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Nathan Clowes: An Exclusive Interview


Tell Us A Little Bit About Your Transformation…

 

I decided to make a change because my weight was starting to affect my everyday life, from walking up and down the stairs to being productive at work. I lacked self-esteem, confidence and slowly became depressed. I resorted to comfort food, consisting of junk foods, sweets and crisps.With work being a 45 minute walk away from where I lived it was taking me over an hour to walk to and from work. I was struggling, food and sugary drinks took over my life. I wanted to change, change for the better. I wasn’t living the life I had dreamt of, so I went to the local gym to see what they could offer me, the rest is history.

 

At the moment I feel energised due to the weight loss I have achieved. I feel motivated and determined to see how far I can actually take this transformation. This year, I aim to gain muscle, tone up and see what the future holds. I am so proud of myself, 14 months ago I thought I was at a dead end, but with help from my personal trainer, I look forward to the future. 11 stone in 14 months and I am still counting. Role on 2017!


nathan-clowes


What Is Your Favourite Motivational Quote?

 

Try and not find time, Make the time.


What Is A Typical Day In The Gym For You?

 

My training week varies from day to day. I see a personal trainer on a Wednesday and we go through what I have done the previous week. I then do an hours training with him, gain some feedback and new tips and then put it into practice for the next 4 days. My sessions normally last 75 minutes, but this can vary.

 

Each day can be different, I don’t focus on one particular area on a particular day because that would get boring, but there are 4 areas that I train over four days.


Back and Biceps

 

Outer Lat Pull-down

Seated Row

Assisted Pull-ups

Prone fly and dumbbell Prone fly

Dumbbell Bicep Curl

Barbell Bicep Curl


Legs

 

Seated Leg Press and Decline Leg Press

Barbell Front and Back Squats

Seated And Lying Leg Curls

Barbell Hip Thrusts

Barbell Walking Lunges

Thigh Extension


Chest and Triceps

 

Dumbbell Chest Press and incline dumbbell chest press

Dumbbell Inner Press

Dumbbell Pullover

Half Push-ups

Chest Fly and Dumbbell Chest fly

Rope Tricep Pull

EZ Bar Skulls


Shoulders and Core

 

Shoulder Press And dumbbell shoulder press

Dumbbell Shoulder Raises and Cable Shoulder Raises

Barbell Shoulder Raises and Rope Shoulder Raises

Planks

Russian Twists

Full Lying Clams

Leg Raises

V Closes

Dolphin Push-ups


sam-and-nathan


Nutrition:

 

My previous diet would consist of a sugary cereal or toast for breakfast, something unhealthy for lunch, something for tea, and a load of sugary snacks in between. Large chocolate bars, share size crisps and large bottles of pop were regular items in my cupboards. My current diet is completely different, consisting of mainly protein with some carbs and good fats including white meats, rice, fruit and veg.


Typical Day :

 

Breakfast: 40g oats, 40g whey protein, 225ml semi skimmed milk

Lunch/post workout: It can vary, I love eating chicken and veg, or I sometimes have curry and rice or chilli con carne

Tea: Same as lunch, that way my food prepping becomes a lot easier and I can spend more time training.

 

I try and include 3 litres of water per day, one with my workout. I also reward myself with the occasional treat, ice cream and chocolate are my guilty pleasures.


chicken bacon and avocado salad


Supplements:

 

>Whey Protein for recovery and growth development

>Calcium And Vitamin D for healthy teeth and bones

>Super Omega 3 to help due to the lack of oily fish in my diet


Motivation:

 

For those who are trying to succeed but are struggling with the journey, don’t give up. Go after whatever you are chasing and head for the finish line. It’s your dream, nobody else can stop you.


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Faye Reid

Faye Reid

Writer and expert

Faye has a MSc in Sport Physiology and Nutrition, and puts her passion into practice as goal attack for her netball team, and in competitive event riding. She enjoys a pun, and in her spare time loves dog walking and eating out.


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