There are often two options the brain will immediately give you when the man (or woman) in the mirror in front of you doesn’t look as flattering as you’d like.
You probably already know the answer: join a gym and get on a diet. These two ‘solutions’ can often mean a brief future of drudgery, though.
Joining a gym usually means hopping on a treadmill for an hour. And getting on a diet means some version of Paleo, Keto, or juice cleanses.
But why is our first inclination to get in shape settled on the idea of endlessly running and eating salads? Or confusingly piecing together a workout program we downloaded online and trying to lift as heavy as possible with minimal results?
Consider how the military takes raw recruits, many unathletic and doughy looking from the start, and gets them lean within 6 to 12 weeks. They don’t use gyms, supplements, or diets.
If it’s efficient enough for the U.S. military branches and special forces to burn fat and tone up, it is more than enough for us to get the same (better results).
The Hidden Gym You Already Own
You likely don’t know what your body is capable of (or even what true fatigue is) unless you’ve experienced a situation where you were forced to break past your mental boundaries.
Consider these physical tests and ask yourself if you can do them:
- Test 1: Fifty push-ups without stopping
- Test 2: One hundred body-weight squats without stopping
- Test 3: Thirty pull-ups without stopping or dropping off the bar
- Test 4: All three of the above tests in succession without rest
It is likely that most individuals cannot do that on the spot, if asked, unless they’ve been training for a significant amount of time.
Still think that bodyweight exercises alone can’t give you good results? These tests prove otherwise.
Pushing your own bodyweight is harder than grabbing a set of dumbbells or even a barbell until you’ve mastered your own bodyweight, which is why the gym is often the preferred workout spot because it’s easier to do.
Military training, boxing, and CrossFit are all popular because they all emphasize (in whole or in part) bodyweight training (which includes cardio) that gets you sweating and in shape faster than any other type of exercise.
I guarantee you that circuit training, intervals, HIIT (high intensity interval training), HIRT (high intensity resistance training), and basic cardio training will give you the sort of results that will have you doing a double-take in the bathroom mirror because you’re shocked the person looking back has the sort of lean physique you’d expect to see in a fitness magazine.
So how do you take this body gym you already own and get those kind of results?
Simple. You need an efficient online system, like my 6 Week Bootcamp Challenge, that will show you exactly what to do and how to do it every week.
More on the later!
Keep The Lights On (With Nutrition)
So many people are duped into thinking they need to sacrifice huge parts of their life to get in shape!
All or nothing attitude. That’s simply not the case. What if I told you that you don’t need the gym?
I recently spoke with Avery, a lady currently in my program.
She’s an awesome client with a busy career, and her husband is deployed in the Navy away from home, adding to the stress of daily life.
None of that has stopped her. She’s dropped 8 pounds in 2 weeks of training.
Her biggest benefit?
“I really like the meals you have provided. Honestly, that has been a BIG part of being able to do this.”
You don’t need to ‘diet’ in the conventional sense. You just need a simple nutrition system. Particularly if your goal is to lose belly fat and get toned and healthier in the process.
And you don’t need expensive supplements or 6 prepped meals a day. The military doesn’t – I ate 3 square meals a day in bootcamp, wasn’t on a diet, and wasn’t allowed to have any supplements.
In fact, you hardly need to leave your house to get those kinds of results.
We’re not talking “stage ready” bodybuilder here. I don’t just coach men and women who want to get super ripped by training 5x a week in the gym…
Very few of those, in fact.
There are other coaches that live and breathe that lifestyle if that’s your goal.
Most of our members don’t have hours of free time to meal prep and do double cardio sessions every day. Some people just want to cut stubborn body fat and look trimmer without sacrificing their social life or sanity.
And the great thing is you don’t have to (unless you want to). It’s all about maximum flexibility and maximum results that align with your goals.
It all comes down to creating balance, which is why I’ve modeled the 6 Week Bootcamp Challenge to do, because I work long hours and have a family to prioritize myself!
So, If you work 40-50+ hours a week and would rather spend your free time with your family than in the gym, you need a nutrition system that will give you maximum flexibility with efficient results.
Your Own Schedule + Accountability
The great thing about ditching your gym membership in favor of a structured bodyweight program is that you define your own schedule.
- Vacation? No gym necessary. Fit it in around your time.
- Pandemic? Gym’s closed, but you’re not.
- Busy work day? Fit it in either morning or night, whichever works best for you.
- Sick? Push it to another day – you don’t have to worry about showing up for the 2 or 3 sessions you paid for at the gym.
- Something wrong or need adjustments? Your online coach can make on the spot modifications without stopping a class.
Now, having flexibility is great. Not needing to abide by a rigid gym or class schedule sounds amazing right? But you might be worried about having too much flexibility.
After all, some people want the external motivation of the gym classes to force them to show up.
I get it – that’s why you need to combine flexibility with accountability through a coach.
A great coach will be able to make modifications, adjustments, and fit a schedule to your life while also holding you accountable to make that time a priority.
The System You Need
So what’s the formula again?
Efficient fitness, simple nutrition, and flexible accountability.
This same system is what I provide inside my own Bootcamp Challenge:
- Ensuring daily movement (NEAT) standards are met
- Simple nutrition protocol where you can fit in fun foods in moderation with the perfect combo of carbs, fats, and protein for your goals
- 30-45 minute NO BS and NO EQUIPMENT workouts that work for the military
- Daily no-BS accountability from a coach that actually gives a damn (me)
Are you getting these kinds of results solo? Then keep going.
If not, then you need to grab a coach ASAP and get going! You could have better results in 6 to 8 weeks than most people get in a lifetime!
And it’s as simple as getting on a quick 15 minute call to give you a customized 1-on-1 program that fits your life.