Project Superhuman with Sean ‘Hercules’ Parker

Sean Hercules Parker is internationally recognised not only for his incredible strength and abilities, but for his unique training methodologies and principles. He is a record holder in numerous astonishing feats of strength, one of those being at Body Power UK 2017, where he became the first person in the world to Bench Press 105kg / 232lbs Dumbbells unassisted. This was a truly phenomenal achievement, and one that he will remember for the rest of his life. 

Sean is a celebrity trainer and coach, while also carrying out other job titles and requirements for VIPs.

He regularly travels worldwide with his clients.

No matter where Sean is in the world, one thing remains the same, his consistency to the way he chooses to live his life.

He never misses a training session, even if that means at times he is in the gym at 2am in the morning.

Maintaining this belief system of the importance of desire and consistency in his life, allows Sean to continue to obtain remarkable achievements.

Sean adopted the name “Hercules” many years ago for his unbelievable strength and physical performance.

Standing at over 6’4″ and weighing in at a mighty 135kg / 295lbs, his impressive size and weight doesn’t in anyway effect his performance, and he is still capable of slam dunking a basketball, and jumping the front end of his Range Rover.

This ability, at his size and weight is extremely rare, which is why Sean has become notorious for his extraordinary videos on Social Media.

Herculean Mindset

Sean believes the most powerful quality he has is his Mindset.

Your mindset is but a true reflection of who you are as a person, and to be able to tap into that mental edge is a power tool. To know you’re prepared to face any obstacle without fear and with complete confidence in yourself and your ability.

Stay Focused, Stay Positive, Stay Strong.

Focus on where you want to be in life, and do not stop pushing until you get there.

Self-doubt is crippling and will cause you to live beneath your privileges. To believe in yourself is no easy feat. Yet, it’s essential to living a fulfilled life. Understand to achieve anything in life, requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication.

With a strong mindset we are capable of incredible things.

A strong mind will also help to remain in a positive mental state, even when life gets difficult.

We have to always remember life is never meant to be easy – its a constant struggle, with extreme lows and extreme highs. Remember that the times when its most important to persevere, are the times that you will be most tested.

No matter how hard life gets, never give up …. Stay Focused, Stay Positive, Stay Strong.

Focus on where you want to be in life, and do not stop pushing until you get there.

This is one of my own favourite quotations,

“We all have setbacks in life, it’s how you choose to react to them that defines our character.”

– Sean Hercules Parker 

Training Philosophy

My training philosophy is, that no matter how great the challenge may seem in the eyes of others, I never limit myself to what others think I can do. I believe you should never allow someone to tell you that you cannot do something.

They do not control this power, you do.

Work hard every day to turn your weaknesses into your strengths.

There are no limits in life if you apply yourself and truly believe in yourself.

Everyday I challenge myself to become stronger, not only physically, but mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

I push my body to the limit everyday to better myself and I hope to inspire others to do the same too.

Training Programming

Performance Over Everything 

I never wanted to be the beautiful Supercar with no engine.

Meaning, to possess the visually great physique, that was not functional nor could it perform.  I truly believe that when you train for performance, the physique will come as a byproduct of your hard work.

I see this in all of the world class athletes I have been fortunate enough to train with around the world.

Becoming a Hybrid Athlete is extremely difficult and requires constant effort and consistency in every discipline. The moment you lose momentum, is when each and every aspect is effected.

I am constantly working hard to optimise and improve the function and performance of my body.

This involves HIIT Cardio and Conditioning Drills, Powerlifting, Strongman Training, Plyometrics and Functional Training, along with Gymnastics and Martial Arts.

For me it’s not all about the heavy weight training, I am constantly trying to improve as a Hybrid Athlete.

I also spend at least an hour a day on Mobility Drills and Self-Massage, this is a very important part of my self care protocol that allows me to recover from my intense training sessions and remain injury free, whilst being able to push my body to its limit every single day.

Pushing my body to its maximum capacity requires fuel, so for that reason I do not eat like a bodybuilder. I do not restrict calories, I eat like an athlete, I eat to fuel my body and the daily demands I put it through.

I create such dramatic caloric deficit through the multiple training sessions that I do everyday, that my body requires sufficient food to repair and recover from the gruelling training sessions.

Power and Performance 

If you’re looking to build strength and power while preventing injuries, then making sure you start to put some focus on training your posterior chain and Legs in general from a performance aspect, and not just for aesthetics and visual purposes.

Generally in the world of bodybuilding and aesthetics, you find that most are Quad dominate, that being that they lack the balance in the legs from Quads to Hamstrings.

As an athlete I train “Lower Body” a minimum of three times a week, utilising different training principles – specificity, overload, rest, adaptation and reversibility (SORAR), Plus Plyometrics, Sprint and Speed Training.

For me the most important part of ones body is the Posterior Chain and Core. Two areas I feel that very underdeveloped in most.

Whether your goal is to improve your performance as an athlete, increase your squat and deadlift, your vertical jump, your sprinting speed, or to simply to look better naked, training the Posterior Chain should be your primary focus when training your legs.

Start today by taking a different approach with your training, you may be amazed at how you progress on your journey to a new and improved version of yourself.

By changing the way you look at a situation, you potentially change the outcome of that situation.

Always remember, If it does not challenge you, it will not change you.

Sean Hercules Parker 

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