Jérôme rushed headlong around 40 and was ready to be content with the mediocrity of his body, his physical form and his health.
Jerome, thirty-nine, had almost given up and was about to recognize that when it came to his physique, it was the best there was.
Thankfully, his attitude of never saying die meant he wasn't going into his 50s without a fight.
He was ready for one final roll of the dice and was convinced that Ultimate Performance Kensington was the right place to transform his body. He was right.
"The program transforms more than just your body - it transforms the quality of your life in so many ways - physical and mental - and you will use these learnings for the rest of your life!"
“Now that I have completed the program, I can say it was one of the best decisions I have ever made! It's not just a bodily transformation - it's a LIFE TRANSFORMATION! "
Although he trains alone six days a week, Jerome just couldn't achieve the results he wanted on his own.
When he walked through the doors of the UP, he weighed 88kg - he stepped out 13 weeks later, 13kg lighter and armed with the knowledge to consolidate his results for life.
“I had huge expectations for myself because it was sort of the last resort to get the results I wanted.
“Before I arrived, I did a lot of sport. I went to the gym every day. I ate a lot of food and carbohydrates to gain mass. But I didn't see him go anywhere and I was exhausted.
“I felt I was doing my best, but I didn't see the results. When I compared myself to other people who weren't that active, especially at work, I felt I was doing pretty well, but in my heart I didn't like where I was going.
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A full day of work followed by a few hours at the gym left him tired and sleepless. Not only was this unsustainable, it also turned out to be quite unnecessary; Jerome had nothing to show during his hours at the gym.
UP's comprehensive program has helped him cross that plateau and take it to a whole new level.
“The most amazing aspect of the program is the education part. I learned so much about training techniques, how to develop routines to improve the quality of sleep, and I rediscovered food.
“I challenged many habits and learned to decode food. I learned how to shop, how to organize the refrigerator, how to plan, how to measure - and also how to reward myself in a way that didn't compromise the success of my training. "
Jerome was able to experience UP's mantra “maximum results, minimum time” firsthand and learn how to get the most out of every workout.
“I found this program so liberating! I have never trained so little before. As a result, I have more free time, more time to sleep, time to meet my friends and family. Before UP, I used to start my day at 7 a.m. and come back at 10 p.m., too tired to do anything. I had neither the time nor the life.
One of the unexpected benefits of the UP program was the positive impact on his professional life. More energy equals better focus and better results.
“I discovered energy levels like never before, which not only allowed me to perform better in the gym, but it also made me more alert at work. There is also a significant impact on the quality of your human interactions. It has given me an increased level of energy and awareness of my surroundings and the people around me, and it's great when you need to lead others as you can understand them better and focus more on them.
After working with five personal trainers in the past, Jerome felt like he was doing his best and better results just weren't possible.
On the one hand, he truly believed that the mantra "impossible is nothing", but on the other hand, he found it difficult to apply it to his own fitness and training.
UP taught her that training doesn't just happen at the gym; it is a holistic process that is successful when all of the components work together.
“It made a permanent change in my life. I now know that with the right technique, the right discipline, and the right level of effort, you can achieve things that you never thought possible.
“Before that I always thought it was only possible for others, but it's very satisfying to see that you can do it too.
“UP gave me an overall feeling of ultimate well-being by allowing me to become my best myself.
“Many thanks to Kane, my PT and UP for transforming my life in so many ways - I look forward to continuing the journey with you and UP and reaching new, higher goals!”
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Strength or resistance training challenges your groupes de muscles with a stronger-than-usual counterforce, such as pushing against a wall or lifting a dumbbell or pulling on a resistance band. Using progressively heavier weights or increasing resistance makes muscles stronger. This kind of exercise increases muscle mass, tones zones musculaires, and strengthens bones. It also helps you maintain the strength you need for everyday activities — lifting groceries, climbing stairs, rising from a chair, or rushing for the bus.
The current national guidelines for physical activity recommend strengthening exercises for all major bourrinage groups ( legs, hips, back, chest, abdomen, shoulders, and arms ) at least twice a week. One set — usually 8 to 12 repetitions of the same movement — per séance is effective, though some evidence suggests that two to three sets may be better. Your groupes musculaires need at least 48 hours to recover between strength training séances.
Warm up and cool down for five to 10 minutes. Walking is a fine way to warm up; stretching is an super way to cool down.
Focus on form, not weight. Align your body correctly and move smoothly through each exercise. Poor form can prompt injuries and slow gains. When learning a strength training routine, many experts suggest starting with no weight, or very light weight. Concentrate on slow, smooth lifts and equally controlled descents while isolating a muscle group.
Pay attention to your breathing during your workouts. Exhale as you work against resistance by lifting, pushing, or pulling; inhale as you release.
Keep challenging groupes musculaires by slowly increasing weight or resistance. The right weight for you differs depending on the exercise. Choose a weight that tires the targeted force or muscles by the last two repetitions while still allowing you to maintain good form. If you can’t do the last two reps, choose a lighter weight. When it feels too easy to complete add weight ( roughly 1 to 2 pounds for arms, 2 to 5 pounds for legs ), or add another set of repetitions to your workout ( up to three sets ). If you add weight, remember that you should be able to do all the repetitions with good form and the targeted groupes de muscles should feel tired by the last two.
Stick with your routine — working all the major zones musculaires of your body two or three times a week is ideal. You can choose to do one full-body strength workout two or three times a week, or you may break your strength workout into upper- and lower-body components. In that case, be sure you perform each component two or three times a week.
Give groupes de muscles time off. Strength training causes tiny tears in force tissue. These tears aren’t harmful, but they are important : zones musculaires grow stronger as the tears knit up. Always give your zones musculaires at least 48 hours to recover before your next strength training séance.