THE AMAZING

MICKAEL LOUVEL!

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Full name: MICKAEL LOUVEL
Age: 30 years
Height: 172cm
Training since: 12 years
Competing since: 10 years
Offseason weight: 207lbs
Contest weight: 185lbs
Currant residence: France , Nice
Occupation: working in security
Marital status: married
Listens to: Rammstein for training, snoop dogg, nate dogg
Contest history:
1995 Grand prix d'Orléans WABBA 2nd
1996 Open de Normandie WPF 1st category Handisport
IFBB : 1999 Grand prix de Luzarches 2nd
1999 Coupe de Paris à Linas 3rd
1999 demi-finale Nord à Viry-Châtillon 2nd
1999 Finale France à Arles 3rd
2000 Grand prix de luzarches 3rd
2000 demi finale Nord à Linas 1st 2000
Finale france à Toulouse 4th
2002 Champion de France à Cluses 1st

2004 Top de Colmar 1st
2004 Champion de France à valras 1st
2005 champion de France WABBA 1st

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ZONE:You only got one arm still you are an awesome bodybuilder! Tell us about it!
What happened & how do you do it?

MICKAEL:Thank you for telling me that but i don't think its that hard...
It's natural for me....
I started bodybuilding in 1993 and I competed 2 years later in the juniors.
It was i
n 1997 I had a car accident.
When I woke up I had not been able to move for 4 months because my spine was damaged.
I’ve been paralysed for one and a half year in my left leg and I had my
right arm was amputated because of the 6 fractures I had in the accident.
...The doctors were unable to save my arm.


ZONE:How did you got bit by the iron bug in the first place
& how did ya get into competing?
MICKAEL:When I was on the bed to the hospital, my first thought was
when can I start training again? I read all the magazines, watched training videos.
When leaving the hospital I started training with an atelle for my
paralysed leg and bandages for my arm and legs.
Because of the accident, I packed up some 20kg of fat over my body and started a strict diet
in 1999 in order to compete in the handicapped category.
It was a great moment for me, everyone was upright and applauded me.


ZONE:What is the best part of this sport?
MICKAEL:When I won the french championnship for the first time...it was the best...I was crying!
My father was there, it was revenge against all those which believed that I would not make it!


ZONE:And the worst part?
MICKAEL:The worst for me is that after the national competition they don't have
any europe and world championnships and the president of the federation aint interested.


ZONE:What is your diet like? Both offseason & before a show?
MICKAEL:Offseason I eat 7 times a day...chicken, rice, whey, fish, cereals , eggs
and for one day a week I eat what I want...pizza, or Mc Do.
Before the show, this year I have to change all my diet I have to eat more apple,
rice but mainly proteins i...eat 8 times a day.

ZONE:And what about your training. Offseason & before a show?
MICKAEL:My training don't change...Its always heavy!

ZONE:Who is your bigest inspiration & rolemodell thru the years?
MICKAEL:My first inspiration was Lou FERRIGNO in hulk,
Dorian YATES and Porter COTTRELL


ZONE:Future plans?
MICKAEL:Beacause my federation aint interested in any europe and
world championnships for disabled, I want to compete in USA..I hope in 2006
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