Strength athlete Terry Hollands has made a name for himself in Strongman, but lately has focused his efforts solely on bodybuilding. Hollands revealed that his return to competitive bodybuilding will take place at the Fit X Insight Supps competition in Leeds, England.
Terry Hollands is a decorated strong athlete known for pushing the boundaries of human strength. His consistency is astonishing and his accolades are among the best in the sport. During his time competing as a strongman, he held the English Strongest Man, UK’s Strongest Man and Britain’s Strongest Man titles. In 2021, Hollands made it to the 2021 WSM competition, but unfortunately would suffer an injury as a result of Event 1 which caused him to withdraw. After the undisclosed injury, Terry chose to withdraw from WSM competitions.
By focusing his efforts on bodybuilding and modifying his physique, Terry has applied the same ambitions he had as a strongman to his new craft. He competed in his first bodybuilding show in 2019, taking first place in the Beginner category, second place in the Masters category and also finished second in the Open Super Heavyweight category. The impressive performance qualified Hollands for the 2brospro British Finals, but decided not to participate due to other commitments. Terry shared his dramatic body transformation from earlier this year and it’s clear that he’s taking a methodical approach to prep.
Terry Hollands determined to make a statement at the next show: ‘I Always Want To Be Better’
In a recent post on Instagram, Terry Hollands revealed some of the improvements he’s made to his physique, a week ahead of the upcoming Fit X bodybuilding event in London.
“#transformationtuesday 1 week in preparation until now.
We can safely say that we made some good changes.
I’m not happy with the look I’m bringing because I’ll always want to be better, but I’m happy with where we’ve come in the time frame we had, but we’ll keep going after these 2 shows,” Terry Hollands posted.
Hollands’ weight has gone up and down as a professional strength athlete. At one point during his strong tenure, he weighed 447.5 lbs. After dieting and exercising regularly, he has lost a tremendous amount of weight. Plus, judging by his recent physique updates, his abs have grown quite a bit too. Terry has been updating fans on how he plans to approach his prep during his current bodybuilding season.
Terry shares prep diet and training ahead of bodybuilding return
Terry documented his return to bodybuilding, saying his diet is “pretty boring.” He eats two meals before 9 am. For breakfast, the former strongman eats whey first, oats first, then chicken, and broccoli with rice for his second meal. Sticking to preparing meals is essential for Terry to maintain a ripped physique as it allows him to track his ability to eat with fewer hurdles when preparing and/or weighing food.
Terry is committed to excellence and is focused on maintaining healthy choices to facilitate his return to the stage and is ‘not eating for pleasure’. Hollands adjusts the macros as needed and says his second meal consisted of 180 grams of grilled chicken breast, 200 grams of rice and a handful of broccoli stems (about 50 grams). When hungry, Terry eats vegetables for their caloric and nutritional value.
Courtesy of his YouTube video, Terry mentioned that his diet consisted of 335 grams of protein, 200 grams of carbohydrates and 90 grams of fat, which equates to 2,950 calories per day.
Before exercising, Terry takes a pre-workout. During his training session, he ingests a combination of EAAs and L-Carnitine. Holland starts his routine by performing incline dumbbell bench presses, cable flyes, dumbbell flyes, machine incline presses with 3 45-lb weight plates on each sleeve, and finally the chest deck for the chest day.
“Finally got home. Totally exhausted. All my food is gone. I was up very early this morning so should sleep well tonight especially with the amount of carbs I’ve had. Yes, it has been a good diet,” said Terry Hollands.
Watch Terry Hollands’ full YouTube video below
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Terry makes sure that preparation is thoroughly tackled so that he presents his best package yet on stage. With his eyes set on a May 8 show in London, all you need to do is watch him fare in his anticipated return to bodybuilding.