Training special for September only! Online training only $200 for the month. In the gym -$300. Rates go up October 1!
Greatbodies Fitness was started and is operated by James Vandervest, MEd, IFBB competitive bodybuilder.
James recently took 3rd in the NPC Masters Nationals and 4th at the IFBB North America in 2010
|North American Championships 2013
|Onstage at a ripped 240 lbs!
|2010 Masters Nationals
|3rd Over 50- Superheavyweights Winner
PERSONAL TRAINING AND FITNESS CONSULTING SERVICES
Individualized Personal Training and Fitness Consulting at reasonable rates.
Also offering couples and groups at discounted rates. Greatbodies Fitness offers in-home, at the gym and online
personal training for those outside our service area or simply for those who want to take advantage of this reasonably priced
See the Personal Training page for rates and information.
Dont delay, get YOUR great body now!
|2009 Masters Nationals Superheavyweights
NEW ARTICLES ON EXAMINER.COM
NEW! I am now now writing for the Examiner as their new Omaha Health and Fitness Examiner! Here is one of my articles.
Second article. First in series on the Phoenix bodybuilding scene.
TRI-Level Training is a type of training that I implement in my own training with the results as shown
in these photos. I also implement it in working with my clients, adapting it to THEIR level of ability and current fitness.
As my clients progress, I adapt the system to fit their needs. Tri level training is a training system
that takes into account individual recovery ability and needs, and is able to make individual exercise prescriptions.
2006 NPC Border States
Winner Unlimited Superheavyweights
A recent article in Flex magazine dicussed research undertaken by the Austalian institute of sports which compared
training to failure versus sub failure training, and also multiple sets to failure versus one set to faiure. Guess what group
had the best results??
The one set to failure group with a 10% strength increase versus the subfailure group at 5%. Performing
2- 4 sets to failure didn't improve results., they DECREASED them, coming in at 6%. Sound familiar?
This link only has
the preleminary information, the studies are talked about more in the magazine article. As much as I haven't been much of
a fan of Flex in a long time, it was a well written, logical and practical article.
Here's one from a highly respected scientific journal. You'll need adobe acrobat for this one.
Greatbodies Fitness Personal Training. Call now 402 779 9027 for a free personal training phone
|Curling 200 lbs during a HIT workout, August 2005
Above Winner Superheavyweight class Venice Beach Invitational 2006
Above: Excalibur Masters And Superheavyweights Dec 2005
Below: OC Muscle Classic April 2005
-- note the improved thickness and muscle mass in less than 8 months!
James Vandervest onstage at the 2005 OC Muscle Classic
Photos by Bill Comstock and Nga Azarian
INTEGRATED TOTAL FITNESS
Ø Gain muscular strength
Ø Increase muscular endurance
Ø Improve cardiovascular conditioning
Ø Increase flexibility
Ø Improve bone and tendon strength
Ø Maintain and improve bone density
Ø Develop a positive mental outlook and emotional health.
Photos by Bil Comstock and Nga Azarian
James Vandervest has been certified by 3 different certification
organizations as personal trainer. He is also a competitive Master's Level Bodybuilder in the NPC with several wins and top
5 placings. In addition, he has worked out under the supervision bodybuilding legend Mike Mentzer, and been quoted on his
My Tri level Training system is based on scientific principles of exercise physiology
and logic and James Vandervest's extensive experience in the fields of bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition.