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August 26, 2009



Hang Power Clean


No I didn’t mix up the order…


The following excerpts are from several different sites that have featured the same story About Australian Trainer Paul James

Australian personal trainer Paul James who packed on almost 90 pounds of fat for an independent documentary and to get a better understanding of what it would be like to be as big as his overweight clients.In just six months, Paul James was able to transform his body from ultra ripped fitness model to overweight, tubby guy with moobies and terrible posture! He had no rules and ate anything and everything he could get his hands on and stuff in his mouth… you can see by the picture above that he was really dedicated to the experiment!

He now battles an addiction to fats and sugars, experiences muscle, joint and lower back pains, has high cholesterol and high blood sugar and is realizing that it is going to be a very long road back to health. What took only 6 months to achieve will take much, much longer to reverse. That is if he’s even able to get back into the shape he was in before he went on a six month eating binge! It’s going to take a lot of hard work and a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get his ripped, beached body back!

He claims he has no regrets and can now completely empathize with his heavier clients and the extra obstacles they face by being overweight. I guess now at least he’ll never have another client sit there and try to say… “you don’t know what it’s like man!”

But he is aware his calorific carbohydrate-heavy diet could cause problems and he is seeing a doctor weekly for check-ups.

He has already been warned his weight gain will increase the dangers of diabetes and high blood pressure.
The former model, who has strutted his stuff on catwalks in Tokyo and Milan, has had his Adonis-like 121/2st (st=1 Stone= 14lb) frame ballooned to 151/2st, and is on the way to his target of 20st.

Paul is relying upon kebabs, pasta, cream sauces, chocolate and other calorific carbohydrate diets to gain weight.

The former teetotaller even drinks beers every night.

“It was difficult to relate to overweight gym members so I’m experiencing life as an overweight person,” the Sun quoted him as saying.
The twist of the story is that after 6 weeks of following his own program he has lost just 10 of the 90 pounds.

Mentally he has found it difficult, getting over the addiction to sugar has been tough, but as long as he finds the right path back to his former body shape he will become an incredible asset to his clients, both from a physical and mental standpoint.

There are certainly some lessons in his experience that I took a morbid fascination with…

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  1. sarah lee Reply

    That guy is retarded.

    Also, I want to recommend that you don’t do Karen, lunge the next day, then wear really high heals. Seriously. Don’t do it. I don’t care how cute the shoes are.

  2. Mark Lee Reply

    Oh and before I forget-congrats to Nicole on getting 14 pull ups!!!

    These are the workouts at the throwdown if anybody wants to try them
    WOD 1 “The Lot”
    Two Rounds for time of:
    3 Overhead Squats
    6 Jerks
    9 Front Squats
    12 Power Cleans
    420 meter Hilly Run

    Bigs: 135, 95 lbs
    Pack: 95, 65 lbs
    Pups: 65, 45 lbs

    WOD 2 “Chowdah”
    Big Dawgs
    Four Rounds for time of:
    10 Hang Power Snatches (75, 55 lbs)
    10 Box Jumps (24″)
    10 Kettlebell Swings (70, 53 lbs)
    10 Pull ups

    Pack x8
    Pups x6

  3. Richard Reply

    That Aussie is a real Jacka$$. The best thing about the after photos and video is the fact that he is still rocking his nipple ring!!! Classic!

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