‘To stand out from the crowd you need to do something that no-one else has done before, and that’s how I become a champion’, says Rich Gaspari
Rich Gaspari is a former pro bodybuilder and member of the IFBB Hall of Fame. He is based in Lakewood, New Jersey.
It’s satisfying to see what you’ve done has changed the sport of bodybuilding. It’s pretty cool to see shifts in the sport. I knew I had to look different to the other guys to win shows and I was the first competitor to get striated glutes. I could get my body in shape beyond what other guys were capable of. No-one had achieved this before and I had something unique that other bodybuilders didn’t have. It helped me win shows and other competitors had to follow suit.
It was down to my work ethic of being very strict with my training and diet to get my skin very thin so more definition showed. I made the other guys follow me and it’s something very special to change the sport you love in a way like that.