I had already lost a lot of weight since having my baby and knew I wanted to go further than just dropping the baby weight.
After deciding I wanted to step on stage I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to work with Paul for my first contest prep. The initial chat was pretty daunting and exciting at the same time and after a few weeks of training I was feeling better than I ever had before and was noticing results daily.
Having never been on prep before I found some weeks pretty tough but Paul was always on hand to keep me on track. Whether it be when I needed help with the training and diet or emotional side of things.
I have a crazy schedule and Paul always made the prep fit to the time I had available. Working with Paul has been brilliant and I honestly can’t see me ever wanting a different coach.
I have worked with Paul for the last year after seeing the progress my training partner had made with Paul as his coach. In this time I have had dramatic changes to my physique which I really don't think I would have been able to achieve without his expert guidance.
I have found Paul to be a very approachable guy and helpful coach, also, because I am very interested in the ins and outs of the methods used, he has always found the time to explain things to me in more detail.
I will continue to stay with Paul as my coach for the foreseeable future as I, and many others believe he is one of the best in the business and like to think my progress speaks for itself!
I have known Paul now for a few years through the gym scene in Plymouth. He is a very humble and approachable guy. Who is very well respected.
In the short period I have worked with him I have gained a vast array of knowledge. All of the “bro science” that I thought was so true is a thing of the past!
Over the last 12 months my physique has developed more than in the 10 years previous to working with Paul. It makes me think… why didn’t I decide to compete at an earlier age?!?
I fully enjoyed stepping on stage last year in my first show, I placed 2nd in a very tough line up…..I do think we shocked a few people……….
Paul is very specific and concise with his plans. With regular check-ins he will ensure everything is on track and tweak things down to the finest detail to make sure you are stage ready.
When I decided that I wanted to compete, I was lucky enough to find Paul Scarborough and for him to take me on! So since 2011 I've competed in 3 federations NABBA, NPA & BNBF and to date have been invited to 6 British Finals, only having 2012 off.
Every show I step on that stage looking better than before and could never achieve this without Paul's unquestionable knowledge and structured training and diet plans.
I have absolute confidence in his plans and over the years not only has Paul's been my coach but a mentor, confidant and friend. He gets results and I look forward to working with Paul for the rest of my competing career!
The first competition I entered was in 2006. It was the UKBFF Stars of Tomorrow Show. I was entered in the first timers category. I came third. I was thrilled with what I had achieved and knew that this was for me. Off the back of my third place I knew that I could do more and the training and dietary requirements seemed to click in and didn’t seem so hard.
Between 2007 and 2009 I entered 6 different shows placing in the top three in my categories at each one. The feedback was always positive from the judges but one piece of feedback always stuck with me. As I am over 6 feet tall my height can be a disadvantage and that I needed to bulk up in size to compete with the big names. This is when I contacted Paul via a forum. From our first conversation we just got on like a house on fire. His knowledge and understanding is just second to none.
During my first prep (2010) with Paul was very different to what I have encountered before and if I had any questions or doubts in my mind I knew I could always call or message him and he would have the right answer or the way to clear up any doubts I had. With all his support I managed to finish in the top 10 of the NABBA Britain finals (Class 1)
After taking two years off from competition and concentrating on gaining more muscle size as I could still working on a off season programme with Paul. I came back to competition in 2012 when I entered the NABBA Mr England show . I was entered in class one and ranked 4th.
Paul is more than a coach to me, I would class his as a friend.
For me this is more than just looking good but I find with every week that passes & ever show I'm learning so much & I am becoming a more confident person. I don't think I would be any happier if I came first than where I placed 5th.
It would be easy to find someone who does online coaching & nutrition these days as there are so many people about but I don't think I would ever find anyone who I trust as much as Paul. I'm grateful that paul is patient & spend’s time explaining what your doing & why your doing certain things as I think this helps me understand & keep going.
Having searched worldwide for a contest prep coach, the name Pscarb was the one that kept coming back as one of the best out there. I am glad in the end I went with Pscarb as I have found him not only to be knowledgeable in aspects of bodybuilding but an exceptional prep coach when it comes to getting his clients in the best possible condition for comp. Highly recommended!
I have known Paul for a few years now, when I was starting off in bodybuilding & studying at University we both trained at the Marjon’s University gym in Plymouth.
In 2013 as I finished university we both made the transition to join Pro Gym. This was a small gym just on the outskirts of Plymouth. It wasn’t until we both trained here that I really got to know Paul, he was very helpful towards me & showed me a variety of techniques on certain exercises I did not know about which really helped me forward my training at that time.
Later on in 2013 I competed in my first bodybuilding show as a junior in the UKBFF, at this time I was under the guidance of a different trainer. I was very unhappy with how he handled my prep that year and some of the methods I was told to do were extremely questionable even for me starting off in the industry. Results that year did not go as planned so I decided to Part Company with my trainer shortly after that show.
I approached Paul at the start of 2014. I seen the work he had done himself & with other clients in the same gym over the past few years, needless to say I was very impressed. I was then fortunate enough to start working with Paul in February 2014. Being a young amateur bodybuilder this was a great opportunity to learn off someone who I held in such high regard as a competitive bodybuilder. Paul immediately changed my diet & training philosophy for the better as the results immediately came. Over the course of the year my diet and training was slowly monitored and tweaked accordingly as we made our way towards my second bodybuilding show in the UKBFF this time in the men’s classic bodybuilding category where I placed 4th in a very strong line up. Regardless of the placing the change in my physique & mentality over the last 6 months was incredible.
During my offseason & prep I have learnt a variety of training methods/strategies, advanced strength and conditioning techniques, a long list of nutritional methods that have proven to work on my body these include nutrient timing, hydration, fat loading, meal planning & of course learning how important it is to eat consistently to achieve results.
I am very much looking forward to working under Paul in 2015 where we plan on taking my physique to the next level on and off the stage.