Jamie Do Rego

Hometown: Preston, UK
DOB: March 1992
Height: 5ft 6
Contest weight: 212lbs
Off-Season weight: 240lbs
Occupation: IFBB pro bodybuilder, coach and business owner
Residence: Dubai

About me:
I have an interesting family background coming from a Portuguese father and Egyptian mother - I thank them for the genetics. I was always heavily involved in sport from a young age, competing at national level as a teen in football, athletics and rugby. As I got older, I realised that I enjoyed the training aspect of sport much more than playing the game, and this is where I found my love for bodybuilding. The gym was always my therapy, a place where I could go whenever I wanted to get away. I think that is why I have so much passion for the industry. No matter what is happening in life, the gym is always there for you to clear your mind and refocus.

Nutrition principles:
I believe in keeping things simple. Clean, quality, whole foods have always worked great for me when it comes to contest prep or off-season. These days everyone is trying to re-invent the wheel, and I think this is why we see a lack of consistent condition on stages. Simplicity works. Don’t over complicate things.

Training principles:
I’m a huge believer in hard work and intensity. Nothing beats persistent graft both inside and outside the gym. A lot of my training currently revolves around progressive overload using very strict form. As I got older, I started to realise the importance of form and connecting with the target muscle rather than just loading the weight. Connection and stimulation is key.

Current goals (business/training/personal):
I re-evaluate my personal goals regularly, once ticked off, it’s a case of what’s next for me? My life is fast-paced, and my objectives change as I accomplish them. I’m all about continuous progression.

My motivation:
My motivation comes from my own self-belief and wanting to constantly better myself not only as a bodybuilder but also as a person. I strive to excel in all aspects of my life.

Favourite body part:

Favourite prep meal:
Salmon and rice

Favourite cheat meal:

Career highlights:
Turning IFBB pro in 2019

Favourite quote: “If you’re absent during my struggle, don’t expect to be present during my success”. – Will Smith

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