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In less than 90 seconds, the brief video below will shatter countless excuses related to exercise and fitness. Within the clip, you will see a man work through a brief conditioning circuit. After a few rounds of the circuit, he’s able to achieve a quality, full body workout with minimal equipment. What’s even more impressive is that the man seen within was born in 1941.
In summary, here’s a man in his 70s achieving a quality workout with minimal equipment in minimal time. He doesn’t need any special equipment or routines to stay in better condition than the vast majority of adults who are half his age.
The take home message is simple. If you want to get in shape, get in shape. Consistency and discipline are far more important than any equipment or facility. Don’t be fooled by the fitness industry’s deception. There are no secrets to fat loss or fitness. You have everything that you’ll ever need to get in shape. You just need to use it.
Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing. – Oliver Wendell Holmes4 comments
Low-Tech High-Effect Core Training is now available as a digital download. The video series is 3 hours and 10 minutes in total. A brief trailer is available below.
The asking price is $13.95. More information can be found at the link below.
In addition, if you are interested in a physical DVD, please email me at email@example.com. I will hopefully have physical DVDs available within the next month or two. I apologize for any inconvenience to those who prefer such an option.
Tall men come down to my height when I hit ‘em in the body. – Jack Dempsey4 comments
Below is a brief trailer to a new 3 hour DVD which will be available later this week (first as a digital download).
I will have more details within the next few days. Thank you all for the support!
All the effort in the world won’t matter if you’re not inspired. – Chuck Palahniuk11 comments
I’ve had a few questions come in recently about my lack of activity on the blog over the past two weeks. Fortunately, everything is okay and I will be back to my normal schedule soon. In addition to the new puppy, I have been quite busy offline. It’s been hectic in the gym and I just finished a new 3 hour core training video that will be available shortly.
It’s taken more time than I expected to put everything together but I’m happy to say that everything is essentially finished at this point.
As a result, I will get back to my normal blogging schedule VERY soon. I apologize in advance for the recent inactivity and look forward to updating the site with more useful and inspiring material.
Thank you for your patience and support.
Those who follow the site know that April was a rough month for me. At the time, I wrote a tribute for my dogs as both died within a week of each other. Following that piece, I received what must have been hundreds of emails. A few are still trickling in. I actually received an email about the dogs just this morning.
Fortunately, I have some good news to share. The RossTraining team has a new member. His name is Champ and he’s doing great. He’s only two months old but he’s a quick learner. It didn’t take him long to find a comfortable spot in the gym for afternoon naps.
In summary, I appreciate all the messages that have come in over the past few months. All is well here in the gym and I look forward to updating the site with more useful content within the next few days.
If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello. – Paulo Coelho14 comments
It has been an extremely busy week for me offline in the gym so I apologize in advance for any delays in responding to emails and updating the blog.
To close out the week though, here’s an inspiring compilation of motivational clips from around the web. It was recently passed along to me and is certainly worth a look.
Believe you can and you’re halfway there. – Theodore Roosevelt3 comments
Following a recent video on barbell rollout variations, I’ve received some questions about the different options available with double wheels (which are homemade).
Below is a brief video that comes from an upcoming DVD where you can see some of the additional options. As you will see, the double wheels not only spice things up in terms of variety, but also allow for more challenging variations.
For those who missed the original barbell rollout video, take a look below.
Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle. – Paulo Coelho4 comments
The video below shows an inspiring young man who lives with cerebral palsy. The mental strength that he displays is beyond admirable. It’s difficult to find words that could accurately describe his amazing character. I won’t even attempt it.
Instead, I’ll cut right to the chase and encourage you to view this brief video. Watch what Scott must overcome on a daily basis. Listen to his advice.
Regardless of what obstacles stand in your way, it could always be worse. There’s always someone who is dealing with more yet continues to fight. Scott makes no excuses. He continues to move forward.
We could all learn from his example.
The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it. – Jordan Belfort12 comments
Below is yet another powerful video from CT Fletcher. And as I’ve mentioned before, if you have a problem with foul language, please don’t bother listening. CT speaks his mind and is known to mix in some descriptive f-bombs from time to time.
As for the actual video, I couldn’t agree more with the message he shares. I too am a firm believer in the significance of intangible variables that aren’t visible on paper. Back in 2008, I wrote about the individual factors that often determine the success of an athlete. I reiterated a similar message in one of my recent videos.
Within that video, I stated that these intangibles are highly relevant to my success. These variables can’t be seen or quantified yet make a world of difference for me and and my athletes. Workout success isn’t based on how many sets and reps you do. Success depends on what you put into the work. As Ray Lewis would say, effort is between you and you.
Effort isn’t based on what routine you follow or what exercises you perform. Effort depends on what you bring to the table. How much are you willing to give? How much are you willing to put out?
It is unfortunate that certain athletes never figure this out. They live and die based on what is written on a piece of paper. They do what the workout tells them to do. They never look to raise the bar and do more. They never tap into the inner resources that are available to us all.
Don’t make that mistake. Dig down and find out what you are made of. If you live in fear of going too far, you’ll never find out how far you can go.
Don’t underestimate the significance of the mind. It can make or break you.
Coaches who can outline plays on a black board are a dime a dozen. The ones who win get inside their player and motivate. – Vince Lombardi2 comments
This entry is an update to a previous post from 2012. The original video that I shared was removed from Youtube. As a result, I have added two new videos below. Within each, you will see a man (James Mason) who once weighed over 500 pounds. Doctors told him that he would be dead within 5 years if he didn’t make drastic lifestyle changes.
Fortunately, those changes came when James began training at the Tiger Muay Thai gym in Thailand. After 18 months of training, he has now lost over 300 pounds.
The first video shows him in the early stages.You can then see his drastic weight loss when viewing the follow up below.
You will also notice that James did not need anything fancy to get in shape. Old school, fight conditioning has always been one of the most effective training styles. Success does not depend on the tools that are used, but rather the effort put forth towards whatever you do.
Hard, consistent work with the basics is often more effective than the most elaborate training systems and tools.
When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied. – Herophilus19 comments