Mr. Olympia 2016 Interview with Denis Gusev


Denis Gusev is gracing the Mr. Olympia Mens Physique Showdown stage for the First time this year. The show that qualified him for the showdown was the Neva Pro Show in 2015. Below are some questions that Denis Personally answered for Men’s Physique News in our Olympia 2016 Series.

How many shows have you competed in your career?

I’ve done 8 shows in amateur and 12 in pros.

When did you win your pro card?

In 2014. On my second show in Men’s Physique. On Arnold Classic Europe.

how many weeks have you been prepping for the O?

14 weeks.

What got you in to this sport?

I always wanted to be in sport. But only in 31 years I started do it.

What motivates you to stay focused for the O?

A lot of people are watching my preparing to the shows. They won’t let me relax.

How much cardio do you do in prep for this?

2 in a day. 10 in a week.

What advice can you give to anyone out there that wants to step into the sport?

First earn enough money to train and not think about anything else.

Whats your best method of Cardio?


Do you do Cheat meals during your prep? and how close to the show are they cut out?

Yes, every sunday. Do it till the show.

Do you prefer to train alone or do you have a training partner?

I do train alone. I hear my favorite music, during the workout, in my beats.

Whats your meal of choice post show?


What does your Filling out process consist of prior to stepping on stage?


How old were you when you first started competing? what was your first show? and what placing did you get?

I started to do it when I was 31. It was classic bodybuilding.

Whats the best place for your fans to find you and keep up to date with you?



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