I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it
anymore! Before I begin on my rant I want to
mention that I’ve been training for over 15
years, I’m a certified personal trainer and
fitness coach. I’ve climbed rocks and mountains
and even survived an avalanche.
My rant comes from my personal experience and my
recent observations…are you ready? Here goes…
Come on guys…put the pink dumbbells and back away
from the salad bar. Guys, in case you haven’t
noticed, we are different from women. I know, I
can hear you from here…No kidding Sherlock!
We’ll then, let me ask…why are you training like
a woman? I see it everyday I go to the gym.
There they are…the dawn patrol of the gym…the
boot-campers! Now I want to make something
perfectly clear, I am all in favor and support
ANYONE who gets up early and goes to the gym or
other physically activity, but there comes a
point where a guy’s gotta do what a guys gotta
do?and that’s to lift! I don’t mean the combo
dumbbell bicep curl, triceps extension, shoulder
press. I mean compound movements and Olympic
Think about it, men are working out with women,
eating like women and expecting to look like men.
Many men are so focused on losing weight they
forget that much of the weight they are losing is
But it doesn’t matter, men still cut their
calories to such a dangerous level their
metabolism starts to shut down. Then they add on
cardio and if that doesn’t work, they reduce
their calories even more. The only thing this
accomplishes is reducing their muscle and
decreasing their testosterone. This fact is
discussed in detail in The Testosterone Advantage
Plan - Lose Weight, Gain Muscle, Boost Energy ,
check it out…you?ll be stunned!
OK, so by now you’re either still with me, or you
have fumed off somewhere, in which case what I’m
about to say won?t effect you.
Here are the 6 Mental Strength Tips for Men to
Train like Men:
Stop the cardio: It’s been proven that you
can get the same cardio benefits from lifting
weights. Just make sure you don?t read the entire
sports page between each set.
Perform compound exercises. These involving
multiple joint action like, bench-press, squats,
dead-lifts and other Olympic lifts. Again, this
is NOT one and done. Perform multiple sets with
minimum rest between sets.
Become a swinger?no not like that…like
kettlebells. By incorporating kettlebells into
your routine you’ll not only improve your
strength, but your cardio endurance as well
Eat, eat and eat. Guys, it’s time to put some
meat on those bones, and the best way it through
a proper planned diet and nutrition program. I
happen to like Precision Nutrition. It’s used by
many pro and college level sports teams.
Increase your fat intake. This does not mean
going out and eating more Big Mac’s. This means
adding more Omega-3 and other good fat.
Increasing your good fat intake has been proven
to lower your LDL and raise your HDL…both of
these are good things.
Stretch. This may sound girly, but let me
tell you guys, nothing will cause an injury
quicker then inflexibility…believe me, I can
attest to this from personal experience. If
you’re too tight to stretch look for a good
strength therapist, ART practitioner or message
Well I could go on, but I won?t. I’ve ranted
enough I feel like I need a cigarette, and no, I
don’t smoke. Oh yea, this brings up one more BIG
thing guys have gotta do to improve their
physical transformation?cut back on booze, or
better yet, cut it out while you?re in serious
I won’t get on that soapbox here, but let me
tell, consuming alcohol will retard your body’s
ability to shed fat…check it our for yourself.
Well I hope I’ve got you pissed off…in a good
way, so that you’ll enter the gym tomorrow with a
new sense of purpose to train like a man!
To Your Inner Strength!