"Your Playing Small Does Not Serve The World"
I entered the MP Trainer Transformation of the Year to inspire other trainers to do something extraordinary with the skills and the knowledge they have.
Years before studying Metabolic Precision I was introduced to the world of Body Transformation through competing in Body Building competitions.
Without waffling on, over the space of 3 years I shifted approx 120kg of my own body weight across 4 separate competition preps. The methods I used were fragmented, google searched and opinion based – by the end I was broke, fired from my job as a PT (wasn’t very inspiring as you can only imagine) and more confused than ever.
After studying Metabolic Precision..
On my own accord I proceeded to view MP through the same diet goggles I had previously, it's something a lot of trainers do quite easily.
I took parts of the program which suited me and deleted the parts that didn’t.
After reaching an all time high of 108kg and getting the 'famous call out from Cribby' I set out to transform myself and did a pretty good job by myself.
I got down to 94kg and got abs all whilst having a newborn, renovating, moving our PT studio and running the business while Megan was on maternity leave. Problem was..
I had no goal and I wasn't accountable to anybody
So slowly I naturally started slipping backwards again.
That’s when Trish approached me and asked if I had ever considered training with her. She said I quote “I create champions” she had me at champions.. 😉
This year I set out to step back on stage again this time accountable to Trish
My goal was to be my ideal client. Submit every task, jump when my coach said jump and be a man of my word in doing everything I said I would do.
By the 7th of October I set out to be 3-4% body fat at a weight of 85-88kgs in time to compete at the WFF Australian Championships, secondary to that I intended to stay in shape and not blow out afterwards using the Role Model Challenge and the Awards night as blackmail to stay in reasonable condition.
Having practiced Metabolic Precision for 5 years before this comp prep my foundation habits and routine were strong which allowed Trish to check my calories against the mp-body.com calorie calculator.
Over the next few months my calories were systematically increased through increasing my protein intake and plant food.
In march the Fat Loss Phase began.
Calories were slipped through swapping red meat’s for white meat and egg whites.
My F.I.R.E program went on a 9 day rotation to allow for more recovery between sessions and the inclusion of 2 x I.C.E sessions.
Whilst my weight had dropped relatively quickly, I reached a point where my body composition changes started to slow.
We identified my sleeping habits were holding me back, having a 2 year old who barely slept for 4 hours without waking for the first years of her life impacted both my sleeping habits and my fiance’s Megan.
Red meat and fish oil was added to my plan making a huge difference to my recovery but sleep would be the determining factor to my success.
Bed time was brought back, screen time was limited but the habit of watching tv before bed was hard to break. Some nights it would be all to easy to fall back in to old habits.
In the closing weeks before competition it was suggested that Megan take a couple of my morning classes to get some sleep-ins.
Eventually this would be my one non-negotiable.
I wasn’t willing to ask Megan to get up and work at 6am in exchange for winning a bodybuilding competition.
I did the best I could and looked at everything I was doing with a fine tooth comb to see where I can improve. I increased the intensity of my L.I.A which saw some positive results which lead to me learning a lot about my body, how I carry body fat and how to improve the composition or certain areas (i.e – legs)
I came second and lost to a seriously shredded guy who looked like he had about 10 years on me, it was a humbling moment.
My post comp binges back in the day were epic so I intentionally didn't want to let it go straight away.
Instead opting for a binge on fruit salad instead.
The next day I went back to my normal routine of eating and slowly over the following weeks I slowly introduced some more variety back into my routine and showcased my post comp body in the MP Trainer Ultimate Role Model Challenge.
Upon reflecting on this journey I learnt a lot about peak performance living.
Being so switched on with my personal goals made me perform better in every area of my life, this year alone we have paid off our car and bought a home for our family.
Clients who have looked at me in the past and said “they didn’t want big muscles like me” respected what I had done and increased their own level of expectation from themselves.
They might never compete but through performing at the best of my ability they were inspired to perform at the best of their ability.
Ultimately, that's why I did this.
To inspire my clients and other MP trainers to be the best possible version of themselves.
Would you like to be part of a team of professionals committed to producing the best version of themselves and their clients?
Register Your Interest in Next Years Mentoring Intake Here.