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Paulo “The Freak” Almeida retires from competitive bodybuilding

Paulo "The Freak" Almeida retires


Paulo “The Freak” Almeida retires from competitive bodybuilding.

IFBB Pro Paulo Almeida has revealed that he is retiring from professional bodybuilding.

In the last few months, Paulo got married and went to Thailand for his honeymoon. On his arrival, he turned his focus from the professional bodybuilding stage to starting up a new real estate development company, something he has wanted to do for many years.

Paulo did emphasis that he is still going to be very active in the gym and continue to promote the sport of bodybuilding and fitness.

Born and raised in Canada, Paulo earned his IFBB Pro card by winning the Canadian National Championships in 2015. His best placing ever was fourth place at the Toronto Pro show in 2017.

Paulo revealed his future plans via his official Instagram page:

pauloalmeidaifbbproI’m back!!! Hi everyone long time no post 😛. Been on hiatus for a while. For a short summary on what’s been going on over the last couple months – got married. Went for and amazing Honeymoon in Thailand. And started up a real estate development company which I’ve been wanting to do for a while now which has been taking up a lot of my time and focus and that I’m really really excited about. As far as competing wise to be honest I think I’m done. It’s time to start a new chapter and take that passion I had for bodybuilding and now put it towards homebuilding. 😊. Don’t get me wrong I love competing I will always be training and heck prob always be a freak 😛 but it’s time to start a new chapter in my life. Physically I’ve been trying to downsize a bit especially my legs and getting more fit than just be huge. Want to do other different fitness oriented sports like some boxing, Yoga and other Stuff like that where I can work more on cardio , flexibility and agility etc. But also have my same weight training for size and at strength and still be a FREAK 😛

Bodybuilding competitions:
2017
Muscle Mayhem Pro, IFBB Open Men’s Bodybuilding, 7th Place
Toronto Pro, IFBB Open Men’s Bodybuilding, 4th place
2016
Arnold Classic Asia, IFBB Pro Men’s Bodybuilding, 11th place
Vancouver Pro, IFBB Pro Bodybuilding, 6th place
Wings of Strength Chicago Pro, IFBB Pro Men’s Bodybuilding, 10th place
Toronto Pro, IFBB Pro Men’s Bodybuilding, 8th place
BodyPower Pro, IFBB Pro Men’s Bodybuilding, 5th place
2015
Wings of Strength Texas, IFBB Pro Men Bodybuilding, 10th place
IFBB Tampa Pro, IFBB Pro Men’s Bodybuilding, 11st place
Vancouver Pro, IFBB Pro Bodybuilding, 5th place
Canadian National Championships (Edmonton), Super Heavyweight and Overalls, 1st place – Pro Card Earned
2013
Canadian National Championships, Super Heavyweight Men’s Bodybuilding, 9th place
2012
Canadian National Championships, Super Heavyweight Men’s Bodybuilding, 10th place