Heavy­weight on the build­ing site

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

STRONG men are a bonus on any build­ing site and Rod Latham now has the cer­tifi­cate to prove his strength.

A site man­ager for Lin­den Homes, Mr Latham, 43, has just be­come a na­tional powerlifting cham­pion.

After re­tir­ing from pre­mier­ship rugby about four years ago, he took up the equally energetic hobby.

Mr Latham, who is based at the King Edgar’s Court de­vel­op­ment in How­den, is Bri­tish Masters Powerlifting Cham­pion and beat com­pe­ti­tion from 15 other hope­fuls. He can com­fort­ably lift 210kg bench press, 320kg squat and 320kg dead­lift.

He says: “I’ve al­ways en­joyed keep­ing fit and the pow­er­li­fit­ing cer­tainly helps with my day job.”

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