I am Lee Boyce. I'm a writer, strength trainer, and ex-athlete. I mainly work with not-so-slight-at-heart clients for strength, general conditioning, corrective training, sports performance and muscle development. I currently spend my time writing tonnes of articles, training clients, doing media, giving the odd seminar, and just being a self-proclaimed junkie on all things training. I’m a contributing author for Men's Fitness magazine, along with Testosterone Magazine (www.tnation.com) and many other fitness mags. You can read many of my articles on this website.
While attending university for Kinesiology studies, I ran varsity track and field as a sprinter and long jumper. I competed at the National level.
During the time I was still in school, I received my first training certification, and I felt accomplished. Time passed, and after receiving my second training certification, that feeling of accomplishment went away stupid-fast.
I realized that “trainers” in my city and country were a dime a dozen, so the typical in-class form of instruction alone wouldn’t cut it.
Say you’ve got 20 personal trainers in a given commercial gym.
Now times that by 12 different locations of the same gym.
Now times THAT by, say, 4 other competing gyms and all THEIR locations. You get the picture.
The key was to find a way to making myself something – anything – of an exception.
And it came from everything I decided to do that my certs and schooling didn’t. A combination of anecdotal evidence, and neverending external research opened my eyes to the real world of training.
Mix in a little time, a lot of ambition, a bunch of shadowing (or rather, annoyingly picking the brains of people I looked up to in the industry from around the continent), even more reading, and eventually getting published, getting featured into dozens of blogs and articles for major magazines like Men's Health, and knabbing spots on TV as a fitness expert, and you’ve got me, all up to date. Hi.
Well, maybe you shouldn’t – that’s up to you. But, if any of your interests include being stronger, getting leaner, looking better naked, adding muscle, being faster, being more explosive, becoming more athletic, or simply improving your training knowledge, you may be interested in what I bring to the table.
Truth is, any ‘trainer’ can make a novice lifter see novice results. It’s the coveted “next level” training performance and appearance that separates the good coaches from the not-so-good. That doesn't always mean crazily advanced training sessions with highly athletic moves either. Sometimes it's just about exercising your depth of knowledge - granted you have it.
No more biceps curls while standing on the BOSU ball (yeah, this was an actual note-to-self back in the day).
Staying open to learning new things has been greatly beneficial, and I have had the privilege of learning from great strength coaches, sports doctors and therapists in the ’biz. Plus I also get paid to write about it.
There are endless misconceptions in this game, and part of the purpose of this site is to send those wrong ideas to the gutter through the things I’ve learned, and show that training smart and seeing results is nothing other than a science – One that I seem to be getting the hang of.
From a different angle, I'll be first to say that I started out as the definition of Lanky Dork. Now that things have changed, the time comes to make other non-athletes make changes too.
Enjoy the ride.