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Being Normal Vs The Weirdo

Just back on Sunday from a mates stag in Palma. I stayed sober for most of it, whilst some of the guys barely slept for 2 days. You may think that’s weird (or not). And if so, you’d be right. But I wasn’t always a weirdo. In fact, back in my Army days I’d start […]

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Why You DON’T Need 6 Pack Abs

After 10 years and coaching hundreds of men to their best bodies, I’ve lost count on guys who tell me “I’ve got my sights on getting shredded”. But most of these guys haven’t analyzed the changes they’d need to make to have 6 pack-abs. Or consider how that would impact their current lifestyle… And the […]

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How This Dad Swapped XL T-Shirts For Mediums & Got Fit AF

“I wasn’t in the worst place I’d ever been before I started with Dean, in fact I’d been making a small bit of progress on losing weight by myself – but I’d stalled and was a bit frustrated with the lack of results over the previous few months and was just going at it with […]

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Great Workouts For Busy Dad’s

Last week I wrote about my client, Adam. How he went from having belly, feeling out of place in a gym, to seeing his abs, with a bigger chest and arms, right in time for his first abroad holiday since pre Covid. And, younger guys in the gym complimenting his strength.  All at the young […]

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Need To Lose Belly Fat? Read This …

It’s a shocking state of affairs. But too many men still think they need to exercise more to lose a belly. You should definitely make time to exercise for physical and mental health. But the reason anyone has a gut expanding their t-shirts is over eating or drinking. Or both. Now this area can be […]

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How To Do Pull-Ups 101

“I’d love to be able to do a pull-up” is something I hear a lot. They’re a mile-stone in your journey, a confirmation of all the work you’ve been doing paying off.  Whether you want to lose fat, build muscle, or both.  Too much fat or too little muscle and strength will stop you from […]

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18 Ways To Stay Motivated Through Winter

Are you struggling with motivation for fitness in the darker, colder, wetter days of winter? This will help you. Lot’s of these are critical for your mood and motivation at any time of year, but they’re even more critical in winter. In no order of importance, let’s get stuck in… 1 – Win The Morning […]

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How To Lose Fat & Look Awesome at 40 With Stuart Dearden

Are you busy family guy over 30 who wants to feel and look better? Do yourself a great service and listen to this interview with Stuart and I as we discuss… I know you’ll get a LOT of value from this.  Hit play below and listen/watch it here:

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Is The Deadlift Right For Men Over 30?

If you’re a middle-aged man looking for the best ways to get in shape, you might have wondered whether or not to deadlift… Or maybe you’ve never considered it at all. But you just might want to. Many guys body-swerve it for worry it’ll break their back, and the standard conventional deadlifts certainly isn’t right […]

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How Busy Dads Stay Consistent With Fitness, Getting Back on Wagon, & Progressing Without a Gym.

This week I’m diving big into the topic of mindset for staying consistent with training as a busy Dad, especially when the kids are off school. As well as how to get back on the wagon when you slip off track, and how to keep making progress when you have no access to a gym or […]

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