Longton bodybuilder smashes his own achievement - and sets three other feats

Top man: Bodybuilder Simon Diamond

Top man: Bodybuilder Simon Diamond

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A record-beating Lancashire bodybuilder has smashed even more goals and says he’s hoping to leave a proud legacy.

Simon Diamond, 24, of Liverpool Road, Longton, broke his own record for most handstand push-ups in a minute as well as achieving three other feats.

Bodybuilder Simon Diamond attempting more bodybuilding world records in a shed in Longton near Preston

Bodybuilder Simon Diamond attempting more bodybuilding world records in a shed in Longton near Preston

Proud Simon commented: “I did a dumbbell press with a 30kg dumbbell and managed to get 23 reps - the previous record is 22 reps with a 27kg weight. I also managed 11 reps with a 32kg weight attached to me and the previous record was 10.”

The strongman also set a new record for the heaviest weighted inverted pull-up and said afterwards he was “ready for more records to be broken.”

Bodybuilder Simon works with disadvantaged young children, encouraging them to take part in sports. He trains at Larches and Savick ABC Boxing Academy in Preston and Natbridge Boxing Gym in Leyland, who he says have both been “very supportive.”

His previous achievements were featured in the Evening Post in August, with Simon commenting: “My family and friends were so proud after reading about me and seeing the footage on the Evening Post website.

I want to be able to leave my legacy behind and have something to show for myself

“I’ve since been contacted by a magazine who want to write a piece about me and an underwear company, MaleBasics, wants to make me an ambassador and become my sponsor.”

Simon says the most important thing for him is to be able to inspire others, adding: “When I’m an old man and I’ve stopped training I want to be able to show my grandchildren and say ‘this is me in my twenties’.

“I want to be able to leave my legacy behind and have something to show for myself.”

The records have so far not been verified by Guinness.

Top man: Bodybuilder Simon Diamond

Top man: Bodybuilder Simon Diamond

Top man: Bodybuilder Simon Diamond

Top man: Bodybuilder Simon Diamond

Top man: Bodybuilder Simon Diamond

Top man: Bodybuilder Simon Diamond