Moe was born in Iran and started playing tennis when he was 12. He was competing in tournaments and going to the gym a lot. During this time he realized how much he enjoyed spending time at the gym and working out. Shortly after he stopped playing tennis because he didn’t see a bright future with it in Iran. Then, he moved into the fitness industry. At the beginning, he didn’t want to compete. He was working out because he loved working out. But then in 2018 he moved to Canada and realized he could compete and start taking it more seriously. It was what he loved doing, so why not? This was right before COVID hit, in December 2019. In March 2020, the lockdowns started and he couldn’t compete. He says, “I got a little fat during this time, I was eating a lot of fatty foods.” But when the restrictions lifted, he shook off his depression and got back to the gym, started training, and began feeling a lot better.
With COVID restrictions lifted he decided he would start competing again so he contacted his coach and started prepping. He placed top 5 in Classic Physique in October 2021 in Vancouver. He continued his prep, got better and gained more muscle, and then decided to compete in both Classic Physique as well as Men’s Physique. He competed in 5 different divisions and won top place in all them.
Moe says, “My greatest accomplishment is winning classic physique in division A.” That was his goal and he made it happen. He says, “I tried really hard to get there. After the class C Showdown, I didn’t get first place and I felt pretty bad. I knew I had the potential so this time I kept my prep more serious, stuck to the diet and plan, and I can say it was biggest accomplishment.”
He says, “I am trying to get my pro card. I want to compete in the highest level. That’s why I’m trying to get big in bulking season and then next year I will make sure I get my pro card.”
He says, “Shawn Ray has been one of my idols since I was 3 or 4. My uncle was a bodybuilder so whenever he came back to Iran from the USA he would bring me photos of Shawn Ray and Arnold. I had photos of them all over the walls in my room.”
“Motivating myself,” Moe says. “Most of my career I worked at it alone. I tried to listen to music that would keep me motivated. Me myself, motivating me.”
Moe says he has a circle. It is not a specific day dedicated to a specific muscle. He says, “I train one muscle group at a time, I don’t do multiple groups. I have a circle for it, every 6 days it changes.” He adds that he does his cardio in the morning before his full-time job. After work, he hits the gym at night.
He says, “Prepping for the bodybuilding contest. It’s so tough. I didn’t think it would be so tough but it was. You have to be very precise about your diet. The last few days before my show I was just eating chicken and leaves of lettuce. I tried to dry my body as much as possible. 300ml of water during the day. It was quite hard.”
Moe spends a lot of time working but when he’s not working his job or working out he enjoys playing tennis with his friends.