If you are looking to build strength on the deadlift I recommend doing full dead stop reps as opposed to touch and go. For a lot of people the hardest portion of the deadlift is the initial pull off from the floor. By using touch and go reps you are taking this part out of the lift by using the stretch reflex of the muscles.
What our clients sayI have been with Micah since November 2014. He has excellent knowledge of how the body works from both a diet and fitness perspective. He has designed a number of different diets for me to lose body fat and has created different “6 week” cycle fitness programmes throughout this period. I have seen massive muscle gain in the chest, shoulders and arms, the exact places I wanted to develop. I would recommend Micah services to anyone, but you have to commit!!!!
Paul A. Donlan, Financial ServicesWhen I first started training with Micah my goal was to get skinny for a holiday and aim to stick to a gym routine for once (I was always the typical yo-yo gym go-er). That was almost 5 years ago, I am proud to say I've not stopped once! My goals have changed a few times over the past 5 years, no longer wanting to be "skinny". Instead trying to build more muscle and increase my strength - which so far is working! Micah makes training fun, satisfying and challenging. We are constantly trying out new ideas with training and nutrition. If you need someone to guide and motivate you, Micah is your guy. I am 100% sure if I didn't sign up with Micah, I would have joined the gym and quit a few weeks later after getting bored.
Gemma Solway, Personal AssistantDifferent people have helped me at different times along the way. However, the past year I've worked with Micah, together we have completed my first reverse diet, bulk and then cut. He has taught me to be flexible with my diet and about IIFYM, his training is exciting, interesting and not your bog standard sessions which I'm all about. I don't think I have ever not enjoyed a session we have planned together and I've done on my own or with him. I have grown mentally which for me is massive progress, slowly learning to overcome personal issues and beginning to accept my body. It's more than just getting into shape for me, hard to believe I ever wanted to be skinny! I have a better relationship with food which for me has been a massive hurdle and achievement. I have come from eating 100g of carbs to 300g, 1650kcal to near 3000kcal. I have learnt and accepted that food doesn't have to be a chore, restricted or detrimental to my goals but can be enjoyed as part of life and is in fact essential to my progress. My metabolism is heaps better, I've gained some muscle, loved my training I'm stronger and intend on getting stronger physically and mentally. It's a journey and it's not always been easy, but with his help and persistence I have made some progress. if you are consistent it's possible even if changes are small they are changes in the right direction. I'm excited for the future of my training if you want to make a change contact him you won't regret it.
Claire Merchant, Acute Dietitian
When is the best time to go to the gym? Is it better to go first thing in the morning? Do you burn more fat if you train in the morning? Does it even matter? Well let's put it into perspective.
I think a personal trainer is someone you go to because you want to get fit or you want to get into shape. They can assist you in your fitness journey. Their knowledge is good enough to help you but probably not enough to really take you from A to B. I think their knowledge is fairly limited which is more often than not due to lack of experience.