Motorcylist who broke his back, lost his leg and arm becomes a bodybuilder (photos)


A motor cyclist, Jay Vincent, who broke his back, lost his right leg
and suffered debilitating injuries to his right arm and shoulder after smashing his 90 mph motorbike into a telegraph pole 7 years ago, has started a successful new career as a bodybuilder.

Jay was just 17 years as at the time of the devastating accident.
He spent three weeks in a coma, a further three months in intensive care and left the hospital six months later feeling weak
and weighing only seven stone.

Jay vowed to himself to do everything he could to build his
strength back up and hit the gym , making up is his mind that not
even his condition could stop him.

“When I came out of the coma I was in a bad way” said Jay. “I had
a fractured spine, my arm was broken in three places, I had a
shattered collarbone, elbow, wrist, and pelvis, and four broken ribs
puncturing both lungs.

“My right leg had been torn off above the knee, and I had ripped
the nerves out controlling most of my right arm, making it almost
useless.

“I felt sickened and didn’t know how I could face life with half of
my body missing or not functioning.”

“I was determined to get back on track and to get as fit and as
strong as I could. As soon as I got my artificial leg I went back to
work as a mechanic and hit the gym.”

Unable to exercise the damaged right side of his body he focused
on his left, defying the advice of his doctors to train hard and
changed his diet, giving up junk food and eating a specially
constructed diet “I could feel myself getting stronger and the gains spurred me on to train even harder,” he says. Now in a good shape, 7 years later, Jay now weighs an amazing 14 stone, double what he weighed at the time of his injury.

Jay’s girlfriend Gemma Johnson also plans to become a personal
trainer so that the couple, who first bonded over their love of
exercise, can work together and achieve great things together..
“Now Gemma and I train together all the time and we have even
started taking part in contests together, both winning awards and
being recognised for our efforts.”

“I thought my life was over but the truth was it was only just
beginning. Thanks to the support of friends and family and my love
of the gym I have turned it all around and now I’m in the best
shape of my entire life. I feel great.”

“I love life and I hope my story shows that everyone can achieve a
great level of fitness, no matter what the obstacles might be.”

Source: Mirror UK

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