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About IFBB Pro George Peterson

George Peterson got into working out through his idol, Bruce Lee. While studying and practicing Shotokan Karate, George wanted to make his punched and kicks stronger. Bruce Lee trained with weights to become stronger, so George followed his lead and started lifting weights.

While training at the first gym George joined, another member came up to him and asked him if he had ever competed in bodybuilding. George said no but was interested in getting into it. This member helped prepare George for his first bodybuilding show.

Bodybuilding can be a huge personal commitment, and George soon learned that if he wanted to compete in bodybuilding, there would be sacrifices. George believes the most challenging part of bodybuilding is balancing competitive life with everyday life. George says, “Competitive life requires so much attention and time that everyday life can tend to get in the way at times. There are components of my everyday life that suffer being so involved in competitive life, such as friendships and relationships, but I fully understand to achieve certain goals it will take some sacrifice in other areas.”

Sports Played

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Shotokan Karate (Black Belt)

Physical Stats

Height 5' 7.5"
Weight (Competition) 192 lbs
Weight (Off-Season) 215 lbs
Waist 28"
Biceps 21"
Handedness Right

Strength Stats

Bench Press (Max) 500 lbs
Bench Press (Reps) 405 lbs x 10
Squat (Max) 500 lbs
Deadlift (Max) 600 lbs
Deadlift (Reps) 315 lbs x 35
DB Press (Reps) 140 lbs x 15
Military Press (Reps) 225 lbs x 12
Barbell Curl (Max) 185 lbs
Barbell Curl (Reps) 135 lbs x 10
Alt DB Curls (Reps) 60 lbs x 12
Hammer Curl (Reps) 80 lbs x 12
DB Shoulder Press (Reps) 110 lbs x 12
Leg Press (Reps) 1350 lbs x 10

Bodybuilding Competition History

Year Competition Division Class Placing
2017 Olympia Classic Physique 3rd Place
2017 IFBB Tampa Pro Classic Physique 1st Place
2017 IFBB Vancouver Pro Classic Physique 6th Place
2017 IFBB Chicago Pro Classic Physique 2nd Place
2017 IFBB New York Pro Classic Physique 2nd Place
2016 NPC National Championships Classic Physique Class B 1st Place Pro Card Overall Champion
2016 NPC Eastern USA Championships Classic Physique Class B 1st Place Overall Champion
2013 NPC National Championships Men's Bodybuilding Heavyweight 16th Place
2013 NPC Eastern USA Championships Men's Bodybuilding Heavyweight 3rd Place
2013 IFBB North American Championships Men's Bodybuilding Heavyweight 18th Place
2012 NPC Steve Stone Metropolitan Championships Men's Bodybuilding Light Heavyweight 1st Place Overall Champion
2008 NPC Steve Stone Metropolitan Championships Men's Bodybuilding Middleweight 7th Place

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