Friday, July 26, 2013

Mr. Iron Man (Philippine) - Johnald Romero

Johnald stands 5'6" with a competition weight of 170lbs. This puts him in the short category (NAC Class 1, NABBA, WFF Class 3) and the very competitive below 80kg category (IFBB, WBPSF).  Lastly, what's an athlete profile without the achievements, so here it is. We wish Johnald continued success in the future. 

Johnald Romero  hails from Misamis Occidental and graduated from Alfonso D. Tan College with a degree of Bachelor of Arts in Economics.  It was in his college days in 2004 when he was prodded by his track and field buddy, Jason Lalaan, to enter bodybuilding. This was a shift from his sports then which was the discus and hammer throw events.  That was the start of fulfilling his childhood dream of becoming Mr. Philippines. It may be his background on sports that favors fast twitch muscles that helped him maintain an athletic physique in bodybuilding. He doesn't carry much mass, but his body symmetry and aesthetic is one of the best. He'll easily gets the best torso award if there is one, and he has no distended gut to speak of even when not posing. Johnald says his best body parts are his abs and shoulders. Well just look at the pictures and tell us what you think.

Of course, his body is not perfect. His body is still continually under construction. He says he needs to improve his back, which needs more definition and width. He trains five times a week, and being a personal trainer in Fitness First Green hills helps him put in those hours in the gym.

Two of his Mr. Olympia idols are Frank Zane and Phil Heath. Actually, two very different bodybuilders. One has a classic lean ectomorph body, while the other has the bulkier mesomorph physique.  It seems Johnald needs to get more bulk to reach his dreams to be a world class bodybuilder like the two legends.  He also wants to be known as a good fitness trainer.  He is certified in Fitness First's Personal Training Foundation Program - Silver and Gold level, TRX suspension, and most importantly, first aid and CPR.  So for those of you who want to train safely, you can head out to Fitness First Green hills and ask for him. He has won quite a few competitions since he started bodybuilding in 2004. His most important achievements to date are the Championship award he got from the 2010 Mr. Philippines Lightweight Division and the 1st Phil-Asia Athletic Class in 2011.

Johnald is currently preparing for next year's Mr. Asia Pacific in Boracay and the Hong Kong Bodybuilding Invitational.  He takes IS Gainer Whey and Creatine Monohydrate during his off season. He switches to Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey, Creatine, and USPlabs' Anabolic Pump, Prime, and PowerFULL when preparing for a competition.