It’s here! My second fitness iBook is now available! Break the Excuses and get fit!

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Have you ever thought your work got in the way of you living a healthier life? Is your family not supportive of you becoming more fit? For many people, these reasons, and more, get in the way of them achieving the bodies they want. This book breaks down 10 of the most popular excuses people give themselves to not workout, and examining how human physiology proves these myths wrong. The second half of the book then goes into The Fundamentals. Through easy to follow instructions and visuals, The Fundamentals walks you through the most important exercises to have in your gym bag. There are no excuses when it comes to your fitness. Achieve the healthier lifestyle you want!

10 Myths Breaks down those pesky excuses we all have run into at one time or another. Some of the excuses my book destroys include:

1. Family– A hectic family life can make it near impossible to focus much time or energy on our own health.

2. Work– A jerk boss or gossiping co-workers can make our workload seem even heavier, leaving us exhausted after work. No one could possibly hit the gym after hours of that!

3. Money– Sometimes bills are high and there’s just none extra to cover expensive gym memberships or workout classes. Hey, don’t forget those expensive supplements! If you’re not a millionaire, there’s no way you could ever get fit!

My book handles these silly yet common excuses and much more, providing you a guideline to follow and some easy to follow tips on how to work around these obstacles. I also provide a bonus section with many exercises, easy to follow instructions, and a helpful walk through on what to do at the gym or home gym. Here’s your chance to take on those reasons NOT to workout and get that body you want.

GymMutt Fitness 10 Myths Keeping YOU From a Healthier Life: Breaking the Excuses for a Healthier You by Travis Deaton, I.S.S.A.

Now in iTunes!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/gymmutt-fitness-10-myths-keeping/id882418722?ls=1&mt=11

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6 Pack Abs and Never Wasting a Crunch

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Is it really all that hard to get abs? Is there a secret? For years I was doing things wrong. But now, that’s mine. After realizing I was making no gains, I knew there was something I had overlooked. And then it hit me, I was doing things too fast. Truth be told, I’ve had at least a four pack since middle school. For a long time though, I was doing crunches the wrong way. As I see happen so many times at the gym, a lot of people fall victim to doing crunches totally wrong. They wonder why they don’t have the abs I now have. They wonder why they’re even bothering with crunches anymore, obviously THEY cannot develop the 6 pack.

And this is where most people drop the whole thing and quit. They convince themselves they are genetically unable to build a 6 pack of abs.

Truth about abs is this: WE ALL HAVE ABDOMINALS. Not a single one of us lack this possession. So therefor, WE ALL CAN HAVE GREAT LOOKING ABS.

When working  your abs, keep this one thing in mind: GO SLOW. The slower and more controlled you are, the more effective the exercise will be. Your abdominals are designed to withstand a large load of fast twitch actions. Going slow, however, takes a lot more effort. A simple crunch, kept at 40 degree angle max, and a slow, concentrated contraction, will yield the unmistakable burn of a 6 pack being created.

That’s one part of it, though.

The other is FAT. We all have it. But some may have more of it than others. I myself have been lucky to not have much of it. But that’s made bulking up more difficult. That’s my challenge. But for those who have extra weight to lose before their 6 pack is revealed, simple slow cardio is the key.

As I mentioned before in a previous post on cardio machines, light and slow cardio is far more effective in burning fat than running is. Doing this will shed that layer masking the results you feel you have obtained.

Whenever you feel doubtful, just remember, you have the same abdominal muscles that I have, and that everyone with a 6 pack has. We’re all human, none of us are superhuman.

Don’t Give Up

It’s easy. 

The easiest thing to do. 

What is it?

It’s DOING IT. 

That’s right, getting up and doing the workout is EASIER than giving up. But why? Because, when you give up your workout, you’re giving up on yourself. There’s a lot of guilt weighing in when you give up on yourself. The lowest of the low can come from giving up on yourself. Sense of doubt, frustration, anger, sadness, can all come from simply giving up on your own health. It’s probably another mechanism for survival that our bodies have adopted over thousands of years. To give up on our own health is to giving up and handing ourselves to the wolves. 

From the perspective of our bodies, they do not care about the excuses we give ourselves. They do not care that this or that component of your life is taking your focus. It doesn’t care how fit other people are. It doesn’t give a damn about the weather. 

Your body is one heck of a machine that is built to harden, get ripped, and take on any amount of weights or distance that is forced upon it. There are various systems installed, hardwired for survival. Hardwired systems designed to utilize energy in the best way possible for any situation. 

It’s up to you if you want the guilt of handing yourself to the wolves, or the joy and elation of picking up that workout and giving your body the freedom it wants.  

Choice is always YOURS.