By 1986 I was responsible for over 100 elite athletes, and decided that I bestformalize my services with the creation of one of the worlds first commercial services exclusively dedicated to physically preparing elite athletes and educating coaches. And I kept on training. In fact, at this time, I was training competitively in powerlifting.
The dual role of training myself and training hundreds of others at the same time wasn’t easy, but it was very rewarding. It led to the opportunity to train
thousands of athletes over the next few decades, and what I learnt from these experiences – my training and training of others – form the basis of the information I provide through the Get Buffed!™ educational range.
I learnt many things from training athletes in a wide variety of sports. One of these was that you can build a phenomenal physique even when strength training is your secondary or support activity. Most people training in the gym for size and strength feel the world is coming to an end if they miss a workout or a week of training. Athletes I trained often missed weeks in the gym due to travel and competitive commitments, yet were able to achieve phenomenal results.
This got me thinking about the limitations of many commonly held beliefs about frequency, intensity and duration of strength training.
Another development was the evolution of my unique bodyweights. During the 1990s, a decade in which heavy loading was considered a necessity, I broke from the dominant beliefs in forming my own ideas about loading. I concluded that loading was over-rated, that it had little to no correlation with sporting performance outside of the strength sports, and that until the athlete had mastered an exercise through full range with their own bodyweight, there was no justification for applying external loading.
The unique and original unilateral bodyweight exercises that resulted from my real-world experimentation not only served the athletes I trained and myself, I note so many publications now singing the praises of them.
Another key component I developed optimal programs for the majority of athletes and people training to improve their physiques who did not use drugs. Up until I published my concepts, there was little option for the most than to apply the excessive volume and intensity training methods promoted in not only the Muscle and Fitness type magazines, but also in the more mainstream ‘body beautiful’ magazines. These high volume training programs left most with the conclusion that drugs were their only solution, which is not accurate.
When I began publishing my original ideas in bodybuilding and fitness magazine during the late 1990s and early 2000s they were extremely popular, and from the feedback I received added so much value to the life’s of so many.
This included my famous six months training program published in Men’s Health magazine in 2000/2001, which led to the publishing of the highly successful Book of Muscle (2003).
From the original Get Buffed!™ product has grown a product range of nearly twenty products, which have been purchased by people in practically every country of the world! They bring an invaluable message to all who receive them. And people have been willing to do what they need to do to get their hands on them. In one instance, an imitation book containing extensive extracts from the Get Buffed!™ was published with a few exercises pictures in it taken of people who didn’t even do the exercises in the way intended, and it sold for over $100 USD! You can buy the original book for much less!