IT TAKES hard work, dedication and bucket load upon bucket load of sweat.

It’s not as easy as online adverts claim – there is no miracle pill to change our bodies into mountains of rippling muscle.

These south-coast bodybuilders have clearly put in the effort – even reaching the pages of The Southern Daily Echo where they revealed their bulging biceps from under a layer of baby oil and fake tan.

Many of them were featured because of their appearances in competitions – some of them even emerging as the triumphant winner.