One of the tallest bodybuilders in the world, and officially, the tallest bodybuilder to win a Men’s Physique competition – Harraj S. Lamba
6’7” and 305lbs. A 9 x NPC champion and a force to be reckoned with. But it wasn’t always that way.
The Super League Pro star suffered from Leukaemia as a child, leaving him looking thin and malnourished. “I hated the fact I looked like a weakling,” Harraj says. “All I knew was that I wanted to change that. I never wanted to be called skinny again. I set my sights on becoming a bodybuilder.”
It was important to be big and strong and to be good at sports. “My parents pushed me towards basketball, but I was especially interested in football,” he says. At the age of 12, Aaron was introduced to lifting. “To the surprise of my family, I was better at weight training than my older brother,” he recalls.
“Even at a young age, I could bench over 52 kilos and was deadlifting 136 kilos very comfortably. From the moment I first picked up a weight, I just knew I was born to lift,” he says.
Having discovered something he had a real aptitude for, Harraj knew it was time to get the right guidance in order to develop his talent.
“I promised God as a child that I would never waste my size. God had blessed me with my enormity for a reason, and I vowed to do something productive with my vast frame.” Aaron did make good use of his genetics, and now through his YouTube account, he educates others on gaining size and strength, regardless of their natural framework.
“I love inspiring others, “he says. “I have always wanted to be on TV and in the movies like Arnold, and I’m thankful that I’m now doing this. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll be the world leader,” he laughs. It’s no secret hard work pays off, and Harraj is certainly a prime example of this. Having overcome the odds to mould himself into the man-mountain, he is today. He is now comfortable in his own skin. “My life is great,” he says.
All I ever wanted was to be big and strong and to gain all that comes with those things. I have achieved this, and more. I’ve travelled the world, I’ve wrestled in the WWE, and I’ve modelled with some of the most beautiful women on the planet. I get the opportunity to speak at seminars to motivate others and most of all, I earn money doing what I love- being myself as a bodybuilder.”
The passion Harraj possesses for training has successfully opened the door to his dream, and this is mirrored in all aspects of his life.