Obstacles exist only in the mind: A young man with Down syndrome has become a bodybuilder
Collin Clarke from Indiana in the United States has always wanted to be a bodybuilder. This 22-year-old suffers from Down’s syndrome, a condition which is often accompanied by hypotonia, ie. Reduced muscle tone, which can result in the reduction of muscle mass and strength.
However, regardless of their condition, Clarke last year worked hard with his coach, bodybuilders Glenn Ubelhor, and in that period lost as much as 27 kg of fat.
“I feel great! I’m so happy when I practice, I am building my body and this is what I wanted to do since I was a boy. Bodybuilding is my passion, I watched Glenn and other bodybuilders who have inspired me to train more intensively and do more. Never give up, always try harder and give it your best! “says this young man.
Down syndrome is a genetic disorder with characteristic expression that causes lifelong mental retardation, developmental delay and other problems.