Check out Strongman Terry Hollands physical transformation for his return to bodybuilding
On May 8, 2022, the former strongman Terry Hollands will return to the competitive bodybuilding scene to compete in Fit X The Insight Supps contest in Leeds, England. The two-time World’s Strongest Man (WSM) bronze medalist has lost a lot of weight since retiring from professional strongman following the 2021 WSM contest. His preparation for the competition brought his body weight down to 300 pounds lean, according to a May 3, 2022 post on her Instagram page.
I truly believe that we become the person we are capable of by going through tough times and coming out the other side.
Hollands physique has yo-yoed during his career as a professional strength athlete, reaching 203 kilograms (447.5 pounds). Check out a side-by-side of Hollands a week into his contest prep vs. five days into the Fit X bodybuilding show via the photos from his Instagram page below:
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Hollands decided to take her followers on her journey of physical transformation two weeks out from the Fit X bodybuilding contest by vlogging her preparation on her YouTube channel. You can see its first episode titled “Journey Back to Stage” via the video below. His diet consisted of 335 grams of protein, 200 grams of carbs and 90 grams of fat, for a total of 2,950 calories, which is relatively low for Hollands’ six-foot-6 frame.
At around two minutes in, Hollands performance poses face to face and back to the camera and profile shots on either side. Although he admits he looks relatively flat as he posed early in the morning on an empty stomach, he is happy with the way he bends, especially the conditioning of his legs. Check it out:
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Hollands said her diet heading into the contest was “pretty boring”. At 9am, he consumes two meals – whey and oats for breakfast and chicken and broccoli with rice for the second meal. Meal prep has been fundamental to her ability to follow her diet, as the convenience of pre-prepared meals provides fewer hurdles when weighing her food. He has been eating the same food for two and a half months while reducing weight.
It’s easier for me to eat the same things every day. I don’t eat for fun.
The regularity with which he eats his food every day, including specific foods, also makes it easier for him to adjust his macros as needed. An example of this second meal mentioned above includes 180 grams of grilled chicken breast, 200 grams of rice, and a handful of broccoli stalks (about 50 grams). Hollands’ isn’t afraid to add more vegetables to his meals for bulk if he’s feeling hungry, citing that their caloric values are low and their nutritional value is high.
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Before Hollands workouts, he takes a pre-workout, which he says helps him achieve bigger pumps without consuming a lot of carbs. He’ll get a quick hit of glucose before hitting the gym via some rice cakes. During training, he also sips a combination of EAA and L-Carnitine.
So that was the end result or my bodybuilding journey. pic.twitter.com/nFsyHpKsdx
— Terry Hollands (@terryhollands) August 8, 2019
Hollands performs incline dumbbell presses, cable flies, dumbbell flies, incline machine presses with three 45-pound weight plates on each sleeve and the pec deck for chest day. We’ll see how his posing routine pans out in front of the judges when he takes the stage in Leeds on May 8.
Featured Image: @terryhollandswsm on Instagram