#HERO MARCH 2017: LEE MCDOWELL

*Image owned by Brian Kernohan*

*Image owned by Brian Kernohan*

Lee is my #HERO of March. Lee and I have worked together in the past and together we managed to lose 20kgs and increase Lee's strength massively. Lee found a new passion in powerlifting and strong man events. I still remember one of our first sessions we had Lee squatting with a swiss ball and two 10kg Dumbbells in each hand. Now Lee can comfortably squat over 200kg for reps 

LEE'S GOALS:

  1. DEADLIFT 300KG
  2. LOSE BODYFAT
  3. INCREASE UPPER BODY STRENGTH

HIS JOURNEY TO SUCCESS

When I say that Lee has a stressful job I couldn't be more serious. This man has more stress in his day than most mortals could deal with in a year. Stress plays a MASSIVE role when it comes to changing the body for the better. Stress in high levels can cause an increase in fat, increase in blood pressure and a whole host of other issues that I won't get into. We joke about how Lee is always in the worst position to be making improvements or to perform and yet Lee was able to lift heavier and perform every session he came to. This mans willpower and work ethic is second to none. When he sets his sights on a goal you do not get in his way! 

Lee managed to Deadlift over 300kg in his powerlifting event and rivalled some of Northern Irelands strongest men. However his fat loss progress did fall back a bit due to work and lack of preparation. This is something we are going to be focusing on massively over the coming months.