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An Experiment of ONE

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YOU are an experiment of one.

Often I am asked to predict the outcome for an individuals’ exercise program.  “If I do these exercises will I have arms like Madonna?” for example.

It seems to me that for a long time the fitness industry has been like a runaway train.  It has lost sight of what it started out to do in the first place: to encourage an active lifestyle for better health.

Marketing and self-promotion has gotten carried away and one-upmanship and empty promises has become insidious.  ‘Do what I do and you will look like me’ or what-have-you.  Eat this, don’t eat that…it is all overwhelming and confusing.

For our health and perhaps sanity, we need to put less emphasis on the aesthetic.  Our body composition adapts and changes as a result of eating well and exercising.  We do not need to agonize over our proportions in the process.

Body maintenance is forever.

It is not possible to do an extreme exercise program for a year, to build the body to its best and then just stop and expect to sustain that level of fitness without maintenance.

The answer is to go back to basics.  Do a daily, simple, short-duration exercise routine. Try it.

If you are not doing any kind of body maintenance start with my 4 Minute Mornings and see what happens.  For those already practicing a weekly exercise routine but feel as though you have hit a plateau, try adding my 4 Minute Mornings to your day.

The main thing is to try something different as your experiment.  Test it out for yourself and see what it does for YOU and where it takes YOU.  Generally speaking, after three months of an honest attempt you will know if you are going in the right direction.

I am not making any claims or guarantees.  Try it and let me know how it works for you.  Who knows, Madonna might wonder if she can develop arms like yours. 🙂

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