KESLEY DEDMAN

PERSONAL TRAINING

On this page you will find any interview's or articles I have been in.

If you have any questions relating to any of the interviews or articles shown, please get in touch and I will be happy to help.

Q: What are the pros and cons of having a training background in top level football? What inputs or insights do your clients gain from you?

KD: Having worked with such high level coaches from such a young age I've found over the years I've picked up habits and techniques that I can transfer over to my clients into their training. I've experienced first hand what it takes to become a professional athlete, and trust me when I say it's not easy! I find I'm able to transfer the training techniques along with the nutrition and recovery programmes and integrate them into my clients training which is why I've had such success in hitting my clients targets.


Q: Who are your favourite clients - is it talented sports people, trying to gain an edge or is it sedentary individuals trying to complete their first 5K?

KD: Personally I don't have favourite clients. Every day I'm hit with new challenges and targets from clients so training rarely becomes boring. It doesn't matter if you're looking to run a marathon or just looking to attend your local fun run, everyone has different levels of fitness and different challenges. If I had to choose the perfect client, it would be a complete "newbie". Someone who hasn't ever really got into the gym or fitness, usually they tend to be a bit shy and nervous.

I've found that some people really underestimate themselves and their abilities and once you've broken through that first barrier that's when the magic really happens! Helping someone go from being shy, unfit and unconfident grow into this fit, energetic, confident person is amazing! These are the type of clients I love.

Q: How much focus do you put on your client's eating patterns within their goal structure? Does that vary upon the goal?

KD: Nutrition plays a huge part with any training. Any good trainer will tell you that doing the training is only half the battle, the other half is what you eat. It's all well and good working hard in the gym for an hour a day, but it's the other 23 hours of the day that really make the difference! Nutrition differs hugely depending on the types of goals people have, if your looking to build muscle then you need to eat a lot more than someone who is trying to lose weight. It's not all about the amount you eat though, it's about what you eat, the quality of the food and when you eat it. I give every one of my clients nutritional advice and guidelines but I try not to write entire diet plans as they are so unrealistic to stick to, but now and again I will make exceptions.

Interview with

Functional Sports Nutrition.

 

Kesley Dedman was a youth football player, who was scouted by Norwich City at the tender age of 12. Unfortunately, after four years with Norwich, he wasn't offered a professional contract, so he vowed to enter the fitness industry. At this point, he took three years to study for a diploma in sports and exercise science and a qualification as a personal trainer.

 

Five years later, as a freelance personal trainer, working at Fitness Focus Gym Clavering, Kesley coaches individuals from all walks of life. Helping people towards their goals and often becoming a motivational role to them has been extremely satisfying to him. He takes his work just as seriously as if he were still interacting with professional footballers.

We asked Kesley a few questions about his coaching philosophies and nutritional practices:




Q: Kesley, thanks for talking to us. It seems that you passionately avoid using a one-size-fits all approach. Can you tell us what this means from an exercise perspective?
Note - please leave out nutrition at the moment.

 

KD: For me personal training should be personal. Everyone is different in their own way, although two people may have the same end goal, what works for one person doesn't necessarily work for the other. People react differently to different exercises which is why everyone needs their own unique personal training plan. It takes a few sessions to get to know the client, what they like, what they don't like and most importantly what exercises their body reacts to best. Once you've gained your clients trust and understand their bodies, not only do they enjoy their training with me but they also know they are taking the right route to achieving their goals efficiently and as quickly a possible. 

Functional Sports Nutriton, Magazine, Interview
Functional Sports Nutriton, Magazine, Interview

Q: Again, back to the one-size-fits-all question. Nutrition is full of diets, each of which is apparently the best thing since sliced bread. How do you personally assess individuals to understand which dietary patterns they should be following? Do you have your favourites?

KD: The market these days is full of fad diets. They promise you the world but in reality very few people ever get to the end of the diet or hit their goals. This is exactly why I try not to write out diet plans. The word dieting refers to a short term fix, usually 6-8 weeks. Then what? Back to the normal routine of eating cake and putting all that weight back on that you've just lost... Back to square one.

The advice I give my clients is not to concentrate on what's slimming or what's low in calories, my advice is to concentrate on eating healthy. People will choose a low fat, low calorie chocolate bar packed with god knows what chemicals in, over a piece of fruit, or a handful of nuts because they think it's slimming. Concentrate on eating healthy and you'll find everything else falls in to place.


Q: Finally, what are your views on supplements? Again, this is very individual-specific, but which supplements do you tend to use more of and why?

KD: This is a touchy subject for trainers, it's like marmite, you either love them or you hate them. In my opinion there are supplements out there that can help you and there are others that just want to take your money. It's knowing which is which that's the secret. So many companies will pull you in with fake advertisement promising you that their pills and potions are the next best thing since sliced bread and when they've got your money it's game over.
 

You've just spent a good amount of money which otherwise could have been spent on a healthy trip the supermarket but instead you've bought yourself a worthless box of potions. Think about it, if these things really worked then everyone would be in shape and personal trainers would be out of the job. Now I'm not saying all supplement are worthless, I take some myself and advise some to clients, but the difference is, I've done my research and know what's in them. People don't do the research, they assume that if it's on a shelf in the supermarket then it's ok. If you want to take a supplement then my advice is to talk to a trainer who has a good knowledge of the supplement industry before you go and waste your money.  

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Photography with Fraser Parry Photography

 

Kes Dedman is a talented personal trainer and fitness model. Photographing with Kes was a delight as his enjoyment of fitness was beaming in every image, clearly showing it is a big part of his life. Kes is a noticeable professional, his training and diet precision can be seen on himself - a well sculpted, self defined figure. This studio shoot was immediately started with dark lighting ensuring that there was just enough light to capture each muscle at its best defined state. Photographing Kes in this way gave an amazing outcome of visual strength and power from each image.

 

Wishing Kes all the best for the future with his personal training, fitness and modelling.

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Studio Shoot with Fraser Parry Photography

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Studio Shoot with Fraser Parry Photography

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Studio Shoot with Fraser Parry Photography

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Studio Shoot with Fraser Parry Photography

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Studio Shoot with Fraser Parry Photography

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Studio Shoot with Fraser Parry Photography