Hidetada Yamagishi

“Why do I Love Versa Gripps? It secures my grip perfectly and I don’t need to spend time and energy to put them on the barbell, dumbbell, or machine. I’ve been using Versa Gripps for 10 years and these are the only grips I use!”

Athletic Background
I played rugby in my teens. I wanted to gain weight to enhance my performance. At the time, I only weighted around 130lbs but through weight training, I was able to gain almost 50lbs by the time I graduated from high school. After I graduated, I was looking for something new I could pour my energy into, and finally found my passion, bodybuilding. I have been bodybuilding now for over 20 years!

I am a very goal oriented person. I need that adrenaline rush of challenges and working towards a goal. I love to train but what motivates me to work harder every day to bring my physique to the next level is competition and having certain goals to improve myself

My short term goal is to be top 6 in Mr. Olympia 2014.
My long term goal is to have my own gym and help people.

Mr Olympia Highlights
2012 Mr Olympia - Open Division - 15th Place
2011 Mr Olympia - Open Division - 10th Place
2010 Mr Olympia - Open Division - 10th Place
2009 Mr Olympia - Open Division - 9th Place
2007 Mr Olympia - Open Division - 13th Place

Other Notable Highlights
2013 Arnold Classic - 5th Place
2012 Tampa Pro - 3rd Place
2012 Europa Super Show - 2nd Place
2011 Tampa Pro - 2nd Place
2011 Phoenic Pro - 2nd Place
2010 New York Pro - Open Division - 2nd Place
2010 Europa Show of Champions - Orlando - 1st Place
2010 Phoenix Pro - Open Division - 2nd Place
2009 Ironman Pro - 4th Place
2009 Orland Pro - 2nd Place
2007 Sacramento Pro Championships - 3rd Place

Recent Highlights
Arnold Classic - IFBB, LightWeight, 6th
Arnold Classic - IFBB, LightWeight, 1st
Korean Grand Prix - IFBB, 3rd
Olympia - IFBB, LightWeight, 6th
Phoenix Pro - IFBB, LightWeight, 3rd
Arnold Classic - IFBB, LightWeight, 2nd
Olympia - IFBB, LightWeight, 3rd
Arnold Classic - IFBB, LightWeight, 4th
Chicago Pro Championships - IFBB, LightWeight, 2nd
Korean Grand Prix - IFBB, LightWeight, 6th
Olympia - IFBB, LightWeight, 4th
Tampa Pro Championships - IFBB, LightWeight, 1st