My main man Chris Harris, aka Mr. Ducati has made crazy progress since he joined the Fit Team in June.
I remember our first session very vividly. We performed deadlifts, push-ups, and burpees. These were performed in a simple version of the Fit Coast Offense to allow his body to handle the workout at his previous fitness level.
We performed deadlifts, push-ups, and burpees. These were performed in a simple version of the Fit Coast Offense to allow his body to handle the workout at his previous fitness level.
We finished one complete set. He made it through half of the second set before his body gave in to the fatigue. He did not survive or complete the first session!
At this point, the average trainee would run from the challenge.
Run from the pain.
Run from the journey.
Run from the fact that getting fit is not easy.
Mr. Ducati however did not quit. He showed up 2 days later and finished the entire training session.
Over the last 4 months (June-October 2014) Mr. Ducati has become leaner, stronger, and more confident. On Day 1 he deadlifted 135. It was hard on day 1!
On Day 1 he only deadlifted 135lbs. It was hard 135lbs too!
In less than two months however he was pulling 315lbs off the floor.
The uninitiated (the vast majority of folks who “train”) will ask “What was his secret?” or “What supplements did he use to get so strong so quick?”
First, the Fit Coast Offense is truly a special system for getting results. The progressions, the pace, and the challenges will make you a beast in the gym. What is the secret to the success of the Fit Coast Offense?
I cannot give you all the secrets as far as what makes the Fit Coast Offense work but I can tell you that main principles of the program are the same 3 things I always talk about that have worked since the beginning of fitness.
These 3 things are why Mr. Ducati could make crazy progress. These 3 things are and will always be Intensity, Nutrition, and Consistency.
Intense workouts create substantial changes for your physique and for your performance. The vast majority of your training should have varying levels of intensity based on your goals. A smart protocol has periods where you would deload to let your muscles and more importantly your central nervous system rest.
The problem in the game is that the majority of programs offer either no progression or structure. Without a program that actively chases progression, you will be stuck on the hamster wheel for eternity.
Your nutrition has to be good too.
If you have a training day coming up where you are performing 10 brutal hill sprints then you will need extra carbs to allow you to perform well in that workout. When you skip out on the pre and post workout nutrition you cannot and will not maximize your results.
Consistency ties training intensity and nutrition together.
If you train 3x during week 1, 1x during week 2, zero times during week 3, and then 1x during week 4, then you are going nowhere fast. When you add in the fact that most folks are only training at 10-50 percent of their actual capability, you can see why folks do not see the results that they truly are after.
No one is perfect including me and Mr. Ducati. But he has definitely shown through his first 4 months that he is focused and truly ready to make fitness a part of his life.
So to Mr. Ducati let’s keep working hard and getting closer to your goals. The sky is the limit!
I’ll holla at you next time,
The People’s Trainer
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