Alex Simon & # 39; s (pictured) muscles in his shoulders, back and neck were so great from powerlifting that he could only sleep upright in an armchair with support from a pile of pillows. If the 26-year-old didn't sleep that way, the air couldn't find his way to his lungs and he believed he could die

Australia's strongest man reveals why he feared he would die if he didn't sit up straight – while UFC bosses want to make him a star

  • Alex Simon, 26, slept in an armchair after he was worried that his muscles would choke him
  • His muscles in his neck became so big of powerlifting that they could kill him
  • He has made his dimensions smaller and his eyes focused on making his UFC debut in 2020

Australia's strongest man revealed how he was forced to sleep in an armchair for fear that he would suffocate under the pressure of his enormous muscles.

Alex Simon & # 39; s muscles in his shoulders, back and neck were so great from powerlifting, he could only sleep upright in an armchair with support from a pile of pillows.

& # 39; I had made myself so large that when I lay down, it seemed like the air no longer entered my body & # 39 ;, Simon said The Daily Telegraph.

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Alex Simon & # 39; s (pictured) muscles in his shoulders, back and neck were so great from powerlifting that he could only sleep upright in an armchair with support from a pile of pillows. If the 26-year-old didn't sleep that way, the air couldn't find his way to his lungs and he believed he could die

Alex Simon & # 39; s (pictured) muscles in his shoulders, back and neck were so great from powerlifting that he could only sleep upright in an armchair with support from a pile of pillows. If the 26-year-old didn't sleep that way, the air couldn't find his way to his lungs and he believed he could die

Simon suffered not only from physical problems, but also from mental health problems. He was hospitalized twice with severe anxiety and fought demons in his head (Simon introduced himself with his wife, Mary)

Simon suffered not only from physical problems, but also from mental health problems. He was hospitalized twice with severe anxiety and fought demons in his head (Simon introduced himself with his wife, Mary)

Simon suffered not only from physical problems, but also from mental health problems. He was hospitalized twice with severe anxiety and fought demons in his head (Simon introduced himself with his wife, Mary)

& # 39; So every night when it got dark, I got this incredible fear that I would stop breathing in my sleep. & # 39;

Mr Simon suffered not only from physical problems, but also from mental health problems.

He was admitted to hospital twice with severe anxiety and private complaints with mental health problems.

& # 39; Oh, I could not function as a human, but I was strong as someone, & # 39; he said.

All his hard work and muscle growth bear fruit after attending the Big Dogs powerlifitng tournament in October 2017.

The bank pushed for 260 kg, it was 400 kg knocked and squatted 435 kg, which was heavier than any Australian in history.

All his hard work and muscle growth are bearing fruit after attending the Big Dogs powerlifitng tournament in October 2017. Simon bench insisted on 260 kg, 400 kg flown empty and squatted 435 kg, which was heavier than any Australian had shifted in history

All his hard work and muscle growth are bearing fruit after attending the Big Dogs powerlifitng tournament in October 2017. Simon bench insisted on 260 kg, 400 kg flown empty and squatted 435 kg, which was heavier than any Australian had shifted in history

All his hard work and muscle growth are bearing fruit after attending the Big Dogs powerlifitng tournament in October 2017. Simon bench insisted on 260 kg, 400 kg flown empty and squatted 435 kg, which was heavier than any Australian had shifted in history

But after a strict diet and intensive training regime, Simon weighed 180 kg and his muscles had grown considerably (pictured with powerlifter, Stefanie Cohen)

But after a strict diet and intensive training regime, Simon weighed 180 kg and his muscles had grown considerably (pictured with powerlifter, Stefanie Cohen)

But after a strict diet and intensive training regime, Simon weighed 180 kg and his muscles had grown considerably (pictured with powerlifter, Stefanie Cohen)

Simon later realized that he had to overcome his mental health problems and had to drop part of the weight in the hope of reinventing himself. The massive unit dropped to 140 kg and started working in a career in MMA

Simon later realized that he had to overcome his mental health problems and had to drop part of the weight in the hope of reinventing himself. The massive unit dropped to 140 kg and started working in a career in MMA

Simon later realized that he had to overcome his mental health problems and had to drop part of the weight in the hope of reinventing himself. The massive unit dropped to 140 kg and started working in a career in MMA

But after a strict diet and intensive training regime, Simon weighed 180 kg and his muscles had grown considerably.

Although massively resemble the desired result, Simon's size made it impossible to lie down and kill him if he & # 39; s not careful at night.

Simon later realized that he had to overcome his mental health problems and had to drop part of the weight in the hope of reinventing himself.

The massive unit dropped to 140 kg and started working in a career in MMA.

He has only had a handful of fights, but every time he enters the ring, he beats his opponents to end the first round rings.

He is now wanted by UFC matchers after his five fights in MMA.

Simon thinks he is ready for the UFC, although he has little experience and the gigantic mixed martial arts organization seems to agree.

He hopes to fight in the Octagon by early 2020 and believes he will dominate the heavyweight division.

He has only had a handful of fights, but every time he enters the ring, he rings his opponents for the bell and ends the first round rings (Simon pictured with Australian UFC hunter, Rober Whittaker)

He has only had a handful of fights, but every time he enters the ring, he rings his opponents for the bell and ends the first round rings (Simon pictured with Australian UFC hunter, Rober Whittaker)

He has only had a handful of fights, but every time he enters the ring, he rings his opponents for the bell and ends the first round rings (Simon pictured with Australian UFC hunter, Rober Whittaker)

Simon thinks he is ready for the UFC, although he has little experience and the gigantic mixed martial arts organization seems to agree.

Simon thinks he is ready for the UFC, although he has little experience and the gigantic mixed martial arts organization seems to agree.

Simon thinks he is ready for the UFC, although he has little experience and the gigantic mixed martial arts organization seems to agree.

He is now wanted by UFC matchers after his five fights in MMA. He hopes to fight in the Octagon by early 2020 and believes he will dominate the heavyweight division

He is now wanted by UFC matchers after his five fights in MMA. He hopes to fight in the Octagon by early 2020 and believes he will dominate the heavyweight division

He is now wanted by UFC matchers after his five fights in MMA. He hopes to fight in the Octagon by early 2020 and believes he will dominate the heavyweight division

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