I despise the mainstream fitness industry.
Not because of the people in it, but because of all the lies
and BS some of those people peddle to get consumers
to open their wallets.
From commercial gyms like Planet Fitness who disallow
deadlfts and feed their members donuts and pizza to
late night infomercials with gimmicky gizmos that work
your abs while you watch TV allowing you to wake up
with a 6 pack – no effort on your part.
Not to mention all the nonsense pedaled toward women
that violates everything we know about how the human
(Notice I said “human” body) operates.
Like that nonsense that still won’t die that women need to
lift light weights so they don’t bulk up and look like men.
But I guess you can’t sell “consistency and hard work based
Doesn’t appeal to what people want to believe.
For example, if you want to lose fat, the very first thing you
need to do are Plate Pushes.
That’s right – push the plate away.
You won’t die if you go hungry.
But chances are better than good you’ll die sooner if you
don’t and end up with coronary heart disease or type 2
diabetes or worse yet – both.
The second thing you need to do is move more.
Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
Park further away and walk more.
Take a 20 minute walk first thing in the morning on an empty
stomach. You’ll burn a little bit of fat and focus your mind,
allowing you to be more productive.
And the last thing you need to do is to lift heavy OR lift
explosively OR Both.
I like swings just fine.
But too many people in the KB community are “stuck” on swings.
They may be the “center of the KB universe” as my buddy Mark
Reifkind says, but –
And here’s the part many people forget –
They’re not the ONLY things in the KB universe.
Do a lot of them.
And when your fat loss stalls and your technique is dialed in –
Do OTHER KB exercises.
If the KB feels too light, chances are it probably is.
So get some heavier ones.
Lifting heavy uses your type 2b muscle fibers.
So does lifting explosively.
And those suckers will make your body lose fat independently
of what you eat.