AS Brady McMillan looked around at all the “muscle” he was taking on, he didn't know if he was as beefed-up as the rest.
“It was pretty nervous watching everyone else,” 17-year-old McMillan said.
“You always think they are bigger than you, but then you see the photos and you think differently.”
Only one competitor - from the Gold Coast - trumped the Biloela State High School captain.
“I was stoked (to get second).
“Just the experience was great - it was all a learning curve,” McMillan said.
The second spot allows the teenager to compete at the national titles in a month, but he had already decided to focus on competitions next year.
“It's a good feeling (being second in the state),” he said.
“I am looking forward to the next two years.”
He said he plans to compete until at least his mid-20s.
McMillan said when he first told his parents he wanted to enter a body building contest, they were unsure.
“They didn't know much about it - neither did I,” he said.
“But once they got there and saw what was going on - they were pretty happy.”
He said he started going to the PCYC gym 18 months ago with the goal of building himself up, but was unsure of what he was doing and was just throwing weights around while copying others.
Former bodybuilder Aaron Rolls helped him train before the mentor role was taken over by Jason Rewita.
“He (Rewita) has boosted my confidence,” McMillan said.
With a confident, bulked-up Brady - watch out!
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