Lessons Learned From Clients

Strength Training For Beginners DVD for Sale

Yesterday, I held a seminar about strength training for beginners, and if you’ve ever heard me speak, you know that I go on a lot of very insightful tangents, so we covered so much more than strength training. Here’s what we discussed:

• How to use strength training to speed up your metabolism
• Why dieting slows down your metabolism, and how to speed up your metabolism to lose weight
• The biggest mistake people make when it comes to strength training
• The 6 most important strength training exercises
• How to make exercises easier
• How to make exercises harder
• How to get strong very quickly by using static contractions (isometrics)
• And more



The attendees paid $37 to be at the seminar, but this DVD is selling for $9.99 (plus $5 for shipping and handling) just until Wednesday, May 29, after which, the price will go up to $25.99.

If you’d like to buy it, just click on the button below.


Alternately, if you’d prefer not to send money online, you can mail a cheque. Just email me to find out the address to send to.


Lessons Learned from Clients

I’m an information junkie. I go to 8-12 seminars, workshops, conferences and classes per year, and spend probably over $10,000 per year on education. I read and listen to fitness and health material for 2 hours per day, 7 days per week. In fact, those of you who know me pretty well know that I work 12-16 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year, and the last time I took a day off was January 1, 2009 (is that dysfunctional? haha), and that’s because I had the flu.

So yes, I learn quite a lot from conventional sources. But because I meticulously pay attention to my clients’ results and experiences, I often pick up some golden nuggets that I’ve never heard about or read about in any other source.

This is just a short list of lessons I learned from clients:

• Very often, when we start working with a fat loss client, fat drops at a nice, steady pace and then hits a plateau (a period of no further fat loss). However, my client of the year 2012, Vicki Hooper was different. She went 11 months before hitting a plateau (way longer than anyone else). Was she just a freak of nature? No. The only things that I thought were different between her and most other clients is that we had certain staple supplements (zinc, magnesium and a high-quality multi-vitamin), and we did interval training all throughout.

• From Wendy Vaiopoulos (who by the way hosts the best parties in the world. Makes awesome, Igor-approved chimichangas and quesadillas) and another client, I learned that using a combination of B complex, B5 (pantothenic acid) and vitamin C helps bring down belly fat fast (much faster than just with good nutrition and exercise), but it only works for 4 weeks, and then it stops. Also, it only works on the fat covering the muscle. I haven’t found it to work very well for the fat underneath the muscle (so if you have a big belly, but it’s solid and not flabby, this strategy doesn’t work too well).

• From one of my long-time, muscle gaining clients, I learned how important sleep really is. If you’re a client of ours, you know that we do our measurements every 2 weeks. So we measured him, and to our surprise, he had lost 3 pounds of muscle. In 2 weeks!!! We dug deep. Was there anything different about his training? No. Was there anything different about his nutrition? No. Was there anything different about his supplementation? No. So what was it? I found out that he slept about 30 minutes less than usual. That was the only difference. And that was enough to make him lose 3 pounds of muscle (thereby setting him back about 4 weeks). At that point, I had a specific, quantifiable way to figure out how important sleep is.


Original source: here.

These are some of the lessons that I learned from clients (there are lots more).

What about you? From your own fitness and health experiences, what did you learn about your body that you didn’t learn in books, websites, workshops, etc.? Leave your comments below.

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