Cosmo Taylor achieved this milestone in the age of 14. He was inspired by his father who was a coach of a bodybuilder. He started training at just 11 years old and as the youngest competitive bodybuilder in the UK, Cosmo lifts weights for an hour every day.
A 14-year old from Inverness has become Britain’s youngest competitive bodybuilder. Cosmo Taylor, who comes from a family of fitness enthusiasts, took part in the Silver City Classic Bodybuilding show in Aberdeen earlier this month, his first competitive bodybuilding event. He began training three years ago, aged 11, and now spends an hour each day lifting weights, in addition to a regular cardio workout before school.
“The gym is my life,” Cosmo said. “I love lifting and I love the buzz I get when I hit a personal best or see growth in my muscles. At the moment, I weigh 73kg, but eventually I want to hit around 90-95kg.”
Cosmo is supported in his fledgling career by his father Andrew, who is also a keen bodybuilder. “My dad has always been my inspiration,” he said. “Ever since I was a little boy, all I’ve wanted to do is step on stage.
“Dad has encouraged me every step of the way – he’s my coach, my gym buddy and my training partner.
“My friends at school are fascinated by my physique because most of them haven’t started going to the gym yet,” Cosmo added. “They ask me questions all day long about how to get bigger arms and how to pump up your chest. “Some of my male teachers laugh and joke about how they’d love to have a body like mine too.”