Listen up! 10 years in the making and Body Power has grown into an internationally respected fitness expo across the globe.
This year I am excited to announce that I will be one of the guest speakers. The title of my talk is,
"What your trainer doesn't know about weight loss is..."
It's aimed at industry pros who struggle to get results with clients, and for keep fitters who struggle with personal trainers who's only advice is,
"The reason you are not losing weight is you are not in a calorie deficit - eat less."
This is not why you hired them.
My in depth talk will expand your current understanding of the weight loss debate regardless of your background.
Can't make the talk? Guess what?
I'm also running some practical sessions for you to get stuck in to,
"Odd Objects and Odd Lifts For Functional Strength"
This is a fun, hands on session, suitable for all levels. Experience functional strength training like you never have before.
Come stop by and say hello or get inolved.
Grab your tickets in the link below.
See you there!
We've all been there haven't we?
The hottest new workout by our latest Strength Guru plastered over the internet. Even though we're already following a plan we think, "Let me give that a go" or perhaps we mentally book mark the program for later."
I know that I've certainly been guilty of that in the past.
But rather than hopping from program to program and blindly following the latest Iron Guru, by undrstanding fundamental principles of weight training, we can cut out the guess work.
Different stressots to the muscles and tissues of the body result in different adaptations to how the muscle performs and what it looks like.
Below is an meme that I put together to summarise the rep ranges, percentages and rest periods for strength training.
So now that we've got that covered, you're probably wondering which exercise you should be doing.
That's a good question. With all the possible movement that the human body is capable of, which weight training exercises yield the best results?
After all, judging by all the articles churned out every month by the fitness magazines, and the amount of training books available, there are literaly hundres of different exercises that you can do. Hell, Anrold Schwarznengger even wrote an encyclopedia about it!
But we don't need that many.
Our training program will consist of far fewer exercises.
Here are some fundamental principles that I found have served me well over the years. Here's a clue,
Make Movement Quality Your Priority.
The main movement patterns that you want to consider are
If your training program consists of all these movement then you are pretty much set. You are creating a solid strength base, and settting yourslef up to be one badass mofo (real talk).
Sure, you can chuck in other exerrcises that cover different patterns, if they are adding to your strength and wellbeing, but these are just the trimmings - they are not the main course.
Remember to ask yourself,
Then you will have your answer to see if the exercise is valid or not.
Principles over method.
The WPU Code is a set of 12 Principles for training and for life.
They were born out of my own personal observations as a coach, athlete, and human being. The WPU code is something that guides my actions in both my professional and personal life.
I don't always get it right, but they serve as a poweful "reset" button to help get me back on track - I hope they can do the same for you.
You can read directly here, or click on the link to download your own personal copy for free (my gift to you).
What I'm about to say will probably ruffle a few feathers, but that doesn't make it less true.....
I was having a conversation with a PT today, and explaining that a Personal Trainer that struggles with clients to stick to weight management, and simply states,
"The reason you are not losing weight is that you need to eat less calories."
Is a bit like going to your GP with a broken leg in a cast and the Doctor stating,
"The reason that your leg is hurting you is that it is broken. Give it 6 weeks and it will probably stop."
Now your GP is not far wrong - but thats not why you went to see your GP now really was it? Your Doctor could have seen if you could get referred to a physiotherapist, give you some pain killers or see if there was something nutritionally that could be done to promote healing.
Do you follow me?
There is a difference between instructing and Coaching. While being "Overweight, "Obese" and having body fat are real physical phenomena, "Fatness" is a state of mind.
Often, without addressing the underlying issues you are just pissing in the wind.
This is where Personal Trainers struggle with "compliance" and to get deeper results for you.
Just a thought.