Tuesday, 26 May 2009
Monday, 25 May 2009
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Saturday, 16 May 2009
Friday, 15 May 2009
Thursday, 14 May 2009
1 x failure approx 50 reps
Wednesday, 13 May 2009
Don't know what you guys think? But Iwas pretty pleased. There is a full article about my supplements up in the LA Muscle magazine, there will be nore articles to follow, and I am also thinking about adding an article page to http://www.simonhoward.net/ follow the link below to LA Muscle
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Thursday, 7 May 2009
First one is Beautifulmag a French online magazine.
This will be the third time Beautiful have featured me, and its a fun little piece. Looking forward to working with them again soon.
Please note their site does contain some images containing nudity before you click on the link below.
The second one is Frech blog. Cant read a word of it, but they have put pretty much my entire portfolio up there which is cool.
Currently tightening up my diet for a few things next week. Means the bank holiday on a strict diet for me ... the rest of you enjoy.
unfortunately Love is no longer on the newstands, but here's the pics for you.
sorry for such a short blog. Things are really flying at the moment. Got a new article coming out soon and another mag to tell you about next time. Also hoping to get another training video shot over the bank holiday.
Got to take my little brother to the gym yesterday. We dont get to train together very often since he moved to london to pursue his acting career a few years ago. Wanted to start filming my workouts and documenting things on here a bit more comprehensively. So fortunately we where able to film the workout, click on the link below to see my edit. We have no soundtrack on it at the moment. The videos should improve as we pregress. Also had the chance to get back to the first gym I ever trained at so that was a blast.
3 x Incline Dumbell Press
2 x Flat Dumbell Press
2 x Incline Dumbell Flyes (including partial reps)
2 x Flat Dumbell Flyes (including partial reps)
2 x Cable Crossovers (finishing with a drop set)
Diet (although I hate that phrase) is progressing exremely well. Had a look at some progress pics today and there is a huge difference in less than a month. Do need to trun it up a notch as have a major project loaming. More on that closer the time.
Also have another magazine to talk about but will do that next week when its no lonnger on newsstands as its a bit embaressing lol
Have had a few shoots this week. Had aa fantastic one with Mr Barnes and we got 3 greaat sets from that. Trying not to post them on here as they are all editorial standard and will hopefully be getting published. Also shot with a new photographer, so looking forward to seeing the results from that shoot. Will get all that on here will full details when I get the edits.
In the mean time here is a shot from an up coming show we shot for LA Muscle TV with the sexy Danielle Levy. The girl's got better abs and arms than me!
Bit more interesting in Ultra Fit mag again this month Vol 19 No 3
thats every month this year :) Two articles this month
"Cannonball Shoulders" & "12 Week Muscle Builder" total of 8 pages of moi
"BDFPA british powerlifting champion 2009" ,with a world record total.
well done Cliff at a bodyweight of just 75kg his lifts are truly incredible.
Wanted to briefly touch on cheats, diet cheats. Some people incorporate cheat meals into the nutrition plans and some dont. Ive done it both ways, had cheat meals and whole days lol. Think whole days are a definite no no if you want to make steady progress. However the odd meal can give you a treat and a mental break. There is no denying it you make quicker progress without cheating.
This year, with a few years out of competition I've struggled to settle with my eating. And had to develop a more flexible approach. Which overall seems to be working, a good solid base of good quaility nutrition and meals out drinks etc where ever they crop up. Ive done well with only a few cheats up till this past week.
Bank Holiday weekend far to much beer and far to little food because I was hungover all day sunday. And now this week is where it all went wrong or did it?
Thursday night i was shooting in london and ended up in an italian in leicester square. Starter - Pizza base with olive oil and mozzarella, Mains - Americano Pizza and Lasagna.
Friday again shooting in london (i know after junk night before) - Packet (box lol) wine gums at the shoot, some how we ended up at Mcdonalds on the way back - Big Mac / Chicken Sandwich / 2 x Chips / Diet Coke and Mcfluffy
Saturday did ok lol
Sunday - Tobey Carvery - 2 Plates of raost dinner, 4 different meats all stacked high, brownie and ice cream desert, easter egg when I got home
No two ways about it thats bad eating, but training chest monday morning got the best pump in ages, and seemed more defined then it has done in ages. This started me wondering am i so scared of losing my definition that im not eating enough carbs / fat / calories to really fill out my muscles. Think I will definetly experiment with this. When I have reached the condition I want I will slowly increase my calories and see what happens. Its all trial and error and what worked yesterday might not work today.
In the mean time heres a shot from a shoot I did a little while ago when I was a little smoother (Fatter lol)
both supplements are muscle gainers. I am using them during a diet or maintenance phase. They both seem to be working extremely well at helping me retain muscle whilst losing fat. In fact my weight seems to be staying the same and im getting musch leaner. Click on the pictures to learn more about the full norateen range.
The other main supplement in my diet is a protein powder I have switched back to whey protein after using a whey / soy mix click picture below for more details
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Hopefully post a progress pic in the next blog entry
Having improved a bit from the pic in the last post had a few projects to do this last week. Will break them up and run through them in more detail soon, but heres a little taster for now.
New Shoot - Erica V
dont worry more pics to come soon.
You will also hopefully notice a new look to the website, we are in the process of updating it with alot more content soon.
In the mean time check out the new page that has all my La Muscle shows on, the model show is going really well after a bumpy start. Each show is going to get better and better just look at the two shows we've got comong soon. Just click on the girls pics to view the shows
Wanted to get this post up earlier in the month, but had a few software problems. A few projects coming up require me to get back into shape.
What is in shape? If your anything like me this is a very difficult question to answer. For anyone who has ever competed in bodybuilding we use different bench mark to whats "in shape" compared to the general public. For the time being im not going to worry about where I wana be and more concerned with gradually improving until I hit the conditioning I want.
Below is a pic of my current condition (will try and find a better pic when my laptops CD Rom is working again) About 84/85kg in that pic, I competed in my last show at 72kg, hoping to look half decent at about 80kg.
100% Raw and unedited pic = official before pic