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PAUL THOMPSON | GRAHAM MCDONALD | NATALIE SALM

HADYN SCOTT

 

STRENGTH TRAINING - Paul Thompson

 

Paul Thompson 250 kg Deadlift

 

Paul is the master personal trainer of Iron Underground, Brisbane and is widely experienced in his specialty. Having been in the industry for nearly a decade he has trained, designed training programs for and written customized eating plans for thousands of people from the everyday to the competitive athlete or figure competitor. Paul has also spent thousands of hours in the gym under the iron himself - so he also speaks and knows from personal experience.

Some of Pauls best strength efforts include a 260kg Deadlift, 200kg Squat, and a 140kg Bench - 600kg Total within Powerlifting Australia (IPF) - competition meets.

He has excellent client retention for his great ability to get results when conditions are less than ideal and train around many types of injuries or inconveniences. Having worked his way up from several large chain health clubs and various other personal training facilities he decided to open his own facility catering for the serious trainee wanting more. The same type that over his career found themselves training with him, and remaining with him getting leaner and stronger, creating the physiques they want.

 

 

 

Paul is a highly qualified personal trainer with the following credentials:

 

  • Level 1 & 2 Charles Poliquin International Certification Program (Strength Coaching)
  • Powerlifting Australia member
  • Experienced Competitive Powerlifter with 7 IPF/PA meets under his belt
  • Silver Medalist - 2011 State Powerlifting Opens (RAW under 93kgs)
  • Bronze Medalist at the Matti Tikka Powerlifting Challenge 2012 (RAW under 93kgs)
  • Ranked in top 10 (8th) in Under 93kg RAW Weight Division in Australia -  Powerlifting Australia (IPF)
  • Formally Ranked 19th across all weight classes Australia wide according to the relative strength (wilks) calculator - Powerlifting Australia (IPF) - 2011
  • Head Coach of the Iron Underground Powerlifting Team
  • Bio-Signature practitioner
  • Certificate IV in fitness
  • Certificate in Exercise Nutrition
  • Registered Fitness Australia Business
  • Registered Fitness Australia Professional
  • years plus experience in the industry
  • First Aid Certificate

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MOBILE CONTACT : 0422 671 661 EMAIL: train@ironunderground.com.au

 

TRAINER - Graham McDonald

 

TRAINER - Natalie Salm

 

TRAINER - HadynScott

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"Paul Thompson is a brilliant trainer, if you want real results and are willing to work hard, your best option is to join Paul's amazing team at Iron Underground. Your success is guaranteed. I consider myself very fortunate to be trained by Paul. I have been training with him for just over 6 months and I am more than happy with my progress. Some of his strong points are as follows: 1) He is absolutely committed to your progress - more so than yourself :o) 2) He instills iron like discipline and is an incredible motivator. 3) He'll assess your needs and will come up with a training plan that suits you. 4) He is constantly monitoring your progress and constantly updating your training routine.... "
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"Paul Thompson is a brilliant trainer, if you want real results and are willing to work hard, your best option is to join Paul's amazing team at Iron Underground. Your success is guaranteed. I consider myself very fortunate to be trained by Paul. I have been training with him for just over 6 months and I am more than happy with my progress. Some of his strong points are as follows: 1) He is absolutely committed to your progress - more so than yourself :o) 2) He instills iron like discipline and is an incredible motivator. 3) He'll assess your needs and will come up with a training plan that suits you. 4) He is constantly monitoring your progress and constantly updating your training routine. No rest here you'll be constantly challenged. One last point (to me this is the one that in my opinion make Paul unique and ahead of all the other trainers). His ability to train around any injuries you may have. In my case I have suffered from lower back pain for years. I have consulted numerous physiotherapists and wasn't really satisfied with any of them. Within a few months of training with Paul fixed all that my lower back problem is now history. He doesn't allow anything to stand in the way of your training (age/level of fitness/injury/gender are no excuses as far as he is concerned)."
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Latest Iron Underground Athletes Achievements
I.U Lifters at last comp: SSG Challenge March 2013

Name Class Squat Bench Deadlift Total Wilks
1. Robert Barret 83 190 125 260 575 385.480
2. Ashley Dyball 83 BP - 140 - 140 98.590
3. Lauren Phillips 57 BP - 52.5 - 52.5 47.220
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Current I.U Australian Rankings

Ranking Name Class Total Wilks
9th . Robert Barrett 98 635 Elite II 403.352
8th Overall . Sarah Petchell 72 407.5 Elite I 401.673
13 Overall . Natalie Salm 57 325 Elite I 389.220
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