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My Training Philosophy

Training Philosophy

It is my belief that the fitness industry can often do more harm to than good. Whether it is promoting the use of supplements with little evidence they actually do anything, Trainers continually posting pictures of themselves on Instagram or the constant bombardment of ‘inspirational’ messages that leave people feeling demotivated because they can’t subscribe to the 24/7 gym lifestyle, the list goes on. 

As a result, you will not see me doing any of the following:

  • Promising fast, easy results with a quick fix
  • Posting meaningless inspirational messages and photos on social media
  • Sharing images of unattainable results for all but a small proportion of the population
  • Telling you to cut out parts of your diet such as fats or carbohydrates
  • Endorsing fad diets
  • Promoting the use of supplements
  • Promoting the concept of a ‘Beach’ or ‘bikini’ body

My research into exercise to get the best workouts has led me to modifying exercises to make them better and abandoning other exercises that are staples of the gym but turn out to be doing more harm than good.

For example:

  • Leg extensions – This exercise puts considerable strain on the knee and can lead to long term damage
  • Shoulder press behind the head – This exercise give yous a great pump in your deltoids but at the cost of considerable strain on your glenohumeral joint with an increased likelihood of impingement
  • Pec flies – Here considerable strain is put on the cortical brachiallis. This small connective muscle is overworked and the main reason you will see bro’s at the gym nursing their shoulders between pec fly sets.

The list goes on but these are just a few of the exercises I never recommend to my clients. For each of them I work on safe alternatives that work with how the human body has developed to function.

More information on leg extension dangers