The purpose of my blogging and vlogging is to share information and help as many people as possible to learn the truth about fitness, nutrition and the most effective ways to perform safe workouts that are not time-consuming, show results, and prevent injuries!
My vlog provides you with a free visual presentation and assistance of all you really need to know about Fitness and how to Train in a Natural and Healthy manner, using your Body as Your Gym! Unfortunately, the fitness industry purposely misguides people into overtraining and using the wrong training methods, all in the name of profits.
So, let’s look at the natural movements I’ve been using and teaching for over 7 years that work, protect your heart, build strong organs, muscles, and generally excellent overall health!
As a former professional ski racer and Olympic Athlete, I have extensive experience in training and especially intense training for a professional competition. After all, I did this from the young age of 6 until my career ended in a crash at 20.
I remember clearly from those days that we trained pretty much all day, one way or another. Let’s look at a typical pre-season training day (6 days a week) on the European glaciers.
A Day’s Pro Training:
- Rise at 6 am, short wake up jog
- Breakfast at 6:30 am
- 7 am take the gondola to the top of the mountain (3000m altitude — very thin air)
- 7:30 am start skiing the training course, slalom or downhill non-stop until 11:30 am
- Gondola back down, lunch, rest for 1 to 2 hours
- 3 pm mountain run for 1 hour
- 4 pm 1-hour weight lifting in the gym
- 6 pm dinner
- 8 pm lights out
Sure with this method, we became stronger and better every day, and the Norwegian team I was training with at the time was the world’s best, and I was in close pursuit. But were we healthy? Not really. I remember all of us coming down with colds or even the flu.
Someone was always sick. That’s not why the rest of us fell ill. We all got sick due to overtraining, which weakens your immune system as your body is being hammered and doesn’t want to put up with how you’re treating it. Shut down, and illness follows, forcing you into a week’s rest.
And the same happens to your average person who trains too much, trust me. Pushing your heart and organs to the limit will eventually weaken your immune system, and the breakdown follows. Worse can happen; you can die of a heart attack due to overtraining — no joke.
Now I’ve cleared that up, let’s move to the safe and healthy exercise methods I practice and encourage.
The Principle of Natural Movement.
My mission is to help you achieve serious and long-lasting fitness levels using the most natural and simple methods that work. Instead of overcomplicating, I crunch it down to the basics. And simplify your health and fitness journey, hopefully making it fun, motivating, and enjoyable.
If followed correctly, this will result in a healthier heart and organs, better bone desnity and joint strength, it will help you shed fat, and build lean muscle. And your confidence in your abilities will grow tremendously, as will your positive mindset.
The 3 Musketeers of Fitness!
- Aerobic Cardio
- Strength Training
I’ll keep this short and sweet, then let the videos do the rest of the talking.
Cardio boils down to simple daily movement. Cardio doesn’t mean running, biking, or hitting the elliptical for hours; it merely means regular and frequent movement — try walking — a lot!
The key to real and effective cardio training is to keep your heart rate in the aerobic zone, which is 180BMP minus your age. That’s your threshold to stay in the aerobic area. If you are training with a higher heart rate, you are in the anaerobic zone, stressing your heart and not burning fat — only glucose or even breaking down muscle tissue — not good!
The thought of Strength Training scares off a lot of (young and older) folks, as it’s usually associated with lifting weights in a gym. Lifting weights can be part of a strength training plan, and if you enjoy it, do it. But there are more natural, safer ways to strength train.
The most effective and enjoyable way to strength train is by using your body as your gym — bodyweight exercises, or calisthenics. The extra benefit of bodyweight training is that you can do this pretty much anywhere, you don’t need any equipment, and you don’t have to run to a gym — you svae a lot of time!
Two short strength training sessions per week are all you need to build lean muscles. Each session can be completed in 30 to 45 minutes, stressing your heart for less time than people usually do in gym or class sessions, daily!
Most believe that sprinting is only for athletes or the young. Sprinting is one of the most natural forms of exercise that our primal ancestors had to naturally perform every day (running away from predators, for example).
Sprinting is the most efficient and effective way to burn fat and build lean muscles fast! Anyone, no matter what age or condition, can sprint. In the videos, I explain and show you the best sprinting options available to help you burn fat and build lean muscle.
Is this complicated? Maybe at first as you need to mix things up a bit and it may sound new or weird to you. But in all honesty, it’s simple to execute and best of all, these methods yield fantastic results and are liberating. You win time, learn how to use your body as your gym and will feel great as a result! Along with the proper nutrition, nothing can stop you from achieving your optimal fitness and body goals — no gym membership required!
One last thing, Rest, Recovery, Sleep and Sunshine — are equally important for a healthy mind and body. So please make sure you take plenty of time in your life for your self love — RRSS!
Thanks for reading and watching, I appreciate it!