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London To Brighton Bike Ride 2016/2017

I never did do an update on the L2B bike ride last year!  The ride was amazing, we all completed it  and raised plenty of money for the MS Society UK.   Michelle and I raised nearly £2000 between us to help people like Michelle, who herself has multiple sclerosis.  Michelle completed it on her mountain bike and myself and my friend Nathan completed it on our BMXs.  Thank you so much to everyone that donated.

It was such good fun that we have decided to do it again in September 2017, again raising money for the MS Society UK.  We are aiming to get a good size team this year, so if you're up for it....

Well Done Anastasia!

My bikini prep client competed at the weekend and this is a quick well done to say how proud I am of her.  She made an amazing transformation and looked stunning!  Well done Anastasia! 

Read what she had to say here 

Anastasia with her medal form her first bikini competition. 

Anastasia with her medal form her first bikini competition. 

How I Transformed My Physique In Under A Year To Win Natural Mr Universe!

DREAM BIG TO GET BIG! 

Do you want to transform your body in the shortest space of time even though you've been training for years?  That can't be done surely?  Of course it can!  

Training In The Colosseum Gym, Fullerton, California Post Natural Mr Universe Win

Training In The Colosseum Gym, Fullerton, California Post Natural Mr Universe Win

 

I'll tell you what I done back in 2005.  After winning the heavyweight world championships I still realised I needed more size, even though I won I could still look at my physique and tell where I needed to improve.  I needed more balance with my lower half as my legs were always ahead of my upper body, so that meant more size on the upper body, great!  The challenge was set.

So what was my secret?  Well, for years I was doing the same type of training, each body part once a week, low sets, low reps and heavy weight, very much along the lines of Heavy Duty training, Dorian Yates style.  This type of training is phenomenal to be honest and had got me fantastic results over the years.  But after a couple of years my muscle size hadn't changed dramatically.  It got to the point where I thought whats the point in carrying on.  Maybe all the size I had put on over the years was all that my body could build naturally?  Someone wrote on a forum that myself and some others had reached their genetic limit and we couldn't get any bigger, well that was it, just what I needed! That was the motivation that I needed to get bigger, better and not accept the size that I was!  

So, back to the drawing board, what was I going to do to get the results that I was after?  I knew what would work,  go against all what I believed in!  Instead of training three to four days a week, each bodypart once a week, heavy duty style, low sets, low reps, a fair bit of rest, I'd do the opposite, surely that will work?  My mindset had to change to progress further and get out of my plateau.  Three to four days a week training turned into six days a week, each body part trained once a week became each body part twice a week.  Training six days a week, each body part twice a week was a recipe for serious overtraining for a lifetime natural competitor surely?  Well my train of thought was to shock the body, if I do something radically different my body would surely have to change!  Once you increase your frequency and volume of your workouts the body will adapt and recover a lot quicker (as long as your nutrition is spot on too) which means training each body part more often will result in more muscle gain, we all want that right?  

Checking Out My Progress In Muscle Limit Gym Leading Up To The 2005 Season

So heres what my plan was.  I split my body over three days, the first three days I trained heavy, keeping the rep range in the 6-8 range, rest until my breathing recovered.  I then repeated my body split the following three days but training lighter and upping the reps to 15-20 and my rest between sets was 30-60 seconds.  I trained on the lighter days just short of failure, really going for a massive pump, gorging the muscles with blood.  The training split I used was as follows -

  • Monday - Heavy Chest/Shoulders 
  • Tuesday - Heavy Back/Arms
  • Wednesday - Heavy Legs/Abs
  • Thursday - Light Chest/Shoulders
  • Friday - Light Back/Arms
  • Saturday - Light Legs/Abs  
  • Sunday -REST

The results were shocking to me, I had gained approximately 7lbs of lean muscle from April 2006 to the end of July 2006, I hadn't made that much progress since i first started training!  Here I was  17 years into my training and I was making gains like a beginner.   

So, if you have reached a plateau in your own training,  which a lot of my clients have when they first come to me, then radically change things, do what you wouldn't normally do.  If you always train heavy and low reps then change your rep range to 15 reps, or higher, drop your rest down too.  Do the opposite of what you would normally do, shock the body, do something different!  

Winning The Natural Mr Universe In Los Angeles, California, A Dream Come True.

Good luck and let me know how you get on!

Peter 

 

 

 

London To Brighton Bike Ride For The MS Society (Multiple Sclerosis)

I have had the 'bright' idea of doing this charity event on my BMX (my other passion).  Some of you may know, some don't know, but my girlfriend Michell  and Team Natural Physique member, was diagnosed with MS 3 years ago, a devastating time.  The first thing I thought of was she will be in a wheelchair, Michelle knew nothing about MS!  Did you know more than 100,000 people have MS in the UK?   We are both doing this ride (Michelle has a separate fundraising page) to raise awareness of this awful condition and to raise money for the wonderful charity MS Society who not only help with care but also fund research to BEAT MS FOR GOOD! Treatment has advanced so much over the last few years that this needs to carry on to find a cure. My pain and discomfort will only last a few short hours where someone with MS their pain and discomfort will last for life.....or will it?  PLEASE HELP AND DONATE - AND PLEASE COULD YOU SHARE, THANK YOU :-)

https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/peterchown1

Congratulations!

I just wanted to say a big congratulations to my client Fanni for her recent success at the Pure Elite competition.  Fanni's goal was to transform her body for her first bikini competition and that she did! Although she didn't place you have to admit that her transformation was fantastic!  She put in the hard work,  dieted hard but sensibly and naturally, no unnatural unhealthy fat burners, and the results show.  She also enjoyed the whole prep ( so she tells me 😜).   

 

Congratulations Fanni! 

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PETER CHOWN TRAINING TIPS

Chownie's Quick Tips - Parallel Grip Pulldown  

To add variety to the pulldown movement, try various grips and bar attachments. You'll hit the muscles from different angles resulting in your progress moving forward.  Here's the parallel grip, wide grip pulldown, filmed at Muscle Limit Gym.  Work on that mind-muscle connection, focusing on the muscle working, feeling it stretch and contract. 

Personal Training At Muscle Limit Gym, London

More Times Opening Up! 

I have opened up more hours for personal training sessions at Muscle Limit Gym in North London, easy to reach if you are in North London or work in the city as it's only 20 minutes train/walk form Liverpool Street Station and only 5 minutes from Tottenham Hale Station.

I am now available Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Saturday afternoons, any other times then please enquire as I will have the odd slot on other days.  

This is a great opportunity to train with me, Peter Chown, with over 25 years experience in the fitness industry, a former Natural Mr Universe and World Natural Bodybuilding champion in the gym where I won all my major titles.

Muscle Limit Gym has a unique atmosphere, very friendly, no clickyness at all, it's like a big happy family due to it being family owned and run.  Once you hit the gym floor though it's all business, Packed with equipment it caters for all levels of training and goals wether fitness, health, bodybuilding or sports specific.

Click here to book your consultation!  

Peter

Muscle Limit Gym

Muscle Limit Gym