Muscle Sport Magazine

Robby Robinson and the Master Plan (Part 2)

By Ian Duckett – (This is part two of a six-part series) Day 2 – Workout 1

Very little sleep as always, I spent the night looking at the clock and was excited at the prospect of the day ahead. After a breakfast of oats, honey and protein powder I headed onto the beach with my bag of books and writing pad. As I write and look out at the view, a young lad behind me in the parking area conducts a boot camp style workout.

What a life, eh?

After writing and planning- time, income and the sale of the new DVD- I took a walk around the marina. As I headed around the Marina I came across Marina Fitness Gym- with a fitness café below it. This once again was overlooking the marina. I looked at my watch –time was going real slow—time for something to eat though, so headed in the café.


I ordered oats and egg whites-the menu on the wall called it- Lou’s Special- like my little man I thought. As I sat overlooking the Marina eating this, I thought about how health orientated is this. Anybody who cares about the way they look and if their life is built around ‘the iron’. – “You Must Come Here.”

It’s Disneyland for the bodybuilder and fitness enthusiast.

Around lunchtime Robby and Arden picked me up and we headed to Marina Fitness- right above where I had a meal earlier. First we sat outside for 5-10 minutes, where upon Arden filmed Robby and myself talking about training, nutrition and supplements. This ended up being quite extensive and deep. We then headed into the gym for a Shoulders and Arms workout.

This was to be a Giant Set type workout, thereby going from one exercise to another. I have always prided myself on being able to put myself in a position of muscle stimulation, but Robby took me to another level. The setting up of my body prior to movement was a big factor and staying there through the entire set, is what killed you.


Here is what we did, the entire session lasted around 45 minutes:

Standing Front Press for delts, Seated Lat Raise, Bent Over Lat Raise, Close Grip Press, Curls, Overhead Cable Pushouts, Cable Curls. We then started the whole process again with a little more weight, the aim was 12 reps on the first round, 8-10 on the second, then 6 on the third. I could not believe how much I could feel the muscle with the prompting from Robby on form.

The entire workout was filmed as were the others and some of it will be on Robby’s site, then for sale soon after. The filming is something I will have to do with my clients in the future as you can only absorb so much at once and the luxury of having a DVD to watch time and time again will allow you to soak up as much as possible. Knowledge is power and you can never learn enough or know it all- never stop learning.

After the workout, we had a post workout drink of juice, glutamine and flax oil and then headed off for some much needed food. Robby and Arden took me to the farmers market. This I was blown away by- rows upon rows of organic natural foods. One part of the store had a point in which you picked some meat and it was cooked for you while you waited- I picked buffalo pate again, Robby a beef skewer and Arden a chicken skewer. We then purchased rice and veg from other departments and sat down to eat it.

Like I said it is a bodybuilders’ Disneyland.

Later Robby and Arden dropped me back at the hotel and I had time to reflect. It was just an awesome day- learnt a lot- trained hard and enjoyed every minute. I cannot wait till tomorrow’s Chest and Back workout.

Ian Duckett-

Ian Duckett is the UK’s most formidable and sort after personal trainer and was training clients before Personal Training was in Vogue. He is a natural for life athlete and has been at the forefront of natural bodybuilding for 20 years, winning such titles as ‘Mr Natural Britain’ twice and the European title. He has also placed 4th in the World Championships on two occasions and recently won the World title, also the Pro Am – He is a reputed Powerlifter, winning 6 titles and placing 2nd in the British finals.

His passion for his work is immeasurable, this shows in the client base he has. He has been helping clients achieve the goals that they only dreamed of and has been tirelessly doing this for more than 20 years. Title winners and corporate professionals, as well as clients wanting to be the best they can be, fill Ian’s day. Ian has trained with the best and studies his standard of work constantly. ‘You should never stop learning’ is one of Ian’s mottos.


He often travels to the USA to improve and refine his art. Working recently with the great Robby Robinson–this again moved Ian forward. He is also a great believer in the power of the mind, knowing that this area is the key to unlocking potential from a client. He knows what buttons to press and how to bring out the best in the client. Ian is and has over the years been a leader in training principles and nutrition ideas, he is copied many times but never duplicated.

He is a sort after Guest Poser and seminar speaker, conducting seminars in gyms up and down the country and also in supplement outlets. Ian owned and ran one of the most successful gyms in the UK. Future Bodies Gym was a 10,000 sq ft home to many champions and successful clients alike. Future Bodies was sold in 2002, since then Ian has concentrated on his BodyInDesign Personal Training business, phone consultations business and maintaining his website and product sales. Ian is very goal orientated and has achieved each of the goals he set out to do, such as – Writing 4 books – Producing training DVD’s – Producing a subscription only magazine – A supplement company – Designing and producing training t-shirts – Producing motivational art work.

It is safe to say that Ian gets the most out of each day and he has that rare combination these days of knowledge and experience. Professional Background . Director of bodyindesign Ltd . Personal Trainer . Author . Illustrator . Contributing writer to other websites and magazines Significant Accomplishments . 1989 – Mr Natural Britain . 1995 – Mr Natural Britain . 1999 – Mr Natural Europe . 2005 – 2nd in the Natural Pro Am . 2005 – 4th in the Natural World Championships . 2006 – 2nd in the BAWLA Powerlifting British Championships. 2007 Pro Am winner–Guest Star at the NPA British–2007 World Championships winner. . Winner of more than 25 other regional bodybuilding titles Ian has had more Area and British title winners as clients than anybody else and has been doing this for at least 20 years.


Ian’s area of experience is in the training of figure girls, he has had winners and top placings in this class, both in British and International competitions, for many years. Ian has been a featured writer in Hardgainer magazine and has been featured in many books and publications over the years. Ian has published four books that were sold in major book stores and supplement companies in the UK. They still sell now on the internet through his website to all corners of the globe.

Ian has also produced two training video DVD’s that have achieved the same results as the books. TV Appearances . Calendar . Sky TV . Look North . Radio Leeds . BBC tv inside eye. Featured Articles . Hardgainer magazine . Featured model in Stuart McRobert’s ‘Build muscle, lose fat’ book in 2006 . Health and Strength magazine . Musclemag International- feature writer for 4 years . Bodypower . Bodybuilding Monthly . The Beef magazine . Yorkshire Post . . . Allsports . Maximuscle . Numerous other health and fitness publications over the last 20-25 years. Individual Athletes . Jenny Garside – 4 time Britain winner and 2nd in the World Championship ladies figure class 2005–Winner BNBF British 2007 –NPA British 2007 –Worlds 2007. . Claire Cotter – British Finals winner and 3rd in the World Championships 2006–2nd–NPA British 2007. . Karen Wriggles – Mike Williams Classic winner . Michelle Clift – UK winner and 3rd twice at the British Finals. . Debbie Scholefield – Yorkshire winner–3rd NPA British 2007. . Julie Ainsworth – Multi title winner . Lynn Beman – Title winner . Annie Davis – Yorkshire winner and British finalist . Frances Walton – Title winner . Andrew Barber – British Under 21 winner . Rob Gorry – Title winner . Ian Cooper – Multi title winner . Helen Everson – Title winner . Gayle Bellamy – British Under 52kg winner . Local TV stars . Phil Guy – Multi title winner .

And more than 60 other title winners and finalists over the last 20 years. Corporate Clients . Walkers Transport . Nick Marr . Dave Symon. Nutrition Companies who have supported Ian . Allsports International . Maximuscle . Udo’s Oil . Natural Nutrition Products . Organic Foods Currently Ian is supported by ‘AST Sports Science’ supplements, his clients are also. . Many more camps at Bodyindesign. . New vidoes on youtube. . 2-New books in 2009 .

Continue to help clients achieve their goals Ian has created a name for himself in the world of figure, bodybuilding and natural health. His passion and innovation have kept him at the top for years. He is truly a trainers’ trainer – in fact his nickname is The Guru. Need we say more? Areas for more info: Short and sharp book—True Grit book—bodyindesign web site—look for articles on this site and others featuring Ian.

Who I’d like to meet:
I have met most of my hero’s Robby– Arnold–Stallone–Labrada. I never got to meet the now passed away Arthur Jones. He was an awesome man that changed the industry I am in today.

Be sure to visit Ian’s website,

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