From WSM to Bodybuilder – Terry Hollands Transformation


Terry Hollands is one of the very well-known name as a Strongman since he became one in 2005.

He won UK`s Strongest Man, Britain Strongest Man and England Strongest Man also placed 3rd at the 2007 and 2011 World’s Strongest Man competition.

But after all of the Strongman success, Hollands decided to undergo transformation, he did not had to look far for help as his fiance is a Fitness Ifbb Pro and soon to be wife (September 2019) wife Kate Errington.

The final date for the transformation was competition at the Luke Sandoe Classic Regional Qualifier on 4th of August.

Terry presented impressive physique which give him win in a novice category and second place in Super Heavy Weight. He also was given opportunity to pose down with shows guest poser Ifbb Pro Samson Dauda.

Mr Hollands at some point weighted around 186kg according to his old site from 2009.

From his Instagram post:

** long post alert ** #transformationtuesday my journey has been probably longer than most people realise. I started losing weight after seeing this pic on the left of myself. I had become a man I never wanted to be. I always said that when being ‘big’ effected my everyday life I’d change it but in all honesty it did go beyond that. I did what I felt I needed to at the time in a pursuit of being as strong as I could be, this was detrimental to my health and my quality of life but at that time i did not care. I had terrible sleep acnea and just generally felt like crap on a day to day basis. So here we are less than 4 years later and 12 days out from my first bb show, I have no aspirations to be a top bb nor do I think I look like the norm but I have got myself in a position where if the next 12 days goes as expected I will not look out of place standing there amongst other guys. I have treated this with the same determination that I did with my strongman and have literally gone through the whole process giving everything I could. Yes I have a few stretch marks, a bit of loose skin around my love handles and pecs but do you know what, that’s cool its part of my journey. Now if I can get on stage and not look out of place in the men`s open category then I have already won, no matter what happens so long as I look like I belong from where I was I will be proud of what I’ve achieved. .
For all the lovely comments of support I have had you have all made the journey so much easier and enjoyable. To know I have helped inspire others into believing they can also do it to is such a great gift. Every comment I get from someone struggling with their own goals saying I have helped them literally makes all the sacrifice and hard work worth it and that in turn helps me keep driving forward.

I thank you all for giving me motivation in return.


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