Training update – 23Apr2014

Been a bit quiet lately on my blog, but busy working on my next blog post.


Training going very well and no injuries – I thank God!

Started with the building phase recently, meaning back to heavy (!) weights and low reps (about 8 per set).

Still with the same training partner (Mark) and we are very focussed right now.

We keep each other under control not to increase the heavy lifting weights to drastically…with our ego’s the jumps are always too big and nearly always results in injuries!

Wisdom comes with age…it seems at 49 it is about equal to our ego level – lol!


Here is the latest flexing video I’ve made:


Here is a few pics I took recently:

gert bicep gertxb gert2


My son is very eager to do bodybuilding…



Wish you all happy training. Cheers!

Gert Louw



Author: gertlouw

In the deepest south of South Africa you will find me. Dwelling in the most beautiful city in the world, Cape Town. I live close to God and try to follow in the footsteps of Christ as led the Holy Spirit. Other passions include Karate and Judo and wrestling (and off course surfing for many years). Karate I did for many years, Judo 4 yrs and for a short period kickboxing until I was knocked silly one time with blood all over and teeth protruding through my lip, but if I have to choose over, I would choose wrestling…simply because of the brutal power against power game with your opponent. Love it. Love my home theatre hobby, my youtube channel and spending time with family! And off course me and my son's new adventure ...and love flying my drone - DJI Phantom 4 Pro For those interested, this blog is my database of all my fitness and transformation knowledge. And NO (!) I am not getting any money for it and neither do I promote anything on it or getting sponsored by anybody. My blog is simply where I want to help other guys living a healthier life and become the best they can be, inside and out and ultimately it is my legacy I want to leave my one and only son – now 13 y/o and already eager to get his 6-pack! So donations very welcome! Just click the donation button... I started my healthy living after a very close call with death at age 40. After much hardship one of my main aims now is to assist other guys with healthy living and transforming themselves inside and out. I don’t know how much grace will still be given me, but I live now every moment to be the best I can be. To be the best bodybuilder I can be, the best father, best husband and best friend to those whom my paths crosses. I want to live a life worth living and not just do what excites me or pleases me. Feel free to contact me directly if you wish. Reading this far, the last bit important info on me you need to know, is that my anchor in life is Jesus Christ. Please bear in mind, English is my 2nd language and as a result their might be spelling, grammatical and other language errors in my blog – I do apologise for this! Wish you all many blessings. Gert Louw

2 thoughts on “Training update – 23Apr2014

  1. Hi Gert

    So happy for the update.
    Hey can I do your program in the morning. Say arround 6 is it advisable.


    1. In fact many serious athletes swear by early morning training especially for a fatloss environment. I simply cannot train in early morning…I am NOT wired that way. But my program is as good as any for real results even early mornings. Obviously u need to adapt the diet to suite early morning training. Make sure the BCAA and L-Glutamine is taken before training and followed by apple and whey protein directly afterwards. Wish u success bud! G.

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