Body­builder Peter is a real Man of steel

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

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

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