|Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
Weight Contest: 72kg
|Name Paul Anderton|
|Born January 22, 1962 (age 53)
England (1962-01-22) |
Best win 1st place INBA Mr. SA, Masters, 2007
Paul Anderton (born 1962) is an amateur bodybuilder from Australia who won 1st place, INBA - International Natural Bodybuilding Association, Mr. SA, Masters, 2007. He is also an entrepreneur and inventor of the "AMMP" training system.
Anderton was born in Newmarket, England in 1962. His family moved to Australia in 1965. He was always of slight build. At the age of 14 (and a weight of 33 kg, 72Lb) he was diagnosed with a condition that caused delayed puberty. He started weight training as a means to compensate for his small stature but was advised that he'd "never do well at it" due to his late growth. Though his doctor was right regarding his growth issues, Anderton was able, through persistence, to compete in bodybuilding.
Anderton is life-time natural and relied upon research and a systematic approach to training and nutrition over many years to eventually create a reasonable physique from his small frame.
Having originally competed in his twenties with some moderate success, but deciding to no longer compete in competitions where steroids were allowed (the only competitions available at the time), Anderton regained interest in competition upon learning of the INBA - International Natural Bodybuilding Association. He acted as head judge for the INBA SA competitions (Adelaide Classic and Mr/Ms SA titles) from 2002 to 2005. He decided to return to competition in 2006 and placed 2nd in the Masters division of the Mr. SA, and as a result, was invited to compete in the Mr. Australia, where he placed 4th in the Masters division. He was subsequently invited to compete in the Mr. Olympia contest. He did not place at the 2006 Olympia but set a goal to compete again in 2007. He placed second in the Masters of the 2007 Olympia in Thesonoliki, Greece.
In 2008, Anderton missed the Australian competitions due to work commitments, but having pre-qualified for the international competitions with his 2007 placings, was a late entry into the Mr. Olympia (no place) and the Mr. Universe Masters division (third place, Masters) a week later in Corona LA.
In 2009, Anderton started his PT business and again competed in Mr. SA, Mr. Australia, and Mr. Olympia. Ahe t the age of 47, placed third in the Masters and fifth in the Men's Open Short Class.