About five years ago I started going to the gym, prompted by a bulge in the midsection that seemed as alien to me as Kuato in Total Recall. I then proceeded to spend the next 2 years wasting my time and money.
I would go to the local community centre gym, and spend some time running on a treadmill like a lab rat, or one of those cross trainers with the television embedded in it, so you could pretend you were at home on the sofa while you exercised. Then I’d go around all the machines, pull and push until I got tired, red and sweaty, then come home – mistakenly thinking I’d accomplished something.
I wish someone had taken me to one side then and told me everything I know now – after a solid three years of reading, experimenting, tweaking and working smarter rather than harder I’m now seeing tangible results with regards to my body composition, health, self-confidence and happiness.
So, prompted by a few friends asking me for help with routines and nutrition, I decided to put everything I know into a document and pass it around, and I want to share it with you too. It’s called the Hardbody Cheat Sheet, and it’s a brief, condensed, easy to follow plan to get the body you want.
I firmly believe everyone should go to the gym and lift weights. The benefits are innumerable. Yet – people insist on exercising and not training. Exercising burns calories and makes you physically tired. Training implies having a goal, a plan and the dedication to see it through. The Hardbody Cheat Sheet is a diet and training plan that is very easy to understand, follow and stick to.
If you’ve never been to a gym before, or you’re new to lifting weights and you’re not sure where to start, or even if you’ve been lifting for a while but you need a good basic checklist – then the Hardbody Cheat Sheet may be for you.Download The Hardbody Cheat Sheet (168kb PDF)