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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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"I'd just like to start by saying that Paul from Iron Underground has taught me what real STRENGTH is! I came from a Crossfit/Kettlebell background when I entered the fitness industry and although this was a great start I ended up wanting to be stronger, in particular with my 4 main lifts (Deadlift, Squat, Overhead Press and Bench). At the time I thought deadlifting 120kg was a good effort but as do most Crossfitters I ended up injuring my lower back through high reps and poor technique which deterred me from doing any deadlifts or squats over 60-80kg ever again. As I became more experienced, I left the Crossfit "society" and branched into metcon and kettle bell training with some great... "
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"I'd just like to start by saying that Paul from Iron Underground has taught me what real STRENGTH is! I came from a Crossfit/Kettlebell background when I entered the fitness industry and although this was a great start I ended up wanting to be stronger, in particular with my 4 main lifts (Deadlift, Squat, Overhead Press and Bench). At the time I thought deadlifting 120kg was a good effort but as do most Crossfitters I ended up injuring my lower back through high reps and poor technique which deterred me from doing any deadlifts or squats over 60-80kg ever again. As I became more experienced, I left the Crossfit "society" and branched into metcon and kettle bell training with some great results but still not satisfied with my relative strength. Lucky for me that's when my very smart wife started to look around locally for a trainer that could help her in either Olympic lifting or powerlifting which brought her to Paul. After several months of listening to her tell me how good Paul was as a trainer and hearing of her quick gains I decided to head down there and give it a go. All I can say is that from Paul's guidance I went from what I thought was heavy (120kg) to doing 165kg (1rm) on my first session without hurting my back which led me to further continue my training with Paul. Within several months under Paul's watchful training I was lifting 190kg in 3 sets of 3 and feeling very confident in my back and a lot stronger in all my lifts. I am forever grateful for what Paul has done for me and my wife as we now can confidently say that we are strong and well educated thanks to Paul. Thanks heaps mate!"
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- Julien Tretsch
[PERSONAL TRAINER / BJJ COMPETITOR]
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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