Work hard. Be consistent. Remain patient.
These mantras are what made Mauro Lumba the person that he is today. Five years ago, at a young age of 21, Mauro outdid the other contenders for the Century Tuna Superbods grand title. After months of rigorous training and personality development, Mauro came out as the male grand winner. Since then, Mauro has committed himself to live a fit and healthy life.
Now 26 years old, Mauro has no intention to waste time. “This is the oldest I’ve been, and the youngest that I will ever be,” he says. “Why not do everything right now?”
With such mindset, this University of Santo Tomas graduate is doing all that he can to encourage active lifestyle; he consistently plays basketball or boxing, coaches Muay Thai, has his fitness classes at UFC gym and Rockwell Atletica, and does modelling on the side—which he has been doing since he was 18 years old. You must have seen him on a commercial or a billboard, casually flaunting his remarkable physique, but there’s more to him than meets the eye.
Here, MBody gets up close with Mauro as he tells us his summer preparations that involve gym, diet, and sports.
How have you been preparing for summer?
I haven’t been preparing, really. I just try to stay consistent with my lifestyle. I like to stay fit all year-round with no off seasons.
Do you follow a specific diet plan to help you achieve your goals? Tell us about it.
I’m doing intermittent fasting, but not too strict. I have a 10-hour window to eat. I try to eat only from 12 to 10 p.m. I usually start my day with coffee, workout, and then eat my first meal. I’m not too strict with my food also because I can burn everything with my workouts. Also, I eat clean: no fast food and junk food.
What specific workout routines do you do the most to achieve a summer-ready body?
To be honest, Muay Thai training has been the best for me. I love intense training and the very art of the sport. I get to learn new techniques every day and maintain a good physique.
With all these summer preparations, what are your plans for the season?
I always look forward to go to the beach with my friends.
Featured image by Roc Verdera.
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