Introducing the “Hit Rock Bottom” Fitness Program: 12 Easy Steps to Get in the Best Shape in Your Life – A Complete 12-Month Fitness Training Program to Help You Burn Fat, Build Muscle, Get Stronger, Prevent Injuries, and Feel & Perform at Your Best
Today, I’m going to share a new kind of program to get and stay in shape that most people don’t resort to until they’ve tried everything else and failed.
If you want to rebuild your body one step at a time and get into the best shape of your life – this year – by making fitness habits that stick, you won’t want to miss this new 12-step fitness program that will end diet confusion and workout frustration and finally get you the kind of results you’re looking for.
Every one of these twelve steps can deliver outstanding health and fitness results in-and-of-themselves, and applying just the first three will rapidly transform your body in short order. Gradually integrating the rest into your life will change your life.
So, don’t make the mistake of thinking that this program is too simple or too easy. If that’s what you think, prove it! It’s been designed to be simple for a reason. And it’s meant to seamlessly integrate into your normal life – whether you already follow an existing diet or workout program or not. So, you have nothing to lose by trying it.
Most people fail to get in good shape because they don’t stick with their plan. And usually, it’s because their plan is either too hard or just not right for them. That’s why this program was designed to be both gradual and flexible. If you stick with it for a few months, I think you’ll be hooked.
Allow me to introduce you to Greg Mihovich, who is a top fitness, sports performance, and martial arts coach who I’ve learned a lot from. Greg is a quiet professional whom I’ve long admired because he takes the road less traveled and always walks the talk.
He also happens to be the scariest fitness professional I know.
I mean, if I had to get into a cage and fight someone til the death – knowing full well that I would be the one to meet my maker – I’d hope I’m in that cage with Greg. Not because I’d want to fight him. I’d just rather die quickly. Can I get an amen?
Comedian, Dan Soder, said, “Russians are the scariest white people.” And that rings true for Greg. But he’s also a good man and a master of his craft – fitness, movement, and self-protection. And he cares a lot about helping other people, too.
I wanted to say that first before I tell you this next part. And you’ll have to hear me out on this one because I work hard to keep this blog “family-friendly,” and free from vulgar language. But I can’t think of a better word to describe Greg Mihovich than badass. That’s the best I can come up with using the English language. But he’s not some in-your-face, ego-centric, psychotic drill instructor. He’s actually quite humble, down-to-Earth, and always professional. And those are a few of the many reasons why I respect him.
So, let me tell you a little about Greg Mihovich, including a few things that I think he’s a bit too humble to admit.
You and I can learn a lot from a man like Ron Buchanan, a 74-year old weightlifter who spent a lifetime competing in powerlifting, Olympic weightlifting, and bodybuilding. In his prime, Ron could deadlift over three times his body weight, and squat nearly three times his weight. And now, at 74 years old, he’s still going strong, and looks and performs better than most men half his age.
When asked if he had any words of wisdom to give a novice in the iron game, Ron said:
“Pursue powerlifting, Olympic lifting, and bodybuilding for the right reasons.”
That’s certainly good advice and a topic worthy of discussion. But today, I want to focus on what Ron said next. He said:
“I’m still active and mobile because I made my health my number one concern in the pursuit of my lifting and bodybuilding goals.”
Did you get that, folks?
Ron attributes his success then (and now) to prioritizing his health above all else.
And I’ve heard the same thing over and over again from successful athletes, fitness enthusiasts, warriors, and ordinary folks – both young and old. And it makes sense right? I mean, if you don’t have your health, you certainly won’t have much else. This is a powerful lesson that’s best learned early on in training (but better late than never!).
So, how do we prioritize our health, in training? How do we put it first? And what makes training or fitness health-first? Let’s explore that.
What Strength Coaches & Researchers Say You Should Be Able to Deadlift: Including Official And Unofficial Deadlift Strength Standards For Weightlifters, Athletes, And Regular People. Plus, Average Test Results, The Latest World Records, And More! (Plus, Some Free Resources to Help You Deadlift More!)
If you’re wondering, “how much should I be able to deadlift?” this article will show how you measure up to the various deadlift standards and also help you set a challenging, but doable goal for yourself.
The short answer to the question, how much should I be able to deadlift, is that, it depends on your goals, conditioning level, how old you are, and how many years you’ve been training, among other things. It just depends. That said, this guide will cover some general standards you can use to rate your performance in the deadlift exercise, whether you’re a complete beginner, a recreational weightlifter, or a competitive powerlifter.
Seven Exercises and Extra Tips to Help Prevent, Reduce, Eliminate, and Otherwise Remedy Anterior Pelvic Tilt
Anterior pelvic tilt, or APT for short, is a common postural disorder where your pelvis is tilted forward. If you imagine your pelvis like a bowl full of water, a pelvis with APT would be pouring water out the front.
Note: anterior pelvic tilt is also known as lower crossed syndrome.
Anterior pelvic tilt is a very common condition, especially among those who sit too much. And while it’s not necessarily problematic in-and-of-itself, it certainly isn’t an optimal posture, and could lead to problems down the road (e.g. lower back pain, knee issues, etc.). Fortunately, some simple exercises are often all that is needed to fix anterior pelvic tilt and bring the spine and pelvis back into alignment.