A 19-year-old student who can push cars and vans without breaking much of a sweat and can lift the equivalent weight of two baby elephants is Hull's strongest man.

Max Rogers took up fitness and body building just as a hobby but it soon became his lifestyle.

After competing in the North of England Strongman Competition recently, he was crowned the strongest in Hull.

Max eats 230g of protein a day, and lifts stones and cars to keep up his training.

Due to his immense strength, the Liverpool Hope student cannot attended a regular gym as the equipment is just too weak for him.

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Max can lift 130kg in each arm, and uses stones as a tool for training

Max said: "I could easy push a lorry but I haven't tried that just yet. I push vans and cars for training."

His journey began after attending Planet Gym, where he joined the strongman project.

This involved training by lifting and pushing sledges, tires, and even stones.

From there, the student began competing in local competitions.

But since becoming the seventh strongest man in the north, he is now looking to enter even bigger, national competitions.

Next on his list is Liverpool's Strongest Man competition where he hopes to position well.

Whilst competing in the North of England Strongman Competition, he lifted a 240kg deadlift, and 130kg in each arm - which is equivalent to the weight of two baby elephants.

Max said: "I do train a lot but I make sure I am sensible about it.

"If I don't feel up to it I won't go and will relax my body.

"I used to do a lot of running for fitness, but now I completely focus on my strength."

Max loves competing in strength competitions and has no plans to stop anytime soon

And with his fitness forward lifestyle, Max misses out on the typical student life.

He added: "I do go on nights out from time to time and I let myself enjoy them.

"But when it is competition season I take it seriously.

"I can still live a normal life."

Max is Hull's strongest man
Max is Hull's strongest man

To keep up his physique Max sticks to a strict diet.

He consumes 230g of protein a day, as well as eating lots of vegetables, eggs, and pasta.

He added that he doesn't mind eat carbs and fats as long as he gets the right nutrients and protein intake he needs.

Max was commended by St Michael's Youth Project who said: "Huge congratulations to Max on becoming the seventh strongest in the North of England Strongman Competition after competing today.

"Max previously attended our project as a young person, and is now a valued volunteer, supporting on our outdoor activity and cycling programmes, and daily during Covid-19 on our provision.

"Well done Max."