Every man needs a strong, lean body, but few understand how to get there. Should I start jogging? Join a gym? Do Crossfit? Count carbs? Eat low-fat? These are the questions that hold us back. Because we don’t know where to start or what to do, we too often do nothing. Or we get started but then run out of steam because we either hate what we’re doing or don’t see meaningful results.
Most fitness plans put the cart in front of the horse, giving you a program to follow without establishing the end game: the goals. In this book, we start with the goals. As a man, your initial goals are simple: get strong, lose fat, build muscle, and move better. Once those basics are established, your goals and emphasis might change. But not at first.
This book is the blueprint for achieving those goals. I’m giving you the program, the step-by-step instructions on what to do and how to eat in a way that will make you strong, muscular, and ready to live the life you want. There’s even a guide to creating your own home/garage gym.
I’m going to shoot straight: there is no magic bullet to fitness. You get there by consistently working hard and eating smart. You don’t need to kill yourself and you don’t need to be perfect, but you must be consistent. Still, without a proper plan, hard work and consistency will not bring results, only frustration. This book is a plan that will work. Click here for more information and click here to read an excerpt.
You’re not going to be pounding the pavement, miserably running mile after mile. You’re not going to be drenched with sweat, collapsed on the floor after each workout. We’re not going to measure progress by whether you puked during the workout or by how sore you are the following day. We’re going to distinguish between exercise and training. Exercise doesn’t necessarily have a goal; training is completely goal-oriented. We’ll lay out our goals, then lay out the plan that will get us there. In our case, our goals will be to get strong, lean, muscular, and mobile.
I’m going to teach you have to get strong in the four basic human movements: the squat, the hinge, the press, and the pull. And we’re going to do it systematically. We’ll start light. Very light. But we’re going to progress each training session. That’s the beauty of being a beginner, you can progress quickly and consistently for months. And don’t be ashamed of being a beginner. It doesn’t mean that you’re a total weakling or have never spent time in a gym; it simply means that you haven’t completed a systematic strength program from beginning to end. It’s a good thing; it means you lots of room for growth that others simply do not have.
So let’s get started creating a body suitable for a man: strong, muscular, lean, and mobile; a body capable of protecting and providing for our family; a body that helps us to express the courage that lies deep inside us; a body that is skillful; a body that allows us to walk with confidence among other men; a body that is a source of pride and honor. Let’s roll.