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Meet Tom - the bodybuilding dwarf with big ambitions and even bigger guns

7 21.11.2019 Инфо

M/S Agnew walking to gym, Auckland
W/S Walking to gym
W/S Agnew arriving at gym
W/S Agnew preparing to work out
M/S Agnew working out
SOT, Tom Agnew, bodybuilder: "I have been training now for five years but only the last year, training for bodybuilding."
M/S Agnew working out
C/U Agnew Working out
SOT, Tom Agnew, bodybuilder: "Currently doing off season to try to get bigger and better for the competition next year and I would definitely love to become a full-time bodybuilder eventually."
C/U Agnew working out
SOT, Tom Agnew, bodybuilder: "I was obviously born this way, and so I’m a dwarf. There’s like a fancy long word for it but I can’t really pronounce it. There are everyday struggles, but you learn to accept them and overcome them."
M/S Agnew working out
M/S Agnew working out
M/S Agnew working out
SOT, Tom Agnew, bodybuilder: "So, I now have done two bodybuilding shows, my first ever one was the New Zealand Waikato regional show which I really enjoyed being on stage and I got really good feedback, so the New Zealand National show was the week after that."
M/S Agnew working out
SOT, Tom Agnew, bodybuilder: "So, I started prep 12 weeks out and I had a coach because I knew I wanted to do it properly and I was very committed, so I got a coach. The biggest challenge was definitely resisting lunchtime foods when the boys at work had all the pies, chips, cheeseburgers, all that sort of stuff and I was sticking to my chicken and broccoli, and rice if I was lucky."
M/S Agnew working out
M/S Agnew working out
M/S Agnew working out
SCRIPT
Tom Agnew, a bodybuilder with dwarfism, showed off his sculptured and toned physique while pumping iron at the gym in Auckland on Wednesday.
Agnew's already participated in two bodybuilding shows; the New Zealand Waikato regional show and The New Zealand National show and is planning to participate in professional competitions next year, he said.
The hardest part of bodybuilding, he says? Dieting.
"I started prep 12 weeks out and I had a coach because I knew I wanted to do it properly and I was very committed," Agnew said. "The biggest challenge was definitely resisting lunchtime foods when the boys at work had all the pies, chips, cheeseburgers."
Despite his shredded physique and notable achievements, Agnew remains a down to earth gym shark.
"I was obviously born this way, and so I’m a dwarf. There’s like a fancy long word for it but I can’t really pronounce it. There are everyday struggles, but you learn to accept them and overcome them," Agnew said.
He added that the next step in his bodybuilding journey will be becoming a professional - no mean feat in itself.
You can check out Agnew's Instagram via @tomtom.gym
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