“Hey Mark, I am desperate to lose weight. How do I make it happen fast?”

Melbourne Personal Trainer Mark Ottobre

It’s not a nice thing to witness, someone desperately wishing a part of his or her body away. Yet I experience this a lot, in fact most days. Most often it’s with competitors one or two months after they step off the stage. Tired from a brutal comp prep, drastic weight gain has left their

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How to stop feeling guilty about food.

Mark Ottobre Melbourne Personal Trainer

Q: “I feel really guilty about eating certain foods. What should I do?” A: Guilt is the worst emotion when it comes to food. Why? Because if you eat something when you’re guilty what do you do? Eat more. Then what happens? You tell yourself things such as ‘you have ruined it now, you might

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Someone Please Think of the (Diabetic) Children

Mark Ottobre Melbourne Personal Trainer

Worried brother sought my help for his 14-year-old sister who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 8. As an 8 year old, I don’t believe anyone told her “everything will be ok”. In fact they told me the longest consultation they ever had with a GP was 5 minutes and in 6

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Deconstructing the worlds most successful strength coach, Charles Poliquin

Melbourne Personal Training

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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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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