Classical physique pays off for Robertson
It took a while for Shane Robertson to get things settled in his life settled enough to start his career in competitive bodybuilding.
Robertson, 38, has a lot of irons in the fire beyond training for bodybuilding shows. He is not only the owner of TX Sinners & Saints Tattoo Company but he also works a personal trainer for 30 to 40 clients at the BRiCk and still finds time to coach his sons football team, the fifth- and sixth-grade Burleson Elks of the Brazos Valley Football Association.
Over the weekend, Robertson competed for the first time in the Classic Physique division at the NPC Heart of Texas Championships in Dallas.
Robertson struck gold winning the Men’s Classic Physique C Open championship and the Master Men’s Classic Physique (Age 34-44) title. He also finished third in the Men’s Physique Masters (over 35) division.
“I’ve been training for quite a while and had competed in two previous competitions,” Robertson said.
Robertson attributes his success over the weekend to finally having his nutrition dialed in and an improved work ethic.
“I figure it’s better late than never,” Robertson said. “This was my first time in the classic physique competition It’s directed to more symmetrical bodies. It’s more like old-school bodybuilding.”
Robertson will be competing in another event Dec. 3 in Dallas. If he finds the same kind of success at the competition, his next goal is to get his professional card and go pro.
“Every time you compete you learn something new about your body,” Robertson said. “It takes a lot of commitment and dedication to overcome the temptations.”
Robertson’s victories came on the sixth anniversary his tattoo company opening in Burleson.
“The City of Burleson has been good to me,” Robertson said.