“I lift things up, I put them down” … “I lift things up, I put them down” (said in my best Arnold Schwarzenegger accent possible)
Have you seen any of the Planet Fitness commercials over the past couple of years? Most of them are hilarious, but the one I’m referring to is one of my favorites. If you don’t know, Planet Fitness has this policy of no meat heads in their gyms. Or as they call them, lunk heads.
The commercial is following a membership guy and a huge 6 foot 5 inch meat head around the gym, and after every scene or area of the gym the big guy says, “I lift things up, I put them down”. This goes on throughout the commercial until finally the staff member tells him that outside this door is the outdoor swimming area and then he shuts the door behind him. The meat head, with his string tank top, spandex shorts, fanny pack and huge jug of water is standing outside the building now and says the same thing one more time – “I lift things up, I put them down”.
Funny commercial, but I swear what that guy is saying is 100% accurate when it comes to shedding a bunch of fat without having to diet. Possibly the simplest explanation of how to burn fat ever.
Last week we discussed how every time you turn a pound of fat into a pound of muscle you will burn an extra 50 calories per day. How do you do that… You “lift things up”!
Seriously, if you want to shed fat or turn fat into muscle you’ve got to lift weights. You’ve got to lift a lot of weights, and I don’t mean standing in front of a mirror doing a set of 30 curls using 8lb dumbbells. I’m talking about lifting weights that demand your body to WORK and strain and then recover and get stronger.
Just last week I saw a guy in the gym doing bicep curls while holding his cell phone between his ear and shoulder… I’m not kidding you, I watched this guy do several sets without ever putting down the phone or strain a single bit to improve his body.
You Need to do Things Like:
- Kettlebell Swings
My philosophy is, if you are coming to the gym be efficient with your time and maximize everything you do. No more 3 sets of 25 bicep curls, resting 3 minutes in-between each set, while talking on the phone, while reading a magazine, while basically wasting your time.
To shed that fat, lift things up! Challenge yourself (safely) to become stronger, healthier and in turn shed a lot of fat without having to “diet”.
Speaking of safety, I know that often times we need assistance and direction on “how” to do things correctly. To maximize your time and be able to push yourself without fear of injury, I would like to offer you a Free Discovery Session where we can discuss your goals and if one of the GTS services can help you achieve those goals. If you would like to reserve one of these sessions, email me first chance you get: firstname.lastname@example.org
Every time I offer these sessions they fill up quick, so let me know.
In the meantime… go lift something up.
P.S. The winner of last weeks free bottle of Catalyst is Jennifer P. Jennifer, let me know when you are coming in next week and I will get it to you.