The power of perseverance.
This young man was stabbed in the heart when someone tried to rob his mobile phone from him, and after losing a huge amount of weight as a result of his injuries, he went back to the gym with a vengeance, completing an amazing transformation.
Kieran Quinlan was just 17-years-old when he was seriously wounded in a stabbing at a bus stop in London. Having left his part-time job in Topman, Quinlan was headed home and waiting on a bus, where he used the light from his phone to see the times. At that point, the robber stepped in to snatch the phone, and in the ensuing confrontation, Quinlan was stabbed through the heart.
Speaking in the video and describing the incident in detail (consider that a warning if you would be a bit uneasy with that type of thing) Quinlan states that he thought he was going to die on the way to the hospital, but after some intensive care, he made it through to the other side.
However, he was significantly weakened by the attack, and lost around a third of his bodyweight afterwards. This left him feeling "vulnerable", and he didn't even have the strength to make himself a cup of tea, and after not training at all for a year after being told he couldn't box anymore, he decided to head back to the gym.
He concentrated on his diet, started working out to get some muscle back and feel more confident, and his transformation has been absolutely amazing, to the point that he's now at 87kgs and in fantastic shape.
Kieran is also an ambassador for the Knife Awareness Project, which hopes to raise awareness about knife crime amongst school children in Britain.
3days in to diet, feeling fully focused again. the 3 weeks of pizza and curry took its toll but was much needed!! its all about balance. i dieted down from 107kg to 87kg in 6months... thats alot of dieting! having a bit of down time made me realise how much i love dieting and being healthy. think this 6 week plan may turn in to a 14week comp prep... we will see ????????
He has also started competing in bodybuilding and muscle and fitness competitions, and recently took part in Pure Elite, one of the leading and fastest growing competitions in Europe.
So, in case you were thinking about skipping a session because you're tired today...