A Twist On Chest & Arms Training – Nick Mitchell

As any long time reader of this page knows I do like to experiment with different workouts from time to time. What sounds good on paper very often doesn’t quite translate to the gym, and vice versa. The chest and arms workout detailed below ended up working quite well given the circumstances. This phrase “given the circumstances” is one that we would always do well to think about when it comes to constructing workouts. I should have been at the end …

My 12 Week Transformation – Victoria Ferris

Ultimate Performance loves a good transformation story, especially when we’ve seen our clients and their personal trainer working through blood, sweat and tears to achieve their end goal. Every single client that walks through the door has a reason for doing so and that reason is usually their motivation, their drive and the carrot they dangle in front of themselves to keep pushing on. Victoria’s transformation came post-pregnancy after realising she was no longer in love with her body. She may …

UP Trainer of the Year – Sean Murphy

“In my eyes, the UP Trainer of the Year is the trainer on the gym floor who overall has produced the most results and had the most influence on others…that’s it.” Nick Mitchell. Ultimate Performance are known as the ‘World’s Leading Personal Trainers’, boasting some of the most famous body transformations known within the fitness sector and of course, being founded by industry leader and fitness columnist Nick Mitchell, a name that will be slapped across anything ‘muscle related’ whether you like it …

My 13 Week UP Body Transformation – Dave Gee

Ultimate Performance is not about patting ourselves on the back and telling you how great we all are but we sure as hell are proud of what our clients overcome and achieve. Today, we are celebrating the 13 weeks of hard work, determination and discipline that UP Manchester client, Dave Gee has achieved with the help of Ultimate Performance Personal Trainer, Mark Bohannon. Dave took on the UP challenge and signed up to 13 weeks of personal training with the hope …

Starvation Diets – How Low is Too Low?

You can only drop things down so much before you have to push them back up and just how many calories can you get away with before your metabolism really slows down and you go into starvation mode? ‘Starvation mode’ is something you have to avoid at all costs. Your basal metabolic rate (BMR) is approximately 65 or 70% of all the calories you put out every day. This will of course depend on many factors and vary from person to …

Nutrition: UP’s Top 10 Super Foods

You can train as hard as you flippin’ well like but if you’re not going to pay attention to the food you’re eating, it’s the same as taking 2 steps forward and one step back. Only focusing on that one hour of training you do in the gym and ignoring your body for the other 23, is a bad move. Choosing the right foods to help with your training progression will work wonders and to help you along the way, …