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Man With Down Syndrome Transforms Himself To Compete In Bodybuilding Contest

Clark Sparky 10 Feb 2019

This young man will give you the inspiration you need to get back to the gym.

Front Desk Worker

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Collin Clarke is a 22-year-old from Evansville, Indiana who is a front desk worker at a local gym. Clarke also happens to have Down syndrome.

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Trainer

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While working at Bob's Gym, Clarke met bodybuilder and personal trainer Glenn Ubelhor. Clarke quickly became interested in bodybuilding, so Ubelhor starting training him.

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Bodybuilding

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Ubelhor would practice his bodybuilding poses during breaks in workouts. He didn't realize it at the time, but Clarke was watching him and would then copy the poses on his own.

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Compete

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Clarke quickly became serious about working out and decided he wanted to compete in a bodybuilding competition. He worked with Ubelhor for over a year to get himself in shape to enter a contest.

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Focused

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Ubelhor says he has never worked with any more focused and dedicated than Clarke. He's changed his diet and has been working out constantly.

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Transformed

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The diet and exercise has changed more than just Clarke's body. His mood is much more positive, and he's happier and more engaging with other people that he ever was before.

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Lost 60 Pounds

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Clarke weighed over 200 pounds when he first started working with Ubelhor. He's since lost over 60 pounds and gone from about 30 percent body fat to under 10 percent.

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Advice

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Clarke has some inspirational advice for everyone who wants to pursue their dreams:

"Never give up, never quit, try harder, push harder, and just give it your all."

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Collination

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In his first bodybuilding contest, Clarke finished in fifth place and won the Most Inspirational award. He has his own company now called Collination, through which he does public speaking engagements.

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