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Hi Everyone, I’m new to this, so please bear with me! For those of you that don’t know me, my name is Luke Fullbrook and I am a full-time personal trainer and Amateur Strongman from Stoke on Trent, England.
The aim of this blog series is to give information regarding my journey to the Official Strongman World Championships. The highs, the lows, the excitement, the frustration. You will have a front-row seat to what really goes on behind the scenes. *DISCLAIMER* I like to swear a lot. I apologize, but it’s me! If you are easily offended please proceed with caution.
So let’s kick this blog off with a little bit about me and my journey. Anyone who knows me, or follows me on social media (insert shameless plug to the links below), will know that I struggle with mental health issues. September 2018 saw me have a complete breakdown to the point where I attempted to commit suicide. This was one of the darkest moments of my life. Strongman was the last thing from my mind at that time, but ultimately the gym is what saved my life. I was prescribed anti-depressants from the doctor and advised to seek help from a counselor. Anyone who has ever taken anti-depressants will know the ride is a fucking rough one. Mood swings, lack of appetite and sleep deprivation to name just a few of the side effects, all of which hindered any training I attempted. That was when I decided to share my story with friends, family and my social media following. The support I received was astronomical. So many messages of support and encouragement that I was not alone in what I was feeling. I was given the name of a local counselor from a friend, who advised that I ...
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