Finding Your Fitness / Fat Loss Fingerprint

For over 26 years, I have been helping people transform their bodies…melting body-fat, getting stronger, getting fitter, getting healthier, etc.

During that time, I have employed about a bazillion different strategies…meal plans, supplement protocols, training programs, mind-body techniques, psychological counselling, pharmaceuticals…the list goes on and on and on.

While most of those techniques were “borrowed” from other trainers, medical professionals, workout buddies and scientific research, the most important part of my education came from the people I worked with.

Because no matter how effective my transformation programs are, as soon as you introduce the human element into the equation, all bets are off.

What works for one person almost never works with the next victim/client.

There are so many factors at play – physical, mental, emotional, social, financial, legal and of course genetic/epigenetic.

Unlike an exact science like physics and chemistry, transforming an adult human being from this….

fitness fat loss

… into this, is not as simple as…

fitness fat loss(Diet #1 + Training Program #2) x (Motivation / Peer Pressure) = Successful Physique Transformation

Like our fingerprints, all of us are unique. Each of us has…

  • A unique genetic makeup
  • Unique life experiences
  • A unique social life
  • Unique belief systems
  • A unique knowledge base
  • Unique financial resources
  • Etc, etc, etc…

And because of this uniqueness, applying a one-size-fits-all solution to a complex problem like permanent fat loss is usually doomed to failure.

Like our fingerprints, we are complex…full of unique loops, whorls and arches.

So….before you run out and spend some cash on the latest diet book, weight loss supplement or fitness program, I want you to stop, take a long hard look at yourself.

Will this one-size-fits-all solution fit YOUR fitness / fat loss fingerprint?

NOTE: I hope this article didn’t discourage you. While I truly believe that physique transformation can be complicated at times, it isn’t rocket science. If you’re having trouble getting yourself in shape, there are lots of great people out there with the knowledge of what needs to be done. Renting their knowledge, confidence and support may cost you some cash up-front, but the pay-off at the end is definitely worth it.

It’s the same reason I don’t try to do my own car repairs. I need my car for work and I suck as a mechanic. 

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2 thoughts on “Finding Your Fitness / Fat Loss Fingerprint

  1. I do think there are some broad concepts that will help people get “healthy”, “leaner”, and “somewhat fit”, but I would wager that most people willing to put in the time to transform themselves really want to be “very healthy”, “ultra lean” and perhaps “elite fit” like the people they see that motivate them to start their journeys.

    Reaching average from obese outlier is amazing, its great, it should be applauded but in the end who really wants to put in all the work to just be “average” or “mediocre”? If your goal is purely health, perhaps that will be enough. But for a lot of us – during some part of the journey we decide what we really want is to be “the best” that we can be. This means not only dropping clothes sizes and having great blood work, but also to have abs, lift x weight on lifts, perform y moves like flagpoles, participate in races, or other things that we envisioned we would do at the outset.

    For some, they will continue working and achieve this with no issues – for them, great!!! Enjoy the rewards of your efforts.

    For others, things get complicated, things get uncontrollable (work, life, etc..), things get confusing (carbs bad, fat bad, cardio bad, intensity bad, every day something new is bad) and maybe they also have some sort of other medical issues. Suddenly they find themselves at a crossroads where they have to decide – quit working so hard and accept mediocrity, or double down and keep working even if the rewards seem unobtainable. Obviously doubling down is the better option, but even those with mega willpower can seem overwhelmed and defeated after working so hard for so little.

    At this point those feelings should also serve as a wake up call, that wake up call is you probably need some outside assistance – preferably someone you trust and work well with. You need a new perspective to help guide you and make sense of all your past attempts, so that you can find the right direction to go. And also for these same folks, its time to make sure you have no medical issues if you haven’t. If you do and you are already aware of them, its time to find those, face them, and resolve them the best you can.

    From there you can start to move forward again, getting closer to your original dreams, and become the whole complete person you deserve to be.

  2. It’s true that there are no one-size-fits-all solutions for fat-loss but I think it’s also really important that people are mature enough to take a solution and fit it to their own needs withouth quitting and whining about why all the programs they have followed so far aren’t working.

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