Bloke Becomes 25st Bodybuilder After Becoming Addicted To The Gym

A young man transformed himself into a burly bodybuilder after hitting the gym HARD and piling on a whopping 15st.

Craig Golias hated the 'skinny' frame he saw in the mirror as a 20-year-old, when he weighed 10st 7lbs.

But Golias, now 35, decided to start working out to try and improve his self-esteem.

Golias when he was younger. Credit: Caters
Golias when he was younger. Credit: Caters

It's taken the 6ft 3in bloke a long time to reach a point where he's happy with his transformation, but now Golias is one of the biggest bodybuilders in the world.

Weighing a beastly 25st, Golias works as an online coach in Las Vegas.

Golias, originally from Ohio, said: "I had low self-esteem and I wanted something to feel better about myself.

"I was a very skinny boy; I didn't like what I saw in the mirror.

"I struggled with depression and the gym is what saved me from taking my own life.

Golias now weighs 25st. Credit: Caters
Golias now weighs 25st. Credit: Caters

"I decided to go to the gym and work on my body, abs, chest, cardio, a bit of everything.

"I quickly became addicted - I work out six days a week for an hour and a half.

"Once I started seeing results and getting attention it made me feel alive and accepted which I never felt.

"The only problem is that I became obsessed and was never satisfied - I wanted more and more."

Golias works as an online coach in Las Vegas. Credit: Caters
Golias works as an online coach in Las Vegas. Credit: Caters

Golias admitted that he takes supplements to maintain his size, but insists the secret to his success is dedication, hard work and a healthy diet - and the small matter of working out for one-and-a-half hours six days a week.

He continued: "I do feel better - I am careful on what I eat, I usually eat chicken, turkey, rice, eggs and vegetables but I do allow myself a bad meal such as hamburger or pizza once every other day.

"I have never tried alcohol by choice.

"I just love training and pushing my body to the limits! It's become a lifestyle and I'm grateful to have it in my life."

Golias and a very tiny dog. Credit: Caters
Golias and a very tiny dog. Credit: Caters

Golias, who is currently single, said people are often shocked when they see him in the street, and not only do they usually compliment him on his giant frame, they also ask for tips.

He added: "All my clients are happy, I plan their diet, I coach them and they see the results they want.

"Depends on what I'm wearing but when I wear a tank top people sometimes stop me saying 'wow' and say they want to become as big as I am."

Featured Image Credit: Caters

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel (yeah, yeah, I know) and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]

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