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Interview with Anthony Defossé

Interview with Anthony Defossé


The daily life of a bodybuilder

what prompted you to take up bodybuilding?

for me, the trigger was my father, who got me into the sport... he's been bodybuilding for over 30 years,

I remember that when I was a kid, I used to follow him around the gym...then at the age of 14/15, when everyone was into soccer, my best friend and I started to touch our first bars, and as time went by, I trained a little bit, then I got a taste for it and it became totally indispensable...I also remember that we were the only two "teenagers" in the gym, unlike what we see nowadays...which goes to show that mentalities are changing in this field...

How did you get started? Did you encounter any difficulties?

I just neglected my legs for the first few years, but I've been working on them for the last 2 years so as not to be unbalanced... and I'm getting to know my body as I prepare for competitions.

What's your main source of motivation?

I wasn't really a fan of bodybuilding, contrary to what you might think... but a few years later I started to take an interest in fitness, and there are physiques like Lazar Angelov's, jaco de Bruyn's...etc that have motivated me even more to progress and achieve my goals!

i don't consider myself a "bodybuilder", so it's the more fitness-oriented physiques that have motivated me even more...

Can you tell us more about your program?

My program varies all the time, but the basis of my workouts is long sets (30reps) with very little rest time (20 to 30 seconds) for increased congestion and greater muscle definition.)

Your best exercises?

Bench press, pull-ups and squats. For me, this is the basis of good muscle development, and the oldest exercises are the ones that work best for me.

Which bodybuilder is your role model?

There really isn't one.

What type of diet do you follow?

Here's an example of one of my diets:


8 egg whites

80g of oat flakes or 70g of Muesli

1 orange or a handful of blueberries (antioxidant and vasodilator)

1 coffee or tea (optional)

5 amino acids

1g vitamin c

5g glutamine


60g unleavened bread or 7 rice cakes

200g chicken breast

100g 0% fromage frais

5 amino acids


70g raw vegetables

200g salmon or 250g beef 10% fat content

100g rice or 400g potatoes

5 amino acids

Afternoon snack

8 egg whites + 2 egg yolks

100g low-fat compote or 1 apple

6 rice cakes

5 Bcaa

5g glutamine

after sport :

50g 100% whey

50g dextrose

5 bcaa

5g glutamine

Evening meal

250g of beef 5% or 250g of fish (sea bream, or sea bass, or pollack, or cod, or sole, or dab, or red mullet or any other firm, white-fleshed fish with a decent protein content)

200g green beans or broccoli

50g rice

3 slices pineapple

2 ZMB6

Before bedtime

30g casein

What advice would you give to young people starting out in bodybuilding?

My advice would be to believe in your dreams, never give up and always push yourself ... With determination and motivation, you'll always reach your goals, no matter how long it takes!

What's your proudest achievement?

In November 2013, I made it into the top 10 European muscle model WBFF in London, and for me that's a great source of personal pride... Then another great source of pride is the growth of the company we created with my 2 partners, we're about to open our 5th supplements boutique in 2 and a half years, Nutrisport is starting to be talked about all over France, and that's just the beginning)