Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Charles Powell | Captivating

Charles Powell • British Army Officer

Captain Charles Powell | British Army Officer
Born (Circa) 1982 | From Stamford, Lincolnshire, England | Height: 1.79m (5'10½")
Image © Men's Health Magazine

Charles Powell has been crowned the winner of this year's 'Men's Health Cover Model' competition. The result was announced at a special finalists' dinner hosted by the magazine in London, during which the cover of the October 2012 issue, featuring Charles, was unveiled. Reacting to the result, he said: "It's such a massive privilege to be on the cover, I really can't believe it. It was the first time I've ever done a photo shoot and it was quite nerve-racking. I thought they were going to airbrush or Photoshop it but they haven't at all."

Charles, an Officer in the British Army, trained at Sandhurst Military Academy and has, to date, completed two tours of duty in Afghanistan. "It's extremely important for my job to be fit, as a Captain in the Infantry, I am expected to lead my men from the front in extremely arduous and dangerous conditions," he says, adding: "Being fit in my job can quite literally save lives."

Toby Wiseman, the editor of Men's Health, said: "Charlie epitomises the functional fitness we should all aspire to. Despite his overseas postings making regular training sometimes difficult, his dedication to his own health and fitness is an inspiration to the many time-poor men amongst us. If he can find the time and space to exercise, so can we. His training has left him fit and strong, as well as in excellent shape aesthetically. He personifies everything the Men's Health man should be - a natural in front of the camera and a down-to-earth guy. The competition was very tough but he is a more than worthy winner."

Talking about his regimented training regime, Charles said: "I go to the gym five to six times a week and try and vary my weights each time to keep it different. My secret is writing down what I do each time and then increasing it on my next visit to push myself. I never wanted to work in an office. I always want to push myself physically - that's why I joined the Army."

Charles Powell : 'Men's Health Cover Model 2012'

Cover model finalist 2012 : Charles Powell

On the 23rd June, 2012, the five finalists were selected from a shortlist of fifteen hopefuls.

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Charles Powell • British Army Officer
Charles Powell • British Army Officer
Charles Powell : 'Men's Health Cover Model 2012'
Images © Men's Health Magazine

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