6 June 1979
Dartford, Kent, England
|Height||1.99 m (6 ft 6 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||172 kilograms (379 lb)|
|http://www.terryhollands.co.uk[dead link] http://www.terryhollands.com[dead link]|
Terry Hollands was born in 1979 in Dartford, Kent having a birth weight of 12 lbs 14oz. He was a keen sportsman in his childhood and teens, playing Judo and Rugby Union. However, despite sport being a big part of his life, he did not start serious gym training until he was 22 in order to help his rugby, and he typically focused on endurance training.
In 2004 he contracted a leg infection and on his return to the gym he focused on strongman training. His training schedule has been described as "ferociously unforgiving" and he has espoused the benefits of visualisation techniques saying "you can't get by without it."
In 2006 Hollands qualified for the 2006 World's Strongest Man competition, although he did not qualify for the finals. In 2007 he took the title of Britain's Strongest Man and went on to finish third at the 2007 World's Strongest Man, the first time a British competitor had achieved a top 3 place in over 10 years.
The 2008 Britain's Strongest Man saw Hollands conceding his title to Jimmy Marku, coming second overall. However, in the 2008 World's Strongest Man contest he still made the final coming second in his qualifying heat. In the final he placed last out of the ten finalists.
Hollands improved on this finish in the 2009 World's Strongest Man coming sixth overall. 2010 was a mixed year for Hollands. A series of strong performances and podium finishes in the Strongman Champions League, including a win in Ireland(tied w/Zydrunas Savickas), was derailed by serious injury, when he tore his biceps in the Europe's Strongest Man contest in June. So strong had the early season been that Terry was still crowned the 2010 SCL overall champion on 18 December 2010. His return from the biceps injury was rapid and Hollands was able to compete at the 2010 World's Strongest Man contest where he made the final for the fifth consecutive year, and finished in 8th place. In 2011 he achieved a podium finish in the competition for the second time, placing 3rd, but in 2012 another biceps injury saw him withdraw from the final.
Hollands is one of only four British men to have been on the podium at World's Strongest Man. He is sponsored by supplement company myprotein, gold standard nutrition, Crayford Mazda and bigtallorder.co.uk.
done in official Strongman competition
- Strongman Deadlift (with straps) - 435 kg (959 lb) with straps (World's Strongest Man finals 2011)
- Official profile
- WSM profile
- muscletalk accessed 03/01/08
- Terry Hollands on the Terry Hollands Thread - www.bodybuildingforyou.com
- Interview in The Guardian
- "UK TV Coverage of WSM Final 2008 on Five". 2009-01-02. Five_(TV_channel).
- Monday, 21 June 2010, Terry Hollands/Jimmy Marku: Torn Biceps Update by Randall J. Strossen, IronMind
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