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Lee Powell

IFBB Pro Body Builder

began bodybuilding at the age of 18. At first I just wanted something positive to occupy my mind as a lot of my friends at the time were into negative activities which I had no interest in getting involved with. Two years later I entered my first competition as a junior and won. After that I went to university to concentrate on getting an education and a Degree in nutrition.

I get a lot of inspiration from guys who competed in the 80’s, men like Lee Labrada and Bob Paris. That is a look that sort of motivated me to get into bodybuilding and to train.

I love to train everything and being creative,  like to invent exercises all the time as I think it’s refreshing for the mind and helps stimulate muscle fibres from different angles. I don’t believe in one way of training and always keep an open mind in everything I do.

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Now that I’m older I listen to my body a lot more, If I feel sore in a certain body part I may give it two weeks rest and at the other end of the spectrum I may train a body part as much as three times in a week. I am trying to get in touch with my body and give it what it needs.

Again, as I’ve gotten older I’ve become wiser with my training. I train a lot stricter now and focus more on the squeezing aspect of the movement and I think this has brought out a lot more lines and detail in my physique

I don’t put so much of an emphasis on heavy weights, but more on form and actually really blasting the hell out of the muscles via drops sets and partials and rest/pause, those types of methods. I’ve employed a lot more intense techniques to bring out that detail


  • 2012 IFBB EVLs Prague Pro Championships


  • 2001 IFBB UK British Championships


My Training Plan

"Bodybuilding is displaying the perfect physique, not how big you can be."

Lee on USN Life