Campbell ecstatic, can’t wait to show off hard work
By Timothy Jaikarran
Bodybuilder Emmerson Campbell is aiming to steal the entire show and as many accolades as possible. Time after time. Campbell has proven that there is no challenge that could discourage him because he is always up for the fight. Come this Sunday as the Guyana Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation (GBBFF) is set to host its Seniors Bodybuilding Championships for 2021, Campbell will be pushing in overtime to ensure his name is called among the elite.
In an exclusive interview with Guyana Times Sport, the talented Campbell outlined his plans for the upcoming competition.
How do you feel as Sunday slowly approaches?
I feel great. I can’t wait to step on stage and compete with the guys. It’s been two years since I was able to compete locally and now that fans will be permitted, I can’t wait to show off my hard work in front of the bodybuilding starved fans. Winning my fifth National Men’s Physique title will be the cherry on top.
How has the pandemic impacted your training?
At the start of the pandemic, it affected my training. Not just mine but all gym goers as the gyms were closed due to the virus. However, now that gyms have reopened, there are no complaints. Prep has been great.
What do you think of your current package?
I think this package is comparable or perhaps even better than my last show in El Salvador. This may be the best one yet. Everyone will see the improvements I’ve made.
What was it like training for the competition? What are some of the things you had to do?
Training for me is the easy part, it’s the hours and hours of cardio along with eating bland food in a caloric deficit is the hard part. However, as you become more and more experienced, it becomes much simpler. It has not been that difficult lately, to be quite honest.
What do you want to say to your fans?
Walk with your vaccine cards and come see Guyana’s best physiques on stage. It’s going to be a top-class show.
Campbell is a two-time Central America and the Caribbean Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation Championship (CAC) silver and bronze medallist (El Salvador, Dominican Republic and Mexico); four-time Mr Guyana Men’s Physique Champion; three-time Stage of Champions Men’s Physique Champion; and Darcy Beckles silver medallist (Barbados). He is also a Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) and National Sports Commission (NSC) Sports Journalist of the Year, and a certified personal trainer and nutritionist. Approximately 30 athletes would be competing in the different segments of the championships in the Bodybuilding, Bikini, and Men’s Physique categories.