Fouad Abiad is a popular Canadian-born Lebanese professional bodybuilder who retired from competing in 2017. However, in recent years he has created a niche as a bodybuilding commentator and has built a strong media presence on many different platforms. He is a frequent guest on many different bodybuilding podcasts and shows, a supplement company owner, and also does live and post bodybuilding commentating. Here is a fun video he did on the Arnold Classic Finals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87HSAKPkcf8&ab_channel=FouadAbiadMedia
His listed stats are 5'9" 245 pounds at competition, and 284 pounds in the offseason. He is considered one of the top Canadian bodybuilders of his era and has built a strong fan base which they have nicknamed him "Hoss".
Born in 1978 in Windsor, Ontario to Lebanese parents, Fouad grew up like many pro bodybuilders, as a skinny ectomorph until they started to lift weights and get serious about their diets. When he was in high school he played a lot of sports which showcased his speed and agility. Later in his teen years, he started to play football where he gained an absurd amount of weight and got up to 225+ pounds, which made him chubby.
In his early 20's, he fell in love with the sport of bodybuilding. The first show he attended as a spectator was the Toronto Pro and he was blown away at what the human body was capable of achieving. This led him to start to dream about one day becoming a pro himself.
He made ends meet for a time working as a bouncer, which he says earned him just minimum wage. However, he would hustle and take extra money at the door to sneak people in.
Fouad was able to win his pro card at the 2006 CBBF Canadian National Championships in Saskatoon by winning the competition. Later that year, he competed in his first ever show as a professional and got a modest 15th place at the 2006 IFBB Atlantic City Pro.
The next year he improved on his standing by finishing 8th at the 2007 IFBB Atlantic City Pro and 5th at the 2007 IFBB Montreal Pro.
In 2008, he got 17th place at the Mr. Olympia and 3rd place at the IFBB Europa Supershow.
In 2011, he earned 3rd at the IFBB Flex Pro and 12th at the Arnold Classic.
The next year he improved to 11th at the Arnold Classic.
In 2013, he finished 2nd to Victor Martinez at the 2013 IFBB Toronto Pro and 10th at the Arnold Classic.
At the Europa Supershow of 2014 he finished behind Branch Warren for 2nd place.
Finally, in 2015 he had 2 impressive wins, winning the IFBB Europa Supershow and the IFBB Vancouver Pro, while also finishing in 2nd place (just behind Max Charles) at the IFBB Tampa Pro.
Last competitions and retirement
His final competitions of note were the IFBB Toronto Pro in 2016 where he earned 3rd place and the Arnold Classic the next year where he got 6th. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mn6qzFmvxyU&ab_channel=ArnoldSportsFestival
After this, he called it quits on competing. There were several reasons why he decided to retire including business and health reasons.
On the business side, he wanted to get more involved in promoting supplements and contests, as this could earn far more money than traveling around the world competing for trophies and small checks. He also wanted to grow his podcasts, earn repping opportunities, and work on his ownership of Hosstile supplements.
Here is a video of him talking about retirement. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lyxElViILE&t=13s&ab_channel=FouadAbiadMedia
As far as retiring due to health reasons he says that watching Shawn Rhoden, George Peterson, and John Meadows die so young scared him. He says that his bloodwork has stayed consistently bad for years and he wasn't happy with it so he decided to pull the plug.
Here was his official retirement statement after bowing out of the Toronto Pro to the disappointment of his fans who wanted him to say his farewell on the stage.
"It was going to be my farewell show…But then George [Peterson] passed, then Shawn [Rhoden] passed, and I did my blood work. It wasn’t much worse than any other time, but I wasn’t…happy with it with the context of everything else…and I pulled the plug."
The Fouad training style is interesting. He believes in not worrying about your next set, rather you should focus on the set you are doing right now! 100% focus is the key and you must wipe everything else away and stop worrying about your bills or how much it hurts.
Straight sets are something he likes, and with this, you focus on isolating the smaller muscles and doing the same rep ranges for 4 straight sets keeping the weight the same.
You can see a really good back workout he loves here>
He goes over what training style is best in this video>
Here is a video on budget grocery shopping he did showing you how you can save money the smart way. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEycWmb-99M&ab_channel=Muscle%26Strength
In the video, he purchases cheaper items like bananas, potatoes, oatmeal, rice, boxed pasta, ground meats, olive oil, canned fish, frozen vegetables, condiments, and drumsticks.
He also did a fun clickbait video on eating 20,000 calories in a day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idRM26noJj0&ab_channel=Muscle%26Strength. He eats a lot of fast food, donuts, restaurant meals, pasta, sweets, and pop tarts. Halfway through the video, his mom pleads for him to stop and he tells her 'Sorry I have 10,000 calories to go!'. It is safe to assume you don't want him coming to dinner at your house cause he would eat everything!
In competition, Fouad stuck to the bodybuilder basics of chicken, fish, beef, rice, vegetables, and oatmeal. However, he also ate his fair share of cheat meals. His mentality on dieting is ‘the best diet is one you can stick to’ https://www.instagram.com/p/Cum4wmSMuZk/?hl=en He also is a believer in calories in and calories out to gain or lose weight.
Fouad has done many podcasts including hosting Real Bodybuilding Podcast, Bodybuilding and Bollocks, and Bro Chat. On the podcasts, he talks about many bodybuilding topics and does a lot of color commentating along with other bodybuilders including James Hollingshead, Guy Cisternino, Nick Walker, and Iain Valliere. This hard work and time have led him to build a strong fanbase that enjoys listening to a bunch of meatheads talking about bodybuilding.
He is very active on social media and will interact with people politely commenting on his Instagram even if there are disagreements. https://www.instagram.com/fouadabiad/?hl=en
His page has 500K followers and growing. He also has a large youtube following with some videos easily surpassing 1M views. https://www.youtube.com/@FouadAbiad
Fouad had kidney issues and anabolic steroids no doubt contributed to that.
We can speculate on a cycle Fouad may have used leading up to his competition in his peak years in the mid-2010's.
1000mgs Test prop per week
1200mgs a week Trenbolone Ace per week
1000mgs Masteron Enanthate per week total
1250mgs Primobolan per week
7IU's per day Insulin
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DISCLAIMER: The following article is for entertainment purposes, Fouad Abiad has not publicly admitted to using steroids and HGH as far as we are aware. His cycle is not a fact and it's our views on what he used and what steroids he took. This is for information purposes only.
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