • Back Extensions, 3 sets of 15-20 reps
  • Deadlifts, 5 sets of 15-20 reps

Day 4 – Session 1: Shoulders/Traps​

  • Repeat Day 1 Session 1

Day 4 – Session 2: Back​

  • Repeat Day 2 Session 1

Day 5 – Session 1: Chest​

  • Repeat Day 2 Session 2

Day 5 – Session 2: Legs​

  • Repeat Day 1 Session 2

Day 6: Arms​

  • Repeat Day 3 Session 1

Day 7: Rest​

  • Full body recovery

Blessing Awodibu Nutrition​

According to Blessing, he believes that it's not how much you exercise that determines how big you get, instead, he says what works for him is food.

Although he pointed out that most people may not be able to afford the type of food he eats because they're expensive. Blessing said it was so he could get sponsors for his feeding and supplements that he delved into social media.

Blessing eats at least 7 meals a day and his menu includes lean proteins and complex carbs. He also eats tuna duck, eggs, lean beef and oats. Then he drinks enough water so that he can stay hydrated and active.

In between his meals, Blessing still finds a way to sneak 'cheat meals' into his nutrition routine. Sometimes he lets himself bask in the sweet taste and flavour of some Chinese cuisine at least once a week.

Meal 1: Pre-Workout​

  • Oatmeal, 75 grams
  • Milk, 10 ounces
  • 4 Eggs
  • Whey Protein, 2 scoops

Meal 2: Post-Workout​

  • Tuna, 129 grams
  • Whey Protein, 2 scoops
  • Meal 3: Pre-Workout
  • Pasta, 550 grams
  • Ground Beef, 8 ounces
  • Whey Protein, 2 scoops

Meal 4: Post-Workout​

  • Chicken Breast, 500 grams
  • Whey Protein, 2 scoops

Meal 5​

  • Noodles, 170 grams
  • Duck Eggs, 4 eggs

Meal 6​

  • Pasta, 550 grams
  • Grilled Chicken, 8 ounces
  • Cashews, 100 grams

Meal 7​

  • Cereals, 100 grams
  • Milk, 10 ounces

Blessing isn't a big fan of using bodybuilding supplements. He feels that as long as you eat well, you can still achieve your fitness goals. However, he doesn't deny that he uses whey protein which is the only supplement he takes.

Blessing Awodibu's Net Worth​

Although Blessing is just starting, he has been able to mass some wealth. His net worth is estimated to be between $1-$3 million.

His huge social media following is also an additional source of income for him as gets paid-for ads and sponsorships.

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