Smartify your training for fitness-model-like results.
Did you walk today?
I sure did!
What a beautiful colorful morning in New York today!
By 7.30 am I was done with my Sexy Arms Workout and my morning walk.
Since not many of my plans seemed to work out the way I wanted, I decided this week to start doing what I’m good at naturally and pursue all the opportunities that come into my hands easily.
Like fitness modeling.
Every time I start getting into my training seriously almost instantaneously I start getting offers: gigs, sponsorships, shoots, product endorsements. People start asking me if I’m training for an event or work as a fitness model. Random people everywhere.
I was not taking that seriously though. I thought it was a waste of my time! I have so much more in my head than “just” fitness modeling.
But, maybe, it’s the first step I need to take?
I love training and working on body aesthetics. I love inspiring people on their health/body transformation. I love sharing all the knowledge and experience with people. And we people are very visual creatures — when we see something we like we tend to follow it.
And maybe body aesthetics is my biggest talent. Or the one I can start with to build other talents on top, or who knows where it can lead, but I’m giving it all my energy these days. It’s a priority. I don’t like half-ass actions. If I decide to pursue something — I’m gonna get it. I’m gonna give it all. And if there is one thing I’m sure I can get — fitness modeling/spokes model career. I just have it. Yes, it’s a lot of hard work too — but the work I love! When I train — I give it all. And that shows. So I might as well use it and see where it brings me.
As soon as I decided — I won a free year gym membership. That same day. Can you believe that?
Maybe, you know, it’s time to stop pushing and listen a bit.
Maybe it’s time to push where I’m being pulled.
Prepare to see me on the cover of fitness magazines soon. That’s all I’m saying.
The best advice for changing your health and body?
Get consistent with:
Sleep and recover
All the “BUT…” — leave it behind.
What stops you from being a better you — that stuff in your head that starts with “BUT”.
You don’t get healthy and stay healthy.
HEALTH is a DAILY PRACTICE. One bite at a time.
Daily Bite of Health
PUSH WHERE IT FLOWS
And here is an extra Bite of Health.
For an extra Bite of Health — Train, Train, Train!!! SMART!!!
Smartify your training!
One could say that Dr. Doug McGuff is one of the pioneers of BMX motocross bike racing in Texas. He built the state’s first race track, having gotten hooked on the sport as a teenager in the 1970s.
The sport also triggered a deeper interest in fitness. As McGuff tried strengthen his core for bike racing, he discovered Arthur Jones’ Nautilus training technique and bartered janitorial services for a Nautilus gym membership.
McGuff’s interest and aptitude for studying the body led him to pursue medicine at the University of Texas in San Antonio. He specialized in emergency medicine, was chief resident of emergency medicine at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock, and a staff physician at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Hospital in Ohio. McGuff is currently an ER physician with Blue Ridge Emergency Physicians in Seneca, South Carolina.
The other side of McGuff’s career is dedicated to fitness, or as he says — helping people never have to go to the ER. Realizing a lifetime dream, he opened up his own fitness facility in 1997 called Ultimate Exercise. The gym is dedicated to the type of high-intensity fitness training using the Super Slow protocol.
In this episode of STEM-Talk, McGuff talks about why this type of exercise is better for the body, safer, and able to prevent age-related conditions such as sarcopenia.
McGuff is the author of three books: “Body by Science: A Research-Based Program for Strength Training, Body-building and Complete Fitness in 12 Minutes a Week,” http://amzn.to/2fy7vKN (co-authored with John Little), “The Primal Prescription: Surviving the “Sick Care” Sinkhole,” http://amzn.to/2fLTBtl (co-authored with economist Robert Murphy), and “BMX Training: A Scientific Approach.” http://amzn.to/2fUhqPd
He is also featured in several YouTube videos on high-intensity training. His recent IHMC lecture, entitled “Strength Training for Health and Longevity,” is available at https://www.ihmc.us/lectures/20160929/.
My workout today: