Weights & Machines Suck; Rock Your Body Without Them

Monday, August 9th 2010

If you’ve been following me for any amount of time – then you know I’m a big – no, make that MASSIVE, advocate of bodyweight fitness training.

If you’ve only ‘found me’ recently – then I’ll make it clear here: The conventional approach to getting in shape via weights and machines “in the gym” is no match for a properly designed bodyweight training program. Doesn’t matter if we’re talking about pure beginners or ultra-advanced fitness enthusiasts…

Now – don’t get me wrong, there is a place for some weights. Dumbbells are an excellent tool, when used properly to supplement a well-designed bodyweight workout program.

As you read this – it should help for you to know you are hearing this from someone who has learned of this difference through deep experience – both of myself and countless clients I’ve worked with over the past 21 years.

I’ll be writing more about this in the near future – but for now I want to share a detailed success story email which boldly highlights the point I’m making in this post. Here it is…

——– Original Message ——–
Subject: Greetings
From: “Nina Peers” [email protected]________.ca-
Date: Thu, August 05, 2010 9:04 am
To: “Your Trainer: Joey Atlas” -joey @ joeyatlas . com-

Dear Joey:

I have been meaning to write for a while but have been busy with life. I must give credit where credit is due. I bought your lower body dvd set a while ago, I think 2 or 3 months ago. Anyways I wrote you once to tell you that I could feel the results of your workouts and was seeing some results.

What I now want to tell you is that I am amazed at your work outs in the dvds and how it has changed the shape of my legs and thighs.

I am starting to get legs that I have always wanted.

I have worked out with weights for years and got some results but never like I have now. I was never happy with my thighs and worked hard on them with weight training, only to get discouraged at the hard work and quite frankly get sick of all the effort.

I stopped going to the gym for a few years and wanted to get back into shape, so I persevered back into the weights at the gym, started jogging and was hoping for the best. Around the same time, I found your dvds on line and ordered them, I wanted to believe you but was skeptical.

The first work out was incredible, I was so sore for just plain exercises with no weights, and I am thinking what is going on here? I kept on doing the exercises 3 days a week and jogged and **stopped using weights.** Incredible, in fact the other day I decided to jog and just do weights, thinking I had better take it easy because I hadn’t done them for a while and was waiting for the sore legs – but NOTHING, not impressed!

The next time I went to the gym I jogged and did your exercises from your dvds. My legs were weak when I finished the exercises and they were sore the next day. I KNOW they work and am so happy with the results.

No weights, just specific exercises and I am getting the results I’ve always wanted but never got when I was working out with weights.

Thank you Joey for the awesome dvds and everything else that you put into it!!

I am a true believer!!
God bless
Nina – Powell River, B.C. Canada.

That’s an awesome email – Don’t you agree??

Listen – I’m not saying people don’t/can’t get into shape with the typical “gym approach” – because many (not all) people who push themselves hard and long enough will get in shape. But that comes with a downside: injuries, schedule conflicts, unrealistic time demands, life situations which prevent the “gym commitment”, and the list goes on….

BUT, when you free yourself from the shackles of a typical fitness center, by going with bodyweight fitness training – you remove SO MANY potential obstacles, making your lifelong commitment a million times easier to stick with.

More to come soon…

Your trainer forever – your trainer for life,

– Joey Atlas

4 Comments on “Weights & Machines Suck; Rock Your Body Without Them”

Diana Jesson said,

Joey, my daughter is a 17y.o. varsity soccer player who has played competitive sports since age 4. Over the last year I have noticed a substantial increase in cellulite on the back of her thighs, she is not overweight or has she ever been plus she eats healthy so I got a trainer for her & over the last 4 months she looks thicker. The cellulite is the same or worse than when she started so I bought your cellulite reduction in 22 days program she has been doing those 8 exercises faithfully for the last 4 weeks how long should it take to see the cellulite dissapear & should she stop lifting weights.

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