Take your tips from previous winners at menshealth.co.uk/Fitness-&-muscle/ Cover-model-competition/cat, and with a bit of hard work and clean living, next year it could be you.
Bradley Professional golfer
Bradley, 24, beat bullying and then found his swing in the gym
I got into golf because my dad and my brother are both golfers. Most people don’t naturally associate golfers with the best physiques in the world, but the game is changing. If I want to make it to the top I need to be lean, flexible and fit.
As a teenager I was bullied for being skinny, which led me to weight training at 16. Now I enjoy going to the gym because it’s time out of my day when I don’t have to worry. Three of my favorite exercises are decline bench presses, abs twists and one-arm dumb-bell raises. My inspiration for my routine comes from magazines such as Men’s Health, as well as training partners and people at the gym.
One of the biggest mistakes people make is not eating enough to feed their muscles. I aim to eat every two hours and drink lots of water to keep my metabolism high. I eat seven meals per day, consisting of lean white meat such as turkey or chicken, wholewheat carbs and lots of broccoli.
Working out makes me more confident. A few years back I was in a nasty car accident, which left me feeling withdrawn and depressed. I chose to take natural supplement 5 htp for depression and stay fit. Being adequate helped me bounce back both physically and mentally.
Dedication, sacrifice and hard work have got me in the shape I’m in today. But the key is to build it into your life so that you don’t feel these sacrifices – only the confidence you gain from seeing the end result.