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This article spends time with Personal Training Dubai Expert, Elger Barneveld as we learn more about some of his best tips for Nutrition, Exercise and Motivation to get results…..FAST!

Are you ready? Good…

….Lets jump straight in.


Before we get to Elger’s top health tips, let’s start with this clip of him in the gym….. (Psssssst: Elger is a degree qualified coach who is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), which is one of the highest qualifications you can get…Yikes! (He’s an extremely passionate Guy and his clients love him!)…

Here’s a quick look at Elger’s background…….


  • Bachelor Of Health
  • Sports And Physical Exercise (The Netherlands)
  • Certified Strength And Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS)
  • Reps Level 3, Personal Training Dubai
  • Fitness Instructor Level A
  • Certified Kettlebell Trainer
Areas of Expertise:
  • Personal Training Dubai: Strength & Weight loss expert
  • Body Composition (Muscle Gain & Fat Loss)
  • Strength And Conditioning Dubai
  • Kickboxing/ Boxing
  • Athletic Performance
  • Functional Movement

What his clients are saying…..


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Ok, now you know a little bit about Elger’s background, let’s look at what he recommends as a fitness expert….

Here goes…

My “Exercise” Advice

Two words…..

…..Strength & Power!!

In this blog, I’d like to introduce you to the best Strength Exercises as well as the top Power Lifts, which help you look and feel like a professional athlete…

For some, even the thought of ‘Strength & Power’ exercises sounds way too scary right?

… Most people are put off by how technical or difficult they look like to perform, however, once you master the basics, you’ll feel confident to try all of the moves without feeling silly….

Ok, are you ready?

Lets dive straight in….

Here are 3 Power Exercises & 4 Strength Exercises I’d recommend adding to your workouts to maximize Athletic ability….

Top 3 Power Lifts 

1. The ‘Clean’

99d41936082d882276c6a2ede732fdc4To view the technique of the Clean, check the following description and video guide- click here

2. The ‘Jerk’

crossfit-olympic-lift-jerkTo view the technique of the Jerk, check the following description and video guide- click here

3. The ‘Snatch’

crossfit-olympic-lifts-snatchTo view the technique of the snatch, check the following description and video guide- click here

Top 4 Strength Exercises

1. Conventional Deadlift

deadliftTo view the technique of the Deadlift, check the following description and video guide- click here

Related:How to Deadlift: The Technique Basics (2017)

2. The Back Squat

squat-way-downTo view the technique of the Back Squat, check the following description and video guide- click here

3. The Bench Press

how-to-bench-pressTo view the technique of the Bench Press, check the following description and video guide- click here

4. The Overhead Press

how-to-overhead-pressTo view the technique of the Overhead Press, check the following description and video guide- click here

You still with me???



doing the best exercises is one thing…

… but having a healthy diet is another…

… One doesn’t work without the other if you want that Athletic looking beach bod!

So, I’d like to focus on the following YouTube clip which introduces you to Athletic Nutrition & Meal Planning…

… check it out:

With the right Nutrition, anyone can feel energized, motivated and healthy…. The long term benefits are a “disease free” lifestyle and I urge you to consider eating a high protein, plant based diet…

Last but by no means least…!

My ‘Motivational’ Advice

I love it when I see my clients get into a routine after a few weeks of training….

…..seeing the change in attitude as they see their body changing in the mirror…..

… Its a great feeling once you get over that first three weeks of changing your lifestyle for the better…

… I promise you:

It’s worth it!

I’d like to finish with an inspirational video which I feel everyone should watch…. The psychology behind achieving your goals is directly related to self worth, how we view ourselves and the emotional rollercoaster we go through in life…

Sometimes we all have to dream…. I know that sounds a bit cheesy but its true….

Pick yourself up and meet your potential….

You can and you will…..


If you need help with achieving goals i’d be happy to help…. Don’t be shy to comment below and ask as many questions as you wish… If you’re in Dubai, I do Free consultations where I go through technique, nutrition and goal setting…..

… I’d love to help

Healthy Regards,

Elger & the Smart Team….

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Personal Training Dubai: elger@smartfitness.ae | +971 52 135 9300


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