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Just like you, no doubt, I have an incredibly busy schedule.   I simply do not have the luxury of time to spend hour upon hour working out.  And quite frankly, as I've got older, I've learnt that my body doesn't respond the way it used to to long gruelling sessions, forget recovering from them!.  As a young martial artist I thrived on that sort of training, but that was a very long time ago! 


So these days I train smart and without distraction, only training those exercises that deliver the best results in line with my goals, focusing on getting stronger to add muscle and melt fat.   And when I'm not training I'm prioritising my recovery, and enjoying my time away from the gym, without guilt.  Training this way is so rewarding and enjoyable that I love every second of it.  And so if your current fitness regime does not involve getting stronger with the use of free weights and the occasional puff of chalk, then you are simply not maximising the return on your efforts. 

To maximise results in minimum time, I will design your workouts to be short in duration, but high in intensity.  Whilst you will be walking briskly every day, you will only train on 3 days each week, but you will go all in and train full body, getting progressively stronger from workout to workout, adding lean mass, increasing your metabolic rate and burning more calories.  The result...a leaner, fitter looking body that requires more  calories, not less, to sustain it.  So I do hope you have a big appetite!  After years of testing different approaches, this is exactly how I train myself.  In my experience this is the most effective and sustainable approach to developing and maintaining an aesthetic body, every single day, year after year...even in my late forties.  And if I can do can too.

Forget hours of mind-numbing steady state aerobic exercise, and forget overly complicated training systems that leave you ravenously hungry after the workout.  You'll find that you only increase your calories consumed after exercise to compensate for what you burned off during, And guess may even leave you no better off in terms of leanness and body composition.  That is because your net energy balance will be unchanged, despite all your efforts, discipline and hard work.

So instead, we need to get stronger on the compound lifts, with good form and high intensity.  This is how we add lean mass, fire up our metabolism, and burn body fat.  It really is that simple, just be consistent in your training and you will be amazed at the results. And no, you don't need to worry that you will look like a massive bodybuilder using this approach.   Whether you are male or female, this system is about becoming athletic and functional, with a strong tight core and well proportioned densely aesthetic muscle groups, not becoming stiff, bulky and bloated. 


So for men, whether you are in your 40s or 50s, you should be thinking... Ronaldo, Jason Statham or even Ryan Reynolds.  These sorts of athletic, lean and muscular physiques are all achievable by applying my training programmes in combination with a sensible diet.  This is how I train and eat - the results speak for themselves.  But should you wish to add even more muscle then we can prioritise that with a change in emphasis to add isolation exercises, tweak the diet and bring in supplements if that is your goal. 

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And ladies, as I've mentioned already, muscle gain is very slow and so you need not worry about my programmes making you look less feminine.  As inspiration, think Michelle Keegan, Jennifer Aniston, Brie Larson or even Kourtney Kardashian.  These celebrities weight  train regularly and are all lean, strong, confident and still very feminine. However, should you also wish to prioritise muscle gain, perhaps in search of the super athletic Katrin Davidsdottir look, then we can also do that via a strategy of diet, supplements and training emphasis, You can do it with hard work and consistency.

Now at the start of any body transformation process, whilst it is useful to have a vision of your future perfect body in mind, and this often relates to celebrity physiques that are featured so prominently in the media, we must always remember that perfection is very subjective, and we shouldn't get hung up on achieving a certain look.  For sure, treat these images as inspirational,, but remember that they are often taken under perfect conditions of lighting and setting.  And also recognise that we are all truly unique, we have different body types, different body shapes, varying muscle insertions, bone lengths and widths, and of course different genetics.

Added to that we build muscle at different rates, in different body parts, and store or burn fat at different rates too.  We also respond differently to macro-nutrients.  For some, Carbs are like Kryptonite, but for others, myself included, they are essential to how I look and feel, So what I'm saying is that what works fantastically for client A may not be appropriate for client B.  And so with that said we need to accept our genetics and work with them, not against them, transforming our bodies to become our own best version possible.   This means that with the right programme, some solid effort and serious consistency, we can all become healthier, fitter, stronger, leaner and more confident.  Now to me, that is close enough to perfection, regardless of what anyone else thinks.

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