Bodybuilder Peter is a real Man of steel
A former Stonelaw High pupil managed to muscle his way into the prizes after taking part in his first ever body building competition.
Peter Man, 35, finished fifth out of 13 in the novice category of the British Natural Bodybuilding Federation (BNBF) Scottish Championships in Perth over the summer.
Amazingly, he wasn’t the only Ruglonian to get in on the act. He also bumped in to old school pal Billy Joe, who finished third from six in the lightweight category at the same event.
Peter, who is manager of Five on Five football complex in Paisley, said: “I had no idea Billy would be there. I just spotted him and we got chatting. He did really well in his category.
“To be honest I was surprised about how well I finished. I was not expecting to place.”
One thing Peter did need to get used to was the bronzing up before the event.
He laughed: “I had three layers of fake tan on, my wife had to put it on.
“You do that because the lights are so bright on the stage that you need to be dark to stand out, it helps with seeing definition.”
Peter only decided to compete in the contest, which took place in June, back in March.
But he has already got an eye on next years Scottish contest with an aim of doing even better.
He said: “I’m thinking about it, it really depends on my conditioning . If I can get bigger and improve on my weaknesses then I would do it.
“It was people in my work who persuaded me to do it this time. They said I should go for it and I wanted to see how I got on.
“Up until the new year I am at the bulking stage so once I get passed the new year I will see what sort of shape I’m in.
“There would be no point in going on stage with the same package because it wasn’t good enough to win this time.”
Body doubles Peter Man (right) and Billy Joe are former Stonelaw pupils both enjoyed success at a Scottish body building contest