Well to say that I am overwhelmed by the response to Friday’s blog contest is an understandment. More than 200 passionate replies before I shut it down yesterday.
And I sat there yesterday reading each and every one of them and got to hear some incredible stories.
Congratulations to the winners (all of whom were notified and confirmed via email), and even for those who weren’t selected (hey, we only had 5 free copies to distribute to over 200 applicants), a HUGE congratulations to you as well!
You have inspired me – each and every one of you who sent an email – and I just can’t thank you enough. I know this program is going to be a game changer in the industry and YOU are the reason I wanted to bring it out into the world. You are my inspiration and I feel so fortunate to be to have an impact on your life.
Believe me when I say that I am humbled by how many people have decided to take this journey with me over the last two days, and come tomorrow, I’m going to make sure to take care of every last one of you with a BIG discount on the program during my 3-day pre-sale.
And speaking of the pre-sale, we’re we are now officially less than 24 hours away — Tuesday, May 21st here we come!
Important Answers to Important Questions:
As you can imagine, over the course of the last two weeks we’ve had A LOT of questions about the 6 Minute Superhuman system come through my inbox, and right now I want to take time to answer all the most pending questions and concerns right here:
Q: What is the 6 Minute Superhuman system, and how does it work?
A: The 6 Minute Superhuman program is a combination of the most cutting edge and scientifically proven performance protocols that can be used at anytime with limited equipment to enhance every aspect of your body’s performance.
It’s particularly used effectively before a workout or doing some sort of intense physical activity. 6MS is a blueprint that was specifically designed to bring your body back to its fullest potential of performance, heal your old nagging injuries while protecting it from new ones.
The 6 Minutes Superhuman system is based on the three principles of High Performance that virtually guarantees a boost to your body’s performance by:
Self Myofascial release to repair your damaged fascia tissue and have it restored back to the way it was supposed to properly function.
Neuromuscular Activation which is like taking an “espresso shot” to the body, waking up your nervous system and releasing important fluids to your muscles to get them ready for activity.
Dynamic Mobility which activates dormant muscles and helps bring your body back to its full potential of motion and movement.
All three are combined to create the best possible workout and anti aging muscle building environment for your entire lifetime.
Achieve only one of those and you may get results…BUT only for a short while.
When you COMBINE all three of the principles and you are able to achieve a body transformation that will last you an entire lifetime.
Simply put, we combined 3 of the most used performance enhancing techniques in a simple six minute sequence so you can FINALLY achieve lifelong high performance.
There is no more excuses about age related pain and weakness.
6 Minute Superhuman will be the most important and instantly effective program you’ve ever applied to your body.
Q: If I’m a beginner, can I still use this system?
A: Yes, absolutely! In fact, the exercise principles of 6 Minute Superhuman are so simple that ANYONE can apply them to their life with ease and our workouts come with easy video instructions anyone can follow. In fact, if you are a beginner it’s better to apply the principles of this program to your body now before starting any type of other workout program. They will give you the foundation you need to make any program you choose to do more effective.
Q: Will I have to spend hours learning the program?
A: NO. I’ve done my time researching and applying the program to my own clients so you don’t have to spend the years I spent studying the effects of the program.
All you need to do is press play and follow along with our videos.
Q: How do I use this program?
A: The 6 Minute Superhuman program is best used right before a workout or before doing an intense physical activity. You can also use it first thing in the morning or whenever you feel like your body needs a boost.
Think of it like pressing a button on your body and unleashing your ultimate potential of strength, speed, flexibility, stamina PLUS a quick boost of energy.
The beauty of this program is that the more you do our 6MS workout, the more you enhance your body’s performance and protect it from injury.
Q: I’m not in my 20?s or 30?s, will this program still work for someone considerably older?
A: Yes, and we know that because we’ve already had plenty of people in their 50?s and 60?s experience massive success while using the program. The program is set up to have you increase your body’s performance, heal old injuries and prevent new ones—no matter what age you are.
Q: Does this program work just a quickly for women as it does for men?
A: Of course! The program does not discriminate based on age, gender, or any other factor. It works across the board. Period.
Q: What if it doesn’t work for me?
A: Then it’s all FREE.
Simply put, if you follow the 6 Minute Superhuman 6-week program exactly as outlined in the materials, and for any reason are NOT entirely satisfied with the results you achieve from your efforts, just contact us and we’ll refund your money.
It’s that simple.
I stand behind my product as a rapid results-producing, INSTANT performance program, and if doesn’t yield those results for you when followed, you get your money back. No hassles, no hoops to jump through, just a prompt, courteous refund.
Tomorrow, I will be releasing a program that is the first of its kind onto the internet and for those that grab it during the 3 day launch sale I’ll be making giving you an incredible bonus to go along with it.
When you grab the 6 Minute Superhuman program tomorrow I’ll be adding 12 Weeks of Rapid Fat Loss Ninja Workouts COMPLETELY FREE as a thank you for investing in the program.
So that means you get a 12 Week Rapid Fat Loss Program designed by none other than myself AND the entire 6 week superhuman program at my special launch discount. I’m making it an absolute no-brainer for your body to get incredible results.
And both programs will be completely available to you when you purchase the program tomorrow May 21st.
Today, I’m going to be giving away 5 FREE copies of the entire 6 Minute Superhuman System, and I’ll tell you exactly how one of those free copies can be yours (it’s extremely easy to enter and everyone has the same fair chance of winning).
But first, we want to show you EVERYTHING you’ll get when you win:
The Complete 6-week
6 Minute Superhuman System
Component 1: Six Weeks of 6 Minute Superhuman Workouts You Can Follow Along With ($197 Value)
In only 6 MInutes or less you’ll get in your increase your strengths, speed, flexibility and energy using the proven Peak Performance Formula. Every single week we will progress in the program together and each week you’ll get brand new workouts that build upon the last. Not only that, but you’ll be going through each exercise and workout under the instruction of yours truly – and doing many of the workouts along with me and my 6MS workout partner. It’s like having your very own 6 Minute Superhuman team at your disposal to train with anywhere you want whether it be at home or in the gym. The workouts can be watched on your computer, iPad, iPod or iPhone, for an amazing 6MS workout available right at your finger tips.
Not only will you have 6 weeks worth of progress-based follow along videos, but you’ll also receive our guide that will take you by the hand and show you exactly what workouts to use and when the perfect time would be to use them. It doesn’t get any more easier than this. All you have to do is press play and become an enhanced human being.
You’ll get more follow along videos where you’ll discover EXACTLY how to apply the first principle of the Peak Performance Formula in Self Myofascial Release to decrease your pain, bulletproof your body from injuries and increase your body’s natural physical potential. You’ll discover the power of two inexpensive massage tools that are used every day by high level athletes to keep their body’s in top physical shape.
Your body cannot work properly if you don’t wake up it’s own nervous system. The videos in the Neuromuscular Activation workouts will show you exactly which exercises to use right before any physical activity to have you operating at your best. The beauty is that you can do these anytime and anywhere with no equipment necessary. These workouts are the ultimate “wake up call” for your body and are essential if you workout on a regular basis.
This is the final piece of the puzzle when it comes getting your body to work at its most optimal condition. The over 50 Unique Dynamic Mobility exercises were designed to activate your dormant muscles and work INSTANTLY bring your body back into a highly efficient functional movement environment. The best part is that these exercises do not require any type of equipment and can be done anywhere.
Do you hit the gym and ever focus on more upper body specific lifts? This is the perfect 6MS program that will get your chest, back, shoulders, biceps and triceps INSTANTLY ready to hit new personal records, break your lifting plateaus and finish off your sets STRONG with enhanced muscular endurance. This is perfect for the gym enthusiast doing bodybuilding or powerlifting workouts.
This is the perfect 6MS program for those hardcore lower body lifting days. Doing this 6MS workout will give you complete confidence when attempting PR’s (personal records) in your squats and deadlifts. Like the upper body workouts they’ll also end up giving you more muscular endurance to endure those heavy volume days to finish off each and every set stronger than the first.
I’m very much a hands on type of guy and I put my stamp on every single program I put out there. When you purchase the 6 Minute Superhuman system I will literally take you by the hand and coach you through the entire program through my private coaching group. Once you invest in the 6MS system you’ll get an invitation to our members only VIP coaching group where I can answer all of your questions and even update you constantly with new 6MS workouts along the way.
As you can see, the entire 10-component system is a real $1016 value, and as I mentioned earlier, I’m straight up GIVING AWAY at least 5 full packages today.
All you gotta do is email me at email@example.com and personally tell me why you want to win the entire 6 Minute Superhuman program. I’ll read each email personally and reveal the winners in tomorrow’s email.
But even if you don’t happen to win a free copy today, don’t worry, I’m not charging $1016 for this information, not even close. And in fact, you’re going to get one heck of a discount off the already discounted “regular price” just because you are a valued ninja subscriber.
I appreciate you being a part of our community and believe me, we’ll make sure you’re taken care of come May 21st.
But before that even happens, tomorrow you’re going to have the opportunity to WIN this whole system for FREE. Watch your email close and we’ll be in touch with your chance to win!
In the meantime, if you missed either of the below two updates, do NOT pass Go, do not collect $200 until you do:
“Will YOU Be My Next Success Story?”
Yes, I want YOU to be my next success story. I also know that in order for that to happen you’ll need to take a small leap of faith and decide to place your trust in me and my programming.
I mean, sure, I’ve got a ton of impressive science and even more awesome jokes, but what else am I really bringing to the table?
Introducing…the only thing that matters:
You see, what you may not know is that despite all of the blogging, videos and writing I actually train hundreds of clients on a weekly basis in my very own Transformation Center in Markham, ON.
I carry 11 years of personal training experience and because I’m able to train on a regular basis I humbly admit that I get still better every single day. So I’m no desktop jockey who hides behind a computer screen. I live this day in and day out.
In addition to that, tens of thousands of people have put their faith in my products and services, and many more have utilized the expert advice I regularly share on Livestrong.com, the Globe and Mail, Maximum Fitness, Canada.com and the National Post.
Now, I don’t say any of that to pat myself on the back, but rather to show you that I KNOW what I’m doing and I’m here to help you, too.
Fact is, I’ve already helped hundreds of people just like you with the same body type, same age, same gender, and same obstacles you’re facing feel ten years younger, gain confidence, and achieve the leanest, athletically gifted, proudest body of their life.
And the testimonials that you see below are just a small sampling of the many success stories that have flooded our inbox over the years, each ranging anywhere from just 25 short days to 12 weeks apart, each achieved by the very same principles that you learned in the last blog post.
Fitness Expert INSTANTLY Experiences Incredible Performance Gains With the 6MS System
I’m very happy to have been part of your test group. Worked out very well for me, and I’ll definitely be a continued user of these warm-ups.
Before 6MS my workouts were hard to get through, and I generally had a bit of anxiety over them knowing that I’d be painful during and afterwards. I was using a short yoga session after each workout to keep from getting too stiff and when I failed to do this, I really felt uncomfortable and stiff.
After the 6MS routine I noticed a number of positive changes. First off, my stamina during the workout was much better. Secondly I had little if any pain during the workout. I experienced a significant decrease in the amount of post-workout stiffness.
I was able to increase my workout intensity and do harder routines/exercises. Most importantly, my post workout pain was minimal to nonexistent.
To anyone else who is considering this 6MS program I’d say the following: Do it! These are things I wish had been impressed on me years ago when I was running track & cross country in college.
I have no doubt that this would’ve helped me to prevent or mitigate many of the injuries which affect me now. They only add 5 minutes to my workout time and they allow me to work harder with less negative impact on my body. No downside that I can see. I will be a firmly committed follower of this program for the rest of my life!”
“Before doing 6MS I struggled to complete some aspects of my workouts. I either had to rest or do an easier version of some exercises. I often felt my muscles were weak, sore and shaky for a day or two making it difficult for me to exercise at the intensity level I desired. I experienced pain in my knees on numerous occasions when doing exercises like lunges or squats.
After I started the 6 Minute Superhuman system I found that I recovered a lot faster from muscle soreness and didn’t feel so depleted. My knee pain was gone or greatly diminished. I was also able to finish my workouts without resting and noticed I was working slightly different muscles due, I believe, to being able to have better form and use a fuller range of motion.
With the 6MS system I noticed a difference. First it is short making it easy to implement but more importantly the pain in my knees was reduced or completely gone and I was able to complete each exercise in my workouts with better form and intensity.
This program also made me a believer in the self massage techniques. I have always heard how great a massage is but had never experienced it myself until I started using this. It has become my favorite part of the routine and I believe it contributes greatly to the success of the program. The 6 Minute Superhuman system is definitely something I will continue to use before my workouts.”
Before doing 6MS I was doing 2-3 Boot camp classes per week. Only casually stretched and did no massages before.After doing the 6MS routine, my muscles aren’t as tight during and after the workouts.
They aren’t as fatigued, which is what has helped me attend a minimum of 5 boot camp classes per week for our transformation program. I am sure that the classes alone have helped me drop the weight and build some muscle, but I believe that using the 6 minute superhuman routine has definitely helped. The dynamic mobility drills prepare my muscles for whatever routine each class brings. I actually have some muscles now, as small as they are.
Make sure you do it! It will elevate your body to a higher level. It is beneficial in many ways.”
“Prior to your the 6 Minute Superhuman routine, I’d often fail to complete a proper warm up. I knew what to do and I’d do a few dynamic movements, but I always told myself I didn’t have enough time.I used to have a lot of issues with my hip flexors. I was so tight that they would pop, or the tendon would incorrectly glide through.
After the Self Myofascial Release portion and dynamic mobility moves, that all went away! I feel perfect now, which is important as a center fielder; I need my hip mobility.
My body feels great and I even scored a 290/300 on my physical fitness test (past results were 260/300)
Your workout is only as strong as your weakest link. If you aren’t using the 6 Minute Superhuman system, then your workout will be the equivalent of trying to drive your car with the e-brake on.”
Victor Kizer CSCS
“My workouts prior to using the 6MS system always took a little to get going. i had age related pain in pretty much everything that bends and it always took some time for that to go.
After performing the 6MS my workouts were fully productive, no time spent getting ‘comfortable’. six minutes up front to make the back end 40 more productive!
If you are on the fence about the program do it! The self massage is a revelation and getting the old body going will make the rest of your workout more productive. Six minutes well worth spending.”
Bottom line, I’ve been creating programs that yield incredible results for years, and my upcoming 6 Minute Superhuman system is by far our most cutting-edge, tediously designed program to date.
Are you ready to benefit from the latest fat-burning research and the BEST information we’ve ever compiled in to one program? Are you ready to be our next success story?
If so, watch your email very closely because later in the week I’ll be GIVING AWAY a bunch of copies of the entire 6 Minute Superhuman System for FREE.
In the meantime, if you missed either of the past two updates, be sure to get yourself up to speed at the links below because they’re awesome (just like you):
You know “The Sins”.
You’ve heard my story.
Now it’s time to share some of my secret weapons.
Now saying “Secret Weapon” is a bit misleading. It makes it sound like I’ve discovered some mystical powers that magically transform your body.
But you know by now that such things just don’t exist…
What I did find were methods so powerful and precise that using them was like mounting a “surgical strike” to enhancing your body both instantly and permanently.
And this secret weapon is called the Peak Performance Formula. It can be used anytime, anywhere and is one of the BEST pre-workout boosters you’ll ever apply on your body.
The best part about it is… it only takes under 6 minutes to complete.
Peak Performance Secret #1
Utilize the POWER Of Self Myofascial Release (SMR)
Self Myofascial Release is the process of massaging yourself using either a foam roller or lacrosse ball and it is by far the best way to heal your poorly functioning fascial tissue.
The best part is that you don’t need to pay a massage therapist $60 a session and up to do it.
In fact many of my clients do not feel the need to pay for massage therapists after applying the SMR techniques in the Peak Performance Formula.
The beauty of it is that can do SMR in the comfort in your own home or in the gym and it will help heal your old injuries, prevent any new ones and increase your body’s ability to lift, move, run, throw and jump.
SMR smoothes out the dysfunction in your fascial tissue so your muscles are always working at it’s best peak efficiency all day long.
If you choose to NOT treat your fascial tissue with SMR it’s like carrying around a backpack of heavy rocks with you everywhere you go that holds you back from doing tasks, eventually creating pain in the entire body.
Choosing to neglect doing self myofascial release is like saying you don’t mind living life or doing your workouts halfway and I think we can all agree…that is DEFINITELY not the case.
When you apply SMR to your body right before any physical activity you are essentially fixing your current fascial issues, healing old adhesions and dysfunctions in the muscle and creating an environment were your body operates at its BEST.
When this happens you actually have MORE strength, speed, flexibility and power because your muscles will fire off in the way it was meant to. You’ll also experience MORE energy than ever before because your body will be moving more efficiently FREE of any dysfunction in your muscle tissue.
Peak Performance Secret #2
Neuromuscular Activators (NMA’s)
A Neuromuscular Activator (NMA’s) is a type of warm up raises your core body temperature, wakes up your nervous system and gets your entire body prepared for any type of stress you place upon it.
Obviously you are aware that your body has a nervous system and after a long period of rest your nervous system needs to do certain exercises to “wake it up”.
NMA type exercises do a great job of turning on the switch for your body energizing it for the task you place in front of it.
NMA’s do another job for your body: Lubrication of your joints.
NMA’s release something into your body called synovial fluids that lubricate your joints and make them more pliable for your workouts.
You’ll notice that the warmer you hit a workout you (and your joints) will be more “ready” for the task.
NMA type of warm ups consist of full body movements that warm up, lubricate and wake up your body so that it is ready to operate at peak efficiency and the BEST part about them is that they only take 40 seconds to complete.
This is the second principle of the Peak Performance Formula and a key aspect in getting your body to perform at its best before any physical situation.
Peak Performance Secret #3
Dynamic Mobility Exercises
This is the third and FINAL principle of the Peak Performance Formula.
Dynamic Mobility exercises are short stretches and muscle activation techniques where the main function is to give your body full range of motion as well as activate the muscles that have become dormant due to the “sitting” nature of today’s workplace.
Their function is to repair and regenerate parts of your body including the cartilage.
They do this by increasing your mobility through repair of your joints so you can have the range of motion you were meant to have.
MOST importantly Dynamic Mobility exercises help slow, and in most cases, REVERSE the aging of your joints through the transport of detoxifying synovial fluids into your the key areas of your body.
You especially NEED to do the full body Dynamic Mobility drills BEFORE your workouts and sports because they will activate the dormant muscles and the short stretches give your body maximum range of motion, which give your body the best peak environment to work in.
Dynamic mobility essentially improves the way you move throughout life. I cannot stress enough how much better mobility equates to strength and success in any physical activity you do.
The Wrap Up
Now you KNOW what’s keeping your body in pai and holding it back from its ultimate physical potential along with my top 3 strategies to overcome these limitations and actually feel better, stronger, faster and more mobile than ever before.
As you can see, it’s ALL strategy and every single piece of the puzzle makes a huge difference and the great part is that you don’t need any longer than 6 minutes.
Are you ready to experience just how fast your body can be enhanced when you unlock the power of the peak performance formula right before your workouts?
On Tuesday, May 21st, I’m going to be offering the entire 6 Minute Superhuman system to all of my subscribers at a HUGE discount–I appreciate you being a part of my ninja community and you will be taken care of May 21st.
Oh, and if you’re interested in getting the entire 6 Minute Superhuman program for FREE, I’ll be giving away quite a few copies this Friday. Watch your email closely for details.
After all, there is no point to looking good if you don’t feel good and usually BOTH go hand in hand.
Unfortunately, years of intense workouts, job stress, sedentary habits like sitting and just “aging” in general has taken its toll.
Now we are forced to be content in dealing with pain in our back, knees and/or shoulders and living in a body that is getting weaker and slower as time rolls on.
What most people don’t realize is that by modifying a few things they are doing (or not doing) in the gym they don’t have to deal with these issues ever again.
Most of the population seem content on accepting age related body dysfunctions that they DON’T realize that they can reverse their age and turn on an entire reservoir of athletic capacity they never knew they had…
…simply by avoiding the workout mistakes of millions of gym-goers around the world.
That’s right, You CAN Reverse Your Age and Feel and Perform BETTER Than You Did as a Teenager
On the other hand, the fortunate reality is that it’s not your fault (and I’m going to correct it).
Yes, there are a number of things the mainstream media has taught us about the human body that are, quite frankly, completely wrong, and then plenty of other “hidden discoveries” you simply aren’t aware of…all of which are holding your body back in every physically conceivable way.
Do you want to know why most people are working out and living in “broken bodies”?
Here are the top 3 reasons:
SHOCKING Workout Sin #1:
You’re Not Massaging Enough Yo!
What most people don’t realize is that their Fascial Tissue is HOLDING them Body Back and Keeping them in Pain.
What is Fascial Tissue and how does it relate to your performance?
Fascia is an tissue which re-organizes long the lines of tension imposed on your body, adding support to any misalignment and contracting to protect you from further trauma.
To get a better idea of Fascia picture in your mind a sword.
Fascia is the sheath that goes over the sword to protect act as a protectant. Fascia is your sheath protecting and covering every single muscle on your body.
It has been estimated by researchers that if every structure of the body EXCEPT the fascia was removed, the body would STILL retain its shape.
Fascia has the potential to alter your organ and tissue physiology significantly. Any strains in your fascial tissue can slowly tighten your body causing it to lose it’s overall ability to perform under any stress.
Fact: Your Fascial Tissue Affects EVERY Aspect Of Your Life
If your fascial tissue is poor, a tightness will spread over you like a pair of stinky socks or that ugly Christmas sweater that grandma knit you. No offense Grandma.
Your flexibility and ability to move will be inhibited inevitably setting you up for more weakness, pain and limited range of motion.
Most of the Population is Suffering From Poor Fascial Tissue
The sad fact is that 90% of the North American population is operating with poorly functioning fascial tissue due to their jobs and namely their “sitting” lifestyle.
These “fascial restrictions” are so mutinous that they begin to pull the body out its alignment or in other words it throws your body out of balance resulting in bad posture.
This results in 90% of the population operating in a “biomechanically inefficient” body that uses up MORE energy throughout the day than it really should.
The restrictions of your fascial tissue create pain throughout the entire body and numerous studies allude to this fact.
One study reported in the European Spinal Journal (ref 1) has found that pain felt in specific areas of the body can be frequently related back to having actual adhesions in the fascial tissue.
Things get even worse when they go to the gyms in their poorly functioning bodies and put them through 45 minutes to an hour of intense workouts.
An extremely HIGH percentage of people suffer through pain and loss of motion due to poorly functioning fascial tissue and the intense workouts they do on top of them.
It’s not a secret either. If you look around you 9 times out of 10 you’ll find a person with some sort of pain in their body and it’s mainly due to having poorly functioning fascial tissue.
One way to avoid this problem is to massage your fascial tissue on a regular basis or at the very least right before you do any workout session.
Now you may be thinking this, “I know I should get more massages but massage therapists are expensive I don’t have the money to pay them every time I need a rub down”
Well I’m here to tell you that you DON’T need one.
This can be easily remedied by applying the first principle of the Peak Performance formula.
But more on that later….
SHOCKING Workout Sin #2:
You Don’t Warm Up Before Exercise OR Even WORSE..
…You End Up Warming Up the WRONG Way.
A lot of people disregard their warm ups as boring and just a waste of time. When it is, in fact, one of the most IMPORTANT aspects of your workout
Not warming up properly (or doing the wrong one) is like taking a car that’s been sitting in the dead of winter for 8 hours and turning on the ignition and immediately taking it drag racing.
These days your average joe is waking up, going to work, sitting on their butts staring at a computer (while killing their posture) and then hitting the gym for a seriously intense one hour workout WITHOUT effectively warming up their bodies.
A recent study done (ref #2) by Arthritis Research UK and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy asked 2,583 adults and 1,022 children across the UK asked about their physical activity levels over the previous week.
Just one in five active people said that they ‘always’ warm up and cool down when doing exercise. Some 24 per cent said they ‘never do’. The main reasons given by those who don’t warm up were ‘can’t be bothered’ (28%) and ‘it’s not important’ (27%). Three quarters (74%) of people who never warm up have not been shown how to do it.
The same study said that many people in the UK may be increasing their risk of injury and joint problems like osteoarthritis in later life by not starting their exercises with a proper warm up.
The RIGHT warm up prior to any physical activity does a number of beneficial things such as preventing injury, improving performance, raising your core temperature, reducing your muscle stiffness and getting your heart rate up to a workable rate.
It’s primary purpose is to wake up your nervous system to be ready for any type of strenuous activity.
What you must know is that warming up is an ESSENTIAL part of your workout and it doesn’t have to be boring either.
There is a way to get your body warm as well as release a essential fluid your body naturally produces to have it moving freely without obstruction.
Keep on reading…
The Last SHOCKING Workout Sin:
You STILL Do Static Stretching
Static stretching was a very popular method used to get your body supple and prepared.
Keep in mind that I said, “Was”.
It was also thought to be useful in preventing injuries.
“Was” being the primary word in both cases.
Static stretches are stretches that are usually held for 30 seconds to a minute at a time.
If you go to your local gym you’ll probably find a section with its members doing all sorts of them in a specific stretching area.
However, the reality of things is that new research proves that static stretching is detrimental to performance and sets up your body for injuries.
One study on static stretching published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research (ref #3) found that when college athletes used static stretching as a warm up before testing their vertical jump.
What they found is that their vertical jump performance is diminished for 15 minutes if performed after using a static stretch program
When done before any physical activity (especially weight lifting) static stretches actually weaken your muscles and this “weakening of the muscles” can possibly expose you to greater chance for injury.
Want a little more proof?
Look no further than our friends in Scandinavia…
The authors of the study done in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicinal Science (ref #4) examined articles published over a 44-year period to determine the effect static stretching has on athletes’ strength, power and explosive muscle performance while they’re engaged in their sport.
It was discovered that static stretching BEFORE exercise had a negative impact on athletic performance regardless of the subject’s age, gender or fitness level.
Here’s why static stretches DO NOT work:
Traditional stretches, like when people bend over to touch their toes or stretch their legs on a fence, often cause the muscles to relax rather than tighten — which is the EXACT OPPOSITE of what is needed for physical activity.
Stretching *may* increase the range of motion they can attain, but NOT their ability to stabilize in these new positions.
Doing this will limit your performance in any physical activity you choose to perform.
It’s like getting in your car and putting on a seatbelt that doesn’t function: You think you’re protected but you’re really NOT.
Only the true fitness experts all agree that if you still choose to static stretch before any kind of physical activity that you’re probably better off not doing it at all.
Fortunately, all of these things can be solved simultaneously with one particular extremely well researched resource…and we’ll tell you all about it tomorrow.
Do you want to overcome these 3 limiting factors
and begin living in a FULLY Optimized Body?
If so, make sure you tune in for tomorrow’s update because we’re going to be sharing the 3 things you MUST do to ensure you never go a minute without burning fat. We’ve covered the problems, now it’s time to get to the solutions.
In the meantime, if you did not check out yesterday’s update, get the full “story” HERE.
1. (Schleip R et al. ligament subfailure injuries lead to muscle control dysfunction” (M. Panjabi). European Spine Journal 2007; 16: 1733-1735)
3. (J Strength Cond Res. 2007 Feb;21(1):223-6.)
4. (Scand J Med Sci Sports 2013 Mar;23(2):131-48.)
We’ve just wrapped up the filming of our photo shoot and I gotta say that I’m freaking relieved that it’s over and done with.
As we wrapped up the shoot, I sat back with a beer in my hand just smiling. The hours of hard work in the gym coupled with the strict dieting all paid off and at first glance at the photos, I gotta say that I’m pleased at how they came out.
The one aspect of the shoot that I was really pleased with was my workouts.
This time around my workout program incorporated a LOT of heavy lifting. THis time around I hit the gym and every single day PR’s (personal records) were broken in my bench, squat, deadlifts and pullups.
This made me a happy ninja. Even though my workouts were at times brutal my body was responding incredibly with more strength and stamina than ever before.
I honestly feel as if I have the cheat code to fitness.
My body is impervious to injuries. It is stronger. It is faster. It is more flexible and agile AND it has way more energy than before.
But It was a far cry from where it was back in my 20′s.
It wasn’t always this way…
You see, back when I was 21 years old I thought I was “Superman”.
No, I didn’t think I was able to fly nor did I think I would have x-ray vision (that would’ve been great in college) but I thought that I’d always have a healthy functioning body that would never “age” and that I would never be seriously get injured.
I also came from a small town in Ontario called Markham which at the time was almost like a spitting image of Smallville back then.
On my free time I was always looking for ways to push my physical limits in every single way possible. Whether it was lifting weights, playing sports, and just causing trouble when I was a kid.
At times we’d be so crazy that we’d pretend to be stuntmen and have one of our friends drive a car full speed while I’d hold onto the top for dear life. It’s surprising that I didn’t break a neck back then.
What you probably don’t know about me is that I have a high tolerance to pain.
All throughout my life I had never went a day without having some sort of pain my lower back or shoulders.
And all of the time it was my own fault. I didn’t take care of my body like I needed to and I pushed my limits in the gym way too far.
I had battled all of these nagging debilitating injuries for most of my college life just thinking that it came with the territory of being active.
Sorry to say but I was dead wrong.
After years of submitting my body to one intense workout after another it came to a point where I was in so much pain that i had to stay away from the gym.
For a guy who found salvation in working out with weights this was a very depressing point in my life.
The fact is that we just don’t do the things to take care of our bodies until we are forced to.
But this was actually a blessing in disguise.
The time away from the gym really gave me a chance to research and find out the best ways not only to keep myself in the gym but to also increase my performance at the same time. I poured my time and my depression into another passion:
And what it really comes down to is doing the things necessary to make your body operate in the way it was naturally meant to operate.
After years of sitting on your butt staring at your computer screen or commuting to and from work your body slowly starts to deteriorate. Your glutes don’t fire off like they should. Your fascial tissue is all out of whack. And your posture starts to resemble that of an old man with hip surgery.
And then we still take these broken bodies into the gym for 45 minutes of intense work.
How do I know?
Well this is exactly what happened to me 8 years ago when I was forced to stop going to the gym.
The Ultimate Fitness Cheat Code
If you intend on working out, being active, living life without pain and operating at your full physical potential then these next upcoming blog posts will be some of the most important articles you’ll ever read.
We are going to take your body from where it is right now and turn it into a high performance machine using a simple 6 minute pre workout secret used by all high level athletes across the world.
It is what I call the “Ultimate Fitness Cheat Code” or Becoming a 6 Minute Superhuman.
A simple 6 minute sequence that you can do right before your workouts or first thing in the morning that will instantly increase your strength, speed, endurance, and flexibility while healing old injuries and making your body impervious to new ones.
And that’s what I’m here to teach you over the course of the next week: exactly how to program YOUR body to always operate at its fullest physical potential 24/7/365.
Tomorrow, we’ll be back to discuss several critical limiting factors currently keeping you in pain and constantly weaker than it really should be.
Once you get a firm grasp on those factors, you’ll be well on your way to turning your body into a enhanced physical machine.
Yesterday was a gorgeous day in downtown Toronto. It started with a walk down Dundas square followed by a delicious chicken stir fry and some kale chips I baked earlier.
I’m getting myself ready for the photo shoot I’m doing with my team on May 11th and the leaning down process couldn’t be easier.
<== The photo to the right is my Transformation from LAST year.
Readers often ask, “Are you paleo?” “What supplements do you use?”, and “What do you eat every day?“
No, I don’t consider myself “paleo” but I love my veggies and always have a quality meat in every major meal.
The supplements I take are fish oils, vitamin D, BCAA’s, a pre workout supplement, aniractetam (brain enhancer recommended by my friend Abel James) and a little protein powder.
On this plan I pretty much eat the same food, stay away from fruits until after the shoot and very minimal nuts (due to the high caloric content).
One of the keys to eating on a fat loss plan (especially for a photo shoot) is to keep things fairly the same.
If I was in maintenance mode then I would be eating a variety of meals but usually when I find something that works I usually stick to it.
Note: The maintenance plan will be coming in another blog post.
In my case it means protein, fats and veggies and minimal carbs.
Here’s my daily meal plan:
6:30am – Each day I try to get up at 6:30am. I love mornings. Everything becomes better when you get up early. Everything.
This is what I call “magic time” and it’s where I get my best work done. I drink 1 liter of water, and consume my vitamins, meditate and do some writing.
I’m definitely do not care for eating breakfast first thing in the morning.
Instead, I’m more energized and creative on an empty stomach. I usually follow a 16-hour fast between dinner and breakfast.
8am – Workout with BCAA’s (Branched Chain Amino Acids) and pre workout supplement.
10am – Get some more work done. I usually go over the measurements from the challenges we run at my Markham Fitness Center or follow up on some emails.
11am – Post Workout Protein Pancake Time
* Scoop of protein
* Half cup of steel cut oats
* Half cup of egg whites
Blend them all up then pan fry it. It’s like eating a protein filled pancake.
12pm – Eat my 1st meal
* Chicken or fish
* Tons of veggies (involving broccoli, kale, peppers etc)
* Olive oil to cook
4pm – Eat my second meal
* Chicken or fish
* Tons of veggies (involving broccoli, kale, peppers etc)
* Olive oil to cook
8pm – Eat my third meal
* Tons of veggies (involving broccoli, kale, peppers etc)
* Olive oil to cook
* Baked Kale Chips or Baked Brussel Sprouts
9pm – Optional Protein Shake
* Cup of protein powder
* Half cup of almond milk
10pm – Brushing and flossing my teeth
You’re probably wondering why I put brushing and flossing in there. Well for me I have a tendency to overeat my calories at night.
Brushing and flossing is a signal for me that the feeding time is over and if I did eat after that I’d have to brush and floss all over again.
As we all know, I ain’t got no time for that
The honest truth is that when you’re in serious fat loss mode, whether your dieting down for a photo shoot, or just getting lean for the summer it’s best to keep things as simple as possible.
If you’re always wondering what your next meal is going to be or from where it will come from then it will just further complicate things. Planning ahead and eating the same, if not similar meals, has always worked out for me.
When you find something that works stick with it until you’re done leaning out.
Keep it simple and you’ll get into a lean body in no time,
Dan “I ain’t got time for that” Go
Summer is coming.
And after a winter time of “bulking” and lifting heavy it’s time for me to cut down into the lean ninja I know myself to be.
But it ain’t gonna be easy. We all know that.
So I’m about to do something that will invariably put my feet to the fire and kick my ass into gear to get into the best shape I’ve ever been in.
Even better than last year.
Before I do that I wanna give tell you a little story I told my clients in our 6 Week Transformation challenge …
…who btw have lost a total of 213 total lbs in only 3 weeks. IMPRESSIVE.
Now onto the story…
Before you make your goal to change any part of your life whether it is your body or your career you gotta do this…
Last week I mentioned that there is a way to do Crossfit without totally wrecking your body. It’s what I call SMART CROSSFIT training. And honestly it’s what I consider the ONLY way to do it.
If you do Crossfit and don’t want to wreck your body then put your info down below and let’s get started.
Before that I want to thank everyone that applied for the Beta Tester position for the Dynamic Warm Up program.
I didn’t realize how many people would be psyched to do it (over 60+ people) and the selection process was hard especially with all those good answers on bacon (inside joke).
Alas I’ve selected my 5 and you will get an email coming very shortly in your inbox with the deers on the program.
As for Crossfit….
Many trainers hate it.
Many people (like the people who take it) LOVE IT.
They love it so much that the term “Cult-fit” has been making the rounds among the inter webs.
Reminds me of the old training joke…
Q: How do you know someone is taking Crossfit?