1) At first, thanks to be here! Let’s us introduce you, Sahar,
to those who do not know you yet, tell us your name and something about yourself, please…?
Thank you for the opportunity to introduce myself to the world and Italia especially!
My name is Sahar Kazes, from Israel, 27 Y.o (since this Monday), works as a nutrition consultant, Owner of Online Nutrition system in Israel called “My New Shape” and engaged to the love of my life Adi Liraz.
2) When you started to do bodybuilding? And Why?
As a child, I had some confidence issues, to be honest, really big ones. Sometimes I felt like all I want to do is just runaway from everything and disappear. I saw some big and strong people in WWE and wanted to be like them.
Then at the age 17 (2008), I did a gym membership and immediately fell in love with the GYM because I saw results from hard work. But you know, did not know what I was doing for over a year, just spent most of the day there.
Had to stop training for 3 years because I recruited to the army and when I was released, I realized my biggest dream was to Earn IFBB PRO CARD. When my close family realized that bodybuilding is my life, they put me in really big difficulties and eventually got kicked out of my home when I was 20 Y.O. They left me no choice. Quote: “it’s this house or your stupid bodybuilding”. In fact my family was never there to support me, no one believed in my dreams and in my abilities. Every penny I gained used to buy groceries for myself and funding the gym membership. But nothing could stop me. Nothing!
3) Can you tell us your success during your competition years?
My first competition was in 2013, and second was in 2014, in a competition called IFBB MR. Israel. 2013 was not successful and in 2014 I took the bodybuilding overall title. Then I took a 3 year break because my priorities has changed for that time (and for the LAST time).
In November 2017 I competed and won class 3 bodybuilding in NAC MR. Universe.
In April 2018 I won Bodybuilding Overall title in NAC Israel championship.
In May 2018 I won class 3 category in PCA BODYPOWER in England and 2nd place in PCA SUPERSERIES in the day after at 212 Category.
In June 2018 I competed at Olympia Amateurs in Alicante, Spain and won 2nd place and didn’t stop to make my dream come true and Finally,
In September 2018, Olympia Amateurs Italia in Abano Terme and won Bodybuilding Overall and IFBB PRO CARD.
5) Who is your coach? And you really recently win your pro card into Mr Olympia Overall in Abano, how many time you put into this prep?
And how you decide to tackle this show with what kind of state of mind?
My coach is Stas Struzberg. He is like a father for me, for almost a complete year we meet every week to make our plans. His knowledge is divine, I trust him with my eyes closed. I am in a preparation since November 2017, since I won Mr. Universe, I didn’t want to stop competing so I keep setting bigger goals after every success.
Because I have won second in Olympia Amateurs Spain in June, I understood I need to put myself in war mode. I came to fight, to win, no matter what it takes. Every morning I tell to myself “ITS NOT OVER UNTIL I WIN”
6) Your future goals?
My future goals now to set myself to 212 category in IFBB pro shows next year, and of course the main goal is to reach to the mighty Olympia stage! My biggest goal now is to gain enough muscle mass to stand strongly in IFBB PRO shows, keep my aesthetics and proportions and always improving my posing on stage.
7) Can you tell us about your diet, supplements routine? And how much the right nutrition is really important for you, for build muscles?
My bulking usually ends with 1000+ grams of complex carbs, 250g of protein, and ALWAYS listen to my belly like my coach taught me. I don’t use ANY supplements besides fast digestive carbohydrates during workouts, WHEY protein powder (not always, sometimes I just prefer to eat solid food and not drink it). Well dieting is the most important thing, let’s say if you don’t put 100% to training and 100% to dieting, nothing will happen.
9) What type of training do you like most? What exercises do you feel are the most effective when it comes to making gains?
I am training in a Static-Dynamic method, my coach instructed me how to do it, told me the science behind it and, even sent me to read on it online, just when I fully understood the method, I have started doing it and gaining amazing results since.
10) What newbie mistakes did you make when you first started training?
When I first started training I did every mistake possible haha, for example, in my “bulking” period, I went above 30% body fat (for real!), did my training with heavy ass weights, shitty technique, got injured a lot because of it, etc.
11) How do you see yourself in ten years?
I don’t want to sound arrogant, but in 10 years from now I see myself as Mr. Olympia. I will never stop!
12) What is the bodybuilding, for you?
Bodybuilding for me is the reason that I live for. I have found my passion in life, of course I will never stop working, developing my business, make a family with my beloved fiancé, and do professional bodybuilding all together. Everything is possible if you want it enough.
13) Do you have any funny stories about getting a cool comment about your physique by a random person?
I have thousands of stories on comments given to me, usually when I walk in front of people in the streets, everyone suddenly get silent and stare at me like I am an alien, sometimes people think I am violent to my fiancé, because my size but hell no! I got a heart of a teddy bear.
14) If any of our members and/or visitors would like to meet you or get in contact with you…where and how can they do that? Thanks to doing this, Any last words?
Well, I live now in Israel, anyone can contact me on my Facebook: Ifbb Pro Sahar Kazes.
My Instagram: saharkazes_ifbbpro
My email: Sahar91@gmail.com
I will happily invite everyone to follow me,
I post almost everything on Instagram so I believe this is the best way.
Thanks again, chat soon, Vittorio!