Andreas Cahling was born and raised in Sweden. He began weight training to improve his strength for wrestling and judo when he was just twelve!
Before settling in Southern California in 1976 to focus on his career in competitive bodybuilding, Andreas won the Swedish Junior National Judo & Free Style Wrestling Championships and had studied in Japan for a year to perfect his skills.
During his second year of amateur bodybuilding competition in the United States, Andreas placed second at the IFBB Mr. World contest after having been a finalist in both the AAU Mr. California and the AAU Mr. America earlier that same year.
Andreas won his professional bodybuilding standing in 1980 after taking the overall title at Arnold Schwarzenegger's IFBB Professional Mr. International contest. During the ten years of international, world class competition that followed; Andreas never once missed being a finalist, including high placings at both the Mr. Universe and IFBB Pro World Championships.
His famous physique has graced hundreds of magazine covers around the world for over twenty years.
His articles on training and nutrition have also been featured in FLEX magazine, Muscle & Fitness and others too numerous to mention.