Body builder Kent Jacobsen. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin
Body builder Kent Jacobsen. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin Allan Reinikka

Kent becomes a superman but not by eating spinach

AFTER living off fish and vegetables for 12 weeks, all Kent Jacobsen wanted was some garlic bread.

Rockhampton engineering student Jacobsen was always the "little'' kid growing up, but not anymore.

Living by the motto "effort equals results'' Rockhampton bodybuilder Jacobsen muscled his way into fourth place at the recent Australasian Natural Bodybuilding Queensland titles and while he did not take home the top gong, he could not have been prouder.

The 21-year-old, who works at Mass Nutrition Rockhampton, said that during 12 weeks of intense training, he managed to drop 20kg.

"I went from 95kg 12 weeks out at 15% body fat to 75kg and 4.8% body fat on comp day," Jacobsen said.

"Placing fourth was a good achievement and I was the only new guy there while the other guys competing in the under-22 division had done plenty of competitions.

"It was a really good experience - that was the best part about it.

"It didn't really matter whether I came first, I was just happy to make it through and step onto the stage and look decent."

The fourth-year mechanical engineering student said a very strict diet and training schedule were the key to his results, but they did have their downsides.

"Basically you start 12 weeks out and it's an hour of cardio each morning with a weight session in the afternoon and high-intensity interval training three times a week," Jacobsen said.

"The main preparation is the dieting. All of my food was weighed. For example, three weeks out, every meal was 125grams of fish, 50 grams of broccoli, 50g of beans and for the morning it might have been about 15 almonds with the fish, beans and broccoli.

"The biggest challenge was dealing with the lack of energy towards the end of my training and trying to do my uni subjects as well but my family and girlfriend support helped greatly."



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