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Anton Antipov

- 8x IFBB Pro Champion
- 5x Olympian
- Bronze Medalist Arnold Classic
- Super-Dad
- @gee.gym (co-founder)
- @nutrexresearch

  • 5.3k posts
  • 261.3k followers
  • 320 following

Anton Antipov Profile Information

  • From being an active kid all my life - the last 7 months have been the least mobile months of my life. I went from sprinting events & speedskating half marathons to barely walking. What was a simple knee arthroscopy (typically heals rather quickly) - turned out to be one of the worst things that happened to me, maybe something went wrong during or after surgery, I don’t know but it still causes pain & instability in my knee, to a point where can’t normally walk up or down the stairs, or even do a simple jog. This isn’t a whiney post meant to make people feel sorry for myself, quite the opposite. After I made a post from the hospital bed that got well over 600 comments, the most I’ve gotten so far on any posts wishing me well - I got out of bed the next day, with meds still in my system and went to the gym, haha - I’m that stubborn always trying to prove people (and that little voice in the back of my head that tries to say “I can’t”) wrong. Months of rehab definitely helped a bit, I walk normally and recently started training legs again. My knee sounds like fireworks on the 4th of July, but working through it and around it, but just like back in 2012 when I slipped 2 disks in my lower back and people wrote me off, I am slowly grinding this shit out and making the best of the situation. Having competed at 5 Olympias after some people (coaches & athletes) said I won’t be able to compete anymore, goes to show that if you don’t sit on your ass and whine, but actually take steps towards solving the issue - sooner or later you’ll get shit done. I love obstacles, I love challenges, and even though yes, I was upset and depressed for a little while (mainly because I saw myself as a crippled dad as this happened just before my daughter was born) there will always be some sunshine after a rainy day - I told myself that I wanted to make my future self and my family proud. So here I am standing tall, trying to set an example  and proving one day at a time that obstacles are just lessons, figure out ways around it and move the fuck on. 
Mediocrity can suck it. 
The videos in the post are from the day after the surgery hah. 
Life is good 👊😎
  • From being an active kid all my life - the last 7 months have been the least mobile months of my life. I went from sprinting events & speedskating half marathons to barely walking. What was a simple knee arthroscopy (typically heals rather quickly) - turned out to be one of the worst things that happened to me, maybe something went wrong during or after surgery, I don’t know but it still causes pain & instability in my knee, to a point where can’t normally walk up or down the stairs, or even do a simple jog. This isn’t a whiney post meant to make people feel sorry for myself, quite the opposite. After I made a post from the hospital bed that got well over 600 comments, the most I’ve gotten so far on any posts wishing me well - I got out of bed the next day, with meds still in my system and went to the gym, haha - I’m that stubborn always trying to prove people (and that little voice in the back of my head that tries to say “I can’t”) wrong. Months of rehab definitely helped a bit, I walk normally and recently started training legs again. My knee sounds like fireworks on the 4th of July, but working through it and around it, but just like back in 2012 when I slipped 2 disks in my lower back and people wrote me off, I am slowly grinding this shit out and making the best of the situation. Having competed at 5 Olympias after some people (coaches & athletes) said I won’t be able to compete anymore, goes to show that if you don’t sit on your ass and whine, but actually take steps towards solving the issue - sooner or later you’ll get shit done. I love obstacles, I love challenges, and even though yes, I was upset and depressed for a little while (mainly because I saw myself as a crippled dad as this happened just before my daughter was born) there will always be some sunshine after a rainy day - I told myself that I wanted to make my future self and my family proud. So here I am standing tall, trying to set an example and proving one day at a time that obstacles are just lessons, figure out ways around it and move the fuck on.
    Mediocrity can suck it.
    The videos in the post are from the day after the surgery hah.
    Life is good 👊😎
  •  2,452  88  3 hours ago

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  • This shoot was fun as f*ck! Funny thing is, we didn’t really plan any of it - just showed up and f*cked shit up, I really liked the location so we nailed it 💪🤓 (thanks to @gee.pix, @lp_lenafit & @ifbbpro_nelsonrodrigues)
  • This shoot was fun as f*ck! Funny thing is, we didn’t really plan any of it - just showed up and f*cked shit up, I really liked the location so we nailed it 💪🤓 (thanks to @gee.pix, @lp_lenafit & @ifbbpro_nelsonrodrigues)
  •  5,686  120  18 hours ago
  • The G’s 
@lp_lenafit and I on the way to @gee.gym, photo by @gee.pix 
The collaboration on our project Gee Gym came about organically between all of us sharing the same passion for fitness, art and evolution of individuality. We are all about creative process, unique concepts and good vibes only 😎
  • The G’s
    @lp_lenafit and I on the way to @gee.gym, photo by @gee.pix
    The collaboration on our project Gee Gym came about organically between all of us sharing the same passion for fitness, art and evolution of individuality. We are all about creative process, unique concepts and good vibes only 😎
  •  6,294  130  22 May, 2019

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  • If you don’t know what you want - you end up with a lot you don’t 👆
  • If you don’t know what you want - you end up with a lot you don’t 👆
  •  3,978  76  22 May, 2019
  • Getting ready for Chest & Back day with EAA’s by @nutrexresearch 💪😎
  • Getting ready for Chest & Back day with EAA’s by @nutrexresearch 💪😎
  •  4,775  84  21 May, 2019

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  • Some of the best compression wear in the game, I wear it for warmups/boxing/cardio and training sessions and it looks fly AF. Check out the rest of the items from the @gymaesthetics collection that debuted at FiBO just a few months ago.
  • Some of the best compression wear in the game, I wear it for warmups/boxing/cardio and training sessions and it looks fly AF. Check out the rest of the items from the @gymaesthetics collection that debuted at FiBO just a few months ago.
  •  4,396  77  20 May, 2019
  • New cover, who dis?
Just in time for my appearance in Rome next month, Muscle & Fitness Italy is releasing this issue in June, so when I get there I’ll be signing it for people who will be attending the seminar as well as in a few store appearances - I will be posting updates about location once I know, for more information about the seminar you can check www.ifbbproitaly.com for the info. Thanks to @photobycaz for coming by last minute to @gee.gym and shooting the cover, that’s what happens when you stay ready I guess. Very excited about this, also because this is the first time they are allowing an athlete to post a cover before its release, so I can share it with you guys. Thank you @vpower_spa @ifbbproitaly and @nutrexresearch for the opportunity to continue to do what I love and to be able to continue to share my story on such a huge platform. 
You can find a copy of the magazine once it’s released on www.flexonline.it 🙏🤗
  • New cover, who dis?
    Just in time for my appearance in Rome next month, Muscle & Fitness Italy is releasing this issue in June, so when I get there I’ll be signing it for people who will be attending the seminar as well as in a few store appearances - I will be posting updates about location once I know, for more information about the seminar you can check www.ifbbproitaly.com for the info. Thanks to @photobycaz for coming by last minute to @gee.gym and shooting the cover, that’s what happens when you stay ready I guess. Very excited about this, also because this is the first time they are allowing an athlete to post a cover before its release, so I can share it with you guys. Thank you @vpower_spa @ifbbproitaly and @nutrexresearch for the opportunity to continue to do what I love and to be able to continue to share my story on such a huge platform.
    You can find a copy of the magazine once it’s released on www.flexonline.it 🙏🤗
  •  3,646  165  19 May, 2019
  • NNF - Never not flexin’ 💪🤓 Beautiful day in South Beach!
  • NNF - Never not flexin’ 💪🤓 Beautiful day in South Beach!
  •  3,779  65  18 May, 2019
  • When @getmorin stops by for a workout & @2afilm just happen to be at the gym. Here’s the result, very creative videographers here in Miami area! 
Smashed chest yesterday, the workout was: 
Flat dumbbell bench press / Cable Flyes / Machine Press / Landmine Press / Finishing off with some calisthenics - @gee.gym
  • When @getmorin stops by for a workout & @2afilm just happen to be at the gym. Here’s the result, very creative videographers here in Miami area!
    Smashed chest yesterday, the workout was:
    Flat dumbbell bench press / Cable Flyes / Machine Press / Landmine Press / Finishing off with some calisthenics - @gee.gym
  •  1,878  70  18 May, 2019
  • Doc, I'm from the future. I came here in a time machine that you invented. Now I need your help to get back to the year 1985 😎
  • Doc, I'm from the future. I came here in a time machine that you invented. Now I need your help to get back to the year 1985 😎
  •  3,689  72  17 May, 2019
  • Chrome magazine interview. 
6. When it comes to training, you believe that “your body doesn’t speak numbers, your body only knows the amount of stress you put it through when you’re training”. How has this philosophy impacted the way in which you train? 
I feel like most people, especially beginners limit themselves way too much when it comes to training. They go out to do 12 reps because they heard someone else say that 12 reps is the only route to go per set, but fail to realize that they could easily stress the muscle a lot more by pushing a few extra reps out. People just end up chasing a number and forget to be in the moment with the rep feeling the movement. It’s like that saying “think outside the box”, but if you don’t put yourself in the box in the first place, you won’t have to think outside of anything. That philosophy made me open to a lot of things in life and in my training. It taught me to better feel the muscle I’m training and not just count the reps, which seems to be a big problem among the first timers when they come train with me. Training becomes a numbers game for a lot of people - how many sets do you do? What do you bench? Some days I can do 4 sets of an exercise sometimes 7. I’ll implement a lot of dropsets and supersets to further stress the muscle because I feel it is very effective for me, but if I was younger and someone told me not to do supersets and dropsets and just stick to basics and I listened to them, I would have never learned what works for me and would look as basic as the people I listened to.
  • Chrome magazine interview.
    6. When it comes to training, you believe that “your body doesn’t speak numbers, your body only knows the amount of stress you put it through when you’re training”. How has this philosophy impacted the way in which you train?
    I feel like most people, especially beginners limit themselves way too much when it comes to training. They go out to do 12 reps because they heard someone else say that 12 reps is the only route to go per set, but fail to realize that they could easily stress the muscle a lot more by pushing a few extra reps out. People just end up chasing a number and forget to be in the moment with the rep feeling the movement. It’s like that saying “think outside the box”, but if you don’t put yourself in the box in the first place, you won’t have to think outside of anything. That philosophy made me open to a lot of things in life and in my training. It taught me to better feel the muscle I’m training and not just count the reps, which seems to be a big problem among the first timers when they come train with me. Training becomes a numbers game for a lot of people - how many sets do you do? What do you bench? Some days I can do 4 sets of an exercise sometimes 7. I’ll implement a lot of dropsets and supersets to further stress the muscle because I feel it is very effective for me, but if I was younger and someone told me not to do supersets and dropsets and just stick to basics and I listened to them, I would have never learned what works for me and would look as basic as the people I listened to.
  •  7,990  122  16 May, 2019