Ricardo Correia

Ricardo Correia is the 2013 UKBFF Champion and bodybuilder who competes in the 212 class. He first started training seriously around 2008. Within a couple of months, Ricardo found his calling in bodybuilding and went on to compete in his first show.

However, it wasn’t until 2012 when he won the 2012 British title, that Eduardo’s career really took off. After winning the title, Eduardo worked hard to improve his physique even further, leading him to earn his Pro Card at the 2013 British Championships.

Since then, he’s continued to compete in the highest-level shows, including Mr. Olympia where he placed 9th in 2018.


Ricardo Correia training his huge and muscular triceps in a gym

“Unless you have a good vision it won’t work! Got to believe to achieve.”

Athlete Statistics

Full Name: Ricardo Correia
ProfessionAliasEra
IFBB Pro BodybuilderIFBB Rude Boy2010
ProfessionIFBB Pro Bodybuilder
AliasIFBB Rude Boy
Era2010


Ricardo Correia hitting a side chest pose on a bodybuilding stage

“Become people’s superhero! Motivate everyone to push in the same direction.”

Accomplishments

Competitions

2018

  • Mr. Olympia, IFBB 212 Bodybuilding, 9th place

2017

  • Kuwait Pro, 212 Bodybuilding, N/A
  • Prague Pro, IFBB Pro 212, 1st place
  • Mr. Olympia, IFBB 212 Bodybuilding, 10th place

2016

  • IFBB Tampa Pro, IFBB Pro 212 Bodybuilding, 14th place

2013

  • UKBFF Championships, Men’s Bodybuilding, Overall, N/A
  • UKBFF Championships, Men’s Bodybuilding, Under 90kg, 1st place

2012

  • UKBFF Championships, Men’s Bodybuilding, Under 90kg, 1st place
  • Arnold Amateur Europe, Men’s Bodybuilding, Under 90kg, 3rd place

2011

  • CNP UK Finals, Men’s Bodybuilding, Under 90kg, 3rd place

Ricardo Correia performing a pose on a bodybuilding stage, looking


Ricardo Correia physique transformation before-after

Ricardo’s transformation: before and after.

“Do never lose focus! My vision is way bigger than anyone thinks!”

Training

Recovery Treatments

Training hard is one of Ricardo’s favorite activities. However, in order to perform at his best, he pays equal attention to his recovery program.

This includes going to deep tissue massages which help to improve blood flow to his muscles. He also stretches after his workouts to reduce the chance of an injury.

If his muscles are extremely sore, Ricardo might opt for a cold bath which will reduce the inflammation.

But there’s one factor that’s more important to Ricardo than anything else – his sleep. He ensures to get at least 8 hours of sleep every night to allow his muscles to repair.


Ricardo Correia standing shirtless in a gym

“Only the ones with vision can run in a road full of bumps.. because they know that eventually, you will find a straight path!”

Nutrition

Ricardo keeps a clean diet consisting of lean poultry meat, fish, brown rice, avocados, and cruciferous vegetables.

He also takes supplements to improve performance. These include BCAA’s and glutamine before workouts to improve energy, along with whey protein after training to increase muscle protein synthesis.


Ricardo Correia's bodybuilding transformation before-after

Idols and Influences

Ricardo’s Motivation

Winning the Olympia and inspiring other bodybuilding fans with his example is what motivates Ricardo. In his own words:

“Motivation of being able to inspire bodybuilding fans, give them the chance to believe in themselves, and of course, I want to be Mr. Olympia one day.”  – Ricardo Correia


Ricardo Correia flexing side chest before-after

“Before anything, you need to feel good in your own skin. Then you can spread love.”

What we can learn from Ricardo Correia

Thanks to his drive to excel and be the best, Ricardo has reached the top of the bodybuilding world. He’s worked hard for many years to make it to the Olympia stage.

This shows us that it’s not just about genetics when it comes to building a great physique or success in the fitness industry. It’s also about the willingness to do whatever it takes to see your goals through.

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