We’re friends right???
Internet friends share ideas, enjoy pleasantries, and use witty banter on social media. Since we’re online acquaintances, I’m going to ask you a question:
Are You Training, or Just Working Out?
If you’re actually training, like really TRAINING, you already know the answer to this question. There’s no doubt in your mind that the work you’re putting in is equating to gains at the gym.
This tweet by Trainer Ben Bruno highlights a conversation that essentially begs the same question:
Woman: I've tried "everything" to lose fat.
Me: Do you lift weights or do sleds?
Me: Then you've tried everything except what works.
— Ben Bruno (@benbruno1) September 24, 2016
Let’s face it, we’ve all asked questions like this. When you feel you’ve put in the work but the results are lacking, you have to look at the type of work you’re doing!
Chances are you currently work out — most people do. You probably have a gym membership; heck, you may even have a personal trainer. You most likely go on runs, or play some recreational sport on a semi-regular basis but something is missing.
If you aren’t getting any leaner and you haven’t seen any progress, it’s time to start actually training. I’m not talking about putting in more work, I’m talking about putting in the right work.
When was the last time you felt strong and resilient? Can you think of a day when you woke up feeling harder to kill than the day before? No doubt the effort you’re putting in is admirable, but if you aren’t making progress you need to change your aim!
How to Train and How to Actually See RESULTS:
1. Resistance Training:
That’s right, WEIGHTS. The body responds remarkably well to picking heavy things up and putting them back down. Our physiology practically begs for it. If your current exercise plan includes group boot camps with bodyweight or light dumbbells in the hopes of losing fat, you’re unfortunately spinning your wheels. That Trainer I mentioned before? Ben Bruno? He trains celebrities, athletes, and models out in California. Here’s his client Kate Upton (I’m sure you’ve heard of her) crushing a 500lb sled push:
I’m not talking about an extra training session or more time in the gym. Remember, the workload you’re doing is great, you just need to re-focus your efforts. Don’t pick up an extra spin class and don’t dramatically cut your calories! When you’re applying the resistance training in point one above, do a little more weight each and every time you train.
When there’s no effort made towards progressing intensity, load, or other training parameters reasonably, what kind of results can you expect from your workout? You get what you put in. When you do train, do the work to the best of your ability, then try to do a little more the next time and so on. You keep this up and before you know it you’ll no longer be working out, you’ll actually be training.
This Sounds Great, But Where and How Do I Start?
Maybe you’re finding it hard to write your own program, or just simply don’t know what to do. Quite possibly you’ve tried some gyms and in turn, realized they’re more about taking your money than actually training you. Perhaps you know what it’s like to train, but it’s been a while and you need guidance and place to start back up again. Regardless your situation or start point, MSP Fitness is the facility for you.
We train…Hard. The work our clients and athletes put in invigorates them, continually providing results so that they look, feel, and perform better for the long term.
Don’t Take My Word For It, Listen to What Our Members Have to Say!
Upon finishing college I landed a desk job and went running now and then, but knew that what I was doing wasn’t really enough. Upon visiting MSP Fitness, I knew this was the place I was looking for.
Since coming to MSP, I’ve leaned out, I feel way healthier, my energy levels are up, and I feel strong. On my first day I couldn’t perform a strict chin up. Now I have both multiple strict chin-ups, pull-ups, and I can squat my bodyweight for reps.
Physically, I don’t know where I would be without MSP Fitness for the last two years. I’d probably still be running for twenty minutes on the treadmill, not strong, and not feeling like I’m making the best use of my body that I can. It’s use it or lose it, and I’m glad I’ve learned how to use it!