Bodybuilder's amazing comeback
An Australian bodybuilder has defied the odds to stage an amazing comeback from injury.
Lee Sharrett, 40, from Townesville, Queensland, was left seriously hurt after a horrific car accident 10 years ago.
Despite predictions that he might never walk again, he will shortly be competing in a natural body building competition.
Mr Sharrett spent three months in hospital and six in a wheelchair after breaking his pelvis and his vertebra in the smash.
It was a whole year before he could walk again using a walking stick, by which time his weight had ballooned to 120kg.
For the next few years he slowly worked on his fitness before starting serious body building training in January last year.
"I broke it down into small goals and to get successful I started with just wanting to get abs," he said.
What followed was a gruelling regime of 3am workouts, strict dietary habits and daily four-hour training sessions.
However, training isn't all serious and he often turns to the dressing up box to help keep the fun in his fitness.
"It is not all about winning, fitness can be fun and I like to play dress ups at the gym," he added.