Tag: motivation

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Learn to prioritise or you’ll get mediocrity

If you want to maximise how effectve you are both inside and outside the gym then you need to learn how to flip priorities, says Ben Pakulski Ben Pakulski is a IFBB Pro bodybuilder and creator of the Mi40 Nation website. He is based in Tampa, Florida. 1 Learn to be lazy Managing priorities is definitely a skill I’ve had to learn. Prior to being a pro bodybuilder I barely slept. My friends would always say to me ‘it’s okay to sit down once in a while’. When I became a competitive bodybuilder I had to learn to be lazy…

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Why successful coaching is about good communication

If you want to be the kind of coach that makes a meaningful difference to your clients, you need to communiate effectively, says John Berardi John Berardi is a nutrition and exercise coach, sport scientist, author, and a founder of Precision Nutrition. He is based in Toronto, Canada. ‘It’s easy to think that when someone asks you a question they are naive or that they are an idiot. If they had half a brain in their head, they’d understand what you know. But if they haven’t understood what you’re trying to communicate, you need to communicate it better.’

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Fat Loss Hypertrophy

Why adding size starts in your mind

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. Here’s something else that no one in the fitness industry will dare tell you: there is no secret to making a significant change to your body. Except perhaps one. What has made my professional name is my ability to get inside people’s heads. I have a unique insight into what works to get results as I oversee the work of more than one hundred results-obsessed PTs. What has made the UP name is our culture that…

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Fat Loss Hypertrophy

How to set a realistic physique goal

Phil Graham is a highly-respected competitive bodybuilder, performance nutritionist, fitness expert and personal trainer. He is based in Northern Ireland. When you log into one of your social media accounts how do you feel? Motivated? Inspired? Invincible? Or does it leave you feeling a million miles away from building the physique you want? From the minute we wake up to the minute we go to bed we are constantly exposed to images, videos and posts that portray the idea of physical perfection and the idyllic fitness lifestyle. Many people, myself included, are guilty of seeing a photo or video online…

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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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5 coaching insights that will change the way you train

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 Have short and long term goals ‘You have to have a clear idea of what your short-term and long-term goals are, and then have a plan on how you are going to get there. I knew from day one exactly what I wanted to achieve in the first month – my short-term plan – and what I wanted to…

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