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Steve Cook: why it’s not about the six-pack

Steve Cook, the world’s number fitness model, explains why he wants a performance, as well as an aesthetic, outcome from his training Steve Cook is an IFBB Pro athlete and the founder of Swoldier Nation. He lives in Boise, Idaho. ‘For so long it was about the physical but recently I’ve wanted to be more functional. What set that off was being inspired by the rugby player Sonny Bill Williams. He’s a sportsman with a world class physique.’

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Stay in shape year round

Olly Foster is one of the UK’s most well-known and respected fitness models and personal trainers. He is based in London. How important is it to maintain your physique all year round? Fitness models aren’t bodybuilders because instead of having to get in peak condition once or twice a year, we need to stay in pretty decent shape all-year round. You never know when you might be needed for a last-minute shoot or ad campaign so you always need to be within touching distance of looking good, even more so these days with so many people trying to break into…

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Build physique model abs

Kirk Miller is one of the UK’s leading fitness models and a Physique Elite master trainer. He is based in London. As a professional fitness model the one question I get asked above all others is ‘what’s the best way to get a great six-pack?’  So, I’ll let you into a little secret. There isn’t one. But here’s what I know because it’s worked for me and may work for you too. Firstly, I want to dismiss some of the most common six-pack myths. You may know them already, or you may not, but they are worth reinforcing. Everyone can…

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The pro secrets of getting lean

James Ellis is a WBFF pro and physique coach. He is based in London Eat protein and fats for breakfast When I want to kickstart fat loss I make sure my breakfast is based around quality protein and fats, regardless of what time I am training that day. I typically eat eggs or meat and nuts with some omega-3 oil taken separately. Protein and fats digest slowly, giving a very stable blood sugar release, and the omega-3s support cognitive function and switch-on lipolytic hormones. It also keeps my carb cravings at bay and allows me to burn more fat in…

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Olly Foster: What I know

Olly Foster  is one of Europe’s leading fitness models and personal trainers. He is based in London, England. My biggest breakthrough Understanding tension By learning how to create tension using even the lightest weight I have found I am able to recruit many more muscle fibres during every rep. The result is better quality gains over time. To fully understand tension you also have to become aware of tempo which allows for better form, lifting with intention based on your programme goals – strength or hypertrophy. As a youngster it was all about what I could lift, whilst now it’s…

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Kirk Miller: What I know

Kirk Miller is one of the UK’s leading fitness models and a Physique Elite master trainer. He is based in Coventry, West Midlands. My biggest breakthrough Valuing variety 
There are three things I realised as I became more experienced in the gym, and they all had a huge impact on my physique. Introducing variations in the tempo at which I perform reps, and experimenting more with different rep ranges was very important, plus learning to focus on quality movement patterns and control with the correct weight, rather than just trying to go as heavy as possible all the time. My…

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6 cover star fat-loss lessons

Kirk Miller is one of the UK’s leading fitness models and a Physique Elite master trainer. He is based in Coventry, West Midlands. The most important thing for me to stress straight away is that nothing about my prep is set in stone. Everything I do depends on the constant feedback I am getting from my body, the shape I’m in to start with, and the time I have to be shoot-ready. If I am losing fat and looking and feeling good, then I’ll keep doing what’s working. I’ll never change something for the sake of it. 1 Keep lifting…

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Find the right balance when getting ripped

Eric Helms is a pro natural bodybuilder, raw powerlifter and a coach at 3D Muscle Journey. He is based in Auckland, New Zealand. Between November 19, 1944, and December 20, 1945, a clinical study was performed at the University of Minnesota in the US that became known as the Minnesota Starvation Experiment[1]. The subjects were 36 men of sound body and mind who had qualified for military service in the Second World War but were conscientious objectors. Since they would not serve in combat, instead they would help the war effort by volunteering for a study to discover the effects…

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