Voids Create Values

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I don’t think any one wakes up in the morning wanting to be less? As we work towards our goals and achieve milestones, its completely normal to be no longer driven by that goal. Example, if your goal was to compete and win, and you compete and place 3rd, it’s normal to be no longer

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Deconstructing the worlds most successful strength coach, Charles Poliquin

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Charles Poliquin. Internationally renowned strength coach, teacher and mentor to thousands of strength coaches and personal trainers around the world and todays guest on my podcast show. My first meeting  with Charles was when I was fifteen-sixteen, reading everything he wrote on T-Nation. I remember thinking, man, this guy makes sense and I would love

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Behind the Competitor with Janet Kane

Behind the competitor with Janet Kane

This year, Janet Kane has exceeded all expectations! Winning her division at Tony Doherty’s FitX in Melbourne, she then went on to dominate at the IFBB Australasian Championships in Sydney. People remarked on Janet’s condition, quoting ‘it was better than previous years.’ A testament to Janet’s hard work, but also evidence of an effective, meticulously

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‘Behind the Mask of a Figure Champion’ with Oxygen Magazine Australia

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I was recently published in the February issue of Oxygen Magazine Australia. My article, ‘Behind the Mask of a Figure Champion’ gives candid insight into the competitive preparation of long time client, and Australian Champion Janet Kane. Thanks Oxygen Magazine for the collaboration! Have a read and let me know what you think. Oh, and if you want

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Let’s Talk Training and Nutrition with the Health and Fitness Broadcast

Health and Fitness Broadcast

I recently did an interview with Sherri Horner from the Health and Fitness Broadcast. In the interview, Sherri and I chat about different training styles for powerlifters and bodybuilders, as well as nutrition tips for figure and physique competitors and my own health, fitness and business philosophy. It was a pleasure to speak with Sherri

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Why Supplements Are Necessary for Weight Loss and Optimal Health

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Q: Hey Mark, I eat a really healthy diet. Why do I need to take supplements? Great question. First, lets define what we mean my supplements. Are we taking about weight loss shakes, fat burners and ‘miracle’ muscle supplements… No. What we are taking about are supplements that improve overall health. They may include, multi-vitamins,

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How to Stay Consistent With Your Diet and Training

How to Stay Consistent With Your Diet and Training

Q: Hey Mark, I can’t stick to the plan and I don’t know why. What should I do?  A: I know where you are coming from, and it’s not uncommon. Trust me, I hear you; you have every intention to eat well and train as prescribed, but for some unknown reason you are finding a

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What To Do When You Hit a Plateau

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Q: Hey Mark, my body fat is still sitting at 18%. I’m making no progress! What should I do? A: That’s an interesting question… One that I always start with, tell me a little bit about where you were 6 months ago… Usually it goes something like, Well 6 months ago, I really hated my

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Why Diets Fail and How to Achieve a Weight Loss Mindset

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What you eat is so much more that just ‘what you eat.’ Whoever said ‘you are what you eat’ was right. There are so many reasons for eating. And what we eat is often a reflection of values. Ask yourself: do you value food as a source of abundant energy and health? Or, do you

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The Best Foods to Eat for a Healthy Breakfast

What you eat first thing in the morning often sets up your eating behavior for the rest of the day. Eating a healthy meal first thing in the morning is telling your brain, ‘yes, I am going to make good choices today.’ I find that by taking this approach soon it will become a habit

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How to Overcome Binge Eating

The best thing to do is to reflect back on the moment you binged… Were you experiencing helplessness or defeat? Perhaps you felt like you weren’t really getting anywhere and thought, “what’s the point?” Thoughts and feelings such as these come out of us comparing our values (or bodies) to an outside influence. For example,

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How to build a lean, strong and masculine physique (part 6)

Part 6 of 7 | How to Build an Alpha Body | Mark Ottobre

In part 6 of my presentation at The 21 Convention: A Panorama Event for Life on Earth as Man, I discuss your training goals, what they should be and how to achieve them.

How to build a lean, strong and masculine physique (part 5)

Part 5 of 7 | How to Build an Alpha Body | Mark Ottobre

As promised, here is part 5 of my presentation at ‘The 21 Convention: A Panorama Event for Life on Earth as Man’.

How to build a lean, strong and masculine physique (part 4)

Part 4 of 7 | How to Build an Alpha Body | Mark Ottobre

In part 4 of my presentation at The 21 Convention: A Panorama Event for Life on Earth as Man, learn simple things to improve body composition rapidly.

How to build a lean, strong and masculine physique (part 3)

Part 3 of 7 | How to Build an Alpha Body | Mark Ottobre

In part 3 of my presentation at The 21 Convention: A Panorama Event for Life on Earth as Man, I reveal my own Nutritional Blueprint to get outstanding results.

How to build a lean, strong and masculine physique (part 2)

Part 2 of 7 | How to Build an Alpha Body | Mark Ottobre

Check out part 2 of my presentation at The 21 Convention: A Panorama Event for Life on Earth as Man 

How to build a lean, strong and masculine physique

Part 1 of 7 | How to Build an Alpha Body | Mark Ottobre

I was invited to speak at The 21 Convention: A Panorama Event for Life on Earth as Man. Or, as many like to put it, ‘The Men’s Conference of the Universe’. 

I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to share my knowledge and work with so many highly motivated guys, as well as

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Arm and forearm training with Mark

Advanced Detoxification & Muscle Testing (with Bob Guiel)

I met Bob Guiel through Charles Poliquin. Charles had brought Bob on tour to teach advanced detoxification protocols and muscle testing. What a week! Learning from both Bob and Charles opened the door to a very successful year of learning and application. It enabled me to write one of my most popular articles ever… How

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Andre Benoit: The Teacher of World Class Strength Coaches (1 hour Podcast)

Andre Benoit, what can I personally say? Actually a hell of a lot… The first time I met Andre was at a BioSignature course. I had a heap of questions but was too scared to ask Charles so instead I bugged Andre for answers. I was so impressed at the level of knowledge these guys

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