Nam Vo, once an underweight child, was able to build an awesome physique and budding career with his dedication to fitness. Today, Nam is recognized as an international fitness and fashion model, and also a rising actor.
With his story, Nam has inspired a large number of people to live a healthy and productive lifestyle. From a ‘skinny’ boy who struggled to gain muscle to German fitness sensation, here’s Nam’s story:
“There is no shortcut! It takes time to create a better & stronger version of yourself! It’s just a matter of your priorities.”
Full Name: Nam Thanh Vo Weight Height Age Date of Birth 205 - 215lbs (88.5 - 93.0kg) 6'2" (188cm) 28 December 30, 1991 Nationality Profession Era German Actor, Fashion and Fitness Model 2010 Weight 205 - 215lbs (88.5 - 93.0kg) Height 6'2" (188cm) Age 28 Date of Birth December 30, 1991 Nationality German Profession Actor, Fashion and Fitness Model Era 2010
“Do what you love and you‘ll never have a problem with Monday.”
- Fitness and Fashion Model
Nam Vo, also known by his full name Nam Thanh Vo, is a Frankfurt-based fitness model and actor. His journey into fitness began for one simple reason – Nam wanted to gain muscle on his slim frame.
In 2010, Nam realized he didn’t want to be ‘skinny’ anymore, so he joined a local gym and began training with weights. As Nam said;
“My training and career began in 2010 when I first entered a gym, which fortunately was just 100 meters from my home. My motivation at the time was my underweight body (180cm, 62kg), which made my life difficult.”
Driven by his ambition, Nam was able to gain a lot of weight within the following two years. He went from 62kg to 94kg.
Nam Vo’s transformation in fitness over the years.
Even though Nam gained a lot of weight, not all of it was muscle. In his words; “This was not the shape I wanted it to be because it was less muscle than body fat mass.”
In order to lose excess fat and gain a better understanding of how to sculpt a chiseled body, Nam began studying the topics around training and nutrition.
He also began working at a supplement store as his part-time job, where he learned new information about training, nutrition, and supplementation.
“I learned a great deal about nutrition, nutritional supplements and biochemical processes in the body, which deviated from mainstream bodybuilding teaching.”
Becoming a Fitness Model and Actor
Throughout the process of educating himself about fitness, Nam realized he fell in love with his new lifestyle. As he said; “This was when I realized that I fell into the sport and it became much more than just a means to an end.”
Driven by his passion, Nam went on to create a budding career as an actor and fitness model over the next several years.
He now has a large online community which he inspires with his example of commitment and dedication to fitness.
“You should train every muscle in a targeted, functional, and controlled way. There are no important or unimportant muscle groups.”
Nam does some form of training at least six times per week. This includes weightlifting, cardio, and flexibility work. He only takes one day a week to rest completely.
Nam’s favorite exercises are flat barbell bench press, which builds and shapes his chest. Along with pull-ups and dragon flys, which work on his back and midsection.
Here’s Nam’s weekly training routine;
Nam Vo’s Week of Training
- Monday: Back, Biceps, Lower Abs
- Tuesday: Chest, Triceps
- Wednesday: Legs, Calves
- Thursday: Shoulder, Traps, Obliques
- Friday: Back, Chest, Abs & Functional Work
- Saturday: Rest
- Sunday: Cardio
“No matter which diet you choose, it is crucial that you follow it consistently. When the diet is constantly changing, the chance for success is minimized.”
In Nam’s opinion, diet is the most important part of a fitness program. For this reason, he makes sure to supply his physique with optimal nutrients to make it grow.
He prefers a high-fat, high-protein, and low-carb diet. This gives him a lot of sustained energy and allows him to train long and hard in the gym.
However, Nam is aware that everyone is different. What works for him might not work for someone else. For this reason, he suggests experimenting with different diets to see what brings best results.
“In my opinion, there is no 100% perfect dietary strategy that will make every human get optimal results. You should always make your own decision and only by experience can everyone be sure if something works or not.”
Supplements That Nam Vo Uses
- Whey Isolate
- Liquid Magnesium
- Vitamin B Complex
- Vitamin D
- Omega 3 Fish Oil
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What we can learn from Nam Vo
Nam Vo has achieved an incredible transformation over the years, but he’s always been ‘hungry’ for more.
This mindset is what has helped him to get to where he’s today – an international model and rising actor.
Nam lives by the motto “nothing is impossible – if you can dream it, you can do it.” With the same attitude, you too can reach your own greatness.