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My approach to training may seem a little extreme to most, but it’s the dedication that’s needed to take part in amateur body building competitions, as well as successfully holding down a full-time job and being a dad to my five year old boy. I am a Project Support Administrator for an Engineering and Supply Chain team within the Water industry, “I’ve always trained, I like how it makes me feel and it’s a great stress relief, but competitive body building is hard, not only does it test your discipline and drive to the max but it’s hard on your...

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The majority of people these days train just to burn calories and to be as lean as they possibly can, this really frustrates me. I competed in bodybuilding for many years, so I obviously had composition as my main goal but I also treated training like a performance sport, progressing lifts and even having cardio goals for fitness. The human body is designed to be used physically, get stronger and get fitter. Thousands of years ago cave men didn't know what calories even were, they travelled across all sorts of terrain, fought and battled just to hunt for food and...

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