About Mike Neumann

Mike “Superhuman” Neumann

Mike Neumann is a high-energy, very positive and enthusiastic fan of the sport of Natural Bodybuilding; a strong competitor; and John’s new cohost for Natural Bodybuilding Radio. Mike is a married man and resident of Bradley, Illinois Here are some facts about Mike that you’ll find very interesting.  

Mike is a bodybuilding enthusiast having first become interested in weightlifting by wanting to look like Hulk Hogan and Sylvester Stallone.  His mom bought him a 17 lb. weider workout set for his 11th birthday and he hasnt stopped workin out since.  Being a fan of Arnold and knowing who he was by watching Commando and Predator, he noticed Arnold on the cover of a book in the clearance box at a local bookstore. It was the biography of Arnold. It only took Mike two days to get through reading that book and from there his interest in bodybuilding grew.

At the age of 17 he was the strongest kid in his highschool. Not interested in any other sport than weightlifting, a friend said to him, ” Mike, if you’re gonna lift all these weights, you mine as well do something with it.”  Made sense to Mike… he seen a flyer for a bodybuilding show hangin up in the gym that day in 1993 and right then and there he made his mind up that he wanted to be a competitive bodybuilder. 

Shortly after his first show, a Golds Gym opened up in his hometown. Mike would eventually manage this club and it was here where he first learned that there was money to be made in the fitness industry and decided to make it his career of choice.  Mike is a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise and is personal training full time.  You can catch Mike expediting or judging at various bodybuilding shows in the midwest.  He likes to commentate and conduct interviews with the who’s who of natural bodybuilding. You can check out his videos on youtube. ( put in superhuman under subject )!

Mike has a beautiful wife named Heather and they are expecting a baby girl named Emajen Joy Neumann on October 18th, 2009. His bodybuilding goal for the future is to keep training like a machine and to earn a natural pro card. His motto to live by… ” If you’re not gonna give it all you got, then why even bother ? “

Q & A for Mike Neumann

First bodybuilding show: 1993 NPC Tri State ;  2nd teen

Most recent show :  2009 NGA Heart of America ; 3rd open heavyweight

Role Models:   Arnold, Donald Trump (John Hansen, of course)

Physique role models:   Tom Platz, Branch Warren and Darin Steen 

Favorite Exercise:   Deadlifts

Trait I admire in others:   Loyalty and honesty

Favorite movies:   Payback, For Love of the Game, Heat, The Departed, Rocky

Ideal Vacation:   Lay by a beach all day then party in Vegas all night

I am blessed with:   Good friends and family with a supportive wife

Bodybuilding Ambition:   To earn a natural pro card and open a gym

What do I like most about bodybuilding:   The discipline it takes to create the look that you want and the understanding that if you don’t give it all you got, it’ll show on stage.

What I like least about bodybuilding:   Politics

Favorite Saying:   Talkin’ to people is what makes things happen.