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Fat Loss Hypertrophy

Is social media your main motivation?

Nick Mitchell is a leading body composition expert and the founder of the Ultimate Performance global personal training gym. He is based in Los Angeles. How’s your training going? Making good progress? Are you consistently sticking to your tough diet? And are you happy with your physique and typically in a good and positive frame of mind about life? Then great. I am genuinely delighted for you and wish you all the best in your efforts to keep progressing. But if you are training hard and eating well, but aren’t happy, or feeling pressure to be ‘on it’ 365 days a…

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Fat Loss Hypertrophy

How I changed the bodybuilding game

Dorian Yates is a six-time IFBB Mr Olympia, winning in consecutive years between 1992 and 1997. He has the fourth-highest number of wins of all time, behind only Ronnie Coleman, Lee Haney and Arnold Schwarzenegger. He is based in Marbella, Spain. What first attracted you to the sport of bodybuilding? People perceive bodybuilding as achieving the peak of physical perfection, but there is so much more to it than that, and it’s much more than skin deep. It’s just as much a mental sport, if not more so, than a physical sport. I did a lot of mental rehearsing and…

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Fat Loss Hypertrophy

How a pro starts prep

Ben Pakulski is a IFBB Pro bodybuilder and creator of the new Mi40 Xtreme training system and the Mi40 Nation website. He is based in Tampa, Florida. One of the biggest mistakes athletes make when trying to get back into serious training after their off-season is to go from zero to one hundred overnight. Not gradually and progressively moving through the gears is a problem most people encounter when wanting to get into shape. They’ll drop carbs right down and start doing an hour or two of cardio per day. Three or four weeks later and they’ve made substantial changes…

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Fat Loss Hypertrophy Nutrition Strength

Phil Learney: My Life In Lifts

Phil Learney is a lifter and coach with more than 20 years’ experience, having competed in bodybuilding shows and powerlifting and strongman events. He’s the founder of the Advanced Coaching Academy, which aims to improve standards for everyone from general gymgoers to elite athletes.  Since he first started training as an overweight teenager, Phil Learney’s gone on to deadlift more than 300kg, build a reputation as one of the most sought-after trainers in the world, and convince The Rock that he might be stalking him. Here’s what he’s learned from a life of lifting. What’s been your proudest ever moment…

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Hypertrophy Strength

How our experts smash their final sets

Ryan Terry is an IFBB pro men’s physique model and Arnold Classic European men’s physique champion 2013. He is based in Doncaster, South Yorkshire Focus on the muscles you want to fire Ahead of a last rep that I know is going to test me to the limit I take a second just to compose myself and think about the muscle I am using to really get it to fire. When I am really struggling I also always visualise my opponents or rivals and think about standing next to them on stage. I have to know that I have left…

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Fat Loss Hypertrophy

Do you have what it takes to stand on the stage?

Nick Mitchell is a leading body composition expert and the founder of global personal training gym Ultimate Performance. He is based in Los Angeles. What’s your ultimate fitness goal? When I was a young man I wanted to be Mr Olympia. I guess deep down I must have believed it was possible. I don’t know whether that’s the naivety of youth or whether I was fed the line by fitness mags at the time that anything was possible through sheer hard work and determination. Maybe a combination of both. I learnt some hard truths many years ago and here they…

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