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Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Do you spend your day at a desk?

Do you ever really get a chance to stand up for over your 6-8 hours of work?

Are you always sitting at your computer?

If you answered yes then why would you go to the gym and sit down on this?
Or this?
Or even this?
If you are seated all day then you definitely should not go to the gym and sit on a machine.  Chances are after you leave the gym and go home you will sit on your couch and then go to bed. You would be much better off if you trained standing up. 
I know your typical globo gym will be loaded with all of this fancy equipment.  I know that it will be the first thing they show you when you walk in the door.  I know that they will set you up with someone to show you how it works. 
From there you will might be satisfied with using the equipment they showed you and soon you will get little to no results.

Why is this?
This is because you have been sitting for the majority of your day and now you are sitting again.  Stand up! 

Try this.
Or this.
                                                                              Or this.
My point is don't train by doing exercises that will put you in a position your were in all day.  I understand that you may have a injury that limits your movement and that's why you are on the machine but even in those cases you may be better suited standing up if you can.  If your goal is to lose weight and get stronger so you can live a longer and healthier life then you must stand.  Standing during exercise will recruit more muscles and will use more calories to get your work done. This will lead to more fat loss and lean muscle gain.

Don't rely on the machine for help.  Be the machine.  You pick up the weight.  You do he work. You get the results.


Get Strong.
Stay Strong.
Finish Strong.
Rock n Roll

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