About Me

Luca Pomaro

I’ve been involved in sports and physical fitness all my life. Born in Italy and raised in Canada, I started playing hockey at the age of 6. I played for roughly 40 years, including 10 years of professional hockey in Italy.

My dad bought me my first set of dumbells when I was 8! Back then, (early 70’s) the thought was that weight training at such an early age would stun your growth, so my mom got rid of them while I was at school.

For a very long time hockey was the only thing I cared about. Back in Canada it's our game. It’s the most beautiful thing I have ever done. To this day I miss it so much it's crazy.

I had to stop playing competitive hockey due to severe back problems, so I started full contact kickboxing (which wasn’t much better for my back), where I later earned my black belt.

I had to stop this discipline as well due to severe back pains.

Following visits to various renowned neurosurgeons in multiple locations, (Bologna, Verona, Milan and New York to name a few), I was left with no choice. According to them there was nothing I could with the exception of swimming. I hate swimming! I realized the only activity that did not bother my back was weight training. I started getting passionate about it, while including running in my program. At the time there was no Internet and very little information out there on resistance training (In fact there still isn’t a lot of solid information. You need to know where to go find it) At this point I did what I thought was best for me and followed the programs available in lay magazines. All this type of training led me to severe tendonitis from running and a damaged disk from Leg Pressing too much weight, which resulted in back surgery.

Not one to give up, I started a new journey in trying to understand the best way to train your body while avoiding injuries, (by this time the internet is alive and kicking, but you still have to know how to navigate through the hoards of misinformation out there). I knew that Strength Training was the way to go, and I begun to experiment on myself in various training protocols, both for strength gains and nutritional requirements. I also got deeply involved with abbreviated training routines, learning that sometimes – more often than not - less is more.

Most of my knowledge in the field comes from reading scientific articles and experiments I have tried on myself - the basic idea of Trial and Error. Some successful, most not, but a lot of knowledge gained throughout the process.

In this multi-billion dollar industry, there is a lot of poor information available, yet training is rather simple, straightforward, and when your training and your diet is set up correctly, you will see results. If the results are not there, either in strength gains or body composition, then there is a strong chance that something is being done incorrectly.

At this moment I feel confident I can consider myself well educated in Strength Training, nutritional counselling and body re-composition. Even with over 12 years in this specific field, I am still learning, and always will. With hockey out of my life, Strength Training and Body Recomposition has now become my one true passion.

About Luca Pomaro

I’ve been involved in Sports and physical fitness all my life. Born in Italy and raised in Canada, I started playing hockey at the age of 6 and played for about 40 years, including 10 years of professional hockey in Italy.

My dad bought me my first set of dumbells when I was 8. Back then, (early 70’s) it was thought that weight training at such an early age would stun your growth, so my mom got rid of the dumbells while I was at school.

For a very long time hockey was the only thing I cared about. Back in Canada it's our game. It’s the most beautiful this I have ever done, and still to this day I miss it so much it's crazy.

I had to stop playing competitive hockey due to severe back problems, so I started full contact kickboxing (which wasn’t much better for my back), earning a black belt in the discipline.

I had to stop that too due to severe back pains.

Following visits to various renown neurosurgeons in many places, (Bologna, Verona, Milan, New York to name a few), I was left with no choice. According to them there was nothing I can do other than swimming. I hate swimming! I realized that the only activity that did not bother my back was weight training, so I started getting passionate about it, and included running in my program. At the time there was no internet and not much information out there on resistance training (In fact there still isn’t a whole lot of solid information. You need to know where to go find it), so I did what I thought was good for me and followed the programs available on lay magazines.All that me led me to severe tendonitis from the running and a bursted disk from Leg Pressing too much weight, which led to back surgery.

Not one to give up, I started a new journey in trying to understand the best way to train your body and avoid injuries, (by this time the internet is alive and kicking, but you still have to know how to navigate through the hoards of misinformation out there). I knew that Strength Training was the way to go, so I started experimenting on myself various training protocols, both for strength gains and nutritional requirements. I also got deeply involved with abbreviated training routines, learning that sometimes – more often than not - less is more.

Most of my knowledge in the field comes from reading scientific articles and experiments I have tried on myself. Trial and error. Some successful, most not, but a lot of knowledge gathered.

In this multi-billion industry there is a lot of poor information out there, yet training is rather simple, straightforward, and if your training is set up correctly then you should be able to see the results. If the results are not there, either in strength gains or body composition, then there is a strong chance that something is being done incorrectly.

At this moment I feel confident I can consider myself well taught in Strength Training, nutritional counselling and body re-composition,with over 12 years in this specific field. I am still learning though, and always will. With hockey out of my life it has now become my one true passion.

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