Have you lost your muscle mass and want to gain it. I want you to do me one favor and lean in nice, and close, and listen to every, single word I say. I promise you, this is going to be very, very important. It’s going to help you forever. Especially if you’ve been dealing with a weight problem. Especially if you’ve been trying lots of diets. Don’t even get me started on that word yet. I’ll get to that, though. The fact is, I’m a big believer in the power of nutrition. I’m a big believer in the fact that what you put in your body determines, not just how you look, but how you feel, and how healthy you are. Not just on a day to day, week to week, month to month, year to year basis. But on a minute to minute basis.
We know that, right? We’ve put things in our body that have changed the way we feel pretty quickly. We need to understand that power can never be underestimated. I think a lot of us do. That’s why, often times, we reach out and realize that we need to do something about our nutrition. I’m going to say, what we put in our body every day might be one of the most important decisions. We make every, single day. Which brings me back to that concept of diets. Guys, you know how I feel about that term. Realize, I don’t like the term. I hate it because a diet sounds temporary.
A diet means something temporary. “I’m going on a diet”, means “I’m going to be off of that soon.” You need to realize the long-term, the long game here, is the only thing that ever matters when it comes to looking and feeling the way you should from now until the day you die. Which, I hope if you do it right is a long time from now. God willing. Now, there are dangerous diets. There are a lot of different diets we could follow. Let’s cover some of them. The Paleo Diet. The South Beach Diet. The Atkins Diet. The Grapefruit Diet. The Coffee & Cocaine Diet. Right? People probably used like that for a long time. The fact is, anything that’s earned the word ‘diet’ after its name; it probably works. It works. I can guarantee you, they work.
They all create weight loss. They all do. They wouldn’t have ever gotten to the point where they earned the diet title if they hadn’t worked for a lot of people. But I don’t short-term results for a working diet. I saw your ability to stick to it for a lifetime as the only criteria for whether something is worthwhile. For me, the most dangerous diet in the world is the one you can’t stick to. That could be all of them. It could be all of them. Beyond that, even when you decide that you need to do something about your nutrition. Let’s start using the word right because we’ve got to get rid of that word diet. If you decide you need to do something about your nutrition how do you go about it? Do you just jump head-first into it? Because that’s a major mistake.
That could be why you’re failing in the first place. Let’s play trainer for a second. We’re all going to get a chance. Let’s take a step into Jeff Cavaliere’s shoes; the trainer. So, I have a client that walks into the gym today. We’re making this up. 320lbs, the guy is 49 years old, never worked out a day in his life, diabetic, body fat at least 40%, and he’s going to train. I have two options of programs I can give him. Option A. You get to pick here, listen close. Option A. He’s going to do squat, bench, and dead lifts. We’re going to work in the three to five rep max. We’re going to throw in some palm squats, just to make sure we’re reinforcing his ability to hold those things, and a lot of eccentric overload. I think that’s going to be helpful.