I started seriously training around 16 years ago. I stepped it up a
couple of years later when a training partner of mine said that I
had terrible genetics and that I would never make a bodybuilder. So
from that day I decided I would compete and after around 9 months I
decided to enter my first show which out of 13 competitors, I won.
Later that year i was invited to compete in the
NABBA UK First
finals which I also won.
A week after that win I entered my first
show (UKBFF) and won
the Intermediate category which gave me an invite to the British
Finals in 2004.
About half way through 2004 I decided that I would enter another
qualifier so I could compete in the Mens Middleweight category and
not the Inter's. I won the qualifier then went on to take 3rd in the
Mens Middleweight class at the
British Championships; I was totally
In 2005 I came back after qualifying late in 2004 again as a
Middleweight. This I won again and enabled me to compete in the 2005
I took the
Middleweight British title
this year but missed out on
In 2006 I took a little time away from the IFBB and competed with
where I won the British Title and the Overall
and came 5th in
in the Short Class in Athens, Greece.
In 2007 I decided I wanted to come back into the IFBB so had to
requalify to compete at the finals (as I had defected in 2006,) and
again won my qualifier as a light heavy and then came runner up to
Flex Lewis in the Light heavyweight category at the British Finals.
Flex went on to win the overall and his pro card that year.
In 2008 I teamed up with Flex's mentor,
Neil Hill. He took me back
down to a Middleweight and I won the Middleweight title again but
this time took the Overall and with it the 1 pro card that the UK
give out each year.
After 5 years of competing and doing numerous guest spots I decided
that I would take 2009 out of the competitive arena and spend time
growing my PT and Nutritionist business which kept me busy.
I am 5'5" and sitting at around 200lbs at the moment. I have
competed as heavy as 196lbs in 2008 but wasn't conditioned and as
light as 175lbs in 2008 when I won the overall British in fantastic
I kicked off my IFBB career in 2010 and have competed every year
except 2013 where I took an entire year away from bodybuilding and
it's lifestyle to spend more quality time with my family.
the highlight of my bodybuilding career was qualifying for the
Showdown. I qualified by coming 3rd at the British Grand
Prix in 2011. The experience was incredible and something that will
remain with me until the day I die.
Now however, at the start of 2014, I am ready to take to the stage
again at the
212 Bodypower Pro at the NEC in Birmingham England on
May 16th and 17th and contest preparations are well underway.
James Richard Llewellin
May 18, 1973, Lincoln, ENGLAND
Aberdare, S. Wales Valleys
Off Season Weight:
2003. NABBA UK First Timers Finals -
2004. IFBB British Championships ( MiddleWeight ) -
2005. IFBB British Championships ( MiddleWeight ) -
2006. WABBA World Championships ( Short ) -
2007. IFBB British Championships ( Light-HeavyWeight ) -
2008. IFBB Arnold Amateur ( Light-HeavyWeight ) -
2008. IFBB British Championships ( MiddleWeight) -
2008. IFBB British Championships -
2010. IFBB Detroit Pro Championships -
2010. IFBB Orlando Show of Champions -
2010. IFBB Sacramento Pro Championships -
2011. IFBB British Grand Prix -
2011. IFBB Olympia 202 Showdown
2012. IFBB British Grand Prix -
2014. IFBB BodyPower Pro Show -
2015. WABBA Olympia Hercules -
2016. NABBA Midlands Pro Am -