sharpbodies - my story so far
I hope my story inspires you to be the very best you can be in your life. My whole life Ive done exactly what I wanted now at 45 life couldn't be better. Ive achieved all my goals and I am living my dream every day. I have 4 successful television series commissioned, regular TV Presenting and fully booked Personal Training business. The best is yet to come though. My life story is happy, sad, painful and inspiring. Thank you for reading on. Let this be the beginning for you to change your life and archive your goals.
It all started for me in 1984 in Brentwood Essex my passion for fitness and Bodybuilding started. I was a skinny 18 year old kid just out of college. My brother started to attend a local gym in Brentwood called Pumping Iron. It took a lot of persuading for me to go, reluctantly I went. I weighed 8st 10lbs! My weight was partly due to contracting Nephritis a kidney disease and at 8 years old I became seriously ill. Luckily I made a full recovery but my growth was seriously affected. After my recovery and as I grew up it was apparent to me that I was indeed smaller than the other kids at school. I started to get into reading bodybuilding magazines my heroes where Stallone, Reg Park, Steve Reeves, Mike Mentzer and Frank Zane. These guys were and looked like gods to me, I was soon to begin a 24 year journey to realise Bodybuilding dreams become reality.
I decided and finally plucked up the courage to go to the gym. Being 18 and 9 stone i wasnt the most confident of young men. So I went to my local gym in Brentwood Essex the gym Pumping Iron Gym. I walked through the gym door I was amazed. I was fascinated by the male and female bodies in there. Strong, muscular and confident woman and men. They looked incredible! The awesome Mr Britain Malcolm Brown, Paul Smith Mr South East were there, I couldn't believe their bodies and how amazing they looked. They were like something out of a comic book to me they looked like superheroes. I wanted to look like them so badly and from that moment I was hooked and I hit the iron.
At 18 I was drumming full time for the rock band The Combine formerly Small World. This was the famous Essex mod band that changed their line up in 1985, I auditioned and I became the new drummer. While i was gigging, working hard as a drummer i started weight training hard at the Pumping Iron Gym. I was playing gigs and rehearsing at night. It was at this time I started hitting the gym really hard, I went 6 days a week, read every magazine, nutrition/training book. My body changed fast, from that skinny 18 year old 9 stone kid with a 38 inch chest to a 21 year old 13 stone rock hard Bodybuilder with a 45 inch chest by 1988. In 3 years my hard work was paying off and I felt amazing. Changing my body had made me confident and incredibly strong.
My journey took a turn when in 1987/8 I regretfully left the band The Combine. I was at that time working part time as an instructor in Pumping Iron gym. I knew Pumping Iron at the time was a gold mine! As a business it was doing well. I made the owner at the time Martin an offer to buy the freehold land and business. He accepted my cash offer and I bought and took over The Pumping Iron Gym in Brentwood Essex.
Now I was not just a Bodybuilder, I would now make a living and business of making other people look and feel good. At 21 I was the Director and owner of the gym. I would now change the gym name to Bodyfitness Health Club. I made a huge investment in buying the freehold. At this time I made an investment in updating the gym, I spent £100,000 revamping and re-equipping my 5000 sq/ft gym. So In March 1988 my journey into the gym business and Bodybuilding really began. For the next 5 years I enjoyed training, getting huge and making a great business even more successful.
In 1993 a Champion is born! In 1992 I watched my training partner and good friend Dave Dunn compete in the Nabba Home Counties Championships, Dave was known for his thick rugged ripped physique above all the MOST awesome quads ever!. I was very lucky to have met Dave; he inspired, motivated and gave me the confidence to attempt my first competition in 1993. We trained together for the 1993 London Championships. We had the most hardcore grueling sessions I can remember many times I would pass out but that was how hard we were hitting it. This is when I had a double hernia, ruptured eye ball and nose exploded when squatting 350lbs! I wanted it so bad (had the operation to repair this after show!) In May 1993 I was a huge and muscular 14stone 2lbs by show day I was a ripped and full 11st 7lbs. Dave was there for me even when I was down and found the going tough. For the last 8 years I had hit my body with ultra intense short heavy sessions. It paid of.
Bodybuilding had given me the body I'd dreamt about but also great supportive friendships. Dave Dunn was a good friend and supported my training all the way. Show day, nerves hit me when I saw the competition, tan and oil on I felt good. 12 months of hard work wrapped up into 15 minute judging and a 90 second routine. Had I done enough? That night I won my class, the Novice class. I was ecstatic! Now came the overall final up against all the class winners. We battled in the final pose down, I shut my eyes head down, my name was announced Overall Champion! Wow what a feeling, my first show and two wins. I was now qualified for the 1994 Nabba Britain. Little did I know the the following year would be the hardest and most challenging of my life. 1994 I'd rather forget!
Well after 1993 success winning my first show I was on a high and in hard training for the 1994 Nabba Britain. I was super strong and training well, I began my diet in March that year things were going well until it came to my leg day on April 1st 94! Session went well ended up with my normal 160kg 45 degree toe press, end of the set came someone started talking to me I forgot to put the handles in! The whole weight came down and crushed my feet and ankles. Stuck in the machine a couple of gym members got it of me and dragged me out of the machine. I was in serious trouble and going into shock fast. I had suffered a catastrophic injuries, I was in trouble. An ambulance was called and rushed me to Harold Wood hospital, after a 5 hour wait I was told I was fine take some pain killers and go home! The physio stood me up and my feet exploded in size and pain! My Mum and Dad got me out quick and straight to Nuffield Bupa hospital. Luckily Dr Kasab a foot specialist was there x-rayed me in 10 minutes! The x-rays where horrific, every bone in my feet where in pieces multiple fractures. Including damaged tendons and fractured heels. That was my 1994 competitions over OR was it.
So I'm at home on crutches and also crawling on my elbows and hands, I couldn't do anything and my girlfriend at the time decided to leave me. What else could go wrong? So my friends started collecting me from my flat in Brentwood carry to the car and take me to my gym. Just sat in a seat at reception and took money, walking wasn't an option. I managed to borrow a wheel chair from Bupa so this was my life. My consultant told me I perhaps never train again and never compete. I was low, lowest Id ever been in my life.
One day about 12 weeks after my injuries in June 94 on crutches at home I decided that perhaps I could do the 94 Britain in October that year. I could train upper body; I would crawl to each machine then to the next machine. I used free weights on arms, delts, chest and back etc so by August 1st I was getting about on crutches and crawling well! I embarked on preparation and dieting for the 1994 Nabba Britain. I decided that I would do my leg training for 30 days before the show in September; the show was first weekend in October. The sessions were grueling and painful. This was so hard, the pain, the dieting and running my gym it was just crazy. My Mum and Dad where my rock though, they believed in me and helped me to and from the gym to train and sit behind the desk! Oh and hobble about. Training was going well and I then did my FIRST leg session ouch! At first I just did leg extension and then light leg press then one day I upped the weight an 80 kg which is light! And after the 5th rep my feet stated to crack and crunch. At this point I thought it would be a good idea to stop. Yes id broken my right foot again. So what did I do, go home, and give up? No carried on training right up the show until I was crippled again! But I was lean, in ok shape and ready for the biggest test of my life and to fulfill my dream of doing the British Championships.
Tan on, prep done and we all set of to Dudley in Birmingham. In a non drug tested show in Class 2 5"9" I wasn't going to fair well. I held my own but was outweighed up to 4 stone. So ok I came last, I was proud of my achievements that year. I was in the top six in the country and 6 months before I was told I'd never train again. I proved the Doctors wrong, I listened to know one telling me NOT to do it, take it easy, your mad etc. But that's not me, it never has been, I like to achieve the impossible, the harder the challenge the better. Every workout I do is ferocious; I train like it's my last workout ever! When I first began training people in the gym people told me I'd never be big, id never compete and I would achieve nothing. I'm not blessed with tremendous genetics, nor an Arnold set of arms, I'm not chemically enhanced BUT what I have is a dogged determination to achieve what I set out to do to my best ability. Guess what 94 wasn't my last year of competing!
In 1995 my life changed direction. My foot injuries healed I wanted to change my life. I' be honest I was disillusioned with Bodybuilding. The competitors I was competing against where huge and I just couldn't match this size as I was drug free. My gym was going very well after 7 years it was the success I dreamed of and this allowed me to follow my next goal of breaking into TV and Film work. From 1995 until 1998 I enjoyed and great time in film and TV as a walk on artist, i met some wonderful people. I was a regular walk on actor on East Enders. Soldier Soldier and The Bill were also shows I did. Films also came my way with major walk-on parts on Diana and Me as Princess Diana's Bodyguard and Bond films as baddies of course.
At the end of 1998 the fire to compete again was reigniting in me. It had been 4 years since my last show. I knew my severe foot injuries were healed and I put all TV work behind me and began prep on for 1999 season. But what show to do. I decided on the 99 drug free Muscle Mania European Championships in London. January 1999 at a weight of 13 stone and began dieting and training. After 5 years of competing I needed to be ripped and ready to do in justice to my return. After 9 months I was 10st 10lbs and 4% body fat mind blowing I was shocked myself how good I looked. At this time we had amazing news that my wife was pregnant! Wow!!! So I went to the show I was so hyped up. Night before I'd done the dehydration thing with dry white wine boy I over did it. Day of show I was so ripped BUT so flat. So 5th place was my comeback a real shame but I was back and in great shape.
In 2000 I started prep for Muscle Mania and the show was cancelled 2 months before. My daughter was born in April that year the MOST amazing moment of my life. So I decided to do the 2001 UKBFF Stars of tomorrow show in London. This wasn't drug tested but I decided to do the show anyway. In the 70kg class I dominated and won! Wow I was back and I was so motivated and in 2002 I planned to compete in Britain's newest natural organisation the BNBF Championships.
In 2002 I redoubled my efforts for the BNBF Britain in May that year. At this time my daughter had become my priority and running a gym working 60 hours a week for 15 years just had to change if I was to see and bring up my daughter. So then I made a decision, to sell my dream, my business and my life since I was 21. I planned to compete in May and sell the land that the gym was on as a building plot for flats. My daughter means everything to me, I had a wonderful house and marriage was good. I would compete, find a developer to sell to, study for a Diploma in Sports Therapy and a Masters in PT and leave for Australia asp. Yes Australia! So the show went well and in 2002 I place 4th in that show job done. Now came selling my gym. In my mind I had a figure, I needed to leave the country with my daughter and wife and begin again in 2003 after my courses were done. I had every form for migrating, boy was I excited. So one day I was sitting in the gym and a gentleman walked in, a developer. We had a chat and I rang my business partner my father. So we negotiated a figure, a very large six figure number! I could pay back my business partner and have the money to live my dream. So I sold in August 2002 and promptly booked the biggest 8 bed villa in Puerto Banes to have a 6 week holiday before I started my Diploma course in October 2002.
Back from Spain the Diploma course started BUT to my horror at this time my wife decided to meet another guy, i was devastated. We had all the money we needed everything was great but all our plans to go to Australia disappeared my dream for my daughter and our future was no more. The next two years was the most challenging, upsetting and hurting time in my life. I thought of stopping my course but I had to carry on for a chance of a decent job I had to finish for my daughters sake and future. I passed Diploma and signed up for the Masters Diploma as well. My daughter came on my entire course with me; I would study in the day while my parents would take Yasmin to the safari park and trips. Wiltshire is beautiful I have many great memories of my studies, fun with my daughter and beautiful days out.
So study over, courses were done and passed all with flying colours. In 2004 my divorce came through and I bought a large new 4 bedroom home in Essex for my daughter and me. Through all my studies I was fighting a custody battle with my wife for our daughter. Luckily for us we came to an agreement we got shared custody I would have half the week my ex would have the other half. Wednesday to Sunday every week was ok I wanted more but the court set and gave me 4 days a weeks. Now I would have to start as a freelance trainer and go it alone. I'm pleased to say my PT business grew fast and I became very busy. I was now enjoying success as a freelance PT no more solicitors or courts. I was working freelance at a gym in Hampstead in London. Within months my experience and knowledge was attracting many clients. The club i was renting saw A list film and pop stars everywhere! within the first year id also bought the car of my dreams a brand new Porsche Boxter S. Hey I was just turning 40, so id thought id treat myself. Joking aside, from all the stress of passing my exams, working 24/7 building a brand new business in Hampstead I just wanted to give myself a present. What a feeling picking up that car. Makes all the hard work over 20 years worth it. Now was my time to set back on stage again and in 2005 my prep begun and 2006 would be my comeback year.
In 2006 after a 4 year absence from the Bodybuilding stage I decided to make a comeback. In the four years of I had I had built my freelance Personal Training business and it was very successful. Time to get ripped again and at 40 years old I had a point to prove to myself! Could I as a middle aged guy get in shape again? The answer Hell Yeah!! My comeback was the BNBF Southern Championships I won a 2nd place in the under 72kg class and an invite to the 2006 BNBF British Championships.
In 2006 I met my girlfriend Debbie Francis on an online dating site in April 2006. It was nothing short of love at first site. Today 2012 we are still together and very much in love. When we met Debbie had a wonderful figure I knew she had the potential to be an amazing figure girl. I never dreamnt months later with my help she'd be Ms Britain runner up! Debbie had suffered bulimia for over 20 years we had to reverse this if she was to heal her body and mind. She had never been in a gym and trained with weights seriously. So I started Debbie on a training and diet regime, she looked amazing in weeks. That same year as my comeback and after 16 weeks training with me she competed in the BNBF Centrals and qualified for British Championships that October 2006. At that show with me she blew away the competition and came 2nd in the in the British Championships igure class. This was after 20 weeks training. I had qualified for the 70kg class that year, I was waiting backstage for Debbie to return from her stage debut. When debut walked back holding the biggest trophy I'd ever seen!!! I was so proud and that love we had for each other has never dimmed ever for the last 6 years.
In June 2007 my training until then had been light. My work was very busy doing 10 clients a day take its toll on training. Then I thought I would try for a qualifying show in 5 weeks which was the 2007 Southern Championship. So 35 days later and 20lbs of weight gone! Yes 20 lbs! I competed in the over 40's class at the BNBF Southern Championships. I competed that day against World and British Champion Roger Waters. Judges had us close apparently so I got 2nd place and an invite to the 2007 Britain. Then the real work stated I had weeks to get into the shape of my life. In October I competed at 4% body fat and gained and amazing 4th place out of 14 competitors in the 2007 BNBF Britain. After so little time to prepare and get ready this was the biggest achievement in my career. After Debbie's success in 2006 she won the 2007 Central Championships that year and at the British with me she won a 3rd place in the figure class. What was to follow in the next 6 months was the most catastrophic injury in my life. That not only ruined my business but my Bodybuilding career could have ended all together.
After my success in 2007 and being so proud of my girlfriend Debbie's continued success I took the winter of 2007 of training. Well a month really, so in December 2007 I began training hard again after my success at the BNBF Britain in October. I'd just booked a holiday in Florida my my girlfriend and our kids in Disney World So lots to look forward to. So time to start training hard again. At a leg session I was taking part in with my client I joined in with his squatting. After 4 warm up sets I did a 120kg squat my normal 6 rep max weight, I wasn't quite warm up enough and had a huge pain in my lower back. I normally warm up for 30 mins and stretch for 15 minutes. This I didn't do! So with lumber pain I went home rested and took anti inflammatory. The next morning pain not to bad I prepared for my clients, cooking that day's food. In the kitchen I sneezed, and then a shooting pain hit me in heels, calves and glutes. I fell to the floor in incredible pain. I knew this pain was very serious. Referred pain in legs and feet is a sure sign that the lumber disc is prolapsed; I knew this through extensive study through my Sports Therapy Diploma. I crawled to bed, in a 4 town house that's an effort. I call the doctor he arrived and diagnosed a slipped disc. I had never felt searing pain like this in my life; I now know what slipped discs are like, serious!
My GP gave me very strong pain killers, these were useless! He then prescribed oral morphine this was the only relief from the extreme pain in my back and legs. I knew not only was my training finished but my business would suffer. I had been fully booked, for me that am 40 hours a week's which fits in with caring for my daughter 4 days a week. I knew I had to rehabilitate quickly. I'd had a holiday in Orlando Disney World booked with my daughter that was cancelled. I wasn't going anywhere. For the next 20 weeks I spent in bed on heavy doses of morphine. Then slowly I started my rehab program designed by myself. As a Sports Therapist I knew exactly what to do. Slowly my back gained strength and pain decreased. I was on the mend. This was when I returned to work slowly getting back up to speed I started training in the gym.
It was the summer of 2008 I was full steam at work and helping to get my girlfriend Debbie ready for her bodybuilding shows. That year Debbie won the BNBF Welsh Championships and placed 3rd in the British Finals I was overjoyed and an amazing result for all her hard work and all my advice and support had reaped results. Now was my time to pan my return to Bodybuilding competition.
2009 would be the year I would return and In January 2009 I began my assault on the long road to getting back in shape after my catastrophic injury. My shows would be the BNBF Welsh and Southern Championships. Hopefully I would qualify for the British Finals. After this injury it would be a long shot. But I began training and my starting bodyweight was 13st 4lbs. I had to be 11st! So I had to lose over 35lbs to compete! Would I do it.....
Hell yes! After my training of only 20 weeks I was ripped and ready to rock the stage after being told I'd never train or compete again. Note to Doctor, you were wrong! So at the BNBF Southern Championships I qualified for the BNBF Britain and at this Show my girlfriend Debbie won the Figure class beating amazing competitors. So we are now all set to go to the 5th British finals of my career. Out of the blue this summer 2009 The Active Channel gave me a call. They'd seen an article about my amazing client and by now my best friend Jodie Marsh who i trained for 6 months and looked amazing. they wanted to know if I could write a TV show for them? I said YES. I'd done so much TV work in 90's that this was a very natural progression me. This time I would be talking and showing my lifelong passion and job.
So I was 4 weeks out of the BNBF Britain and I set about writing my first TV show. They wanted to know how I trained Abs. my periodisation and Ab training design is unique. The Top PT's in the industry will understand where I'm coming from. But as there is a 1000 Ab workouts it was my time to show the power of my knowledge. I wrote 6 30 minute shows which then got commissioned and we filmed 3 60 minutes TV shows Called '6 pack in 4 weeks'. This title was also linked up to a new product LA muscle was about to launch. So my association with LA Muscle began. The first show #1 was filmed with my good friend, client and Ace photographer Gareth Dix. Show 1 was corrective exercise and inner unit core muscles. Show 2 was my dynamic stability and training and show 3 is my hardcore hypertrophy outer unit sling system training for abs. My friend Jodie very kindly helped me film show 2 and show 3 being my guest. Thank you Jodie. By this time Jodie and I had become amazing friends. She is the most loyal and generous friend I'd ever had. Much to the annoyance of other jealous PT's, I became Jodie's genuine best friend. Where other PT's would charge Jodie I gave my time to my wonderful friend as and when I was free. I was hugely successful for years, i had a big house and fantastic Porsche all the money i needed. So i knew beginning to work with Jodie was my chance to help her turn her life around.
In 1996 a 16 year old Jodie Marsh had taken pictures of me at my gym Bodyfitness for her GCSE photography. So id had a soft spot for Jodie for many years. I also knew the shit and bullying she had endured as a child and when she became famous sometimes endured more abuse. I wanted to make a difference i wanted to help and Jodie became the most wonderful friend id ever had. Jodie kindly got involved in my TV projects and Jodie got me involved in any TV projects she had for me. What many other jealous small minded PT's don't realise is that PT is not always about money. Sometimes it's about helping a wonderful friend.
So with my first TV series in edit, my business was going so well. With 45 hours PT and rehab work a week I was full on training for the BNBF British Championships. With my huge success and with my girlfriend Debbie the interest in my training for women was huge. This is when I now took the leap to my website Sharpbodies. I couldn't get any busier but it was my chance to show the world my success in PT over 20 years and my huge success with ladies figure training. So now of to the 2009 British Championships!
sharpbodies - figure body plan
Example of Figure Hypertrophy Workouts TUT 45 secs/3-1-3-1
Workout time with stretches 60 minutes+Cardio
Day 1 Tim Sharp glutes of steel! Legs
Warm up 10 mins walking
Foam rolling 10 mins
Leg curl 3 x 15/12/8 20/40/60lb
Romanian dead lift 2 x 12/8 40/60kg
One Leg extension 3 x 12/8 20/40kg
Front Squats 3 x 12/8 40kg/60kg
1 leg squats 2 x 12 14kg
Hack squat 2 x 10 30kg
Multi Directional lunges 2 x 90 seconds 20kg
Walking lunges 2 x 20 40kg
Seated calf raises 2 x 20 40kg
Standing calf raises 3 x 100kg
45 mins cardio
Day 2 Tim Sharps Awesome V, cannon ball delts!
Back shoulders and abs
Warm up 10 mins walking
Foam rolling 10 mins
Window washer 1 x 90 secs 3kg
Pull down 3 x 6 50kg
Low cable row 2 x 8 40kg
dumbell rows 3 x 8 25kg
High rows 2 x 8 40kg
Dead lifts 3 x 6/6/4 90kg/80kg/70kg
Seated dumbbell press 3 x 8/6 14kg/22kg/20kg
1 arm Lateral raises x 12 10kg
Bent over row 2 x 8 50kg
Cable lateral raise 2 x 10 3kg
Integrated wood chop 3 x 10 10kg
Bosu Cable crunches 3 x 15 30kg
Prone jack knife 3 x 50
Day 3 Tim Sharp ripped pecs, granite hard 6 pack!
chest arms abs
Warm up 10 mins walking
Foam rolling 10 mins
Window washer 1 x 90 secs 3kg
Incline dumbbell press 3 x 12/8/8 10/12kg/22kg/20kg
Swiss ball Flat Dumbell press 3 x 8 20kg
Ball DB fly 2 x 8 16k
Wide grip dip 3 x 12
Cable press down 3 x 8 80lb
Dumbbell extension 3 x 8 10kg
Barbell deaflift curl 3 x 8 25k
Dumbell curl 3 x 8 12kg
Hammer curl 2 x 8 10kg
Integrated woodchop 3 x 10 10kg
Bosu Cable crunches 3 x 15 30kg
Prone jack knife 3 x 50
Continued fat loss muscle gain to get super ripped. The diet and hardcore training
Evian 3-4 ltrs water a day
LA Fat Stripper capsules
100g Turkey (cooked)
300g Sweet Potato (uncooked weight)
1 DESSERT SPOON Flax oil
1 vitamin mineral
Vit C 1000mg
LA Whey 40grams
LA 311 BCAA 10 tabs
100g Turkey (cooked)
300g uncooked weight- sweet potato
Broccoli 200g (uncooked)
1 DESSERT SPOON Flax oil
10 311 LA BCAA
LA Fat Stripper capsules
Vit C 1000
LA Whey 40grams
LA 311 BCAA 10 tabs
100g Turkey (cooked)
1 DESSERT SPOON Flax oil
LA 311 10 BCAA
Turkey or chicken salad
1 dessert spoon flax oil/balsamic
LA Muscle 311 BCAA
LA MuscleFat Stripper capsules
sharpbodies - 2013 news
In January 2012 my new Personal Training Studio Sharpbodies opened! Its been 10 years since i sold my gym Bodyfitness. I owned and run Bodyfitness for 14 successful years. Its now time to own my own gym again. In the last year my successful TV career and PT business has grown. This has meant I need my own exclusive private gym and trade exclusivly through my Sharpbodies brand. Now I can provide an exclusive private 1-2-1 PT experience to all my clients. Whether its dramatic change in your body in weeks or injury rehab. Since January 1st 2012 Sharpbodies has been fully booked every week. There's is now a 12 week waiting list as of 2013.
In 2013 with Sharpbodies fully booked, clients are travelling from all over the country to transform their bodies. My client in 2012 40 year old Rachel Turner had transformed from a 13 stone mum to a beautiful lean and toned figure girl with my help. Size 16-6, Rachel stars in my new tv show on The Active Channel that i wrote called 'Winning Figure Nutrition' which we filmed at my house in Essex.
Rachel entered the NABBA South East may 2012 and gained a incredible 2nd place and an invite to the British Championships on the 2nd June. At the 2012 Nabba British Trained figure class Rachel placed 6th with an invite to the Nabba Universe 3rd November! From over weight mum to Ms Universe competitor in 6 months.
TV Shows / The Active Channel Sky 281
2010 'Six Pack in Four Weeks' 3/60 minute shows (Tim Sharp, Jodie Marsh and Gareth Dix)
2010 'Sharpbodies' 2/60 minute shows (Tim Sharp and Sue Miller)
2011 Presenter for Ideal World Shopping Channel 'Abtrack'
2011 Winning Figure' 6/30 minute shows Tim Sharp and
Deb Francis Channel 4 Presenter and Ms Britain runner up, 2007 Central Champion, 2008 Welsh Champion and 2009 Southern Champion, 2006 Ms Britain runner up.
2011 Personal Trainer for 2008-2011 'Jodie Marsh Bodybuilder' DMax Channel Sky 144
2012 'Winning Figure Nutrition' July 2012 Tim Sharp and Fitness Model Rachel Turner
My competition history 1993-2010
1993 London Home Counties Novice Champion and Overall Champion
1994 Novice NABBA British Championships 6th place
1999 Musclemania European Championships 5th place
2001 EFBB Stars of Tomorrow 70kg 1st place
2002 BNBF British Championships 78kg 4th place
2006 UKBFF South East 70kg 4th place
2006 BNBF Southern Championships 70kg 2nd place
2006 BNBF British Championships 70kg 6th place
2007 BNBF Southern Championships Over 40's Masters 2nd place
2007 BNBF British Championships Over 40's Masters 4th place
2009 Southern Championships 3rd place and qualified for 2009 British Championships
2009 Masters over 40's Welsh Championships 3rd Place
2009 BNBF British Championships Finalist
sharpbodies - tim sharp 6 pack in 4 weeks
If you are interested in having a Fitness Expert regurgitate the same old 'isolation crunch workout' that you are used to hearing with a new spin on it, then don't bother reading my Ab philosophy. I am about to briefly explain to you a revolutionary periodised ab training program that will not only shred your abs to pieces but will also create the most physically attractive and functionally sound 'rock solid' physique you've ever imagined. I'm talking ripped abs in 12 weeks, check my gallery. My super ripped abs are achieved within 10-12 weeks!
The first myth to dispel is the idea that your abs are meant to be isolated in exercise. Many of us have been conditioned to believe that in order to fulfill our physical potential; we must 'pick and choose' what body parts we are going to work on. So if you are doing sit ups, V sit or lower abs bare in mind hip flexors are the predominate mover as well as abs! Hence my blood pressure cuff used for all lower ab training. Your body and abs work best as one unit placing stress on all joints and all 600 muscles including abs!
Nowhere is this Truth more evident than with regard to your core and how to work it correctly using the correct progressions to work the inner unit core and then sling systems to work the abs correctly.
Firstly with your body we must understand the importance of the postural body assessment, range of motion assessment and the 20 point movement pattern screen. Only after these assessments is an appropriate prescription of ab training done!
Firstly improving inner unit core transverse abs, pelvic floor and diaphragm strength is 100% necessary, then correct posture and muscle imbalances. This is the strong foundation for my 4 integrated sling system Ab workout. A cable workout that shreds your abs in weeks! My client Jodie Marsh has lost 5 inches of her measurements in 30 days with this program. If you are as serious as Jodie about your abs this is for you too!
Say goodbye to boring post exercise ab routines that serve to isolate only the abs and say hello to an exciting and effective full body, core circuit. Build sturdy legs, cannon-like arms and true strength while thrashing your abs! 30 days 5-7 inches gone, that's the norm for my clients!
With this training program I have lost 5 inches off my waist in 10 weeks and 28lbs of weight. I started at 13st 5lbs and now I am 11st 5lbs. Integrated abdominal sling system training is THE most incredible ab workout I have ever done in my 20 year experience. Soon I will be releasing my latest pictures to show you exactly how good my abs have become in 12 weeks.
sharpbodies - functional training
When you take a look around today's gyms, you will see a vast selection of resistance and cardiovascular equipment designed to take our bodies to the very limit of their capabilities.
A instructor or PT may promote the use of resistance machines by stating that they will enable the client to fatigue individual muscles within the completely safe and stable environment, allowing these muscles to generate maximum force of which they are capable.
The first thing that springs to mind is "Why would you want to do that?"
What happens when Doris Smith 63 years of age gets out of her car with a carrier bag in one hand? She will be performing a twisting single legged squat with and asymmetrical load! You wouldn't dream of performing that movement in the gym would you? Yet People perform these movement patterns on a daily basis when they are outside the gym, with little or even no conditioning or preparation. That's how my training benefits you in the outside world! and not just in the gym.
So ask yourself this, is your exercise program actually benefiting you? How are you measuring the results? is your daily life improved by what you do in the gym?Evidence today proves it is not!
So are 1000's of gyms, a million diets, low fat foods, miracle drugs and workout videos making our nations slim lean and fit? 'that will be a big no then!Armed with all this new machine technology, fad diets and the vast array of information available on exercise and nutrition we still are seemingly having little, if any impact on the population. ?What most people are doing in gyms is clearly not working, yet ?persist in following the same old program design and food advice in the hope they will change. If it hasn't worked in 4 weeks in wont work ever! So why are we so overweight, unfit and obese now what has changed?
- 75% of adults have a problem with their weight.
- 50% are genetically predisposed to gain weight.
- 25% are obese.
- 15% are need medical intervention for their weight problem.
Well a huge part has been the change in our diet from nutritious food, to a over processed,nutrientless mega calorie diet! 'my diet for you is based upon sound low glycemic, non processed foods, that naturally make you thin! check out my pictures!Also the training that i prescribe and teach is very different. Here's why.
Many years ago 40, 50, 60 and even a 100 years ago exercise was very different. Exercise was good old fashioned, squat, military press and deadlifts. Exercises that train your body to stabilise itself, thats good for your abs and back! But in in the 1970's machine based exercises have dominated the industry, when Artur Jones invented the variable camshaft for his 'Nautilus' range. 'the use of machines allows almost anyone to fatigue a specific muscle or movement in the safty of a supported environment, there by making stabilising muscles weaken and weakening the joint and jeopardising the very integrity of the joint.
In the 80's bodybuilders caught on to this and since then all program design has been machine based in a vain attempt to look like these ripped gods!The body is designed to move as one unit in order to displace and distribute stress over as many joints as possible. 'this reduces the harmful forces suffered by your musculo-skeletel system. 'training the body in isolation will develop strength that can only be duplicated in isolation, therefore go no way to preparing you for every day life, improve your posture and build a truly functional strong powerful body.
For life! My training's progressive and adaptive nature builds an incredibly fit toned body whether you are 21 or 71. 'my oldest client David who is now a fit 69 year old has spent two years with me, arriving on crutches crippled with a back injury. 'today he did 21 minutes for the 5000 meter row and his personal best in his dead lift! A testament to my holistic training, well done David.