You gotta have a dream. If you don’t have a dream, how you gonna make a dream come true? Oscar Hammerstein II
In February we mentioned that one of our staff members Karl Morgan was entering a local body-building competition in his hometown of Hull after only starting to work out two years ago.
Fast forward four months and Karl is on his way to Mr Universe. Along the way, Karl has won trophies at local, regional and national level and attracted media attention for his success. In a short space of time, Karl has gone from a self-taught amateur who fancied a challenge to a winner.
Mr Universe is the largest international competition of its kind. Famous entrants and winners include John Grimek, Steve Reeves, Bill Pearl, Lou Ferrigno, Serge Nubret…and, of course, the Terminator himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger, whose career catapulted into the A list after winning once as an unknown amateur and then four times as a professional.
The best six from each country will join Karl on Saturday 29th October to compete for the title. That’s four months. Which means Karl can take a well-earned 8 weeks off to re-feed before dieting for the competition by cutting carbs and increasing protein.
Karl’s journey has been very inspirational for the staff at Regal. His focus and dedication are clear for all to see as he eats his carefully planned meals from his infamous Tupperware boxes and protein shakers. He works out when he can around his shifts and never complains about the sacrifices he needs to make.
Karl says to just stand on the stage is like playing in the World Cup final. ‘Winning would be amazing,’ he says, modestly. ‘But I compete for my own fun. It’s just a dream at the moment.’
But what a dream!
And all the best, Karl, from all your friends and fans at Regal!