Over 40 Amateur Of The Week: Daryl Farrell

Daryl may have been a shy guy growing up, but lifting weights transformed his physique and boosted his confidence. Now, he's ready to compete and storm the stage in 2012.

Name: Daryl Farrell
Email: dfarrell1269@yahoo.com
BodySpace: Baddest1269
Age: 42  Height: 5'7"
Weight: 160 lbs contest, 170-175 off
Location: Warner Robins, GA
Years Competing: 1 year

How Did You Get Started?

When I was in the U.S. Army, my best friend lifted weights and was getting all the attention from the girls. So I asked him would he show me how to lift weights and I stuck with it.

Daryl stands at the archway to more muscle growth.

Why Do You Love Bodybuilding?

I love body building because of the confidence that it gives me. Growing up I was very shy and pretty much a loner. Bodybuilding has given me a huge lift in confidence. Also I love showing my friends who are younger than me that I'm a beast!

What Motivates You To Follow A Healthy Lifestyle?

Simply put, I love living! As a man who is over 40, I feel that it is very important to maintain a healthy lifestyle not only physically, but mentally as well. Bodybuilding for me is a great stress reliever. When I go to the gym stressed out I look forward to being there. By the time I leave I feel great!

What Made You Want To Achieve Your Goals?

I have always wanted to compete in a bodybuilding contest, but always thought I was too small. So, I did some research and when I found out about the natural bodybuilding competitions I was very excited and decided to try and compete. I entered my very first competition and came in second place. Was very proud of myself!

What Are Your Future Fitness/Bodybuilding Plans?

To compete in 2012, and to win overall in a show.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Fitness Competitors?

Don't ever let anyone tell you that you can't or it's too late to be a bodybuilder.

Who Are Your Favorite Fitness Competitors/Bodybuilders?

Shawn Ray, Ronnie Coleman, Branch Warren. As for the females, my good friends Natasa Garland Macura, Danielle Gagnon and Celena Carter.

What Features Do You Use On Bodybuilding.com?

Workout videos, Nutrition articles

Photographic Credit

Michael Martin, First Impression Photography