The 20 stone teenager who can lift car off ground is named UK's strongest schoolboy

He may be only 17, but Chris Morgan weighs an incredible 19 stone 10 pounds (around 280 pounds).

Lifting a Ford Fiesta, which weights almost a ton, is easy-peasy for Chris, of Willenhall, West Midlands.

Because of this, Chris has been named Britain's strongest teenager.

He spends hours in the gym and eats 5000 calories each day.

His huge strength is advantageous for two important reasons: he helps his mother with the housework by lifting the furniture when she is hoovering, and his parents wouldn't dare to tell him when to go to bed.

20st teenager who can lift car off ground is named Britain's strongest schoolboy

By David Wilkes
05th August 2009

Most 17-year-olds can't wait to get behind the wheel.

But Chris Morgan has an entirely different fascination with cars - he likes to show off his extraordinary strength by lifting them up.

At nearly a ton, a Ford Fiesta is a doddle for the lad, recently crowned Britain's strongest schoolboy, as he demonstrated today.

Strong man: Chris Morgan, 17, who weighs 19st 10lbs, demonstrates by lifting a Ford Fiesta near his home in Willenhall

A friend's 1.3 ton Renault Clio is more of a challenge, but if he puts his back into it Chris can raise two wheels of that off the road pretty easily too.

He calls such astonishing displays his 'party trick'.

But there is nothing frivolous about the dedication he has put into developing his muscles through rigorous training at the gym and healthy eating.

Home help: Chris has his uses for mum Debbie by lifting furniture so she can vacuum in those hard-to-reach places

Fancy a snack: Chris munches his way through 5,000 calories a day to maintain his strength

Six footer Chris, who weighs 19st 10lb, pumps iron up to five times a week and munches through 5,000 calories a day.

His colossal appetite means his parents' average weekly shopping bill is around 140 and they have had to sacrifice holidays because of it.

But there are benefits as Chris helps round the house in Willenhall, West Midlands, by lifting sofas and wardrobes when his mother needs to clean in those awkward places.

Training: Chris has literally gone from strength to strength by pumping iron up to five times a week

Getting outdoors: While most people are content with the gym Chris prefers to notch it up a little

Chris, who is studying for A-levels in economics, psychology and - not surprisingly - physical education at nearby Pool Hayes School, weighed a mere 5lb 15oz at birth.

He has been a fan of the World's Strongest Man competition since he was eight and watched it on television every Christmas.

Chris at four: He weighed 5lb 15oz at birth but is now a strapping six foot, 19st 10lb lad

It inspired him to start going to the gym when he was 13 and since then he has literally gone from strength to strength.

He won the strongest schoolboy title last month after enduring six gruelling events, including flipping a 56st monster truck tyre in the air and dragging an 18st beer keg in a race at a contest in Kent last month.

It has a strict no-drugs policy and is not open to users of steroids.

His mother Deborah, 46, an office worker, and father Ray, 49, who works at a tyre plant, first noticed his potential in a photograph of him with his schoolmates when he was 14.

Mrs Morgan said: 'I could see how broad he was compared to his mates and his muscles bulging in his school shirt and I thought "God".

'I have seen him get bigger and bigger. We have seen how hard he has worked and the effort he has put in so we are very proud.'

Chris attributes his success to the hours he puts in training - he never misses a session unless ill - and his carefully planned diet.

'If you want to be the best you can be then you have got to put the effort in,' he said. 'You have got to have an attitude like that in a sport like this. You have got to be mentally tough.

'It is not like body building where you have to look good. It all goes on how strong you are.'

Chris, who takes the supplements creatine (to boost his energy levels) and glucosamine (to help his joints), discovered his ability to lift cars after a teacher dared him to pick one up at a sports day.

Need a lift? Chris perches mum Debbie on his shoulder

Now Chris is hoping to to compete on the men's strongman circuit next year and hopes one day he will be able to enter the World's Strongest Man competition he so loved when he was little.

He said: 'It will be hard because I will be going from being one of the strongest to maybe one of the smallest. Some of the blokes are massive.'

The current World's Strongest Man is Mariusz Pudzianowski, 32, from Poland. Nicknamed 'Dominator' or 'Super Mario' he is 6ft 1in, weighs over 20 stone and has held the title five times.

Pudzianowski has a 58in chest, his biceps measure 22in and he can deadlift 62.2 st (395kg) - 22.9 st more than Chris.
I guess I need new glasses. I read it as 20 stoned teenagers lift car.

Fancy a snack: Chris munches his way through 5,000 calories a day to maintain his strength

Heart Attack diet, by 30.

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