Occupation: Plumber / Kick boxer
I am a 29 year old plumber, originally from Melbourne, Australia. I’ve been weight training on and off about 8 years but I’ve been training seriously for the last 3 years.
As well as weight training, I also train in Mua Thai, Kick Boxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
When I first met Marco, I was at a stage in my strength training where I was completely frustrated with my lack of progress. I had not increased any muscle mass for the last year and a half, and every time I tried to “Bulk Up “ I’d just gain fat. I believed I had reached my “natural” potential.
I did a lot of research on the internet and in magazines to design my diet and training programs. I ate what I believed at the time to be a pretty good, healthy, balanced diet, consisting of fruit, wholegrain and protein shakes and that’s not to mentioning the hundreds of pounds spent on the latest supplements that promised miracles but always failed to deliver.
It was by chance I got talking to Marco in the gym. I agreed to take some personal training sessions.
Marco totally revolutionized the way I train and what, and how I eat. Within no time I was starting to see results. When I started with Marco my body fat was 17%, and after 6 weeks it had dropped to 11% and that is without any cardiovascular work.
My weight remained about the same, which meant I had gained muscle as well.
By week 9 I had reached my target of under10% body fat. I’m in the best shape of my life but more importantly, I’m making steady progress again which is psychologically important to know that all the effort I’m putting in is yielding results. I have also noticed vast improvements in my Mua Thai and Jiu-Jitsu, particularly relating to hand speed, strength and explosive power.
Making the decision to get personal training from Marco has helped me in achieving my goals and getting my training “back on track “.
I believe it is important to keep an open mind with your training and be prepared to try something different, especially if you are no longer getting results.