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Bodybuilder with Down’s Syndrome is pumped and ready for his first competition

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A bodybuilder with Down’s Syndrome has totally transformed himself in just a year so that he can compete.

Collin Clark, 22, first realised he wanted to get shredded when he was working on the front desk at Bob’s Gym North in Evansville, Indiana. While at work he noticed personal trainer Glenn Ubelhor in the next room, pulling poses and practising routines for competitions. After Glenn left the room, Collin would go in and imitate every move. It didn’t take long for Glenn to notice, and soon afterwards he began training Collin up.
‘I feel great,’ Collin told 14 News. ‘I’m so happy to be doing this. Bodybuilding is in my blood and I always wanted to do this every since I was a kid.’ In just a year, Collin lost 60lbs and 20 per cent of his body fat. Now, he’s totally buff and ready to compete.
Glenn said a transformation like this was ambitious for most people – but for Collin, a 22-year-old with Down’s Syndrome, it was just amazing. ‘That’s Collin, he’s just hungry,’ Glenn said. ‘He’s never nervous. He’s just excited.’
The competition is set to take place on 14th November, and Collin will be competing in the novice division. He’ll have 60 seconds to perform on stage to AC/DC’s ‘Back in Black’. He won’t receive any preferential treatment, which is exactly how he wants it. And Collin has some advice for other people with dreams. ‘I would say never give up, never quit. Try harder, push harder. And just give it your all.’