Exmouth bodybuilder shares secret to success - it's eating

PUBLISHED: 10:00 16 November 2016

Guy Clifford-Harding (left) with owner of Bodywise Gym, Kye Yabsley, holding his trophies.

Guy Clifford-Harding (left) with owner of Bodywise Gym, Kye Yabsley, holding his trophies.

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An Exmouth bodybuilder, who reached new heights by coming second in a national competition, has revealed the secret to getting stronger.

Guy Clifford-Harding, 23, of Shelly Road, Exmouth, said a good diet was the key to building strength, after the fitness fanatic, who trains seven days a week, surprised himself by finishing runner-up in the United Kingdom Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation British Championships, which sees more than 28 juniors compete for the Junior British Championship title.

The bank assistant, who trains at Bodywise Gym, Exmouth, and eats up to nine meals a day, said a mixture of training and eating was the best way to build muscle.

He said: “You just have to keep eating. People think training is the secret, but it is the diet and the training together.

“There are a lot of boys who come to the gym and they take all the supplements in the world, but if you don’t eat, you don’t grow.”

Guy, who keeps to a strict diet of chicken and rice, sometimes treating himself to steak and sweet potato chips, started training when he was 18.

The bodybuilder got into the sport after noticing his muscles were growing faster than his friends’. He has since come first at a Physical Culture Association competition.

He did not expect to come second in the United Kingdom Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation British Championships.

He said: “My aim was to get into the top six as it gets recognised in the body building world. So when they called my name out, it was pretty amazing after all the hard work.”

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