Lee Hayward - Competitive Bodybuilder & Author

About Lee Hayward


I got started working out when I was 12 years old after seeing Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Conan movies. I was just blown away that someone could actually be that big and look like a real life comic book super hero. I was determined that I would someday look like that myself.


I would do exercises like push ups and sit ups in my bedroom before school each morning. I can even remember thinking to myself... "If I do this everyday until the end of the school year I'll be as big as Arnold in the Conan movies."


That year I asked my parents if they would get me a weight set for Christmas so that I could workout and get big. I can still remember how excited I was Christmas morning when I woke up and saw this HUGE box under the Christmas tree.


After ripping through all the fancy wrapping paper and colored bows there was a York 2001 home gym machine and a York barbell and dumbbell set. We set it up that very day and I did my first official weight training workout on Christmas day 1990.


From that point on I was hooked on weight training. I would workout daily with my little home gym, sometimes for several hours at a time. My dad has always been an active person his whole life and this really helped motivate me early on to workout and keep fit as well.


During high school I worked out consistently and I would read every bodybuilding and fitness magazine that I could get my hands on. Id get bodybuilding and exercise books from the library. I would record every bodybuilding contest that was on television and watch them over and over again. I was obsessed with learning as much about bodybuilding, exercise and nutrition as I could.


While in my last year of high school I entered my first Bodybuilding contest, The 1995 Newfoundland Provincials, I was 17 years old at the time. Since then I have competed almost every year in bodybuilding competitions.


After high school I went on to do a computer studies program in College. This is where I got my interest in computers and the Internet. Keep in mind that when I started working out and competing there was no Internet. So I can remember sitting in the computer lab in the fall of 1997 when I logged on to the Internet for the very first time.


I asked the guy sitting at the computer next to me "how do you use the internet?" He said "you go to yahoo and search for something" So that's just what I did and the first thing I searched for was "bodybuilding"


In the computer studies course that I was doing they taught a basic class on writing HTML and designing websites. And in January of 1999 I created my website www.LeeHayward.com. From then on Ive focused on improving it, adding more useful information, and making it better each year.


Through my website I have had the opportunity to help literally thousands of aspiring bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts from all over the world with their training and nutrition programs. And over the past 10+ years www.LeeHayward.com has become one of the most popular bodybuilding and fitness sites online averaging over 100,000 visitors each month.




Articles by Lee Hayward


Setting Yourself Up To Win
Setting Yourself Up To Win
5 Shortcuts To Build Muscle Size
The Death of Bulking Up!
How To Increase Your Bench Press With Proper Technique




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  • 2013 Fitness Atlantic DVD
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  • 2012 WBFF Eastern US Championship
  • 2011 Fitness Atlantic DVD
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  • Fitness Atlantic 2007 NPC Dutchess Classic
  • Fitness Atlantic 2006 NPC Northeastern
  • Fitness Atlantic 2006 DVD
  • 2005 INBF New York State
  • 2004 Fitness Atlantic DVD
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  • 1999 Fitness Atlantic DVD
  • Rachelle Cannon – Queen of Quands
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