A popular magazine recently boasted the headline of “7 Lies Trainers Tell You.“ This quickly peaked my interest. Lies! Me? No way. I read the article and was not impressed. The “lies” were nothing but a bunch of fitness myths, nothing worth repeating and definitely nothing that I’ve told my clients.
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Next up to be interviewed from the Excel Team is Paul ‘Abs’ Bennett. Paul has been working at Excel for a few years now and has built up a very successful personal training business. Find out below Paul’s training philosophy and how he stay’s in great shape.
What is your background and have you always been in the fitness industry?
Since a young age i have always been interested in health and fitness, when i was 10 i trained in Judo and Karate and also represented my school at Basketball, Football and Athletics.
After school i decided to study sports and exercise science where i was selected for the college basketball squad. I landed my first part time job in a gym during this time at one of the biggest bodybuilding gyms around, this increased my interest in weight training, nutrition and health. I qualified as a trainer with the world amateur bodybuilding association W.A.B.B.A and my career started from there.
I have worked in gyms, leisure centres and private health clubs ever since, and for over a decade now. I am qualified in Spinning, Core stability, Circuit training, Body Pump and i’m a Holistic Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach, i will continue to educate myself to become the best trainer i can be.
You did your own transformation last year, how did you get in such great shape?
Well its quite simple really, i devised a plan and i followed it through to the best of my ability! I trained 6 days a week, 3 days of resistance and 3 days of cardio, my weight training programme changed every 4 weeks to stimulate my body in different ways. The first four weeks was a full body compound routine, the next four weeks i implemented a upper body/lower body split and the final four weeks i performed a split routine (Bodybuilding Style).
My diet was obviously also very important, i ate every 2-3 hours mainly lean protein from chicken, turkey or fish, i had vegetables at every meal and my carbohydrate intake changed from day to day depending on my body’s needs. Even though all of the above is very important i got in such amazing shape because my head was in the right place, i was so focus and determined to reach my goal that nothing was going to stop me. When your mind and body work together like that you can achieve great results!
What do you believe are the main reasons you are a very successful personal trainer?
I believe one of the main reasons is that i genuinely care about my clients and want them to reach there goals, i am very passionate about what i do and i believe this shines through in my sessions.
I have been through my own transformation and truly understand what it takes to look a certain way, if you like i “Walk the Talk”, and everything i put my clients through or ask them to do i have already done and i’m living that way everyday. I give loads of energy that my clients feed off and in return i get a buzz from them, it just works!
What is your life and training philosophy?
I would say my life philosophy is to enjoy every moment of life and live it to the fullest, to live the ‘present moment’ with zest and not worry about the past or future. I also want to improve the world, make a difference in peoples lives and leave a legacy behind me!
My Training philosophy is that training is very individual and its not one size fits all. You have to get your mind right first and the body will follow, you must enjoy it even though the journey may be a tough one, make the most of your time in the gym, make every rep count. its a LEAN system. Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude and Nutrition you must have all these to succeed!
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The other day one of my ubtb contestants said they couldn’t believe how much there was to this program.
my reply was….
“This wasn’t marketing hype, the program is the real deal! There’s a reason why we named it ‘The Ultimate Body Transformation Blueprint’. This isn’t another one of those short lived low calorie DIE-TS you are sold everyday”!!
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I regularly get emailed and asked about my own body transformation success. Many of the questions and emails want to know what I eat, how I train etc, So I thought it would be a great idea to give readers it all, right down to the very last details on exactly how I train, eat, do cardio and supplementation.
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