Long Wu standing in blue shorts at a physique competition

Long Wu

IFBB Professional Bodybuilder, Sponsored Athlete

Long Wu is an IFBB Professional Bodybuilder, sponsored athlete and fitness model from China. He’s the first ever Chinese IFBB Pro – making a name for himself on social media as a result of his hard work in making the cut.

Long has been making statements since he arrived on the U.S scene in the late 2010’s. He bagged his pro card at the 2015 ‘Olympia Amateur Asia’ in Hong Kong – moving to the US shortly after to pursue a professional career.

He joined a competition team called ‘team zero gravity,’ after winning a pro show in San Diego. Since then, he has won a series of professional shows and has qualified for the Mr Olympia.


 

Long Wu standing topless in a shadowy room

Athlete Statistics

Full Name: Long Wu
NationalityProfessionEra
ChineseIFBB Professional Bodybuilder, Sponsored Athlete2010
NationalityChinese
ProfessionIFBB Professional Bodybuilder, Sponsored Athlete
Era2010

 

Long Wu standing showing his full body in a garden

“It is a milestone for Chinese bodybuilding and I can’t wait to see more Chinese athletes stand on the worlds most prestigious stage. “

Accomplishments

  •  First Chinese IFBB Pro

 

Long Wu completing a press-up on the beach

Training

Heavy And Intense Workouts

Biceps

Long loves to workout with intensity, using heavy weights and aiming to build as much lean muscle mass as possible. One of his favorite exercises for the arms, is the dumbbell bicep curl.

He completes this movement with fast and controlled reps, working to failure every set. He usually moves on to the EZ Bar Barbell curl after these sets, which offers him a more stable lift.

Triceps

When it comes to hitting his triceps, Long enjoys using free weights as well as machines. He completes a tricep pulldown with cables, intending to maximize the time under tension.

He also uses dumbbells and the barbell to complete extensions and tricep kickbacks.


 

Long Wu tensing his biceps in the gym


 

Bodyweight Exercises

Bodyweight exercises are also very important to Long. He completes push-ups, pull-ups and squats with his bodyweight to improve tone, before transitioning into weighted sets.

Cardio

Long needs to incorporate a lot of cardio into his workouts to improve his muscle definition. He spends time on the elliptical machine, spin bike and the treadmill during cutting periods, to ensure that he can burn off any excess fat.


 

Long Wu Eating

Nutrition

Natural Approach

Long insists that he follows a 100% natural approach to bodybuilding. He is against steroid use, and eats an extremely healthy diet – trying to avoid cheat meals.

Nutritious Foods

Long likes to eat a combination of traditionally Chinese, and western foods. He eats a variety of lean meats such as chicken, turkey and beef, but also mixes his diet up with Chinese stir fry and salad dishes.

He also includes a variety of vegetables in his diet. He eats asparagus, beans, cucumber, onions and a variety of other healthy options.


 

Long Wu tensing his biceps in a gym

What we can learn from Long Wu

Long Wu has made the move from China to the U.S in order to build a career for himself. He made his mark instantly as a professional bodybuilder – qualifying for the Olympia.

This career move shows how useful a physical move can be in a fitness industry career. If you also want to develop your own career in fitness, it may be useful to move away from an area that has no real bodybuilding scene.

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