It's a family passion... sort of. My grandfather won one of the first competitions in Bulgaria back when roids did not even exist. It was not essentially a bodybuilding contest, but the male with the best body wins it, he did.
I was mostly inspired by my father. He was hardcore used to workout for about 2hours per day, never touched roids ,started when he was just 13 years old. There was not really any gym equipment or gyms back then in bulgaria(communism or socialism) so he had worked on the bars and after wrestling in the gym there was a bench and a sets of dumbells.
Soon after information started arriving in Bulgaria about gym equipment he made his own benches bars and machines etc. By the time he was 19 first gyms came to be.
He has not really competed in any bodybuilding show or anything. When i was just about 10-11 years old I remember going to the gym with him and everyone was in awe not only did he look good( lean 10-12% bf) but he was powerful as fuark. He used to bench 250 kilos at 90-95 kilos, he had amazing 20 inch arms and small waist huge back, he was about 33 years old back then. He is also about my height 5'7-5'8
Now he no longer works out mostly gives me advice, and has a big belly, but stills looks badass, and still has the muscles, just a bit more covered haha.
So I started my journey like him, I went to a wrestling club by the time i was 9, when I became 14, dad started training me in the gyms, though unlike him he used to be chubby and I was scawrny haha.
Though the apple did not fall from the tree I had knack for it. It just came in natural, It was like non stop progress(genes I guess), by the time I was 18 everyone was thinking I was on roids.
Currently I weigh about 73-4 kilos, 24 years old. 17 inch arms, really small waist, huge back, bench- 150kg 1 rep.
I hope by the time I am 30 I can outbench his record haha