A burly bodybuilder has won a prestigious ‘Mr Under 90kg’ trophy.
Jacob Taylor, 27, of Moss Hall Road, Accrington was presented with his latest award at the Grand Prix of Wales on Saturday, May 24.
At the ceremony the muscle man also received an invitation to compete in the worldwide Arnold Strongman Classic competition in Madrid this September.
Jacob, who left the British Army this February to become a personal trainer and start his own clothing line called taylormadekings, was delighted with the achievement.
He said: “It was the coolest trophy ever.
“This has been my ten year goal since I started bodybuilding and if I can win the UK British Finals in October I will have achieved that goal in only one year.”
The award is Jacob’s second bodybuilding achievement, after winning the Best Newcomer award at the International Federation of BodyBuilding competition in Germany last year.
To prepare for the competitions, Jacob takes part in ‘ridiculous dieting’ and increases his training the closer he gets to a show.
He said: “I cut cardio and keep the weight intensity levels high. With the diet, it’s important to take all the energy stores from the body and put them back in nearer to the show.”
Jacob said that being part of the military was the driving force behind his bodybuilding discipline.
He added: “The army really helped instil some discipline in me. I never cheat on my diet, I have brilliant time management, and I have no problem getting up at 4am to jump on a treadmill.”
The former Royal Engineer said that it was his life goal to become a professional bodybuilder and inspire others to find their passion for fitness.
He said: “I just want to show that Jacob Taylor from Accrington can make something of himself.”