In this post, I’ll be discussing whether it’s worth getting a personal trainer in order to get into great shape. This is a topic that I’m very interested in since I’ve observed the rapid growth of corporate gym culture and the personal trainer-gym industrial complex in the last decade or so. I have more than twenty years experience with high level fitness training, so I wanted to reach out to my readers and dispel some popular misconceptions about what you need to do to quickly gain muscle and lose fat.
So, here’s the deal… a lot of us just don’t have the time to hit the gym three or four days per week. When I was a college student I never even considered this to be a problem because I always had the time. Now that I work all the time, working out just got more and more difficult. I’ve researched some great work on how to quickly gain muscle and lose fat and there’s a lot of great courses and cutting edge programs out there that I consider to be a revolt against corporate gym culture. Unfortunately, a lot of people assume if they throw enough money at a problem they’ll be able to solve it. When it comes to physical fitness that means throwing away money on gym memberships and personal trainers. DON’T DO IT!!!!
I’m going to let you in a little secret that’s known to personal trainers and fitness experts, but they don’t really like to disclose this because it would obviously cut into their profit margins. Corporate gym companies would lose a TON of money if the truth came out about what techniques can be most effective in enabling you gain muscle and lose fat quickly.
Ok, so I’ll stop beating around the bush and get right to the point about what you really need to do to get into shape quickly and have a full body workout without any weights or equipment. All you need is yourself and an open space. Alright, so let’s get to it…
First of all, there are only two exercises you need to blast the flab away and get ripped. The simple push-up and the tried and true pull-up. Yup, you read that correctly, these are the two tried and true exercise techniques that researchers have now come to discover really get all the muscle groups people have been trying to target spending hundreds of dollars on gym memberships.
Let’s talk about the push-up first. There are all sorts of variations of this exercise that has been proven to be the simplest and most effective way to build your chest and arms. The manner in which you position your palms (how far apart you place them from one another) that will target different muscle groups in your chest, arms and shoulders. Not only that, but any form of push up you do also strengthens the core muscles so you’re also working out your abs and even your quads.
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