Hi there. This is me.
Since you're on this page, you probably want to learn a bit more about me and my blog. Let's jump straight in.
So, What’s Your Blog About?
To answer your question, I’d first like to answer what my blog is NOT about.
There are tons of fitness blogs, websites and magazines out there and most of them have two things in common:
This is what my blog is not about.
I've created this blog with the sole purpose of sharing what I've learned over the years in detailed, educational and practical posts.
If you can't read my posts and implement the content into your training, nutrition or recovery, then I haven't done my job well.
Please read the following:
I don't consider myself a fitness or nutrition guru. Quite frankly, I hate that word. The information I’m sharing with you is no secret, groundbreaking and magical. I won’t teach you how to "get ripped fast" or "build 20 pounds of lean muscle in a month" - far from that.
Building the physique you want takes a lot of hard work, dedication, discipline and most of all - patience.
Thinking Lifter is a site on the rise. If you value solid, evidence-based information about lifting and fitness, you should definitely keep this site bookmarked.
Greg Nuckols - Strongerbyscience.com
Are You a Certified Personal Trainer? Why Should I Listen to You?
Yeah, no. I’m not a certified personal trainer and frankly - I’m glad that I never wasted my time with that. I don’t consider it “prestigious” or mandatory and having one doesn’t make the person qualified.
No offense to the great certified personal trainers out there, but you are few and far in-between.
Also, let me be clear: you don’t need to listen to me if you don’t want to. While I strive to create the best, science-backed, and researched content, I realize that not everyone is looking for that.
Some people want the “10 Weird Hacks to Lose Belly Fat” and “This One Weird Trick Makes Muscle Growth Easy”. If you’re this type of person, you shouldn’t spend any more time here.
But, if you value evidence-based, detailed and actionable content, then you’re at the right place.
Whether you listen to me or not is up to you. Feel free to agree and disagree with what I’ve written. I’m sure that I make mistakes. I’m human.
Philip provides solid information as well as very practical recommendations for people to implement in order to better their own training & nutrition protocols.
Layne Norton, PhD - Biolayne.com
Let me start from the beginning:
I was an overweight teenager. I didn't play any sports, I ate junk food all the time, I never exercised and I was in a bad place. Cliché overload, I know.
Then, when I was 17, I decided I needed to make a change in my life and I joined my local gym. Needless to say, the journey hasn't been without its bumps in the road, especially in the early days.
I've made so many mistakes with my training and nutrition that if I were to list them all here, I'd need 30,000 words.
As time passed, I slowly but surely improved. I read magazines (sigh.. yes I know better now), fitness blogs, books and pretty much anything that I could get my hands on.
I went down from 244 lbs to 170 lbs. I started seeing muscle definition and from that point on - I was hooked.
The gym became my second home. I loved (and still do) working out, following a flexible diet and improving myself each day.
After spending years in the gym and helping friends and family members get in shape, I came up with the idea of sharing what I'd learned with a bigger audience. And in September of 2014, ThinkingLifter was born!
This blog is where you'll learn the exactly what you need to do to improve your physique. No fluff, no listicles, no advice that doesn't apply to natural lifters.
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