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A WORD TO PERSONAL TRAINERS
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Richard Hargreaves has been personally
training for 18 years. During this time he
has won a Mr AUSTRALIA Bodybuilding Title (1984), owned two gymnasiums
(FITNESS FACTORY, GYM 405), been Vice President of Victorian Fitness
Industry Association, committee member of Fitness Institute of Victoria
(government represented body responsible for self regulation of the
fitness industry including training accreditation of Fitness leaders
and minimum Industry Standards - Code of Ethics), is a qualified
fitness leader and international physique judge. He
writes for Ironman Bodybuilding magazine, Fitness Australia and has
written for Blitz Martial Arts magazine. Richard
is still personally training and is currently researching more sports
He has two Melbourne radio spots
per week, one on morning community radio and the other on Monday nights
on the Gavin Wood Radio Show 104.3 Gold FM, discussing fitness related
topics – including Ironpower supplements.
I would like to thank the following
people for their support and
assistance in my research:
Dr Henry T. O’Meissner
BSc Msc PhD Nutritional
Biochemist (Longman’s Who’s Who in Science)
Dr Chew Ming Yao BSc PhD Grad Dip
Biomed Instr Dip RM
Dr David Powell MB, BS Medical
Also my sister Ruth who spent many hours
typing from my notes and retyping all my revisions.
In an effort to find a short cut that
will reduce the time and effort required to become competitive or to
meet the challenge of the moment, it has become a common occurrence in
the history of man to try chemicals of various types to improve both
mental and physical performance.
Examples of this range from students
trying to obtain a better grade, to athletes trying to shave seconds
off the time required to perform an athletic feat, to the military’s
use of chemicals to help soldiers perform heroic feats of endurance.
To an objective appraiser, it is likely
that the greater majority of effects in dietary pharmacology are
subtle, meaning hard to measure, but not necessarily trivial.
As pointed out by scientific research
(Coyle 1984), by far the most effective means of improving physical
performance is a good training program. Coyle
estimates that in previously sedentary individuals, improvements in
muscle strength can be improved by 50% following the appropriate
There are very few reports of drugs
improving performance by more than 10%, and in fact, the improvement in
well-trained individuals shown by most studies is not even close to 10%. However, while it is true for most biological
studies that a change of less than 10% is considered trivial, in many
athletic events an improvement in performance by far less than 10%
represents the difference between a winner and an also-ran.
For example, Roger Banister broke the 4
minute mile barrier in 1954 (3:59:4). Between
Banister’s performance and the 1981 performance of Sebastian Coe
(3:47:33), 15 different athletes held the new best time.
In many of these 15 different
world-record breaking performances, the improvement in time was less
than 1 second.
Thus, even if the effects of nutritional
ergogenesis are subtle, the small improvement in performance could give
an athlete a tremendous advantage.
The following handbook has been prepared
specifically for Personal Trainers. Its
aim is to provide accurate information on the relatively few proven and
legal nutritional ergogens available - What they are, their relative
safety and how they are best used for maximizing benefits while
minimizing any side-effects.
In combination with correct training and
nutrition, the information contained herein may be of assistance in
tailoring a program which accelerates the attainment of your or your
clients goals in areas such as fat loss, muscle growth, strength,
power, speed and increased energy/endurance.