At 21 years of age, De Asha would find himself competing in his first event. He took the stage at a local NABBA show, and despite his nerves, managed to come out on top, winning his first event. This would come as a shock to him, but would serve as proof of his success to come.
De Asha would go on to claim the NABBA Mr. Universe and Mr. Europe titles, along with the British Championships junior title. At the same time, he decided to pursue a college degree. He was interested in the sports science field and used his learning in school to help further his bodybuilding.
In his first go at the Olympia, De Asha scored 12th place, respectable considering he was going up against the likes of Phil Heath. This boost in confidence would give him the drive to keep pursuing the title of Mr. Olympia. De Asha would go on to have success in various other competitions. He also finished in 7th place at the 2017 Olympia and 8th place in 2018.
Nathan trains in both Liverpool at his famous 'Prophecy Performance Centre' Gym while often flying out to Kuwait. He managed to start training in ‘Oxygen Gym’ in Kuwait, after his friend (and bodybuilding legend) Roelly Winklaar invited him to join him. Over the years Roelly and Nathan have formed a close friendship, and the two enjoy catching up every year and working out together.
Nathans ability to fight through setbacks in order to reach his goals, has allowed him to become an IFBB pro and Mr Olympia contender. He suffered from blood clots and a family death, which almost stopped him competing for good – but he didn’t give up.
Lets all be more like Nathan, never give up on your dreams, and push through the hard times to come out stronger.
Nathan hasn't allowed becoming a body building legend get to his head, if your ever to meet the man, you will quickly come to realise he is one of the most positive, outgoing, kind & genuine lads you could meet.
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