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Fat Loss Hypertrophy

Are you too fat to add serious muscle?

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. When you want to add as much muscle mass as possible, in the quickest time frame, the first thing you should do is get lean. Don’t get me wrong, fat people can build muscle but it’s a hell of a lot harder. How lean? Very. I know you want me to give you a number that classifies ‘very lean’ so I’ll say sub-10%, but I don’t like giving a certain body-fat percentage as a benchmark, because…

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Fat Loss Hypertrophy

6 lifting lessons you have to learn

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. Most 20 year-old men think they know it all. I was no different. Expect I really believed that I knew it all. And I believed I was going to become a world-class bodybuilder. I got my first set of weights when I was 11 and had joined a gym by the time I was 14. I technically needed an adult to sign me in because I was so young, and when most underage kids were sneaking…

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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 Nutrition

The folly of flexible dieting

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. There is more than one way to skin a cat. And this adage is never truer when talking about diets because we all have unique triggers and motivations. There is no guarantee that what works for me will work for you. That said, based on my experience since founding Ultimate Performance, I have never seen a personal trainer consistently produce results if he deploys a flexible diet or ‘if it fits your macros’ (IIFYM) nutritional strategy…

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Hypertrophy Nutrition

Smash through a growth plateau

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. Let’s get one thing straight. We have all hit a plateau when trying to add lean muscle mass. No matter how good your training programme is, how intense you train, how well you eat, how much rest you get, how many drugs you take, you will eventually reach the point when the gains stop coming. Why? I have a theory but have no scientific data to back this up, so before any keyboard warriors get their…

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Fat Loss Hypertrophy

Are you ready to build your best-ever body?

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. When I was approached late last year by a book publisher wanting the definitive guide to a successful body transformation, I needed a guinea pig to put through my 12-week training and diet programme. Not just to appear on the book’s cover, but more importantly, to prove that some of my newest ideas for creating the best physique possible in the shortest conceivable time frame can really work in the context of a generally attainable four…

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Fat Loss Hypertrophy

Think like an artist to build your best-ever body

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. Picture a potter at his wheel, sitting in front of a lump of clay. To shape and sculpt it into a thing of beauty, he must understand the science behind his craft, and have the experience of putting that knowledge into practice as efficiently and effectively as possible. Yet he must still constantly make small yet significant touches to the clay to mould it and keep it advancing towards the finished product he ultimately set out…

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Hypertrophy

7 ways to be CEO of your muscle-building mission

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. I have worked out my entire adult life, but it was only about ten years ago that I started on the journey from turning my passion in a profession. Before I launched Ultimate Performance out of a basement gym in the City of London, I had been a lawyer, investment banker and corporate headhunter, eventually starting my own head-hunting company which I sold just after the dot com bubble burst. You’re probably wondering at this point…

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Fat Loss Hypertrophy

6 ways to make more money as a PT

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. 1 Know your role One of the key reasons we at UP achieve the results we do is because we have changed the trainer-client dynamic. Our trainers have a special relationship with each of their clients. What does this mean? One thing it doesn’t mean is that they are not trying to be someone’s mate. A personal trainer should never be a rent-a-friend who tells the client what they want to hear. Their job is to…

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