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Height: 5’6”

Weight: 185 lbs

Competition Weight: 174 lbs

Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria

Occupation: Personal/Strength Trainer

Residence: Los Angeles, California

Years Bodybuilding: 13

Moji Oluwa

Moji Oluwa comes with a strong athletic background in soccer, gymnastics, track & field, & Olympic weightlifting. He is currently a Strength/Personal Trainer and posing choreographer in Los Angeles with over 26 years experience in sports and training. Moji has trained with the top coaches in Russia, Germany, Bulgaria, Canada & the United States.

At the 1994 Commonwealth games in British Columbia, he won 2 gold and a bronze medal in the light weight division in Olympic weightlifting. Moji served as Captain of the Nigerian Olympic Weightlifting team at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.

In 1998, Moji decided he wanted to follow his dream and become a bodybuilder and is now an IFPA pro. He has won over 25 first places, over 15 overall and over 5 Best Poser awards. Moji travels all over the US guest posing at natural bodybuilding shows. Moji’s goal is to promote natural bodybuilding and to educate people on living a healthy lifestyle. When asked what got you interested in bodybuilding, Moji states, “the movie Pumping Iron!”. Now that he has been in this sport for over 14 years, he cannot imagine life without it. Moji competes twice a year but stays near competition ready at all times.

Moji has been lifting weights for 26 years. His must-do exercises are squats! His typical weekly workout routine consists of: Monday - back and shoulders; Tuesday - quads; Wednesday - chest and traps; Thursday - hamstrings and calves; and Friday - biceps and triceps; taking the weekends off to play golf.

Moji’s must-do exercises are squats! His typical routine consists of: Monday - back and shoulders; Tuesday - quads; Wednesday - chest and traps; Thursday - hamstrings and calves; and Friday - biceps and triceps; taking the weekends off to play golf.

Competition History:

WEIGHTLIFTING:
  • 1994 Commonwealth Weightlifting Gold Medalist, 2 Gold, 1 Bronze
  • 1996 Member of Nigeria Olympic Weightlifting Team
  • 1996 SPEC Champion
  • 1996 Venice Beach Classic Physique Weightlifting Open Division, 1st Place/Best Lifter Open
  • 1997 California State Weightlifting Champion MVP/Best Lifter
BODYBUILDING:
  • 1997 ACBA Baldwin Hills, Novice Short - 1st Place
  • 1997 ACBA Long Beach Classic, Novice Short - 1st Place, Novice Overall
  • 1997 ACBA Baldwin Hills, Open Short - 1st Place, Open Overall, Best Poser
  • 1998 Ironman Magazine Champions, Lightweight - 2nd Place
  • 1998 World Musclemania, Lightweight - 4th Place
  • 1998 Los Angeles Bodybuilding Championship, Lightweight - 1st Place
  • 1999 World Musclemania, Lightweight - 2nd Place
  • 1999 ACBA LA Valor Classic, Open Short - 1st Place, Open Overall, Best Poser
  • 1999 ACBA Long Beach Muscle Classic, Open Short - 1st Place, Open Overall, Best Poser
  • 2000 World Wide NPC Max Muscle, Naturals Middleweight - 3rd Place
  • 2000 Venice Beach Classic, Middleweight - 1st Place, Best Overall, Most Muscular
  • 2000 NPC Los Angeles Bodybuilding & Fitness Championship, Middleweight - 1st Place
  • 2000 ACBA LA Valor Classic, Open Short - 1st Place, Open Overall, Best Poser
  • 2001 Max Muscle Los Angeles, Middleweight - 4th Place
  • 2001 ABA/INBA Honolulu, Hawaii Daily Iron Works Muscle Classic ABA/INBA Natural Olympia Qualifier, Open Short - 1st Place
  • 2001 World Wide NPC Ironman/Ironmaiden Bodybuilding & Fitness, Unlimited Men’s Middleweight – 3rd Place
  • 2002 Musclemania Atlantic (Connecticut), Welterweight - 3rd Place
  • 2002 ABA/INBA California Natural Bodybuilding Championships, Open Short - 1st Place, Open Overall
  • 2002 ABA/INBA International Forever Natural Bodybuilding Championships (Las Vegas), Open Short - 1st Place, Open Overall, Pro Status
  • 2003 NPC Max Muscle, Naturals Men’s Unlimited Middleweight - 1st Place, Men’s Unlimited Overall Champion
  • 2003 INBF Capitol City Natural Bodybuilding Championships, Middleweight - 1st Place, Best Poser
  • 2003 Baldwin Hills Classic Open Short - 1st Place, Overall Winner
  • 2004 NPC Pacific USA, Men’s Unlimited Middleweight - 1st Place, Overall Winner
  • 2004 NPC Cal State, Men’s Unlimited Middleweight - 1st Place
  • 2004 NPC Los Angeles, Men’s Unlimited Middleweight - 2nd Place
  • 2005 NPC Contra Costa, Men’s Unlimited Middleweight - 3rd Place
  • 2006 NPC California State, Men’s Unlimited Middleweight - 1st Place
  • 2007 NPC Tournament of Champions, Men’s Unlimited Middleweight - 1st Place, Overall Winner
  • 2007 Stingray Hawaiian Classic, Men’s Unlimited Middleweight - 1st Place
  • 2008 NPC California State, Men’s Unlimited Middleweight - 1st Place
  • 2008 NPC Excalibur Bodybuilding Championships, Men’s Unlimited - 2nd Place
  • 2009 INBF Capital City Natural Bodybuilding Championships, Men’s Open Middleweight – 1st Place, Overall & Pro Card
  • 2009 IFPA Pro Men’s International - 5th Place (debut as a Pro)
  • 2009 Arnold Classic Amateur Bodybuilding Championships - 10th Place
  • 2010 IFPA Capital City Pro Natural Bodybuilding Championships - 4th Place
  • 2011 IFPA Capital City Pro Natural Bodybuilding Championships - 2nd Place