Man with Down Syndrome Ready for Bodybuilding Competition

Training for a bodybuilding competition is no easy task when strict diet and intensive training becomes your daily routine. Collin Clark, the Indiana man with down syndrome is getting ready for his first ever bodybuilding competition.

With the help of best friend/ personal trainer, Glenn Ubelhor, who also said no matter the outcome, he’s beyond proud of the progress Collin has achieved.

Colin has made an amazing transformation. He is drastically different than the one that you would have seen a year ago when he was working the desk at Bob’s Jim north when he saw Glenn, a personal trainer and professional bodybuilder in the next room. When Glenn left the room, Collin entered. Collin imitated every move, and dreamed of one day being on stage like Glenn.

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So far he’s loss more than 60 pounds. The 22-year-old Tri-State man proved that nothing was impossible.

The two have become fast-friends through the process.

“I feel great,” Collin said. “I’m so happy to be doing this. Bodybuilding is in my blood and I always wanted to do this ever since I was a kid.”

Shortly after that, the two started training together.

Glenn says for many, a transformation like this is unlikely but for Collin, a 22-year-old with Down Syndrome, it’s amazing.

“That’s Collin, he’s just hungry,” Glenn said. “He’s never nervous. He’s just excited.”

“The reason why bodybuilding is my passion is because I watch Glenn,” Collin said. “I watch bodybuilders all around the world and it inspires me to work harder and train harder.”

“To see it all come together and see it up on the stage, living his dream, being in that moment,” Glenn said. “How many of us really get to live our dream? That’s going to happen for Collin.”

With the support of his family, gym and friends behind him, Collin isn’t nervous. He’s ready.

His advice to those with a dream.

“I would say never give up, never quit,” Collin said. “Try harder, push harder. And just give it your all.”

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