Training is the cure

Hey guys!

Just came home from training number two today. I like to split up my training session in two when I’m doing like benchpress and shoulders or like today, military press and chest.

I feel I can’t focus enough or have the energy to do all that in one session. Because when I do the compound movements I try to do a lot of volume.

And of course I like the training and being in the gym. So if I have the time I can go twice everyday.

But then it’s even more important with the recovery and the food, it gotta be on point so you can make progress and not just destroy yourself.

Also like today when the day has been shit, the gym and training is always the cure. Being in your own world for a while. We all have our own ”safe heaven”

What’s yours??

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Weekend in sthlm

Hey guys!

Just came back home last night after a full weekend back in the capitol Stockholm. It was very nice to be back there, miss Stockholm.

The reason I was there this time was that I’m studying international personal trainer with the company IntensivePT. The weekend was great.

It was a lot to learn and very much information but the teacher was great and it was actually fun to try new stuff like Olympic weightlifting for exempel. That was super hard.

Something that’s important when you are a personal trainer is to know what type of people you wanna train. Not everyone can choose and they have to take what they have to.

But figure out what’s important to you and what your passion are. Is it the regular man and woman who just what’s to be healthier and change their lives for the better?

Or is it the athletes who wants to take it as far as they can and wanna almost die to get to where they want to go?

No one is better then the other, it’s only a matter of what type of business you want and the type of people you wanna help.

Another thing I believe is very important is to never stop learning and finding new information about training, nutrition and injuries and more. Be a knowledge seeker all the time.

And of course, always try stuff yourself. See what works for you and what not works. Then you can try it for your clients if they have that type of goals.

Thanks IntensivePT for this weekend.

Travel and bodybuilding.

Hey guys!

Right now I am all the way up in ÅrreNjarka fjällby, 10mil outside of Jookmook, northern Sweden, It is in the middle of nowhere. BUT it’s crazy beautiful when it is snow everywhere and the air is super cold and that is awesome for the lungs.

Something that is sometimes hard when you are a bodybuilder is the food and the training of course, but mostly the food. Since you either have to buy food and bring with you if they have a kitchen you can use or you have to eat healthy choices out at the restaurant but that will be more expensive..

It’s all about planning and being prepared, this time I was very lucky and have access to a full kitchen so I am able to cook my own food. This is also about discipline, because it’s not fun to do it while you are away from home and wanna hang out with the people. But you can always make it work, get up earlier or stay up a little longer and cook the food, then eat the food a little faster then normal.

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Study, plan and be prepared. Life is happening all day everyday.

New year, opportunity

Hello guys and happy new year!

It is 2019 and it’s crazy how fast time goes, it almost feel like yesterday it was January 1 2018. We are not getting younger so we really have to take control and be happy.

Christmas was good unfortunately not as many people as I hoped for, I really love Christmas when there is a lot of people. But we borrowed my girlfriends sister baby to take a Christmas photo! Lol.

The last days of 2018 was awful, after Christmas the entire family got sick. I am on my 5 sick day, this is crazy, I have never been sick this long what I can remember. So 2019 could have started out a little better.

But hopefully I’ll be back soon, maybe already tomorrow if I can go a day without fewer. So I can fucking train again!!

So as I always do I set up goals for 2019, as many as I can. I rather have to many then to few. How about you? Do you set up a lot of goals?

I categorize my goals in sections like money/work, health/training and life. Having a baby in March is going to change a lot in life of course but I am gonna try to still live life with goal setting for myself also.

What I do know is that 2019 has to be better then 2018. First 6 months of 2018 was great and fun but last 6 months not so great.. but that has to change asap.

One of the most important goals I have this year is to start reading more again like I did 2016 and 2017, I got away from it during 2018. So 10 books is on the agenda.

One of the most exciting goals is building up my Personal trainer company this year, this is gonna be awesome.

One of the goals I will love the most is being a great dad. This is a totally new chapter and something I am not prepared for. Not having a father myself I can’t really copy anything either.

One of the goals that I most look forward to is going to LA after the summer. Going back to USA and Venice.

One of the goals I feel most nervous about is starting a YouTube channel. This is going to be fun and maybe terrible but I gotta try.

One of the goals I feel I will hate the most is finding a job I will like a little bit, so I can enjoy day to day while saving and working on my real goals and dreams.

The goals that will be the most fun to go for is the PB in the gym I have set.

Let’s go and make some shit real and let’s have fun a long the way.

The swedish police

Hey guys,

I was recently very very shocked when I got my letter from the Swedish police or the company that handles the recruiting for the police academy here in Sweden, according to them I suffer from obesity. I have applied 2 times to the police. The first time I got a letter that I was invited to do the tests in Stockholm, it’s a lot of different tests that you are supposed to do but I only got to do the first test because I failed the exam questions that was about geometry and word understanding so they sent me home right away.

I was of course disappointed because I thought you were suppose to do all the test and they do an overall view of your test scores and see if you are good enough to become part of the Swedish police. That was not the case, one test one fail and your out. 

But I did not think more about it and told myself I would  work a lot on things like geometry and word understanding. So I applied again and this time I got a letter that I failed the medical requirement to even be eligible to even attend the first tests…

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According to their medical test based on my height and my weight I suffer from obesity!! This is the craziest thing I have ever heard, I was so shocked when I called them and asked and they told me this.

They use a measurement called BMI and a lot of people might have heard of it, this is a very old tool to measure how ”healthy” you are. Or so they thought before. BUT this measurement tool is impossible to use these days on people who workout, especially on people who do weight training very hard and very much.

I do weight training around 6 days a week and I also to cardio training where I also run 3-4 days a week and they say I am obese… They don’t even consider this in their logic. Even if one of the questions is asked of how many days a week to you train and I answer 5+ days a week.

How can an institution with such an important part in Sweden like the Police use this old tool that dosen’t work on people who workout more then the average joe???

You wanna know the funny part. I was 104kg when I applied this time, the first time I was 102kg. So it is 2 kg difference! According to them you have to be between 17 and 33 in the BMI scale. 

Last time I was 32,9 and got in!! This time I was 33,6. This is not a very big difference right? But according to them it is. Another funny thing is that 104kg is my evening weight and in the morning I am around 102kg. So if I had gone with my morning weight I would have gotten to do the tests… Do you hear how crazy this sounds when I write this? I am sitting here and laughing my ass of.

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I was thinking more that they would test me for steroids because I am in great shape but instead they call me obese… Lol.

So I really do hope they remove this BMI measurement from their brain if they want police officers who love working out. For me it is to late since you can’t appeal against this at all. ”No appeals are possible.” So if you are reading this and are going to apply for the police academy, please check your BMI before and stop working out and eat food if you wanna become a police officer.

A DC miracle

Hey Guys,

2 days ago I went to the movies to see the new DC comics movie Aquaman and of course I was very sceptical since 9/10 DC movies sucks. Still, I have to see them, haha. And I was very surprised, a little bit of chock even because the movie was very good actually.

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Believe me, I am a Marvel fan at heart but you can still like DC movies. Since my favourite super hero is Superman! But that is thanks to the old show called Smallville, I loved that show when I was a kid.

Then when DC came out with Man of steel I was very disappointed, I had so much expectations to that movie and it did not live up to it at all. Then Batman Vs Superman came out and that was even worse and then Justice League which was one of the worst movies ever.

So my love for DC wasn’t great before this movie, but I actually liked Aquaman a lot. I give it 6,8/10. I like how Arthur Curry was so different then everyone else and absolutely did not want to be a hero at all. I also love the sea and the magnificent of it all so that’s also why I liked Aquaman. 

Something the previous DC movies has done a lot of misstake about is the action and comedy, it feels like they have to have big ass explosions and wars and over the top shit to happen in order for it to be a good movie. Like in Batman Vs Superman when Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman team up against the monster, that was only bad bad and bad. It was to much.

And like in Justice League they tried to make in to much of a comedy with The Flash and made him only to look like a big bafoon but in reality he could kick everbodies ass in 2 seconds.

So here in Aquaman I feel they toned it down with the previous misstakes they had done and that saved the movie from it being another big time flop. Remember that more is not always better. It was more ”epic” moments like they had a little bit in Man of Steel.

So I recommend for everybody to go see this even if you are not a big DC fan, I think you can like this movie anyway, maybe not love it like a Marvel movie but I think you’ll like it.

What makes a good Personal trainer?

Hey guys!
I thought I would keep up with some writing about the gym and fitness world. This time my views about what makes a good personal trainer?

There are tons of personal trainers out there today and what I understand it is not to difficult to become one and want to spend 30-50k for the education. If you want to work at a gym you have to have the education.

These are some points that I think is a must for a personal trainer.

  • The person must have a very strong interest in training and nutrition in general and also applies that to him/her self. I have seen personal trainers that almost not workout themselves.. 
  • Become a personal trainer for the right reason, if money is the reason maybe you should look elsewhere. It’s true that some personal trainers make a lot of money but I don’t think that’s the first reason why they got started. Also I think that most people don’t know how much work it is to keep track of every client you train and have a different training/nutrition schedule to each individual. 
  • Don’t just talk, show and do instead. Don’t make your clients do things you would not do in the position. 
  • I would personally prefer a personal trainer that has a fix clientele, a specific sort of people they help. Maybe one who is training people for a competition, or one who want’s to help you just get in shape and overall health or maybe people who has certain injuries etc. 
  • Look at the track record from previous clients and see what they say about the person. 
  • But the most important thing is that you are supposed to work with your client for a certain amount of time before they can do it themselves. Not to know all you know but they should be able to stand on their on legs so to speak after 6-12 months. But also maybe you have a client who just needs a kick in the ass to go to the gym and that’s why they need you, then it is another story. 

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Everyone has of course different opinions of what makes a good personal trainer today and everyone might need a different trainer then another person might need. It all depends on your specific goals.

Believe to Achieve.