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How Hard Do You Actually Train?

When I first started in the gym some 10 years ago, I thought I trained hard!  But looking back I am amazed how much I have stepped up my game – not just how much I train, but how I lift now compared to then.  Results will always come down to how hard you train in the gym and your commitment outside of the gym – I get faster and better results now I know more about what it means to train to the max. 

I often see people in the gym probably thinking they are training hard….BUT I can see it’s only 50% or 70% of their true potential.  It took me a long time to master “Mind to Muscle”, being able to isolate in my mind the muscle I want to work,  and translate it into the focused physical effort on the muscle.  It’s easy to allow other muscles to come into play, taking some of the strain, so make sure you are engaging the right muscle and avoid engaging opposing muscles.  People tend to focus on lifting a weight from a to b without really thinking about how they are doing it. 

And don’t forget the pain!  How much pain can you really take?  If you want out of the ordinary results you will need to experience a lot of pain…..though make sure it’s the right kind of pain by ensuring you always use safe form.

And finally, Prepare your Mind and Body before going to the gym, Commit mentally before you get to the gym and once there Focus, thinking about nothing else other than smashing your session, taking yourself outside of your comfort zone every time!  Don’t be chatting to people you know in the gym, even during rest!!  This is when you should be focusing on, and preparing for, the next set.  Ask yourself questions…. Am I really training to failure? Am I letting the reps win – could I have done one more in the last set?  Did I just give up when I could have used Rest Pause?

Don’t relax until you are into your stretching session after finishing your program.  Then take the time to Reflect and be Honest with Yourself...... is there something you could have improved, or could you have lifted a little more, or done more reps…….

IF YOU WANT TO BE A BEAUTY YOU HAVE TO TRAIN LIKE A BEAST!!  IF YOU TRAIN LIKE A LIMP SAUSAGE THAT IS WHAT YOU WILL BE!

Get On Track & Check Out My New 2020 Cutting & Bulking Plans CLICK HERE!!

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When I first started in the gym some 10 years ago, I thought I trained hard!  But looking back I am amazed how much I have stepped up my game – not just how much I train, but how I lift now compared to then.  Results will always come down to how hard you train in the gym and your commitment outside of the gym – I get faster and better results now I know more about what it means to train to the max. 

I often see people in the gym probably thinking they are training hard….BUT I can see it’s only 50% or 70% of their true potential.  It took me a long time to master “Mind to Muscle”, being able to isolate in my mind the muscle I want to work,  and translate it into the focused physical effort on the muscle.  It’s easy to allow other muscles to come into play, taking some of the strain, so make sure you are engaging the right muscle and avoid engaging opposing muscles.  People tend to focus on lifting a weight from a to b without really thinking about how they are doing it. 

And don’t forget the pain!  How much pain can you really take?  If you want out of the ordinary results you will need to experience a lot of pain…..though make sure it’s the right kind of pain by ensuring you always use safe form.

And finally, Prepare your Mind and Body before going to the gym, Commit mentally before you get to the gym and once there Focus, thinking about nothing else other than smashing your session, taking yourself outside of your comfort zone every time!  Don’t be chatting to people you know in the gym, even during rest!!  This is when you should be focusing on, and preparing for, the next set.  Ask yourself questions…. Am I really training to failure? Am I letting the reps win – could I have done one more in the last set?  Did I just give up when I could have used Rest Pause?

Don’t relax until you are into your stretching session after finishing your program.  Then take the time to Reflect and be Honest with Yourself...... is there something you could have improved, or could you have lifted a little more, or done more reps…….

IF YOU WANT TO BE A BEAUTY YOU HAVE TO TRAIN LIKE A BEAST!!  IF YOU TRAIN LIKE A LIMP SAUSAGE THAT IS WHAT YOU WILL BE!

Get On Track & Check Out My New 2020 Cutting & Bulking Plans CLICK HERE!!

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STICKING WITH IT!!

I see and hear way too much of people switching & swapping around their diets & training regimes. Just as they have started to make some progress they are on to another diet or training routine, when what they need to do is stick with it, gain from it, learn from it and then move on.

Remember, your own progress will be your ultimate motivation.  If you are constantly swapping and changing, based on what someone told you or following the latest fad, then progress will be slow or even non-existent, leading to your motivation being eroded away.  Our bodies love a routine, so it's all about getting the body into one, and sticking with it to make the most significant progress. 

Don't overload yourself with a ton of information - it will only end in confusion and disappointment.  I have always kept to the basics..... 8 years of the most simple methods have been the way forward for me and will be for you too.  A simple and easy to follow, structured Diet Plan & Training Plan.  Keeping it simple so we can focus on what really matters and that is STICKING WITH IT!

So START RIGHT NOW by clicking to buy one of my plans...

       

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I see and hear way too much of people switching & swapping around their diets & training regimes. Just as they have started to make some progress they are on to another diet or training routine, when what they need to do is stick with it, gain from it, learn from it and then move on.

Remember, your own progress will be your ultimate motivation.  If you are constantly swapping and changing, based on what someone told you or following the latest fad, then progress will be slow or even non-existent, leading to your motivation being eroded away.  Our bodies love a routine, so it's all about getting the body into one, and sticking with it to make the most significant progress. 

Don't overload yourself with a ton of information - it will only end in confusion and disappointment.  I have always kept to the basics..... 8 years of the most simple methods have been the way forward for me and will be for you too.  A simple and easy to follow, structured Diet Plan & Training Plan.  Keeping it simple so we can focus on what really matters and that is STICKING WITH IT!

So START RIGHT NOW by clicking to buy one of my plans...

       

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WHY I ROTATE BULKING AND CUTTING

I get asked a lot why I bulk, and then cut, rather than try to make lean muscle mass gains at the same time as having lower body fat.
 
I personally am a hard gainer and find it really difficult to add any mass while keeping body fat down simultaneously. This means I have to introduce a much higher number of calories and a different style of training to increase my body weight. 
 
Constantly keeping body fat low and trying to make lean gains simultaneously, your progress will be a lot slower and your strength won’t increase as much. By running a bulking program you will see more significant progress and see your strength increase, leading you to gain more mass over time as you rotate the two progams each year.  A period of cutting back body fat slowly without sacrificing muscle gains made while bulking, usually in the Spring means you have a lean, well defined physique to show off in the Summer.
 
Seeing progress is key to keeping motivated and by staying lean all the time your progress will be minimal.  By running a bulk and then a cut your body will constantly be changing, leading to more motivation which then leads to more results. 
 
It’s all about seeing change to your body whether it be size, strength or losing weight. At the end of the day what is the point in training without seeing results.
 
So whichever stage of your development you are at, try my newest Lean Bulking Plan or my latest Cutting Plan.
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I get asked a lot why I bulk, and then cut, rather than try to make lean muscle mass gains at the same time as having lower body fat.
 
I personally am a hard gainer and find it really difficult to add any mass while keeping body fat down simultaneously. This means I have to introduce a much higher number of calories and a different style of training to increase my body weight. 
 
Constantly keeping body fat low and trying to make lean gains simultaneously, your progress will be a lot slower and your strength won’t increase as much. By running a bulking program you will see more significant progress and see your strength increase, leading you to gain more mass over time as you rotate the two progams each year.  A period of cutting back body fat slowly without sacrificing muscle gains made while bulking, usually in the Spring means you have a lean, well defined physique to show off in the Summer.
 
Seeing progress is key to keeping motivated and by staying lean all the time your progress will be minimal.  By running a bulk and then a cut your body will constantly be changing, leading to more motivation which then leads to more results. 
 
It’s all about seeing change to your body whether it be size, strength or losing weight. At the end of the day what is the point in training without seeing results.
 
So whichever stage of your development you are at, try my newest Lean Bulking Plan or my latest Cutting Plan.
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FIND OUT HOW I GET BIGGER, STRONGER & LEANER!

Over my 10/11 Years of Training I have Bulk & Cut 18-20 times learning about my body more and more each time. This to me is what it’s all about - by Bulking & Cutting you will be Training & Dieting in completely different ways enabling you to learn how your body reacts and changes each time.
You will constantly see change in your body throughout the process which keeps MOTIVATION HIGH!  When you Bulk you will add STRENGTH & MASS & when you Cut you will add MUSCLE & REDUCE BODY FAT, so you will see changes in all round strength and size & see reduced body fat and improved cardio.
If you don't Bulk or Cut you won’t experience these changes to your body as frequently and you won't gain the knowledge you need, to gain the results you want, as fast!
Over my years of training I have continuously built up my knowledge to a point where I often wish I had been when I first started training!  I wasted a lot of time without a specific goal never going from a Bulk to a Cut.   As soon as I put these goals into place it gave me extra motivation, seeing the changes happen more quickly and more noticeably for faster overall results.
IT’S ALL ABOUT THAT BULK & CUT LIFESTYLE!
Get Smarter and Get Better Results Faster with my plans...CLICK HERE FOR CUTTING AND HERE FOR BULKING
 - Easy to follow diet - no calories or macros to count -  so a sustainable lifestyle for the long term!
- Simple everyday food with cooking suggestions and recipes to make it work for you
- Easy to follow training plans - every exercise clickable to video of me doing exercise with instruction so you cannot go wrong
- All the training advice you need to ensure you perform every exercise to maximum effectiveness
- Email support - so never get stuck - I will keep you on track!
Read more
Over my 10/11 Years of Training I have Bulk & Cut 18-20 times learning about my body more and more each time. This to me is what it’s all about - by Bulking & Cutting you will be Training & Dieting in completely different ways enabling you to learn how your body reacts and changes each time.
You will constantly see change in your body throughout the process which keeps MOTIVATION HIGH!  When you Bulk you will add STRENGTH & MASS & when you Cut you will add MUSCLE & REDUCE BODY FAT, so you will see changes in all round strength and size & see reduced body fat and improved cardio.
If you don't Bulk or Cut you won’t experience these changes to your body as frequently and you won't gain the knowledge you need, to gain the results you want, as fast!
Over my years of training I have continuously built up my knowledge to a point where I often wish I had been when I first started training!  I wasted a lot of time without a specific goal never going from a Bulk to a Cut.   As soon as I put these goals into place it gave me extra motivation, seeing the changes happen more quickly and more noticeably for faster overall results.
IT’S ALL ABOUT THAT BULK & CUT LIFESTYLE!
Get Smarter and Get Better Results Faster with my plans...CLICK HERE FOR CUTTING AND HERE FOR BULKING
 - Easy to follow diet - no calories or macros to count -  so a sustainable lifestyle for the long term!
- Simple everyday food with cooking suggestions and recipes to make it work for you
- Easy to follow training plans - every exercise clickable to video of me doing exercise with instruction so you cannot go wrong
- All the training advice you need to ensure you perform every exercise to maximum effectiveness
- Email support - so never get stuck - I will keep you on track!
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It's not Rocket Science...

You've heard me talk about my diet a lot, but considering how simple it is there isn't much more I can say!
My diet is boring most of the time as you will have seen;

(I eat so much turkey by the time Christmas comes it ain't no treat for me) but I seek out ways of making it more interesting so I have something to look forward to.  I started working in restaurants while still at school and continued for a few years, so picked up a few ideas and skilIs. This has enabled me to figure out out some quick basic recipes, all cooking from scratch and its amazing the variations you can make with a few vegetables, herbs and spices.  
And what could be healthier than eating fresh meat and fresh vegetables.
I have experimented and tried different things, and now always make sure I have the following staples in for making my meals more interesting - tomatoes, peppers, onions of different varieties, fresh ginger, basil, garlic, chilies and dried cumin, paprika, chili, mixed herbs, and curry spice mix. Also you can make these recipes in advance and make 4 or 6 portions - stick a couple in the freezer and the rest in the fridge for a few meals during the week.  
Don't resort to ready made meals - you know they are going to be full of sugar and/or fat - that's how they make them taste so damn good!  Dont get takeaways... except on cheat night of course,,,, pizza, curry etc.

Eating clean is easy - the only supermarket aisles you need are the fresh produce and the meat/fish... maybe with a brief detour to pick up the essential peanut butter.... *:)
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You've heard me talk about my diet a lot, but considering how simple it is there isn't much more I can say!
My diet is boring most of the time as you will have seen;

(I eat so much turkey by the time Christmas comes it ain't no treat for me) but I seek out ways of making it more interesting so I have something to look forward to.  I started working in restaurants while still at school and continued for a few years, so picked up a few ideas and skilIs. This has enabled me to figure out out some quick basic recipes, all cooking from scratch and its amazing the variations you can make with a few vegetables, herbs and spices.  
And what could be healthier than eating fresh meat and fresh vegetables.
I have experimented and tried different things, and now always make sure I have the following staples in for making my meals more interesting - tomatoes, peppers, onions of different varieties, fresh ginger, basil, garlic, chilies and dried cumin, paprika, chili, mixed herbs, and curry spice mix. Also you can make these recipes in advance and make 4 or 6 portions - stick a couple in the freezer and the rest in the fridge for a few meals during the week.  
Don't resort to ready made meals - you know they are going to be full of sugar and/or fat - that's how they make them taste so damn good!  Dont get takeaways... except on cheat night of course,,,, pizza, curry etc.

Eating clean is easy - the only supermarket aisles you need are the fresh produce and the meat/fish... maybe with a brief detour to pick up the essential peanut butter.... *:)
Read more