British bodybuilder James Hollingshead has been a regular feature of the Men’s Open division in the last few years. After turning in a strong season, he’s focused on making improvements in the off-season before his next outing. In a recent video uploaded on YouTube, Hollingshead shared his full day of eating while in recovery from a gynecomastia surgery.
James Hollingshead first rose to prominence for his massive muscle mass and size in the IFBB Pro League in 2018. He emerged as a promising prospect out of the UK and delivered a strong season in 2019. The next year, Hollingshead made waves after dominating the competition at the 2020 Europa Pro Championships to score his first victory. He followed up by getting back-to-back wins at the 2020 British Grand Prix.
The wins earned him an invite to the annual Mr. Olympia contest. However, he chose to sit out the event with plans to level up his package for a showing in the next edition of the show. He set his sights on the 2021 Mr. Olympia in hopes of cracking the top six.
Hollingshead tested positive for COVID-19 while in prep for the 2021 Mr. Olympia. He was forced to the sidelines mid-season but did not let the setback hold him down for too long. He managed to recover in time for the show and was feeling confident about his chances of beating the likes of former champion Brandon Curry. In the end, he slotted in 12th place.
James Hollingshead admitted thinking about hanging up his posing trunks despite being in his prime. While he considered the possibility, he chose to continue competing. He crushed a grueling shoulders and tricep workout and issued an impressive physique update in the 2022 off-season. Then, he showed off his insane strength by squatting 750 pounds for three reps in a heavy leg day session.
The 34-year-old left the fans in awe of his ripped physique in the build-up to the 2022 Arnold Classic UK, where he took the bronze medal behind Patrick Johnson and champion Andrew Jacked. Hollingshead scored gold in his next appearance at the 2022 Tsunami Cup.
James Hollingshead Shares Full Day of Eating in Recovery after Gyno Surgery
In a recent YouTube video, James Hollingshead shared his full day of eating while in recovery from gyno surgery.
Hollingshead underwent gynecomastia surgery on Jul. 16. He laid out some of the staples of his grocery cart and the foods he’s using to aid his recovery.
Grocery cart: Bananas, carrots, smoked salmon, chicken, 5% fat beef, free range egg Spanish tomato omelet, rice, Greek yogurt, Kellogg’s Frosties, and sourdough bread.
Full Day of Eating:
- Meal 1: 100g sauerkraut, 150g smoked salmon, 1 kiwi, 200g sourdough bread with salt and pepper.
- Meal 2: 125g rice, 100g pineapple chunks, 125g chicken, 100g carrots, and crinkled beetroot with Nando’s sauce.
- Meal 3: 150g cream of rice, 200g blueberries, 50g Hydrocarn (hydrolyzed beef protein), 20g honey.
- Meal 4: 300g chips, beef, bell peppers, and courgette with kimchi ketchup.
- Meal 5: 400g total zero-fat Greek yogurt, 20g almond butter, protein powder, 1 banana, and 100g Frosted Flakes with cinnamon.
James Hollingshead concluded last season with a 16th-place finish at the 2022 Mr. Olympia. Following the show, he voiced his disapproval of the lackluster conditions athletes faced backstage. Next, he listed the three key movements he utilized to build his huge tree trunk legs in his first workout after the event.
His latest update shows the consideration and care he took to adjust his diet for supporting his recovery after the surgery.