Aarron Lambo is a bodybuilder from the United Kingdom with a passion for lifting weights and being fit. He has steadily been rising in the fitness industry ever since he got into the gym at the age of 15.
Over his lifting career, Aarron has been building up his success with hard work ethic and dedication. He has won several amateur bodybuilding shows, has opened his gym (the Alpha Training Gym in Northamptonshire) and fitness business. He’s steadily becoming a bodybuilding icon in the United Kingdom.
As an entrepreneur, Aarron is impressive, but as a bodybuilder, he’s even better. His stats are:
At 5’5” (165 cm) his weight is 205 to 215 pounds (88.5 to 93 kg). Quite impressive if you ask me, especially considering his low body fat percentage.
Aarron Lambo was born and raised in East Midlands of England. He became interested in bodybuilding at a very early age, and by the age of 15, he had started his journey. He also found inspiration in bodybuilders that he saw in fitness magazines. He’s said:
“My brother in law gave me a load of 1990’s fitness magazines, but I kept them for years going through them over and over, looking at pictures of what I thought was the freakiest physiques in the world.”
From that, his passion for the sport was born, and he knew that he wanted to step on stage one day. Just a year later, at the age of 16, he started competing in bodybuilding shows in Northamptonshire and winning different categories for teens.
Soon after, his entrepreneurial side began to surface, and at the age of 17, he wanted to open up his gym. A goal that he couldn’t accomplish at that point due to lack of funding. However, he kept pushing.
In 2008, after having made some connections in the UK, he finally opened his gym.
The gym worked out, and within five years of hard work, he opened his training center. He’s publicly stated that it was a long and challenging process, but well worth it.
Within just three short years, he opened his fitness promotion business and made social media accounts. Aarron’s initial goal was to bring top fitness influencers from the industry to the fans by organizing different activities such as training sessions, photo shoots, and regular meet and greets.
Since gaining his deserved success, Aarron has toured the UK and Europe to promote his business and organize different events. Some big names from the bodybuilding sphere have been featured: Phil Heath, Lee Priest, and Terry Hollands.
His Training Style
Aarron’s training style is in no way unconventional. He relies on heavy compound exercises such as the barbell bench press, barbell squat, deadlift, barbell row, rack pulls, close-grip bench press, and barbell bicep curl to build muscle mass and strength.
He’s stated that he uses isolation exercises as finishers to put the final touches on his physique.
In regards to his repetition ranges, he varies them over time. He trains with low, medium, and high reps alike and sees all of them as beneficial.
It’s no secret that Aarron is a big guy. And, as such, he needs to consume massive amounts of food just to maintain his muscle mass. To get that much food, he eats every two to three hours. He puts a heavy emphasis on healthy fats in his morning and evening meals with foods such as fatty fish, coconut oils, eggs, avocados, nuts, and meats.
During the day, he puts a lot of emphasis on carbs, the fuel for the body, and eat a lot of fast-digesting carbs after his heavy workouts.
As far as supplementation goes, Aarron is a minimalist and only takes what is proven to work: protein powder, pre-workout, BCAAs, and fat-burners.
Elite Whey Protein – 21g Whey Protein with 3g Creatine & 2.4g Glutamine
Gold Standard Whey Protein – 24g of High quality Whey Protein Concentrate
Amino Charge BCAA – 2:1:1 ratio of L-leucine (6.45g), L-isoleucine (750mg), and L-valine (750mg) with Glutmaine (3.9g) and Taurine (750mg).
Aarron’s story is inspirational for both aspiring bodybuilders and entrepreneurs. He’s achieved everything with a hard work ethic and discipline. Unlike what some might believe, he was not born into money and never had anything given to him.
It took him many years to open up his gym, a process that was difficult to put it lightly. But thanks to his perseverance and upbeat attitude, he’s accomplished a lot and is well on his way to becoming a bodybuilding icon in the United Kingdom.
If there is one thing we can learn from Aarron is never to give up, no matter how difficult or grim the road ahead looks. He kept pushing and by taking consistent, small steps toward his goals, he’s achieved a lot.
Martyn Ford is a bodybuilder with incredible stats:
At 6’8” (203 cm), Martyn weighs 320 lbs (145 kg.) and is easily one of the most intimidating guys out there.
However, just like most of us, Martyn has also suffered setbacks in his life and has been in tight situations.
At a young age, Martyn was a talented cricket player with a bright future in the sport. Unfortunately, during a practice session, Martyn suffered an injury that put him out of the game. Things weren’t looking good, but there was still hope of a comeback.
However, after the injury had healed, Martyn was struck by glandular fever (infectious mononucleosis) which put him out of the game for an entire year. That period was crucial for his development for the sport, and he had to make the tough decision to leave cricket behind and channel his energy elsewhere.
At that difficult time in his life, Martyn discovered the world of bodybuilding and fitness. Due to his anger and frustration, he went all in at the gym, trying to make himself feel better. And it worked – before he knew, he had fallen in love with the iron and became addicted to his progress in the gym.
Since that time, Martyn has made it a point never to look back and harbor regret or resentment for difficult times in his past. He’s become an influential fitness icon, online sensation, and actor.
Here’s his take:
“Think about what you don’t want to become. Negative reinforcement is a great tool to kick-start the body into action! The fear of being a failure is almost like the ‘fight or flight’ that will either crush or push you!”
Martyn believes in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s theory of “shocking” the muscles. Because of that, he changes his training routine every month and a half or so to avoid adaptation and make linear progress.
However, Martyn rarely makes changes to his training methods and repetition ranges. Instead, he varies his exercise selection. He’s often stated that one week he might do only presses for his chest and in the following week, just fly movements.
Martyn is also very strict with his resting periods: he takes 60-second breaks between sets and 2-minute ones between each exercise. He also includes different intensity techniques such as drop sets, forced reps, and slow negatives to push his muscles to the limit and elicit more growth.
His training split looks like this:
Incline Press 3 x 12/8/6
Incline Fly’s 3 x 12/8/6
Decline Press 3 x 12/8/6
Barbell Curls 3 x 12/8/6
Concentration Curls 3 x 12/8/6
Bent-Over Rows 3 x 12/8/6
Close Grip Pulldowns 3 x 12/8/6
Deadlifts 3 x 12/8/6
Seated Single Arm Rows 3 x 12/8/6
Shrugs 3 x 12/8/6
Recovery, Rest day
Seated Dumbbell Press 3 x 12/8/6
Seated Laterals 3 x 12/8/6
Single Arm Lateral Raises (Using Cable) 3 x 12/8/6
Front Raises 3 x 12/8/6
Rear Delt Fly’s 3 x 12/8/6
French Press 3 x 12/8/6
Rope Pushdowns 3 x 12/8/6
Leg Extensions 3 x 12/8/6
Squats 3 x 12/8/6
Leg Press 3 x 12/8/6
Hamstring Curls 3 x 12/8/6
Calf Raises 3 x 12/8/6
Recovery, Rest days
Martyn is also a big believer in using cardio for fat loss and staying conditioned. Some of his choices include cycling, walking, and running. He also makes sure to add some HIIT cardio into his regimen, as well as MMA twice per week.
Martyn is an avid calorie tracker, and he knows precisely how much energy he is consuming every day to build muscle with very little fat in the process. When he was younger and just starting out with bodybuilding, he made sure to eat a lot of food every day, but never tracked his macronutrients.
This resulted in him gaining quite a bit of muscle mass but also a lot of fat.
Now, he is much more methodical with his approach, consumes between 4500-8000 calories, tracks his macronutrients meticulously and can stay in excellent condition year-round.
Now, that many calories might seem like an enormous amount to some of you, but keep in mind that Martyn is 6’8” and weighs well over 310 pounds. He needs a lot of energy to maintain that size.
As far as supplementation goes, Martyn makes sure to include products that help him elevate his gym performance and build muscle mass more efficiently. Some of the supplements include garlic, ZMA, Glutamine, Creatine, BCAAs, protein powder, and Ginger.