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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

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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How I built a brand new body

As the editor of IronLife, I bet I know more about the right ways to train, eat and recover than the average commercial gym personal trainer. But that’s only because I have been lucky enough to regularly speak to some of the smartest and brightest minds in the fields of training and nutrition who contribute to IronLife. I have no formal fitness or nutrition qualifications and I am a journalist first and foremost. My biggest strength is listening, not lifting. My natural habitat is a bar, not under one. And that’s the main reason how I found myself in the…

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Why small steps lead to big gains

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. Milo of Croton was born in southern Italy in the sixth century BC, but found fame in Ancient Greece and across the known world for his incredible feats of strength. What was the secret to Milo’s phenomenal muscular size and strength? As a child he found a newborn calf, picked it up and carried it. The next day he did it again. Then the day after. And then every single day thereafter until the calf become…

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6 ways to write your way richer

Joe Warner is the editor of IronLife and one of the UK’s most respected fitness magazine journalists. He has written more than 12 workout books and guides and is based in London. The rise of drag-and-drop websites means it’s never been easy to build your own presence on the internet, whether you want to attract new PT clients, blog about the latest and best health and fitness research, or sell workout and diet plans to the world. But the ease in which you can set up a site also means competition is fierce for clicks and eye balls, and with…

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Fat Loss Hypertrophy

5 steps for a successful transformation

Phil Graham is a highly-respected competitive bodybuilder, performance nutritionist, fitness expert and personal trainer. He is based in Northern Ireland. When it comes to building a better body, the majority of people have their heads turned by the newest supplement, or a pro bodybuilder’s diet plan, or some fancy gum shield that’s been ‘proven’ to increase performance by 10%. And that’s why the majority of people fail in their attempt to build a truly impressive physique. Because when it comes to genuinely transforming your body, you need to get the basics right first and foremost. If not, you’re simply wasting…

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The secret of a successful transformation

Nick Mitchell is a leading body composition expert and the founder of global personal training gym Ultimate Performance. He is based in Los Angeles. If I had a pound coin for every time I’d been asked what’s the secret behind a successful body transformation project then I’d be able to buy Twitter. And then shut it down. The secret is that there is no secret. There isn’t one magic formula that categorically states it’s 80% diet, 15% training and 5% supplements. Or 99% determination and 1% everything else. If only it was that simple. I’d have made a hundred times…

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