A bodybuilder has spoken out about "fit-shaming", saying abuse about his appearance has left him "cowering down to try and hide".
Martial arts teacher Colin Wolf, 45, said he'd been "made fun of in public for not eating cake" but argued that "fit-shaming hurts people in shape just as much as anyone else".
Speaking to the Press Association, he explained how he struggled with his body earlier in life and that he was "always underweight". This made him feel embarrassed to take his shirt off in his teenage years due to having "hardly any muscle."
No matter what he did, he said it was "virtually impossible" for him to gain weight, which resulted in taunts from high school kids. But, in his mid-20s, Colin discovered weightlifting, which changed everything.