Artemus Dolgin moved to America with nothing and worked as a waiter and janitor in order to survive, determined to realize his dream of becoming a significant revolutionary in the world of bodybuilding.
He enrolled at the University of Kiev in the hope that a degree would allow him to make the big move to the US.
Year by year, his motivation to move to the USA grew fast. Finally, Dolgin fulfilled his desire and moved to Chicago. However, life wasn’t easy at first for the Russain.
He moved between numerous jobs competing on the stage with variable success.
By 2016, after years of hard work and determination, Artemus had found success as a competitor (he finally reached his IFBB Pro card) and entrepreneur after starting a gym clothing company.
For today, Artemus Dolgin is a very divisive figure in bodybuilding. While many agree his opinions of bodybuilding philosophy, that the Golden Era of bodybuilding was back in the days of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Frank Zane, there are many others who find his motivational speeches as attention seeking. Everyone has an opinion, and Artemus Dolgin chooses to let him be known for better or worse.
Staunch Golden Era advocate has always tried to shape his physique accordingly. Being a polarizing figure to some, one thing that can’t be denied is that Artemus Dolgin has an incredible frame.
His insane V-Taper and barely noticed waistline have been bewitching admirers for years.
Just see one of his motivational speech: “I got nothing but this craft. All my life I worked for it. I said fuck genetics, fuck the odds, fuck the drama, fuck the doubt, I’m just gonna do it and do it all the way. My way. One door opened another n then another n I just kept going.”
“There is no stop now. I use fitness as a platform to reach people n share with them my personal journey from nothing to everything. I’m not perfect, far from it, but I’m driven to improve, daily, for the rest of my life. I was training today, sweating like crazy, n I thought, no one waiting for me at home, no party to go to but an empty house with the tone of projects and work; made me train harder cuz I know what a sacrifice it is sometimes.”
“I don’t run from people, nor I don’t isolate myself but I just move so fast that my environment changes all the time n I don’t get attached to the levels I go through. You will notice that when you so driven to succeed you wake up before the alarm goes off regardless of how many hours you slept cuz you so fucking excited to get back on the grind. I truly appreciate your support and love guys, I write these captions cuz I feel like you can relate n I want you know that you not alone dreaming, believing n working your ass off in and out the gym. This world is truly a playground, and I’m gonna score big. I know that.”