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About Mark Lammas

 

Mark Lammas

Since an early age I have been involved in sports and fitness. I joined a local judo club when I was about 9 years old and continued to practice the ancient art until I was 21. I competed at both local and national levels as a junior and senior judoka winning numerous Midland and Regional titles with training up to 4 times a week. I also became the youngest qualified judo instructor in the country at 16 years old and ran my own club at 17.

I also played rugby at County and North Midlands level as a young colt. I supplemented this rugby and judo training with plenty of weight training routines picked up from various muscle magazines of the day.

Interestingly around my early 20s was when I backed away from the judo and rugby because I just couldn’t seem to find the time to train almost every night.  It was then I joined my first gym so that I could train around my working day.

That gym was amazing back in the day, loud music blasting down the drive, hardcore blood and guts’ bodybuilders and iron plates clanging, it was a proper warehouse gym and was tagged “THE HOME OF BODYBUILDING”.

I started training 5 days a week at Dino’s Gym and trained with and alongside lots of top level bodybuilders including the Mr. Britain at the time and Dorian Yates who won 6 Mr. Olympia titles. You can imagine it was pretty intense, balls to the wall, in the trenches training.

By the time I was 28 I changed jobs, married, started a family and Dino’s gym went all shiny chrome and fitness classes, therefore I stopped training altogether It was also around this time that I started to get all sorts of aches and pains and minor injuries especially to my knees and back (working in the building game doesn’t help either). Nine years on from that with various short bursts of weight training (I was too busy to train – or so I thought due to poor time management) as my only exercise, I was persuaded to go back to playing rugby, which I loved at the time.  Only trouble was after years of self-neglect, getting fatter and more unfit as I got older, I started getting rugby injuries culminating in two knee surgeries, the latter a complete knee rebuild following a ruptured meniscus and snapped ACL.

The recovery and rehab period that followed gave me plenty of time and my interest in training was renewed and I was consumed with researching and studying new, better ways of training and nutrition methods that worked instead of making you fatter.

More recently I have been introduced to CrossFit, a strength and core conditioning program that really produces results. This in turn has introduced me to underground style training reminiscent of the original Dino’s gym.

APT is the result of many years of study and research into various methods of strength and conditioning hopefully stopping my clients from making the many training and nutrition mistakes that I have made and developing real life monsters that achieve their dreams.

ACHIEVEMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS

▪    JUDO:- Brown belt judoka
▪    Various regional titles
▪    Fully qualified instructor teaching ages from 6 to 60 years old
▪    12 years experience
▪    RUGBY:- Colts County and North Midlands Squad
▪    Captain Bromsgrove Rugby Club
▪    Level One RFU Rugby Coach
▪    CRB checked
▪    Fully qualified RFU Referee
▪    Various RFU workshops
▪    STRENGTH & CONDITIONING:- Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach (UKSCA)
▪    Associate member of UK Strength & Conditioning Association.

Mark Lammas – Committed to your success.