How do you handle slips (e.g., eating junk food, drinking too much alcohol, skipping a workout, etc.)? Do you give up? Do you start over later on? Or do you accept the fact that slips are part of the process on the road to getting in shape? There are 3 types of "slippers": the Quitter, the Procrastinater, and the Acceptor. Which one are you?
Friday, June 28, 2013
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Thursday, May 23, 2013
Training with dumbbells and barbells offer great benefits, but kettlebells feel different. The benefits of kettlebell training are different as well. The implications for developing phenomenal fitness are undeniable – the old-time strongmen knew this. Below is my list of the benefits of incorporating kettlebell workouts into your overall workout regimen.
Top 30 reasons to regularly use kettlebell routines:
1. Better bracing for spinal stability
2. Better posture
3. Builds a lean, muscular physique
4. Builds mobility
5. Can do it at home in the living room
6. Cardio without killing your joints
7. Combines cardio and strength training
8. Develops core strength
9. Develops functional strength
10. Develops more coordination
11. Develops strength at the extremes of your range of motion
12. Easy to learn
13. Extremely versatile
14. Flexibility without long poses
15. Functional strength without the monotony of isolated reps
16. Greater fat loss
17. Heals a lot of aches and pains
18. Helps ‘trashed’ shoulders
19. Helps lower back pain
20. Helps with poor balance
21. Increases mental focus
22. It’s just plain fun
23. Learn to absorb force more efficiently
24. One compact, portable device
25. Serious cardio without the boredom of traditional cardio machines
26. Strengthens every muscle from head-to-toe
27. Strengthens joints
28. Train anywhere – even when you’re on the road
29. Unifies your entire body
30. Women won’t bulk up
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Below is a picture of me from last year. I was a whopping 219 pounds! That's about 40 pounds overweight. I had so many health problems…
- high blood pressure
- high cholesterol
- sleep apnea
- terrible snoring
- acid reflux
- foot pain
- knee pain
- hip pain
- back pain
- rib cage pain
- elbow pain
- shoulder pain
- neck pain
- chest pain
…just to name a few.
But the real kicker was this: my back began to hurt so badly that I could hardly function (my wake-up call).This was due to years of sitting at the computer for 8 to 10 hours a day, 7 days a week (a true work addiction).
I was only 56. I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair or strung-out on pain pills. So I had to make some serious changes. And I did. I began eating better, and I began training with a knowledgeable trainer. Most of my aches and pains subsided over subsequent months. Life in general got a lot better.
Then I had the thought: There are a lot of people my age and older (i.e., 50 +) who are in as bad of shape as I was, and who have given up trying to lose weight …given up the hope of ever being healthy again …given up the dream of having a youthful body like they had in high school. A lot of these individuals are suffering with arthritis, cancer, and a host of other ailments – all due to a poor diet and lack of exercise.
So as a way to give back, I actually gained some weight back (about 20 lbs) to demonstrate to people who have lost hope that they can get in the best shape they have ever been in. I’m going to show you how I drop the weight and gain the muscle. Stay tuned, because over the next several months, you are going to witness my total body transformation – and if I can do it (and I can), then YOU can do it. I hope to inspire you to make some serious lifestyle changes that will keep you young and healthy …changes that will add years to your lifespan ….changes that will improve your mood drastically …changes that will make you family members proud!
So this website is dedicated to all those individuals – whatever their age – who are sick and tired of feeling old, fat, and ugly.