|"REAL WORKOUTS FOR REAL PEOPLE, REAL RESULTS"
Welcome to my little weightlifting and general fitness site. I have a
few thoughts on exercise, nutrition and generally living a healthy life
to share with you if you care to see results. (if not then go back to
eating your pizza). The information available on this website can help
you achieve your fitness goals, while still living a normal life that
includes career and family. There are no quick fixes or shortcuts here,
just straight forward information and facts that are indisputable. It
will take work and commitment, but the results will be well worth the
THE WORKOUTS THAT WORK PHILOSOPHY
The philosophy behind my system, much the same as all
other systems, is based on simple fundamentals that can be broken
down into three basic segments. Resistance Training, Cardiovascular Exercise, and Diet.
All three are equally important. Taken alone, none of these aspects
will provide the results that you want, they must be utilized in
concert with each other. You will find sections on all three of these
aspects throughout my site, but here is a quick summary;
(weight lifting), is the basis for building muscle and strength. It
will provide the basic foundation, size and shape, but will not provide
the detail without the other aspects of the system.
(aerobics), provides the "fitness" portion. It burns calories, (fat),
as well as providing endurance and stamina. Heart health and lung
capacity are also benefits of cardiovascular exercise.
Diet feeds the
body with the proper fuels and provides quality material with which the
body can build. You simply will not function satisfactorily unless you
fuel yourself properly. All of the exercise in the world will not
provide satisfying results if your diet is bad. No one can see muscles
that are obscured with body fat, and without proper nutrition you won't
be building those muscles anyway.
|ISN'T THAT JUST FOR MEN ?
Ladies, forget that crap
about how you will get muscular like a man and lose femininity. Unless
you start altering your hormone balance, (taking steroids for example),
what weightlifting will do for you is firm and shape your legs, thin
out your waistline, (by burning excess fat), tone your arms, and give
you shapelier breasts and buttocks, and I'm sure you would just hate that. Workouts That Work works for women just as well as for men.
See: Weightlifting For Women
|OKAY, WELL WHO THE HELL ARE YOU, AND WHY SHOULD I LISTEN TO YOU ?
I am just a 51 year old landscaper from Colorado who got a little too
soft as I left my early adult years, and decided to do something about
it. I have to give most of the credit to my beautiful, loving wife for
getting me started. She decided that she was not going to let the fact
that she had two children be an excuse to let herself go, and now in
reward for her efforts, she is still as sexy as she was when I met her, (at the ripe old age of 16, but that is completely
another story altogether, and hey, I was only 21), and as a matter of
fact, she is even sexier! So inspired by her, I took it upon myself to
become educated as to the proper way to lose weight, and I lost too
much. So educating myself some more, I finally formulated what I
believe to be an excellent recipe for real people to stay in great
|WHAT DO YOU MEAN REAL PEOPLE ?
I mean people that have real lives, families, full time jobs, and
cannot spend all of their time running around in lycra spandex working
out as a full time occupation. My program can make you look like a
bodybuilder if that is what you want, but I really just target people
who want to be in a hell of a lot better shape than anyone that they
know! My workouts can be done in the morning before going to work,
leaving you energized and ready to take on the day. My basic philosophy
involves alternating days between resistance training, (weightlifting),
and cardiovascular, or aerobic exercise, (jogging is my personal
favorite, but there are other options).
I guarantee that it will!!
Now remember, I am not promising a "Quick fix in only ten minutes a
day" type of thing, this is hard work by necessity! Your body will not
adapt unless you subject it to workloads above and beyond what it is
used to. But stick with it, and you WILL be rewarded. One thing I must
stress, however, is this; My views on physical fitness do not include
trying to look like a particular idea of what the "perfect" body is. You should strive for one thing, and one thing only, to achieve your own personal best.
Personally, I am never going to look like a professional body builder,
or a superstar actor or whatever, but I do feel thoroughly energized
and positive when I work out regularly and eat healthier. Do not put
unreasonable expectations upon yourself as so many people do,
especially women, it unfortunately seems. You may look like a super
model, and then again, you may not, but you will undoubtedly be
improving your enjoyment, and quality, of life.
GOOD LUCK !