Bodybuilding champ has debut success

PUBLISHED: 12:55 13 May 2015 | UPDATED: 12:55 13 May 2015

Sam  Graves who has won a bodybuilding competition,  Bodytone , Churchill Road, Weston.

Sam Graves who has won a bodybuilding competition, Bodytone , Churchill Road, Weston.

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A 25-YEAR-OLD Weston man has won his first-ever bodybuilding competition.

Sam Graves entered the National Amateur Body Builders’ Association competition for the West of England under the First-Timers category – and walked away as the winner.

Sam, who works as a personal trainer at Bodytone Gym in Churchill Road, had to complete a series of poses and carry out a choreographed routine to win the contest.

He had been training for 14 weeks in the run-up to the event.

He said: “It was a good day with some tough competition.

“There were 10 people competing in the class.

“I was training at least five or six times a week, not including cardio. I was sometimes training three times a day.

“Because I am also a personal trainer it was quite tiring trying to fit it all in. I have to thank Mark Scannell for all his help getting me ready for the show and Becki Scannell for my tan.”

Sam now has a trophy, which he is hoping to display at the gym.

Despite all the hard work which went into the show, Sam said he would do it again.

He said: “I will definitely be competing again next year, but this time in the novice class so it will be a bit harder.”

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