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No challenge too big for Terence

Local bodybuilder is taking it step by step to one day participate in the Arnold Classic competition.

At the age of 31, Terence Byrne knows his goals and what his fitness destination will be.

Terence is a well-known bodybuilder, not just in the community, but in the fitness world as well. He started training 14 years ago and said that he loves the sport because of its challenges.

Recently he participated in three competitions. The first was the International Federation of Bodybuilding South Africa (IFBB) H&H Classic Competition where he achieved an overall fourth place. Approximately 140 athletes participated in this competition .

Terence still has big dreams for his career in bodybuilding.

He then participated in an International Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation (IBFF) event where he managed to secure a second place. His last competition was the IFBB provincials where he received a fifth place.

In order for him to be stage ready, Terence had to begin his preparation 12 weeks prior to the competitions.

“My diet was the most important element in this whole process,” said Terence.

Terence told the Herald he had to eat six meals a day – meals consisting of white meat such as chicken and fish, and three types of vegetables, namely broccoli, green beans and spinach. He was not allowed to eat any starchy foods, or any dairy products.

“I had to drink between 2 and 3 litres of water per day; however, during the last week, I had to drink less water and on the day before the competition I was only allowed to suck a small ice-cube,” said Terence.

He also follows a strict exercise programme. He exercises from 4am to 5am, then he does weights at 11am and more exercises from 8pm to 9pm.

Terence believes a bodybuilder should have lots of determination, be very goal-oriented, and be a challenger. He believes that he would not have been able to achieve what he has if it were not for his coach and the community of Randfontein.

Terence still has big dreams for his career in bodybuilding, and wants to participate in the well-known Arnold Classic competition before he reaches the age of 35.

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