Lee Priest Biography

Lee Priest was born July 6, 1972, in Newcastle, Australia. His real full name is Andrew Lee Priest McCatchon. Lee grew up in a middle-class family. During school days in Platsberg, he was fond of playing sports, among which was an American football. He also attended Karate classes. A little later his grandfather, who was an army fighter, sent his grandson to the gymnasium, which was in the police station. The guy liked the initiative of his beloved grandfather, and he began to regularly visit the hall and work with weights. At that time he was only 13 years old.

Lee Priest’s Anthropometry

Growth:163 cm
Competitive weight:97 kg
Weight in the off-season:118 kg
Circumference of the biceps:55 centimeters
Growth:163 cmCompetitive weight:97 kgWeight in the off-season:118 kgCircumference of the biceps:55 centimeters
Growth:163 cm
Competitive weight:97 kg
Weight in the off-season:118 kg
Circumference of the biceps:55 centimeters

Lee Priest’s hand training

Lee Priest, one of the most popular bodybuilders, at the same time, one of the most undersized. But with a hand circumference of 55 centimeters, its growth does not matter anymore. Such hands seem to say: “We are dealing with huge scales, so do not contact us. Well, who dares to come closer?” The Priest, who reaches 123 kg in the off-season, has an individual, simple, and intensive technique for building huge hands. “Since the age of 13, my training has always been basic. The only thing that has changed is the order of the exercises,” says Priest, whose biceps are probably bigger than his head.

Lee’s training system seems complicated at first glance, but if you think about it, it’s simple. Constant workouts developed their own style. The principle of his training fitness lifestyle: to work often and intensely, but do not overdo it. Perfection has no limit, dear reader.

Training program for hands from Lee Priest


  1. Variable arms bending with dumbbells (standing or sitting) 5×6-8
  2. Concentrated hand flexes 5 x 6-8
  3. Hand bending (with the straight neck) 5 x 6-8
  4. Bending on Scott’s bench 5 x 6-8
  5. Hand flexion on the 5 x block to failure


  1. Exercises of the Set x Repetitions
  2. Dumbbell presses from behind the head 5 x 6-8
  3. Lies lying narrow grip 5 x 6-8
  4. Press down on the block with a V-shaped/curved or rope handle 5 to failure
  5. Push-ups with a weight of 5 x 6-8
  6. Straightening hands back standing in a slope on a block with a V-shaped handle or ring can be performed as a warm-up

Lee Priest’s training principles

  • Increase the weight in the style of the pyramid with each set.
  • Stick to basic exercises with free weights.
  • Connect exercises for triceps and biceps to supersets.
  • The level of training should depend on your feelings.
  • Work as intensively as possible.
  • It would be good to understand anatomy.
  • Make your training program flexible: change exercises, sets, and repetitions.
  • Do not sacrifice the form for the sake of large weights.
  • Exercises for shaping the muscles are nonsense.
  • Exercises on the blocks are good as a warm-up and for pumping blood into the muscles. Of course, they help build the mass, but free weights are still more suitable for this purpose.
  • The favorite exercise is the good old bending of the hands with the bar, and with a straight neck, and not with a curved – for better working out the muscles of the biceps.
  • Favorite exercise for triceps – push-ups.
  • Use forced and negative repetitions, but carefully and not very often.
  • Do not over complicate, in general, a simple process of training.
  • Train your biceps and triceps once a week.

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