I sat down to write a completely different blog post today. My plan was to catch you up on all of the stuff I’ve been doing to fulfill my duty as your “People’s Nutrition Educator” – researching for and speaking at nutrition conferences, doing interviews and podcasts, etc.
I promise to do that soon, because I have a ton of outlines, notes, and research quotes that I think you’ll find interesting and informative.
But alas, that must wait. There are more important issues we must talk about today. Not often, but every once in a while, I like to talk about things that are more thought provoking (and probably more helpful to you) than protein grams and 6-packs. Read the rest of this entry
Holy shit man, summer is right around the corner!!!
And any honest fitness dude or diva will tell you that if you want to make a dramatic visual difference in your physique before the summer days start drifting away, you need to start on a targeted training and nutrition plan RIGHT FREAKING NOW.
Because Summer Loving happens so fast…
You know by now that your People’s Nutrition Educator can’t stand da bullshit that plagues our beloved fitness industry. So I’m here to tell you the truth – losing fat, building some lean muscle, and transforming your physique takes time.
Forget about waiting until the last minute and thinking following some crash diet, extreme training protocol, or miracle detox/cleanse program is gonna get the job done. How many times has that actually worked for you or anyone you know? Most just end up losing a bunch of muscle and looking softer and flabbier. They certainly don’t end up with a Goldmember or Austin Powers-style “tight body”.
The scale may say you are winning with that crap, but the mirror will show you that you are losing. Because remember, muscle is what provides your body with its shape, tightness, tone, and definition (yes, you too ladies).
And then of course there is the equally fast weight rebound that happens afterwards, which of course no one talks about. It’s a pointless roller coaster ride without the cool hands in the air, blood rushing to your red face, screaming photo at the end of it. But I digress…
The main point I’m trying to get across is that if you want to be ready for some summer loving, and maybe even some bedroom fireworks on da 4th of July, you need to get on a better, more efficient plan. And you need to start putting in the work on that plan now. That’s why we put together our Free Beach Physique Guide.
Some of you sneaky bastards have already seen it and downloaded it. Hope you dig it. But for the rest of you, today is the official launch of it.
What is this glorious Beach Physique Guide all about?
It’s basically everything I think you need to know to lose fat, build some lean muscle mass, transform your physique, and look awesome in a bikini, board shorts, or walking around naked. It consists of 3-parts.
1. THE BEACH PHYSIQUE FREE PDF GUIDE
For the go-getters, we dropped everything down into a PDF file that you can download immediately. You can read it in one sitting and get started with your plan today.
2. THE BEACH PHYSIQUE E-COURSE
But sometimes with anything new or challenging, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. And when that happens, you end up doing nothing. We ain’t down with that. Although we’re about having a little fun along the way here, we’re also about getting shit done.
So what we did is break the guide up into smaller, more digestible, more manageable chunks. We cover the most important strategies one topic at a time, and send them over email lessons. We then give you a few practical action steps to take, and some time to go out and apply them before we dive into the next lesson.
And in case you hate reading emails, the majority of the lessons also come with the option of watching it as a video tutorial.
Think of it as an ongoing, multimedia, Beach Physique E-course. Some people learn, absorb, and apply better this way. If that’s you, great! I’m down for whatever gets you to where you want to go.
3. THE ONGOING BEACH PHYSIQUE NEWSLETTER
Fitness and physique is our passion. We practice what we preach, we do what we teach, and we want to provide you with the ongoing support and advice you’re going to need to perfect your beach physique.
Here’s the deal. I still train private clients offline (and am forced to find new ways of overcoming roadblocks and plateaus), speak at conferences and corporate wellness programs, do interviews and podcasts, write articles for most of the major fitness magazines, and update this blog regularly.
I also consider myself a lifelong student and am learning and growing every day as an athlete and educator. I’m constantly reading new resources, attending conferences and seminars, and absorbing techniques and strategies from trusted colleagues.
When I’ve learned something new, and think it can help you, I want to share that with you. This newsletter is how I can do that.
IF YOU’RE DIGGING IT, DOWNLOAD IT
If all of that sounds good to you, I invite you to sign up for the guide, e-course, and ongoing newsletter today. Here’s where you can do that. If you scroll down a little, there’s a video of me explaining a little bit more about what the guide is about, and why it was created:
Hey guys and gals, Kalai and I are in the process of putting together our free “Beach Physique Guide”.
Free meaning to “trick” you into signing up for our blog — don’t worry, we provide awesome information meant to actually help you, not bullshit.
“Beach Physique Guide” meaning training and nutrition programs geared specifically towards slashing fat, building a beach-ready body, and looking awesome with your shirt off, pants off, or walking around naked (not getting better at doing a bunch of exercises and drills in the gym, but getting nowhere with your physique goals).
This thing is gonna be cool man — an ebook plus an ongoing e-course/newsletter with emails and videos, etc. This may be my final fitness coaching swan song, because I’m kind of getting bored with it all. I may just go back to competing myself, and doing something else.
But first, I need to leave you with a comprehensive resource so you can learn everything you need to know to slash fat, transform your physique, and look awesome. By the end, you’ll know more than 90% of the trainers out there — at least when it comes to body composition transformation — and you’ll be able to be your own physique coach. You won’t need me or any other guru around to get the job done.
This guide is gonna be just that. So get your bikini or dong thong ready.
Anyways, that’s right around the corner. For now, I was editing and uploading some of the videos, and thought these two in particular might help give you a good idea of our overall approach to body composition transformation, physique enhancement, etc.
Once you understand Da Big Picture, we can dive into Da Details. Here’s the vi-vi-videos:
THE BEACH PHYSIQUE — BIG PICTURE OVERVIEW
THE BEACH PHYSIQUE — DIET FOR 80% FAT LOSS
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! May you have a little luck of the Irish, and get lucky, tonight.
In year’s past, right about this time of day, I’d be getting a call from Ol’ Patty — my full-blooded, Irish mama. She would undoubtedly go on a profanity-laced tirade, yell at me about something, and then proceed to tell me how St Patrick’s Day is, and always will be, the greatest day of the year. She’d also tell me what restaurant I was to take her to that upcoming weekend for steak and booze to celebrate.
But unfortunately, she ain’t around no more. So I decided to do a post in honor of one of her wishes instead. She used to ask, “when are you going to talk about your better side’s diet — your Irish side’s diet. You always just talk about that dumb Japanese diet” Yes, she was slightly racist, even against her own children. What can you say? She was one of a kind, and I loved her.
Here’s a video that talks about the benefits of my mama’s “Irish Farmer’s” diet, and how you can use that and other healthy cultural diet templates, to simplify the food choice process. I lean more towards carb-based diets for anaerobic athletes and those who strength train on a regular basis, so the ol’ meat and potatoes fits in perfect. Thank my mama for being in my ear all the time about this one: Read the rest of this entry
When you understand yourself and you understand the enemy you cannot be defeated. ~ Miyamoto Musashi
What is the biggest cause of failure in fitness, besides my buddies Ben & Jerry, and Mrs. Butterworth? Honestly, it has nothing to do with the details of a diet or training program. Most people know what to do. Since I’ve dedicated my life and career to this game, I’d love to make it seem more complicated in order to validate my credentials, schooling, and personal obsession. But it just isn’t so.
The “what to do” is straightforward and simple.
So why do some breeze through with ease, while others constantly get stuck in a rut?
Well, nothing can cure outright laziness and entitlement to be honest. But beyond that, if you have sincere goals and are willing to put forth an honest effort, I think it all comes down to having the right mindset and the right strategies. Some may write this off as self-help nonsense, but if you haven’t gotten to where you want to go, you have no right to criticize. In fact, you might want to throw an ear in and listen.