Bodybuilding Enigma With Down Syndrome Follows Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Training Advice in Between Workouts

Published 11/09/2023, 12:16 AM EST

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As important as it is to build an aesthetic and muscular frame, another important element in the sport of bodybuilding is posing. While posing is often thought of as an easy thing by many fans and viewers, posing is an art that needs to be perfected over time and requires a lot of stamina and endurance. Apart from this, posing also helps a little in muscle hypertrophy. As internet sensation Kyle Landi recently posted a training clip, he revealed how he uses posing to its benefits. 

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Seven times Mr. Olympia Arnold Schwarzenegger has been in the realm of fitness and bodybuilding for decades now. As Arnold and many other bodybuilding veterans have previously talked about the effect that posing has on muscle hypertrophy, learning from the best, Kyle Landi implemented the same in his recent training session. 

Influence of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s advice on Kyle Landi

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Canadian bodybuilding and fitness sensation Kyle Landi was unfortunately born with ‘Down syndrome,’ a genetic disorder caused by abnormal cell division, which causes learning disabilities in children. However, Landi is not the type of person to give up easily. He decided to defeat his fate with hard work and got into fitness, bodybuilding, and martial arts. As the recent Mr. Olympia 2023 just wrapped up, among countless other fitness influencers and bodybuilders, Kyle Landi was also present at the venue where he met fitness content creator Fafa from Brazil.

 

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As the duo got to a training session later, Kyle Landi also revealed the influence of the great Arnold Schwarzenegger on his training sessions. He revealed that he goes by the advice that Arnold once gave about posing between sets. The caption of his post read, “Following advice from @schwarzenegger I always pose between sets. Thank you to @fafafitness11 for inspiring me to be better. We met during the @mrolympiallc expo and we had an awesome workout @ironreligiongym.”

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Landi has proved his mettle in the realm of bodybuilding by being the first Canadian bodybuilder ever with Down syndrome. As he continues to inspire countless individuals on a daily basis with his dedication to fitness and bodybuilding, he was given a special invitation a while back to guest pose at a prestigious bodybuilding show.

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Despite the difficulties that Kyle has faced in his life so far, he did not let it get the better of him. A while ago, Kyle got a special invite from the team of Arnold Sports a few weeks before the contest, asking him to make his international debut. 

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As he flexed his back muscles, he looked phenomenal on the stage, displaying confidence as he posed down. Posting a clip of the same on his Instagram, he wrote in the caption, “Working to be my best. Huge thanks to @davidbaye79 and @arnoldsports for allowing me to practice on one of the biggest stages in the world.”

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What are your views on Kyle Landi’s inspiring career so far? Let us know in the comments.

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Sarthak Khanna

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Sarthak Khanna is a bodybuilding writer at EssentiallySports. A student of Mass Communication, Sarthak found his calling in bodybuilding both as a writer as well as a practitioner of the sport. Gawking at the sight of some of the most aesthetic physiques, his experience was similar to what Mentzer once acknowledged as an “immediate emotional recognition.
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Brandon Gabriel

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