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Words Jon Lipsey

I’ve been working for Men’s Fitness since 2004, and over the course of those 15 years I’ve had the privilege of working with most of the fitness industry’s biggest (some of them really are pretty stacked) and best experts. And if you asked me who I’d select as a coach if wanted to get stronger, it would be incredibly easy for me to give you an answer. Jack Lovett, founder of the Spartan Performance gym in the northeast of England, would undoubtedly be the person I’d select to help me achieve that aim.

Photography Glen Burrows

The reasons are pretty compelling. He achieved elite status as an athlete by winning Britain’s Natural Strongest Man on multiple occasions, then replicated that success as a coach on the world stage by guiding Donna Moore to two World’s Strongest Woman victories. He has also excelled in other sports and disciplines as the training force behind UFC fighters and Premier League footballers. But the real reason for my selection is his coaching style and philosophy.

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