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Weymouth Personal Trainer: Interview with UK’s leading fat loss expert

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Hey guys, hope you’re well. Thought this might interest you:

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Basically I was privileged and really excited this week to be asked to do an interview by the UK’s leading fat loss expert- Paul Mort of thefitnesscamp.co.uk .

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Paul tours the UK and Europe teaching Personal Trainers and fitness instructors how to get great results and he’s personally mentored me.

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Here’s some of the interview we did:

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PM: So Andy, can you tell us a little bit about how you got into the business of weight loss and a little about your journey. I know you’re well into training, but what’s the story behind you?

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AS: Yeah, well I did a sports degree at Uni, and during the last year of that decided that I wanted to get into personal training. At that time, I was really into weights and all I wanted to do was get as big as I could, just like most 19-20 year old lads who hit the gym. I also got into running while at uni, banged a couple of decent half marathon times and kept training hard. I think what made me want to get into coaching others was the fact that I loved training so much, and couldn’t, and in fact still can;t, see how anyone couldn’t have it in their lives. Soon as I left uni, I set about getting myself into PT, so got the courses done, worked my ass off, studied under a pile of the worlds leading fitness minds including JC Santana and Dax Moy, and just did everything I could to get as good as I could be at training people. Through my years of training people, I found that I got very good at getting people to shift fat fast, and decided that that was one of the things I’d like to specialise in. For me it’s about getting changing people’s lives by getting their bodies to look, move and feel how they want them to. I find that my clients fat loss is just the same as me and my Ironman training and competing. The harder and better they work at it, the better the results. Same with me and my training. The better I train, the faster I get.

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PM: Wow, you really have ‘been there, done that’. Now lets get into the meat of the interview. What would you say are the 3 MOST IMPORTANT things when it comes to losing bodyfat

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AS: First off I’d say that you’ve gotta eat right. Everyone knows what they should eat Fresh food, and no crap. But so few people actually do it! I hit this on the head with my clients through my Hit & Miss Diet, which I’m actually currently turning into a 30-40 page document that I’m gonna let 1000 people download for free! Secondly is the training. This can be a little different to diet, as although everyone will admit that exercise is necessary for getting in shape, there’s still a lot of misconceptions about what they need to do to get into shape. So making sure the training is correct is vital. Lastly is the biggest one, and if they nail this then I can be sure they’ll almost instantly change their lives, and that’s commitment. No commitment equals no results, fact. You can’t cheat yourself to good health and fitness, and as soon as more people realise this, they’ll get the kind of results that my guys are getting every week.

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PM: Great stuff. So what would you say are the 3 BIGGEST MISTAKES you’re seeing people make

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AS: Ha, it’d be easy to say ”not doing the previous three things”, and that’s pretty much what I’d say. However, I’d also add a fourth and say that one of the main things is when people don;t make themselves accountable for their success. After all, I know that my methods work, not sometimes, not most of the time, but every time, when the client follows everything I tell them to do to the letter. But people are too quick to say things like ‘I had to have a drink coz it was my friends birthday’, or I had no time this afternoon so had to grab a sandwich’, or ‘I couldn’t find the necessary 15 minutes to train today’, and generally a pile of BS excuses like that. People need to realise in no uncertain terms that the success or failure of their mission is in their hands, no one elses.

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PM: you know, I see those all the time too and it makes me a little sad. So what would you say to motivate someone to finally get into great shape, even if they’ve tried everything?

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AS: Everyone’s different, and so has to be treated as such. Some people need a mahoosive kick up the arse, while others need an incentive. Some people need weekly measurements, or a weekly coaching call. Others will find one of my other clients or fitness class or bootcamp members to train with outside of time with me, and some will just need a little love! Ha

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PM: I’ve heard A LOT about your fitness bootcamps, can you tell me a little bit more about them and the training and nutrition plan that seems to be getting superb results?

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AS: Yes mate. Well They started initially as my Summer SLimmer program during the summer months, and these were quality. We were hitting the beach, the parks, the cliffs and hills, everywhere outdoors that would help us have a killer workout. Then the weather and sun disappeared so we took it inside, and I called it Wake up and Shape up, as it didn’t really warrant a summery name anymore. So thats been running since September, and we’ve got some great results. One of the guys lost 21lbs in 28 days in one of the camps, and that’s the current record. But in January things are changing. I’m going to be putting on a pile more sessions, giving people even more value for money in terms of the extras I’ll be giving them, and it’s generally gonna kick some serious ass. I’ll be using my FLAME principle, which is my Fat Loss Accelerating Metabolic Enhancement system, and this is the single most effective way I’ve found to burn fat in the quickest way possible. Nutrition is simple. Eat the good stuff, and stay away from the shit. The Hit & Miss Diet is where it’s at, and as well as this I’ve got a pile of other protocols to help people bust any plateaus too. The guys get a program to do in their own time too, which is up to 2 sessions per week, and these only take like 15-30 minutes so are dead easy to fit in between sessions with me. I love the program, and cant wait for january when things are gonna get insane.

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PM: Sounds amazing, in fact a lot of the principles make complete sense. So where can people find out more about you?

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AS: Glad you think so chief. Yep, well procisionfitness.com is the site to head to for info about me, and in a couple of weeks, I’ll be launching the all new weymouthfitnesscamp.co.uk too. There’s also a social members only social network site too, which I;m gonna use as added support so my guys get even more bang for their buck. I’m running a free fat loss seminar, provisionally at Weymouth Pavilion on January 12th, and with any luck I’ll get 100-200 people there who are keen to learn about what they need to do to get in shape. Should be quality!

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PM: Well Andy, thanks for your time, you’ve been a gent, and I hope it all goes off with a bang for you and your guys in January.

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AS: My pleasure mate, great working with you.

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So that’s how that went down anyway. Paul’s a great guy, and a great mentor of mine, and I’m really chuffed to be working with him.

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Eat clean, train mean, stay lean

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Andy

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Why Crunches DON’T WORK!

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

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Hey, so I’m feeling a little lazy right now, so have just stolen an awesome little blog post by my buddy Tim Megginson, who’s destroying some serious fat stores of his clients in Cambridgeshire.

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Anyway, check it out and be enlightened . . . .

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I’m always amazed at how many people in the gym nowadays spend hours doing stomach crunches. Yet to no avail as their bodies never ever change.

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The truth is this.. Crunches don’t work and they never will. A couple of years ago, Men’s Health magazine made a big deal about a research study proving you would need to do 20,000 crunches to burn 1 pound of belly fat. Twenty thousand! Even a “crunch fanatic” would need a few days to do 20,000 crunches. The bottom line is that ab crunches are a HUGE waste of time when you are trying to lose belly fat.

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You would probably get better abs from not even working that area. You see, we all have abdominals there just hidden under our party pack. 6 pack abs will come from doing high intensity work involving many muscles in the body to achieve fat loss. Not a burnt out mid section from doing too many crunches each week. Weight is also a very poor measure to go by, when you get to the stage of having minimal body fat and you want to reveal your abs, chances are you will make small gains in weight as the core musculature will weigh more than the flabby bits you are looking to burn off.

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Abs are not supercharged you do not need to do 600 sit ups a day, besides the fact that this is dangerous. Imagine this- a man walks into a gym does 3 sets of 200 bench presses and the 3 sets of 200 pull ups and so on.. That would be ridiculous! The high reps for tone myth is stuff of the dark ages now, you need to get with the times, the abs like any musculature of the body need to be worked within normal hypertrophy (size gaining) rep ranges and tempos in order to develop muscle tone. Toning does NOT happen with more repetitions of a movement! The core zone (mid section) also needs to be worked using bridging (stabilisation) exercises as well as rotation and extension. Not just constant bouts of spine flexion.

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As well as being absolutely useless the constant movement pattern of spine flexion (stomach crunches) will lead to lower back pain and a nasty bit of flab storage just at the bottom of the stomach. This is because generally you will have the hips flexed tightly in this crunch position. Constant flexing in this position can lead to the pelvic bones being pulled forward out of optimal alignment with the skeleton. Okay this becomes technical, but simply put you will be pulling the lower back in more tightly causing a tightness often leading to lower back ache.

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This pelvic tilt will also allow visceral (internal organs of the gut) to almost spill out forwards from the pelvis. This results in the small pouch of fat that a lot of people get right at the bottom of your stomach. This commonly seen with people that crunch with very poor technique and get really flexed at the hips. This can also lead to very poor core development, and incorrect firing sequences, through the TVA (transversus abdominas) which can result in problems at the hips.

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All told, we need to put a stop to the abdominal crunch before more people damage themselves. If they got results the people that did them the most, would have great abs. As Paul Mort says ‘”the best abs exercise you can do is called the ‘plate push away’ that plate of pasta push it away”. On serious note, if you want abs, firstly you need address your nutrition, your eating habits need to be sound to get you losing the fat. Secondly you need to address the core zone with stabilisation exercises such as plank and side plank; Rotational exercises such as Russian twists and Woodchops; And flexion and extension exercises such as stability ball full range abs draw ins.

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To target Fat Loss- this is the main component of having visible abs. You need to look at high intensity interval training protocols. Preferably compound resistance movements, put together in circuit and complex style formats as well as brutal interval cardio sessions.

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Tim Megginson

http://www.fitnesstm.co.uk/

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SUMMER SLIMMER 2010 - Outdoor fat loss program starting this April

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

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I’ve just today finished planning an exciting new program that’ll be kicking off on Monday April 26th, right here in Weymouth.
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Since getting back from Florida in February, I’ve been working on some pretty amazing stuff, and have decided to take some of what I’ve worked on, and turn it into a brand new 28 day fat loss program to be completed in the great Dorset outdoors.
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You see, the sun is out, and summer seems to be just around the corner (fingers crossed anyway), so what better excuse to get into some serious shape? Over the last couple of weeks I’ve had an influx of new clients looking to shape up for holidays, the beach and just to be able to ’show off a little skin’ without feeling self conscious. But what about the people out there who don’t want/can’t have personal training for one reason or another? That made me think, and what I’ve come up with over the past two weeks is going to be pretty awesome.
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I’m going to recruit up to 20 people (hopefully one will be you) to take part in a ‘bootcamp’ style fat loss program, whereby we train outdoors, 2 mornings per week for 4 weeks, with the aim of dropping at least one clothes size. The sessions are going to involve over 50 different exercises with bodyweight, bands, medicine balls and more, and I’ve designed the program in such a way that is suitable for all ability levels. Now, before you get worried about the bootcamp style of session, it’s nothing military, there’s no shouting, and no endless sit ups in puddles. We’re just training in the fresh air, with fresh training methods, fresh minds and some fresh fruit after (that’s right, I’ll be bringing a few healthy snacks down!)
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You’re going to be getting a personal training service from me, but in a group environment and for a fraction of the cost, but with the same results, as well as using some of my brand new and exclusive Shift-it Circuits, which I’ve been using with clients over the last few months with some of the best results I’ve ever delivered.
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Sessions are to run on Monday and Friday mornings, from 6.30am until 7.15am STARTING MONDAY APRIL 26th, and will take place at various easily accessible locations around the Weymouth and Portland area.
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So what do I get and what does it cost?
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The program, Summer Slimmer 2010, includes the following:
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  • 8 x early morning 45 minute bootcamp style outdoor training sessions in picturesque locations in and around Weymouth, delivered by one of only three Functional Training Specialists in the whole of Europe
  • Full training program to complete outside of ‘bootcamp’ sessions
  • Full diet complete with recipe ideas and example meal plans
  • Email and telephone support as and when you need it
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The program costs £40 (thats the equivalent to just over 1 hours personal training). So it works out as just £10 per week for all the training and diet coaching you need to achieve some amazing fat loss results in 28 days, just in time to get into that swimsuit this summer.
Now, I’m only accepting a maximum of 20 people onto the program, and in order to register your interest you need to go to http://procisionfitness.com/contact.html and fill in the enquiry form, complete with the words SUMMER SLIMMER in the box labeled ‘Enquiry’.
Soon after you’ve done that, I’ll be in touch with further details.
Does this sound like it’s something that will help you achieve the figure you deserve? I really hope you can be a part of it, as it’s set to be great fun, with greater results, in the greatest place you can train.
Can’t wait to hear from you ;-)
Andy Sloan
Dorset’s ONLY guaranteed results personal trainer
07843 438173 andy@procisionfitness.com

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