Eddy Ung is one of Australia’s greatest bodybuilders. He’s won all of his contests and categories placing 1st in each of his competitions, including the Mr. Olympia in 2015.
He came from a sporting background where he played Rugby in his youth but quickly realized that if he wanted to dominate on the field he needed to lift weights.
Needless to say, his drive and passion to excel in everything he does, has made him a world leading bodybuilder.
This is his story:
|Full Name: Eddy Ung|
|175 - 185lbs (79.4 - 83.9kg)||5'7" (170cm)||Australian||Bodybuilder, Fitness Model, Personal Trainer|
|Weight||175 - 185lbs (79.4 - 83.9kg)|
|Profession||Bodybuilder, Fitness Model, Personal Trainer|
- 1st Place INBA Teenage Men’s Melbourne 2011
- 1st Place INBA Teenage Men’s Victoria 2011
- 1st Place INBA Teenage Men’s Australia 2011
- 1st Place INBA Junior Men’s Victoria 2013
- 1st Place INBA Open Class 1 Mr. Victoria 2013
- 1st Place INBA Mr. Victoria Overall 2013
- 1st Place INBA Junior Men’s Australia 2013
- 1st Place INBA Open Class 1 Mr. Australia 2013
- 1st Place INBA Open Class 1 Mr. Victoria 2015
- 1st Place INBA Mr. Victoria Overall 2015
- 1st Place INBA Open Class 1 Mr. Australia 2015
- 1st Place INBA Mr. Australia Overall 2015
- 1st Place INBA Open Class 1 Mr. Olympia 2015
- 1st PlaceINBA Mr. Olympia Overall Champion 2015
Rugby-Union To Bodybuilding
Eddy had always been into sports and fitness growing up. He loved to play football but one he started high school he found Rugby-Union as his favorite sport. He admits he’s always had a competitive nature, as well as his need to push himself constantly.
After taking part in Rugby, he knew he could do more and push himself further on a personal level. He started going to they gym and the rest was history. He enjoyed making strength and size gains and soon became a professional bodybuilder and model.
After suffering a shoulder injury which affected his training significantly, he decided to take some time off from bodybuilding, but this didn’t last long. Eddy made a goal to compete in the 2013 INBA, needless to say, Eddy placed 1st just like all 14 of his competitions.
After a healthy and successful career in bodybuilding, Eddy became a personal trainer where he helps others to become the best versions of themselves.
Eddy before and after
“I also believe that to achieve greatness you have to go that one step further than what everybody else is doing. There are no shortcuts in this sport and having an overall complete physique is what I aim to achieve.”
His training philosophy Eddy is different to most bodybuilders. He’s made the necessary adjustments to become one of the best bodybuilders in Australia without thinking of diet or training as a struggle, or arduous task, for Eddy, it’s a privilege.
Eddy’s Workout Split
- Bench Press: 4 sets of 6-8
- Incline Press: 4 sets of 6-8
- Weighted Dips: 4 sets of 8-10
- Cable Fly’s: 4 sets of 10-12
- Smith Machine Press (to the collar bone): 4 sets of 8
- Preacher Curls: 4 sets of 8-12
- Hammer Curls: 4 sets of 10-12
- Reverse Barbell Curls: 4 sets of 12-15
- Squats: 4 sets of 8-10
- Lunges: 4 sets of 10 each side
- Leg Press: 4 sets of 12
- Leg Extensions: 4 sets of 10-12
- Stiff Leg Deadlifts: 4 sets of 12-15
- Lying Leg Curls: 4 sets of 6-8
- Bilateral Curls: 4 sets of 8 each side
- Standing Calf Raises: 4 sets of 12
- Seated Calf Raises: 4 sets of 10-12
- Behind The Neck Press: 4 sets of 8
- Front Raises: 4 sets of 10 -12
- Lateral Raises: 4 sets of 10
- Cable Lateral Raises: 3 sets of 15
- Seated Rear Delt Raises: 6 sets of 10
- Upright Rows: 4 sets of 10
- Tricep Pushdowns: 4 sets of 12
- Overhead Tricep Extensions: 4-8
- Rope Tricep Pull Downs: 4 sets of 10-15
- Ab Crunches with rope
- Lat Pull Downs: 4 sets of 10-12
- Single Arm Rows: 4 sets of 10
- DY rows: 3 sets of 12
- Seated Row: 3 sets of 12
- Close Grip Pull Downs: 3 sets of 12
- Pull Overs: 3 sets of 12
- Dumbbell Shrugs: 4 sets of 16-20
- Back extensions: 4 sets of 20
- Tricep Pushdowns: 4 sets of 12
- Skull Crushers: 4 sets of 8
- Weighted Dips: 4 sets of 6
- Single Arm Extensions: 4 sets of 10
- Alternate Dumbbell Curls: 4 x 10
- Barbell Curls: 4 x 10
- Single Arm Preacher Curls: 4 x 10
- Concentration Curls: 4 x 10
Eddy prefers HIIT cardio because he says, “it’s quick and easy. 7 minutes and you’re done. He carries on to say, “Not to mention your legs will be full of blood by the time you finish, making it hard to walk.”
Food For Fuel
Eddy is very strict with his diet all of the year round. He thinks as fuel for the body rather than having emotional attachments with food.
Eddy says, “I believe if you fuel your body with good nutrients you will get better results than if you feed your body with junk.”
When he’s on his cutting phase, he won’t go through the process fo having cheat meals, he’ll only have high carb days.
“If I am in the cutting phase I don’t have ‘Cheat Meals’ I only have High Carb days to reefed my body. This might consist of a lot of Roast Potato and Salmon or something similar.”
- Meal 1: Oats, 1 Scoop of Maxs Supershred, 1 Banana & a handful of Almonds
- Meal 2: Chicken Breast, Brown Rice, Beans & Broccoli
- Meal 3: Chicken Breast or Fish & Sweet Potato
- Meal 4: Lean Beef, Tuna or Chicken & a Green Salad
- Meal 5: Scrambled Eggs
- Meal 6: Max’s Night Time Shake & 1 tablespoon of Natural Peanut Butter
Idols and Influences
Being a legend bodybuilder from Australia, Eddy has been an inspiration to thousands of people worldwide to what can be achieved with hard work and dedication.
He continues to inspire countless fans and fitness hopefuls every day in their own quest for an aesthetic body.
What we can learn from Eddy Ung
Is we can learn anything from Eddy it’s that “things don’t come easy,” also, “there are no shortcuts” and diet is crucial to creating a lean physique.
He’s gone from Rugby-Union then onto bodybuilding and made it a success through his winning mindset and ability to push the boundaries.
There are three pieces of advice Eddy likes to give to anyone looking to start on their own fitness journey. These are;
- Consistency is key.
- Stay positive!
- Enjoy your training and mix up your routine. Find what works for you and don’t worry about what everyone else is doing or saying. Just train hard and strive for greatness. – Eddy Ung