As a Personal Trainer, Nutritionist and Gym Owner, Peak’s head honcho reveals his training regime and what works for him.
How long have you been training?
Since I was 18 – so about 23 years.
How has your training regime changed in that time?
I’ve learned over time adapt my training to what my body is capable of doing. When I was younger I didn’t really use many machines (there wasn’t a great variety initially), so my workout comprised mainly of barbells and dumbbells. So I mainly trained bodybuilder style – using heavy free weights.
As I got older I found I got stiffer and less mobile and this meant that I had to adapt my training regime. I grew wiser to what my capabilities and restrictions were.
The first 10 years of my training were mainly focusing on exercises that made me bulky and muscly – but with no stretching or mobility work.
What’s your regime like now?
I now train with more of a focus on functional training – training at a high intensity with minimum rest periods. I have also incorporated CV training and explosive work into my routines. I still train with weights but I switch it up with HIIT sessions. I train heavy once per month and the rest of the time I use medium weight range with high volume reps or sets.
Any advice that works for you?
Eat, sleep, train – in that order – and plenty of stretching and foam rolling. Improved mobility makes a huge difference with the amount of different exercises I can do and reduces any injuries.