Shredded AND Jacked 😎
This picture sums up what we do at RNT perfectly. Not only do we get our clients the leanest that they’ve been; we also add muscle to their frame in the process.
Any coach can put a client on a semi starvation diet and have them looking like prisoners of war. But it takes experience to be able to know when to push and pull in order to get someone shredded and have retained almost all lean tissue.
I should point out that the client has to have a special mindset too. And in this case @marksharpling definitely had that.
He was able to stick out the same program for a good 8-9 months, aside for a couple of very small modifications. He got his head around the fact that it was all about doing the basics, and getting very fucking good at them. And then getting getting very strong at them 💪
His back for example. We trained it twice a week with a variation in reps. But the two key exercises remained the same throughout:
Bent Over Rows
Of course he had accessory work, and a few of these exercises changed slightly, but the BIG picture was constantly getting stronger on those two lifts. And then setting a new target and going after that. Rinsing and repeating.
With the nutrition side of things, he had a blessing and a curse of a metabolism. He’s able to remain very lean.. But needs A LOT of calories. If he went a day or so of skipping meals, he’d drop bodyweight rapidly.
At the peak of his off season prior to the diet he was on just under 5000cal. An accurate and weighed 5000cal. Every day. With no slip ups.
It got to the point where even that wasn’t enough and I’d end up sending him for two double cheeseburgers on a Wednesday night, to fuel Thursdays training. And then a Saturday night would be a complete free meal so long as it contained 40-50g protein.
Not many of my clients need/are able to handle that volume of food; but Mark nailed it. Daily. And trust me, when you’ve been in that big of a surplus for so long, the novelty well and truly wears off!
In essence, find YOUR key lifts. Get very strong at them over time, don’t keep chopping and changing. Eat just enough to grow without excess fat accrual. Consistently.
What a day! 6:30am-9:30pm 💀
You can tell how many meetings I had by how wrinkled my dress is. You can also tell how many days I’ve skipped the gym by how sweaty my face is.
But, I still pushed myself to get a #workout in 💪🏼
@the_principles_of_fitness with Procedos Platform9
Doing some variations of a bent over row with the @procedos mat by changing my foot position. These subtle changes allow the posterior chain to be challenged with every rep 💪🏼
“Strong..... by Zumba”
....... One elongated gem of a shot that I kept overlooking.... Shouts out to E,The Instructor, also... learned a good deal working with her..... Like coloring to an extent... The warmth in the gym alongside the lighting gave off a orangy tint to this vid... that I didn’t really know how to overcome without over-saturating.... Finally figured it out though when dealing with the white balance in Davinci... You’ll see in upcoming vids.... Also, some of these shots made me truly look at the stabilizer game... there’s only so much stabilization one can create doing things handheld with a L-series lens....and in post-production..... but isn’t that how the old saying goes..... “Practice makes Perfect!. ✌️✌️✌️
Model: @zin_e_fitmomof4 •
@zumba @strongbyzumba @zumba_daily_us
Thank God it’s Monday! Look alive 🗣
T-minus 3 days till I hit south beach but we still working! #mondaymotivation
I always give credit to my dudes who got me started on this path some years ago S/O my guys @blacknamewhyte , @og.flex.deen , @vickthakid much respect to y’all 🙏🏾🙏🏾