Pietro Boselli

Pietro Boselli is an Italian model, mathematics lecturer, engineer, and a personal trainer – Pietro’s professional career started early on when he started swimming at the age of 5, and fashion modelling when he was 6.

From that point on, Pietro toured the world modeling for different agencies, in addition to excelling at sports such as track and field, and sprinting, with this, he became a popular athlete. At the age of 18, Pietro turned his focus on training in the gym, and eventually built an impressive body, and later, became a personal trainer.

Along with success in modeling and fitness, Pietro earned a Ph.D. degree in engineering and became a math lecturer for engineering undergraduates. Boselli is active on his social media sites and often interacts with his fans, keeping them engaged with his daily content.


 

“So many ways to communicate instantly across the globe, and yet nothing surpasses the meaning of a real conversation.”

Athlete Statistics

Full Name: Pietro Boselli
WeightHeightChestWaist
185 - 195lbs (83.9 - 88.5kg)6'1" (185.5cm)42''32''
Year of BirthNationalityProfession
1988ItalianModel, Personal Trainer, Engineer, Mathematics Lecturer
Era
2010
Weight185 - 195lbs (83.9 - 88.5kg)
Height6'1" (185.5cm)
Chest42''
Waist32''
Year of Birth1988
NationalityItalian
ProfessionModel, Personal Trainer, Engineer, Mathematics Lecturer
Era2010


 

“Against the current is the way forward.”

Accomplishments

Pietro Boselli has a P.h.D in engineering, owns a personal training business, and has been a model for various Italian and American companies. Pietro is also a fitness competitor and holds the title of the 2014 WBFF European Fitness Model Champion.


 

“Kindness, friendship, and family are key life values.”

Biography

Fitness Background

Born in 1988, in Negrar, Italy, Pietro Boselli was always a fan of fitness and training. Exercise was always a huge part of his life, and when he was 5 years old, his mother took him to a swimming pool where he began swimming lessons.

Pietro soon took part in his first race and it was then that he discovered the determined and competitive side of himself. He said he was never interested in sports that involved a ball, which made him focused exclusively on swimming at the time. At the age of 10, Pietro already had a major number of wins in his swimming races, and after 4 years of constant racing, he lost the passion he once had for the sport and decided to quit.

It wasn’t long before Pietro discovered a new passion – cross-country running, in which he also excelled. He grew up enjoying intense endurance from swimming and running, which “forged” him both mentally and physically.

Pietro was introduced to strength training by his sprinting coach, who advised him to gain some size and strength in order to improve his running performance. Pietro then started training at home, using his own training routines. As his body developed over the years, he discovered the psychological benefits of training, and “fell in love” with the activity.

Moving to London

At 18 Pietro moved to London, England, and said how the new environment “shocked” him, as he was accustomed to the vast outdoors and mountains in Italy.

After becoming more familiar with his new life in London, Pietro decided to join a gym for the first time and said; “It was like a playground, everything was so easily accessible and provided endless training possibilities. I asked myself how could anyone not have amazing gains with all this equipment at your disposal?”

Until that point, Pietro was used to functional training, running, and body weight exercises and the transition to intense strength training in the gym happened gradually for him. For the next several years, Pietro continued training in the gym, learning new exercises and sculpting a physique that earned him the title of the WBFF 2014 UK champion.

While in college, Pietro was part of the athletics and cross-country team and competed in intercollegiate races. However, after some time, Pietro lost the desire for playing college sports and decided to fully dedicate himself to the gym.


 


Math Lecturer

Pietro studied mechanical engineering at University College London, and in 2010, he graduated with a Bachelors Degree for Engineering. Later on, he started his Doctor of Philosophy candidature. During that time, he became a lecturer and taught undergraduate mathematics to several hundred mechanical engineering students.

2 years later, during one of his classes, a student posted a picture of his physique on the internet and it quickly went viral. After the event, Pietro became an internet sensation, and soon after, he signed a contract with a British modeling agency.

Gaining Fame

As his physique was further improving, Pietro decided to start competing in fitness shows. He managed to get a few respectable results in his first year of competing, but it wasn’t until 2014 that he brought his best version of his physique to the stage.

It was then that Pietro won the WBFF European Fitness Model Championships, and after the win, he decided to stop competing and considered “other options.”

Due to the amount of people asking for his training advice, Pietro decided to start his personal training business and turn it into a profitable career. He eventually achieved his goal, helping thousands of people across the globe build a physique of their desire. By February 2016, Pietro completed his PhD. which gave him more time to focus on his fitness career and business.

Ever since he became a personal trainer, Pietro gained a lot of fame for his physique and his educational achievements. He since started a daily vlog channel, and become cover model for some of the best UK fitness magazines.


 

“The locker room. A place where decisions that will shape your future are made.”

Training

Training Style

Pietro often likes to change his workouts because he believes that muscles “adapt to the same routine” after a certain amount of time. Also, he stressed the importance of adopting a unique style of training – each individual should find the best routine that works for them and stick to it, according to Pietro. He says that following the routine “copied from the internet” may work for some, but isn’t guaranteed to work for everyone.

“I don’t believe just one workout works the best. I am constantly changing repetitions, tempo, weight, and volume to make sure the muscle is always forced into new growth.”

Favorite Exercises

1. Arnold Presses – “I love the way they pump up the deltoids if done correctly.”

2. Front Squats – “Often over looked, but are a must when you want to build up your legs.”

3. Dips – ” Lastly, I love to do a giant set of modified dips for chest into cable crossovers and then incline push-ups.”

Workout Plan

  • Day 1 –  Legs and Calves (Focus on Quadriceps)
  1. Squats, 6 sets of 10 reps, 3 warm-up sets
  2. Leg Press, 4 sets of 12 reps
  3. Leg Extensions, 3 sets of 12 reps
  4. Lunges, 3 sets
  5. Seated Calf Raises, 6 sets of 12 reps
  6. Donkey Calf Raises, 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Day 2 – Shoulders and Biceps
  1. Shoulder Press, 4 sets of 10 reps
  2. Arnold Press, 3 sets of 12 reps
  3. Lateral Raises, 4 sets of 12 reps
  4. Rear Delt Cable Flys, 4 sets of 12 reps, last set drop set
  5. Machine Shoulder Flys, 3 sets of 10 reps
  6. Dumbbell Biceps Curls, 4 sets of 12 reps
  7. Concentration Curls, 3 sets of 12 reps
  8. Cable Curls, 3 sets of 12 reps
  9. Hammer Curls, 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Day 3 – Chest and Back
  1. Bench Press, 5 sets of 8 reps
  2. Incline Dumbbell Press, 4 sets of 8 reps
  3. Dips, 3 sets of 12 reps
  4. Pullovers, 3 sets of 10 reps
  5. Incline Cable Flys, 3 sets of 10 reps
  6. Deadlifts, 5 sets of 8 reps
  7. Pull-ups, 6 sets of 8 reps
  8. Cable Pull-Downs, 3 sets of 8 reps
  9. Barbell Rows, 3 sets of 8 reps
  • Day 4 – Legs and Calves (Focus on Hamstrings)
  1. Squats, 6 sets of 10 reps, 3 warm-up sets
  2. Leg Press, 4 sets of 12 reps
  3. Hamstring Curls, 3 sets of 12 reps
  4. Lunges, 3 sets
  5. Seated Calf Raises, 6 sets of 12 reps
  6. Donkey Calf Raises, 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Day 5 – Shoulders and Triceps
  1. Shoulder Press, 4 sets of 10 reps
  2. Arnold Press, 3 sets of 12 reps
  3. Lateral Raises, 4 sets of 12 reps
  4. Rear Delt Cable Flys, 4 sets of 12 reps, last set drop set
  5. Machine Shoulder Flys, 3 sets of 10 reps
  6. Skullcrushers, 4 sets of 12 reps
  7. Close-grip Bench Press, 4 sets of 10 reps
  8. Narrow-grip Dips, 3 sets of 10 reps
  9. Triceps Pushdowns, 4 sets of 10 reps, last set drop set
  • Day 6 – Rest
  • Day 7 – Rest

 

Nutrition

A Unique Approach to Dieting

Pietro says that a secret to a successful diet is that “there is no secret.” He doesn’t believe in a universal diet plan, and just like he said for training, creating a unique meal plan is the best option for every individual.

When it comes to macro nutrient intake, Pietro says that he bases his diet on fats and proteins, while keeping carbohydrates low. According to him, fats are a better source of energy for the body, and they are absorbed more slowly, which makes them ideal for avoiding glycogen spikes.

However, Pietro still consumes a significant amount of quality carbs in the morning and after a heavy training session to replenish glycogen levels.

Pietro doesn’t use any supplements, as he believes in consuming exclusively whole, natural foods. He says they are the best when it comes to micro nutrient absorption and bio-availability.


 

“I always believed that fitness is about lifestyle, more than anything. Walking to places, taking the stairs, being up early in the morning, embracing outdoor activities and putting real effort and passion in the workouts.”

Idols and Influences

For his main sources of inspiration, Pietro mentioned the following people: Newton, Oscar Wilde, The Rolling Stones, Noam Chomsky, George Carlin, Beppe Grillo, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Reinhold Messner.


 

 What we can learn from Pietro Boselli

Pietro Boselli has been involved in sports ever since he was a child. He excelled in swimming and long distance running in addition to studying his PhD. However, Pietro didn’t have everything handed to him on a plate, his incredible work ethic and persistence made him a success.

Moving to another country away form his rural upbringings brought new challenges everyday, but Pietro stayed true to his roots. What we can learn from Pietro is – it’s always important to enjoy what you do, keep moving forward, live a health life outdoors, and make the most of everyday. With the same attitude and mindset as Pietro, you too can make your goals into a reality.

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5 comments

  1. Kyrie

    January 13, 2017 at 8:18 am

    I’m calling bs. He weighs no more than 185 lbs max. No way he’s past the 200 mark being that size.

    1. Greatest Physiques

      January 13, 2017 at 2:41 pm

      Hi Kyrie,

      Thanks for your comment! That’s a good call. Any info you have on Pietro and we’re more than happy to receive it.

      All the best – Greatest Physiques.

  2. marlon

    August 25, 2017 at 3:12 am

    thanks for sharing.

  3. NawaidNoor

    October 7, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Hi sweet Pietro very nice and innocent personality I hope your nature is sweet I like your activities I am fane to you

  4. Ahmad

    June 13, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    Thanks for help

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