Full name: Sergio Oliva Jr.
Nickname: People have tried to call me the Myth Junior, but I want to earn my own nickname.
Date of birth: October 20, 1984
Off-season weight: 260
Contest weight: 225-228
Current residence: Miramar Beach, Florida
Years training: Five
Occupation: Security guard
Marital status: Engaged to Halley Wokersin
Children: None yet—I’m still a kid!
Hobbies: Watching movies—all-time favorites are “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and anything with Arnold.
How did you get into bodybuilding? I grew up in the gym watching my father, but he wouldn’t let me touch a weight until I turned 18. Once I did, I put on 35 pounds of muscle in less than six months.
Who inspired you when you were starting out? My father, Sergio Oliva, the Myth, who won the Mr. Olympia title in 1967, 1968 and 1969 as well as Mr. World and Mr. Universe. Who could ask for better inspiration than a father like him?
Top titles: Mr. Northwest Florida
Favorite bodypart to train: Back, because it’s what I need the most.
Favorite exercise: None
Least favorite exercise: Anything for hamstrings.
Best bodypart: Legs
Most challenging bodypart: Back
Obstacles overcome: Only that some people think I’m trying to ride on my father’s name or his genetics or whatever. I’m my own person, and it’s my dream now to be a pro and do well in the sport.
Do you have a quote or a philosophy you try to live by? Life moves fast—if you don’t stop every once in a while to look around, it’s gone before you know it.
How do you stay motivated? The goal of being the first son of a pro bodybuilder to be a pro himself drives me.
How would you describe your training style? It’s a mix of old-school and more modern techniques—but basically it’s high-volume, pyramiding up in weight and down in reps, and mostly free weights.
Training split: Monday: legs; Tuesday: chest; Wednesday: back thickness; Thursday: shoulders; Friday: arms; Saturday: back width; Sunday: hamstrings, traps, abs
Favorite clean meal: Chicken quesadillas with fat-free cheese and tomatoes
Favorite cheat meal: I don’t like junk—but I will have peanut butter.
What is your favorite supplement, and why? I love Mass Tech and Meso Tech from MuscleTech. They’re the most important products for me right now because I’m gaining more quality weight to move up to the superheavyweight division, which is where I will ultimately win my pro card. But I use most of the MuscleTech supplements.
Goals in the sport: Short-term goal is to turn pro; long-term is to become the first son of a Mr. Olympia to win the Mr. Olympia. If the USA has had a president who was the son of another president, why not? IM