THE UK's Strongest Teen is aiming to become the next Eddie Hall by eating 7,500 calories a day.
Joe 'The Animal' Oliver played rugby in his youth but turned to Strongman competition during the first Covid lockdown in Spring 2020.
Injury curtailed his rugby aspirations but it did not take long for Oliver to find success in a different field.
After winning the UK's Strongest Teen and UK's Strongest Under-23s in 2022 the Warwickshire-based athlete qualified for UK's Strongest Man, finishing sixth despite only have two weeks notice.
He told SunSport: "I had a natural ability for it from the start. My main attribute in rugby was physical power. Most of my family is quite strong.
"I went in with the goal of hitting the podium [at the U23s].
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"It's quite a big standard and a lot of the guys who have won it in the past have gone on to achieve quite big things – the likes of Tom Stoltman and Paul Smith.
"It can skyrocket your career and I ended up winning it, beating the reigning champion at the time which earned me a spot at UK's Strongest Man 2022.
"I managed to get through to day two which is the semi-finals, so I was the youngest competitor to reach the semi-finals."
Oliver, 20, also received a late call-up to England's Strongest Man where he finished sixth – with Paul Smith claiming top prize.