FitMag reader, today you have the absolute privilege of learning from Bobby Khan aka ‘The Poster Boy!’ Mr. Khan has one of the most pleasing physiques you could wish to see and he also maintains complete focus on his health as well! For you lads out there who want a ‘beach body’ Bobby is the man to listen to!
Bobby thanks so much for agreeing to interview with me (again!!!) mate, we always have a great time and we always learn something new from you! To start with, can you tell us how you initially got into training?
No problem at all Adam, thank you guys for having me, it’s an honour to be here on FitMag! I remember when I was 17, my brother came home with the ‘’Rocky’’ box set and as soon as we watched them we were hooked - and we just wanted a physique like Rocky Balboa. That’s when my training journey began!
Awesome, where have I heard that one before?! What were your goals when you first started?
My goal in the beginning was just to have a nice pleasing physique, and from there on one goal led to another. Then I started competing and the goal became to get my physique more and more balanced with quality muscles on my frame for competitions.
OK, so it was a natural progress for you! How has your training changed since you started?
I have learned a lot over the years, in particularly the importance of training with correct form and the importance of nutrition.
Great advice mate! Talking of nutrition how has you food altered since you started?
I eat a wide variety of food now and I eat healthy all year around! Of course I have a cheat meal or two in my off season, who doesn’t?!
Well I sure do mate, and I wouldn’t miss them for the world! How highly do you rate the importance of good nutrition?
OK to put it into perspective, I would rather skip 1 or two training sessions then skip just one meal! That’s how much I rate nutrition.
There you go guys and girls; yet again a very experienced athlete is telling you food is KING! How important are supplements? Tell us about Met-Rx and the best supplements any athlete and beginner needs in their stack!
Supplements are very important; I religiously use my MET-Rx supplements. Personally, I would advise anyone from the very beginning to take protein shakes, BCAAs, L-glutamine and creatine!
What is the best piece of advice you can give to FitMag readers?
I used every resource I had available to me such as articles, magazines, television shows, DVDs and personal trainers to learn and educate myself more on how to achieve a fit and healthy physique. Now you can do it to with FitMag!
They sure can! What advice would you give to guys who want that 'beach body' look with the abs?
Be consistent and train hard as well as train smart! Eat clean to be lean, and set small goals at a time to achieve bigger goals at the end.
What about girls who don't think weights and eating plenty of food/supplements is good for their look?
I would highly recommend that girls eat frequently, eating smaller meals every 2 ½ to 3 hours! I would also advise they take supplements like protein shakes. In regards to their training, they should use resistance training just like us guys. But of course they need to have lesser calories then the guys if they want to get lean and fit. So don’t be scared to eat frequent meals and train with weights ladies!!!
You heard him ladies, if there is a man who will convince you it’s gonna be Bobby! What are your plans as an athlete mate?
I have a couple of plans in the pipeline! Basically right now I am fortunate enough to be travelling to Asia, Scandinavia as well as America to promote the bodybuilding and fitness lifestyle. I always want to be involved in the industry and help out in any way I can. On the 9th of July I am also doing my Bobby ‘KLASSIK’ Khan seminar at Panthers gym. In the seminar I will be talking about my secrets regarding posing routines and how to keep a balanced life while being a competitive athlete and much more. I want to share my success with the guys and the girls and help them to achieve their goals.
It’s always nice to see a true champion give so much back mate! What about your goals as an individual? I hear your Hollywood destined bro!!!
(LAUGHS!) Well I am ready for Hollywood and Bollywood bring it on!! You never know anything is possible so I am just taking one thing at a time.
Thank you Adam and FitMag readers for having me back for another interview! It’s always a pleasure to speak with you guys! To all FitMag readers, keep up your good work and stay focussed!