WNBF FEATURED ATHLETE

Martin Ortiz, WNBF Pro Bodybuilder

WNBF Pro Bodybuilder Martin Ortiz

Home and Family

Lives in Worcester, Massachusetts with wife Carmen

Has two daughters, 1 son, and 4 grandchildren

Originally from Adjuntas, Puerto Rico

Personal Stats

Age 45

Height 5’6″

Competition weight 162 lbs

Off season weight 182 lbs

WNBF Qualifying Event

INBF Granite State Open – 2014

WNBF Competitive Category Bodybuilding Middle Weight

What got you interested in working out?
How you feel after a workout and the benefits in my physique.

What got you interested in competing?
I felt and look very good. I was 19 and I wanted to have the experience of competing.

Who was the most influential person/group that made you want to workout?
Since I started working out in 1991, I admired the bodybuilders I met at the gym at the time.

Where do you currently workout?
Golds Gym.

How long have you been competing?
26 years.

How many competitions have you entered?
Around 30 or more.

What was your best placing and where?
WNBF World Championships 2014, Light Weight 1st place.

What is your most memorable moment competing so far?
I won my first competition and received a big trophy.

What is your most surprising moment competing so far?
On October 29, 2014 got my pro card, on November I won my first pro show -Monster Mash – and became eligible to compete for the World Championship. It was very satisfying to compete in all these events in less than three weeks.

What was the best workout advice you received?
Never quit and keep going.

What advice about fitness, health, etc. would you like to share with our readers?
Always ask for help when you need.

What do you like most about the WNBF?
The WNBF is growing, I have more opportunities to compete in the US and abroad.

Are you involved in any other parts of the sport? Training people? (Judging? Promoting?, etc.)
No, nothing yet.

What are your 2016 competition goals? Long range goals?
To win WNBF World Overall Champion!

What does being a WNBF pro/amateur competitor mean to you?
I’ve been with WNBF from the beginning of my career. I’m proud to be part of an organization that supports all natural athletes. I’m thankful to God that I can continue lifting and setting a positive example for children that you don’t need steroids to succeed.

FAVORITES:
Exercise: Squats
Cardio: Running
Best Body Part: Legs
“Diet” Food: Chicken
Non-Diet Food: Pizza
Non-Workout Activity: Walking my dog
Sports: (other than bodybuilding, etc.): Baseball

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About the Author:

An athlete since high school, Bob started bodybuilding in 1997, achieving WNBF Pro status in 2000. His degree in Exercise Physiology and leadership and event promotion skills lend professional experience in his role as WNBF Vice President in charge of the organization's stringent drug-testing policies.