Thursday, August 2, 2007

Burn your gym membership

Do you want true strength and physical development? First, you must work your grip and your thumb. We will do this by using a lighter, and burning our gym card.
Let's run a game of percentages. We will look at the average crossfit or kettlebell training client, and the average training client from a 24, Gold's etc. Which do you think will have more true fitness and a better training experience? This is like me asking which shines brighter, the sun or a bucket of black paint at midnight.
We must divorce ourselves from this idea that we cannot train without a gym. If you have a few kettlebells at home and some learned technique, just think of how much time you save! Going to the gym and running through this workout that we seem to time at a totally arbitrary block of one hour becomes much more than that when we factor in travel, etc. the actual exercise portion of my kettlebell training rarely exceeds 30 minutes, because it doesn't need to. I used to see people at Equinox training for 2 or even 3 hours! Yet they couldn't even come close to my clients when it came to true fitness.
Time does not equal fitness, intensity and work output do.

1 comment:

  1. Very, very well said Jordan! You think a lot like me. :)

    Have a great weekend.