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Weight Loss

I have a varied client base, from footballers and rugby guys wanting to improve their fitness and performance to the vast majority of my clients who want to loose weight and those wanting to get lean (i.e. drop body fat). With weight loss clients they have generally tried all sorts of diets and exercise plans. If you frequent facebook and twitter or search the term weight loss on google, it will leave you confused. Everyone has these hair brain ideas. But I feel what it normally does is confuse the punters.

I like to keep it simple. I do not count calories and believe in eating real food. Along side that I like to prescribe simple strength training, be it bodyweight exercises or kettlebell, dumbbell, sandbag training and some form of interval circuit based training. The shit really does not get simpler than that. So why won’t what I have said sell to the masses, well because I have not sexed it up. I have not used some fancy names for the food plan of the exercises.

It is what it is, and here it is:


I know it is not easy. Tell my ladies that I train 6am in the morning that I train 3 days a week, some travel for 20 or so miles away. All this they do to get out of the comfort of their own warm bed to train outdoors in the freezing cold and sometimes in UK it rains. I’m sure the snow is just round the corner, so it will be double the amount of fun. In just 5 weeks of training they feel fantastic, some have lost up to one stone (approx. 8kg). All this happened by being dedicated to eating the right foods which consisted of lots of varying foods in right quantities, and training with me 3 times a week and staying active the rest of the time. The fucking shit is tough but just doesn’t getting any simpler that. Yes the cortisol levels and emotional triggers are all important but lets get real people, FUCK THAT.

Reality check… Am I doing all that I can to move me forward and achieve my goals?

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Valentine Rawat
Personal Trainer · S&C Coach · Official Trainer to Sky1 Obese A Year to Save My Life & SkyLiving FAT: The Fight of My Life I'm a father and a husband, and my girls are my inspiration to be better, do better & continually help others achieve better of themselves.

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