Glastonbury-based bodybuilder Lee Frapple from Evercreech second at UK Championships
Lee Frapple took second place at the UKBFF British Bodybuilding Championships at the weekend.
The 26-year-old, originally from Evercreech, now has to decide whether to travel to next month's World Championships in Austria.
He is also now entitled to enter the European Championships and the Arnold Schwarzenegger classic in Madrid and is looking for sponsors to help fund his international events.
Frapple, who trains at Trainstation Gym in Glastonbury, had already won the UKBFF South Coast event in Portsmouth before finishing runner-up in front of 2,000 spectators at the national finals in Harrogate.
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"Being the second best bodybuilder in Britain has really inspired me to go all the way," said Frapple.
"At a young age I feel I can be the best in the world over the next few years.
"I train at Trainstation Gym, where they really help me achieve my best as an athlete. I could not reach such a high level without help from my mentor Phil Wadman, my girlfriend Dominika, and the support of my family."
Frapple is keen to pass everything he has learnt about eating healthy on to others and says he relies on a simple diet rather than supplements.
"Growing up in a small village, I never thought I could be one of the best bodybuilder athletes in the world," he added.
"Right now I am looking for sponsors and support to help me compete in international contests.
"Also, now I have more time on my hands, I want to share my knowledge with others, especially helping others with healthy eating. Most people I see simply do not know much about basic nutrition, therefore they can become unhealthy and overweight.
"Getting lean and in shape really helps your confidence and ability to mix in different social situations, which is most definitely a healthy thing.
"I really don't believe in taking many supplements like protein shakes, just a good multivitamin, moderate to high protein diet, with moderate carbohydrates and low fat.
"Leading up to this contest I ate egg whites, turkey, chicken, brown rice and vegetables, with plenty of water and lots of cups of black tea.
"I would workout twice a day on top of working. First at 4.30am riding my stationary bike and then heavy weightlifting with some more cardio in the evening."