Bodybuilding champ has debut success
PUBLISHED: 12:55 13 May 2015 | UPDATED: 12:55 13 May 2015
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.”