How to Create Transformations that Last 

The incredibly successful total body transformation program, the Amazing 12, creates outstanding results. This is because it has a system that optimises exercise selection, progressive programming and nutrition. These three key areas of optimisation are tied together by focusing on five core components I will get into below. 

Stay in the ‘no threat’ zone

Whilst most programs focus on ‘going to the max’ and muscular failure, this only leads to gradual central nervous system stress and eventual plateau or worse still, injury and / or emotional burn out. With the A12 system, you do not “go to the max” and get shut down by your own central nervous system (CNS). Instead, you use a level of effort that is comfortable for your body to stay in the ‘no threat’ zone.

Learn to communicate to your Central Nervous System 

Your central nervous system (CNS) overseas and governs your bodies reaction to physical stress. If your training entails maximum efforts there will come a time when the stress is deemed excessive and the CNS will shut you down. A cramp, extreme fatigue or injury are all ways the body will react to repetitive high physical stress in order to stop you. It is a self defence method albeit an unpleasant surprise when you least want to experience it. 

This type of traditional and all too common training is based on falsehoods. Maximum efforts does not always equal beneficial results. A younger, enthusiastic beginner exerciser may progress for a few months with this method, but thereafter, it is an incredibly risky behaviour to continue. 

The Amazing 12 program ‘speaks to the CNS’ and uses the language of pain and comfort, threat and safety, effort and risk. We make sure the CNS always feels safe about your actions by remaining in your comfort zone, thus perpetuating the fastest and safest possible progress to take place.

Release your inner superpowers

Every single one of us has untapped strength and fitness within us.

Our CNS is the reason why we’ve all heard tales of spontaneous feats of superhuman strength. What is happening during these feats is your central nervous system is allowing the use of more motor units than it would under normal circumstances.

Normally, your CNS prohibits this because if it ever allowed you access to 100% strength, your muscles would actually break your bones. We’re all incredibly strong and the central nervous system has a trip switch that controls this access.

The A12 system never triggers this threat response in the first place, allowing fast and profound gains. 

Mathematically hack the superhero system

With the A12 training system, you’ll begin training in a place of extreme comfort. Then we skilfully expand what is comfortable without ever going to a peak, without ever triggering a threat response from your CNS.

The A12s Ai manipulates the maths behind the program’s progression so that the weights used increase at a pace proportionate to your progress. 

By using mathematical manipulation, your CNS consistently allows your comfort zone to expand, effortlessly pushing the peaks of strength and performance higher and higher. 

Expand your comfort zone until it envelops your limits

Possibly the biggest misconception in physical training is that in order to make any significant progress in any given time period (let alone just 12 weeks) we must first ‘leave our comfort zone’.  The irony is, once you fully understand how the body BEST makes progress, you quickly realise that the polar opposite is actually true. There exists a direct correlation between time spent training in relative comfort and the ultimate long term productivity of the program.

The magnitude of the gains you make are directly proportional to how well you can manipulate the maths to perpetuate numeric progress, NOT how difficult the training is. 

Attention to detail and applying multiple 1 percenters to the Amazing 12 program takes it above and beyond the abilities of other transformation programs. I am very blessed to able to coach this program.

To discuss how to become an A12 candidate in Brisbane this year, hit the button.

Another Amazing Transformation

It brings me great pleasure in sharing the graduation photographs and success of Bashier.

Bashier joined FitStrong in 2019 to add strength and conditioning to boost his mountain biking fitness. An untimely bike crash in Winter 2020 and a broken collar bone brought bike riding to a halt but that didn’t stop Bashiers gym time. Within a week of surgery Bashier was back in the gym, arm in sling and he followed a special program I put together for him to maintain his power and strength.

A year later, a new challenge arose when I introduced the Amazing 12 Express to FitStrong. Bashier jumped at the opportunity to lose some weight and gain some new endurance and skills. By the time of graduation Bashier had lost 7kg and added some new muscles too. His Squat 5 rep max became a 30 rep sub max, but 5kg heavier! His Pull-ups increased from a messy 1 to a strong 4 and his Bench Press 5 rep max increased by 64%. Remember that shoulder injury? Wow! All this with just three 45 minute sessions a week and having never touched a barbell before! So impressed is Bashier with the Amazing 12 that he has signed up to follow the program as soon as the gym reopens after New Year. I can’t wait to see what Bashier does next time. Great results to come. My next wave of the Amazing 12 will start early January. To learn more, head over to The Amazing 12 Brisbane.

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In Just 12 WEEKS you can create your best YOU

Most of us have created goals – Do you keep yours?

The health and physical orientated goals we might have set may not have come to fruition for a few reasons – ‘life’, time, too lofty a goal, not setting the path and of course, just not following a plan!

Having a sense of self love is not necessarily just vanity. There is nothing wrong with vanity of course, but if you value not becoming frail, struggling with ill-health, not fitting into your favourite clothes and wanting to just feel ‘better’; we are talking about self love.

If you are thinking that 2022 could be the year to grab back your health, strength, fitness and start to love yourself, how you feel and see in the mirror – read on.

January 10th is my first day back at FitStrong after the festive break and I am kickstarting 2022 with the World’s #1 Total Body Transformation programme – The Amazing 12™.

The A12 has been globally successfully and very successful at FitStrong Strength & Wellness in helping people feel better, more confident, stronger, fitter and leaner. I consider the body fat loss a great side affect of the program as the benefits run further than just ‘weight loss’. 

The A12 program delivers all the above mentioned results with methods you will never see in any other gym or the internet. While the exercises may be familiar, the 12 week program is incredibly smart, NOT a beatdown, NOT a starvation, juicing, pills or potions program – just a great program that will not only deliver the physical results but help you create a healthier outlook on exercise and nutrition. 

ARE YOU COMMITTED TO YOURSELF 100%?

I am accepting applications from people who are ready to commit 100% and make a change to their life. 

YOU will need to train three times a week for 45 minutes – that’s all. 

As the coach, potentially your coach, I am 100% committed to guiding you though every stage of the program, both in the gym, and via online support.

The program is open to individuals committed to joining others and is open to applications for couples who want to train together during the Amazing 12.

To read more information and to book a FREE consultation, CLICK on over to the Amazing 12 Brisbane.

www.amazing12brisbane.com.au

Real People, Real Transformations

ANYONE Can Build An Incredible Physique and Athletic Performance in 12 Weeks!

Mums, Dads ‘and’ Grandparents can accomplish fantastic results in the Amazing 12 transformation program.

If 2022 is the year you want to make a change, feel better about how you feel and look, I’m taking consultation bookings now to chat about the details and how simple the Amazing 12 program is.

Transformations for the Busy, Every Day Person

Visitors to the Amazing 12 transformation gallery often assume the before and after photos are of people with athletic backgrounds, or they are fitness models or that they have heaps of disposable time to dedicate to food preparation and gym time. 

The reality is, every one of the people you see in the transformation gallery are everyday people, with jobs, families and other elements to their lives that take up time. 

They are special people though. Each and every A12 participant has chosen to change their lifestyle and how they feel about themselves both physically and visually. 

Some of these people had been going to the gym but never quite got the results, working very hard, maybe too hard, only to feel inadequate in their ability to get results. They believed it impossible for anyone to achieve significant natural gains in strength, muscle gain, fat loss, and cardiovascular conditioning simultaneously in ANY period of time– let alone in 12 weeks… until they graduated the Amazing 12.

What a client said about starting:

‘I needed to make changes in my life as I was not happy about the way I looked, and felt I did not represent the person I felt inside.’

And if you’re thinking about starting… ‘Go for it!!! You will definitely not regret it, it was not a hard program like you’d imagine and you will feel so much better for doing it.’ – Vivienne

If you’ve got the passion to change how you feel about yourself and want help and a realistic pain free program, book in NOW to discuss the details of the Amazing 12. I am building the 2022 list now, with the first participants starting January 10th. 

www.amazing12brisbane.com.au 

A Dad Bod Transformation

Hello there, Well it’s me Jamie, a trainer of 25 years and I love to exercise, stay strong and I Love food too. So, yes, I’m human!

However, it was easy to settle into a life of getting older and accepting an expanding waistline and hiding it under my baggy gym shirts.


Starting winter this year I thought it was time to take action and maybe set an example to others as we start to exit our pandemic lives. I studied hard and became a certified Amazing 12 coach, one of only a few in Australia and then I jumped into following the formulated 12-week program of very reasonable exercise and a simple, calculated nutrition plan that still allowed for a chill out eating day ‘every week’.


The Amazing 12 is regarded as the World #1 Total Body Transformation program that has transformed the lives and physiques of 10000+ people over the past 15 years.
The program requires commitment to just three 45 minute training sessions per week, a commitment to making some nutrition changes and a commitment to changing oneself for the better. It’s only 12 weeks!


I currently have a crew of 7 people undertaking the program, due to finish by Christmas.
Early 2022 I will be starting another wave of the Amazing 12.


*** I AM TAKING APPLICATIONS NOW ***


If you want to learn more, head over to www.amazing12brisbane.com.au and get in touch NOW to arrange a chat 😁

Why Do we Practice ‘Get Ups’?

Squat, deadlift, push, pull and various body bracing activities might be the meat and potatoes of our programs for strength.

BUT, I also add in the spices so to speak. Practicing various forms or jumping, crawling and getting up from the floor adds spice to our movement vocabulary and prepares us for when we might actually need the skill… it’s also great fun to play with these physical movements!

Falls, trips and accidents happen, whether during sport or day to day life. But did you know that many people just don’t know what to do when falls happen – they don’t know how to get up when injured, how to crawl or carry themselves to safety or to get help.

Practicing these simple movements, moving us from standing to the ground and back up not only make us stronger and fitter, but better prepare us for ‘woopsadaisies’.

Here’s a quick time-lapse practice.

An Incredible Physique and Athletic Performance in 12 Weeks!

Amazing 12 will show you how to release your UNLIMITED potential without drugs, gimmicks, and most importantly, without PAIN. Through careful manipulation of the mathematics of training progressions, your training will propel you forward in ways that will amaze you.

We help people struggling to get lasting results …

Most people feel inadequate in their ability to get results in the gym. They believe it’s impossible for anyone to achieve significant natural gains in strength, muscle gain, fat loss, and cardiovascular conditioning simultaneously in ANY period of time– let alone in 12 weeks. And they think that anyone promising to deliver that must be selling snake oil…Wrong.

… Get the superhero’s body you’ve always wanted

The Amazing 12 program has delivered hugely substantial gains in physical strength and cardiovascular performance that are accompanied by aesthetic changes of an incredible magnitude in just 12 weeks. We can do that because we know you already have the strength potential that can take you there, right now without building anything new. There’s a specific way to unleash this, and almost all other programs fight your efforts and shut you down. However, once we show you how, the sky’s the limit.

Amazing 12 programs safely and comfortably perpetuate gains in strength, hypertrophy, fat loss, and cardiovascular conditioning simultaneously, and at levels never before thought possible drug free. We’ve created almost 10,000 jaw-dropping physical transformations with men and women, of all ages, shapes, sizes and genetics, and are regarded as the world’s number 1 body transformation program.

If you want to be successful you’ll need to:

  • Be willing to invest in yourself
  • Bring a positive attitude
  • Be fully committed
  • Be motivated to achieve your best possible result in 12 weeks
  • Be willing to learn technical excellence in the exercises involved.
  • Have the courage to meet ‘the real you’, for potentially the first time, at the end of 12 weeks. 

A12 Express at FitStrong Strength & Wellness

The A12 Express is another part of the proud A12 lineage, designed by A12 creator Paul McIlroy, specifically for people on the go!  At just 45 minutes per session, including the warm up, 3 times per week, the A12 Express is designed to produce the biggest ‘pound-for-pound’ (or minute-for minute) result imaginable in the most efficient way possible! 

The A12 Express, with only 105 minutes of training time per WEEK, and 36 total sessions in 12 weeks, the results are astounding.

What’s involved in The A12?

#1 Optimisation of Exercise Technique – We’ll show you step-by-step the optimal (and required) techniques and their subtleties to master each exercise and minimise risk of injury even as you progress through higher and higher strength levels.

#2 Optimisation of Nutrition – The food you eat is very personal and if you battle through hunger or if your body craves something that’s missing, you will suffer needlessly. And then you’ll stop and eat what you want. The stakes are higher when it comes to fitness programs because the diet versus exercise debate has traditionally accepted the view that “It’s 90% diet.” We’ll teach you how the reality is that it’s actually 90% training when it comes to a body TRANSFORMATION (sounds bogus we know, but look at our results…we’ve proved it and we’ll prove it again and again). 

#3 Optimisation of Exercise Programming – Great technique and great nutrition are not enough. For optimal results, you need optimal programming. And since the vast majority of programs out there do not get results (and most fitness coaches fail to deliver results for their clients), something is clearly broken with fitness programming.  The main problem is the accepted view of “no pain, no gain.” It’s inspiring talk, but it’s no way to get long term results and is physiologically counter-productive. The reality is “Any pain, no gain.”! To perpetuate progress we shouldn’t leave our comfort zone…we should EXPAND it until it envelopes our previous limits.

When and Where can you join?

The Amazing 12 Brisbane is run in Albany Creek throughout the year in the privacy of the FitStrong Strength & Wellness gym. 

The next wave is due to start in early 2022.  Due to growing interest, I am building a list. If you would like to express your interest in taking part in the Amazing 12, the first step is to meet up, talk through the details and get added to the 2022 list. 

Due to the detailed coaching and support offered, only a small number of people can be taken through each wave. 

If you want to see people just like you, how they started and how they transformed, check out the gallery of transformations. You can even compare age groups, over and under 40s ladies and gents.

Amazing 12 Total Body Transformation 2022

It might be ages away yet, but we’re already taking bookings for the very successful Amazing 12 ‘2022’ wave.

Maybe treat yourself this Christmas (yikes, I said Christmas) to a place on the Amazing 12 Total Body Transformation program.

If you’re in the Brisbane area, this program is ideal for you. However, even if remote, very soon a solution may be available to still avail of the A12 benefits from home. More on this later.

The A12 guarantees Strength, Fitness, Physique transformation and a solid education. #brisbanegym #brisbane #amazing12 #paulmcilroyamazing12 #totalbodytransformation #transformation #albanycreekgym

www.amazing12brisbane.com.au

Do You Value Strength?

No one appreciates the values of strength until weakness becomes a reality of life. A straight-up statement but it’s based on the realities I see whenever someone decides to start training. I’ll hear some of the following… and you can fill in the blanks with any number of verbs. ‘I struggle with ____ing’. ‘I can’t … Continue reading Do You Value Strength?

The 101 on Crawling for Adults

Are you leaking strength?(90 second read) Stronger is not necessarily expressed by lifting bigger weights. Whilst I wholeheartedly adore strength training with barbells, kettlebells, pull up bars, other heavy stuff; it’s too easy to forget what made us strong in the first place and what still has a place to keep functioning better as adults. … Continue reading The 101 on Crawling for Adults

Your Body Just Wants to Move

Starting April I’ll be running a short series of helpful mobility exercises to help everyone move better. Remember, when you move better you can express your strength, fitness and daily life physicalities more clearly and effectively.

Brachiation Tips

Hanging or Brachiation offers many health, strength and conditioning benefits.

Shoulder, elbow, wrist and spine health has been proven to benefit from supported or full weight hanging. Grip strength will vastly improve as will hand conditioning. If you’ve not quite mastered pull ups, hanging is a great starting point. 

Hanging whether supported or full, can be carried out both active (with muscle activation) or passive (fully relaxed). 

How much? It would be great if everyone added a minute of hanging every day and build up the accumulation of daily hang-time to multiple minutes in the ideal scenario. But, start small and add  a few seconds here and there. 

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I am looking for couples who want to Transform together 

Maybe you’ve decided it’s time to get on top of your health and strength? Maybe you’re getting married soon and want to get into ‘great shape’ for the big day? Maybe you’ve realised you’ve let yourself slip over the past couple of years and want to move better, feel stronger and fitter?  Perhaps you simply … Continue reading I am looking for couples who want to Transform together 

7 Fitness Apps Not In Your Phone

We are all wonderfully designed to move. We are all born with the same potential for performing a wide range of physical abilities. Much like a new computer or mobile phone arrives preloaded with a host of apps, we too are loaded with a massive database of ‘apps’.

Amazing 12 post graduation

Okay, so the A12 is a 12 week program… what happens at the start of week 13, or in 5 years time? The program is so wonderfully constructed by Paul McIlroy with minimal quantity, maximum quality, that switching between the A12 Express and the A12 Classic is a very reasonable option. An A12 Classic graduate … Continue reading Amazing 12 post graduation