Congrats for finishing the BellyProof program! You started at a weight of with % body fat mass. Get in touch with me and tell me how it all went?
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I’m a big believer in working on strength and mobility, you know – to develop your skills and abilities as a human being. Most people agree that looking good should be secondary to being strong and healthy. This is why we like to work on weight loss quickly & efficiently – say over 5 to 6 weeks…
The problem starts with how fitness is being advertised, where it’s all about the looks. That mindset makes most people think along the lines of “Sure, I understand my mobility is the most important thing, and I will work on it. As soon as I look like this magazine person, on his best day during a photo shoot, year round – then I’ll start working on strength, muscles, mobility and my skills.”
What this mindset ignores is not just how vain it is, but also, the fitness models you aspire to look like, don’t look like what you see in magazines and especially
not year round. Having worked with fitness models, actors etc… they are no different to you. With a lot of work, we can make them look their best for an event or a
photo shoot. I can make you lose belly fat, but I can’t make you look your absolute best, every day for the rest of your life. It’s unrealistic.
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to look good and there is something powerful about taking control of your own body transformation process.
Give it 5-6 weeks, as the program suggest, don’t make it a life long mission to chase a 4% body fat.
If you’re just looking to spend the next 30 years of your life lifting weights, making gainz and impressing people with how much you can lift… I’m not the right person to speak to.
The best way to do it is:
Become passionate about your physical abilities / strength. That could be anything from mobility, to calisthenics, to posture. It could be getting good at yoga, swimming or even martial arts. It’s the long term approach so that you’re not stuck in the gym forever and ever and ever. You know, constantly checking your biceps or your abs or constantly worrying about weight. That’s what I call being in a good state of maintenance. (first button).
Every now and again, decide on short-medium term goals. Dedicate a month to work on something and get it done. Whether it’s to increase your strength dramatically, solving a movement restriction, dedicating 5-6 weeks to lose as much fat as possible or creating a 3-4 month plan to permanently elevate your muscle mass. It’s good to do that, set goals and go after them with a great strategy. As long as you are not committing to spend the next 5 years constantly looking to lose fat / gain muscles and be unhappy about your visual appearance, it’s cool. (Second button).
So what would you want to do next: