Hadi Choopan, “The Persian Wolf,” joined Team Evogen in 2018, bringing with him an impressive amateur and pro resume consisting of 7 championship titles. In 2016 he placed second in his first IFBB Pro league contest followed by 2 more second place finishes in 2017.
In July of 2018 Hadi took first place at the IFBB Portugal Pro earning a qualification for the sport’s most prestigious event – the Mr. Olympia Competition held each year in Las Vegas, Nevada. Unfortunately, Hadi was unable to secure a travel visa to the USA and was forced to switch his focus to the Men’s 212 division of the Asia Grand Prix in South Korea, held a couple weeks later, where he won again.
Before he transitioned to the bodybuilding industry, Hadi was a Thai kickboxing athlete from the Iranian city of Shiraz. The posters of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ronnie Coleman that hung on the gym walls, showcasing their physiques and athleticism, became an inspiration to Hadi. After some prompting from a friend, he decided to give bodybuilding a try, and he’s been rising through the ranks ever since.
Since earning his pro card in 2016, Hadi has proven to be an absolute pro at developing his competition conditioning. Hadi’s strong and muscular physique make him a top contender in the 212 division, and Evogen is confident that he’ll continue blowing minds and taking home trophies. Follow Evogen Nutrition for updates as both Hadi and Hany prep for their appearance at the Dubai Muscle Show in December.
Q. WHEN DID YOU START WORKING OUT?
A. I was a Thai kickboxing athlete and I was always looking at these posters I had on the wall of Arnold and Ronnie Colman and I’d wish I could be like them one day. Then, one of my close friends suggested that I approach this sport, so gradually I became more involved.
Q. HOW DID YOU GET INTERESTED IN COMPETING?
A. I just saw my amazing progress and advanced genetics so I thought I could be a good competitor.
Q. WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING?
A. I am the owner of big GYM in Shiraz and have two sponsorships, one is EVOGEN and other is Kale in Iran
Q. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE EXERCISES?
A. Squats and walking lunges.
Q. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BODY PART?
Q. WHAT WAS THE FIRST EQUIPMENT YOU TRAINED ON?
A. A Hammer Strength machine.
Q. WHEN DID YOU REALIZE COMPETING WAS YOUR PASSION?
A. It was in the year 1994 when I really trained hard and my coach advised me to have a try on stage.
Q. WHAT DO YOU DO TO PREPARE FOR A SHOW?
A. Same as everyone else, training hard, eating enough and resting well.
Q. HOW DO YOU TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE OFF-SEASON?
A. Bulking and making new muscles.
Q. WHO IS YOUR INSPIRATION IN THIS SPORT?
A. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ronnie Coleman.
Q. HOW HAS COMPETING ENHANCED YOUR LIFE AND HOW DO YOU/WILL YOU USE IT TO IMPROVE THE LIFE OF OTHERS?
A. When you compete and achieve your goals after facing enormous difficulty, you learn to recognize how easy a normal life is, so the challenges become so valuable and enjoyable for you.
Q. WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS?
A. To be Mr. Olympia in 212.
Q. WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO SIGN WITH EVOGEN NUTRITION?
A. Without a doubt, Hany Rambod as owner and CEO of this company was the main reason I signed.
Q. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT REPRESENTING HANY RAMBOD?
A. OMG such a meaningful question. I feel the weight of the responsibility on my shoulder to continue his legacy. He’s made a lot of champions in this industry, more than anyone else, he’s legendary. It is a real honor and I’m proud to be under his guidance.
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Birth Date: May 8th, 1996
Hometown: Shiraz, Iran
Current Residence: Shiraz, Iran
Weight: 212 lbs
Career Highlights: 7-time champion in Iran competitions, IFBB Amateur Asia champion Gold and Overall 2013, IFBB Amateur world champion GOLD 2013, IFBB Amateur world champion GOLD 2014, IFBB Amateur world champion GOLD 2015, IFBB Mr. Olympia Amateur Russia Gold and overall 2016, IFBB Expo Show Dubai Gold and overall 2016, Sheru Classic Dubai 2016 (my first pro contest) Second Place, IFBB 212 Grand Prix Seoul in South Korea Second Place 2017, IFBB San Marino in Italy 2017 Second Place in the open division.