BBC Sport - Get Inspired: Powerlifting can help lift a weight off your shoulders and mind
Powerlifting can help lift a weight off
- From the section Get Inspired - Northern Ireland
Rory Girvan is hoping his story will encourage more men to use physical activity to help develop their mental wellbeing.
Rory knows first hand about the benefits training provides and says everyone should find something they enjoy from "physiological and physical perspective".
The champion powerlifter has a final message for anyone who has any hesitations about getting active: "Just do it. Get Involved."
You can find out how to get into weightlifting with our Get Inspired guide.
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