CAUTION: This post comes from the heart and when I really get fired up and emotional about something, the expletives fly. So be warned.
Fitness training is fucked up at the moment – that’s why I have gone and done something to fix it.
Many people I have spoken to have been asking me where they can get quality fitness classes without the bullshit. Is this something you have been looking for?
The internet is full of bullshit advice and stupid ideas, and because of this, confusion and attention to trivial details have become common place.
“Should I lift with palms in or slightly wider than shoulder width?” “Whatever works for you, just fucking lift it!”
That’s why we have created the “Alpha Projects!” for people living in the Kingsford area.
Old School Strength Training classes for everyone
The latest round of Alpha Projects (both male & female) have kicked off at Mojo Strength over the last few weeks and I am EXCITED!!
I LOVE these projects. They make me come alive! I see people transform in front of my eyes and their fitness levels skyrocket.
These projects are about going back to the Old School. Dropping the trivial nonsense and getting into challenging yourself, breaking personal records and doing things you never thought you could.
It’s about the training, it’s about the camaraderie within the group, the encouragement everyone gives and gets and the challenges everyone gets to do. We dump the BS and get down to real basics. Stuff we were meant to do. The things we were born to do!
See how Noel’s fitness, mindset and life has changed:
Group fitness needs to get real!
We live in a sedentary society where we are handed everything – Fuck, we drink water out of plastic bottles!
Primally, we used to go out and hunt down wild animals, kill them with our bare hands and carry them many kilometres through the jungle back to camp. (No, we don’t do that as part of our fitness training)
We used to go searching for water, nuts, seeds and berries and then take that back to camp too. Everything has become just too easy. These days it’s too easy. Go to Kingsford Macca’s when you’re hungry. Too easy, makes us SOFT!
We need to challenge ourselves to do better, we need to challenge ourselves to lift more, to carry farther, to push harder and be mentally stronger!
The Alpha Project brings fitness ideas back to basics
The Alpha Projects take people back to what we should be doing and everyone loves it!! We train basic to get stronger, we push and pull long distances to get our fitness back. We step out of the comfort zone.
“Wow, are these guys athletes?” “Superhuman?” – No, just bunch of ordinary people doing the extra-ordinary.
Once a week we put up a challenge to complete for all our Alphas. Pull a heavy tyre, push a super heavy sled, carry steel beams or water-filled kegs for 100s of metres.
We do a 100 reps of something. We challenge ourselves. Anything can be a challenge. This will never be easy!
It challenges us to dig deep, to dig really deep and take us back to our primal times. It challenges physically and mentally to make us a stronger person in all senses. To get results, you need to keep things simple.
The Alpha Projects Three Fundamentals to Success
1) Get stronger in the Squat, Deadlift, in a Push, a Pull, carry something heavy for distance and try to move around on the ground as much as you can, roll, crawl.
2) Make sure you eat really simple stuff that doesn’t get made in a factory. If it shits or grows in the ground it’s probably good to eat. Forget about getting takeout in Kingsford tonight!
3) Ditch the scales and forget about much you weigh, instead concentrate on getting better at the lifts mentioned in rule 1 and creating real food as in rule 2.
Did you push more weight than last week? that’s a positive! Instead of worrying about weighing more on the scale than last week because you have your period. This will put you down.
Concentrate on the things you have control over. The rest will look after itself.
Looking for a Strength & Fitness plan with REAL results In Kingsford?
If you need help setting and achieving your fitness goals contact the team at Mojo Strength.
We help people move well, lift heavy, be awesome. No BS, just results.
Apply NOW. Start today!
Peter Bolsius SFG1
Owner & Founder Mojo Strength Sydney & The Alpha Project
ARE YOU FIT ENOUGH TO SURVIVE AN EMERGENCY?
It can happen at any time and if it does and you aren’t ready, bam who knows how you will come out? If you are a front line sort of guy e.g firey, cop, ambo, the chances of you being in an emergency situation multiplies by the thousands. you guys face this stuff everyday! Do you ever stop and ask yourself (more…)
If you are feeling a bit down, and low in self esteem… What do you do? I have found many turn to food, or just close themselves up in their room. Have you been guilty of this? Well, let me tell you that is just making it worse! Let me show you how getting involved in fitness training classes, like ours near Maroubra Beach, can change your world around. You will make new lifelong friends, get healthy, look great and feel amazing… Pretty good huh?
Only you have the power to change things for the better…
Now, what you are going to do is get angry at yourself, speak really tough to yourself and shout:
“Get up and get outside!”
“Stop being soft and go train!”
That is what you are going to yell at yourself. You are going to train like a crazy person! You’re gonna run, jump, sprint, pull, push!
You know what you have to do! Just get out there! Push as hard as you can. Dig deep. The whole time you are going to be yelling at yourself (This can be done with your internal voice – we don’t want them dragging you away!)
“Keep going!” “Dig deeper!” “Push, push, push!!!”
Get in the best workout you have ever had! Go home, have a shower and now go out (Yes, get out of the house!) and eat something really healthy.
Right, now how do you feel? Maybe a bit tired but a hell of a lot better than before! Fitness training is your new therapy!
Stop feeling sorry for yourself and get into fitness training
STORY: a guy I train lives the code. He doesn’t make excuses and his results so far speak for themselves. No excuses. He has just broken up with his girl friend of 3 or 4 years. He is really hurting, feeling depressed, lonely and all the other horrible feelings that you feel when you break up. Poor guy is doing it really hard.
I’m going to call this guy Joe. Now, up to this point, Joe has been working hard on his fitness training and nutrition through classes at Mojo Strength, near Maroubra Beach. He has made phenomenal gains in strength, his conditioning has improved incredibly (he could hardly get through the warm-up when he started), and he has dropped over 20 kgs! All this in 7 months!
The ‘old’ Joe, before he started kettlebell training with me, would have felt really sorry for himself. He would have gone to the supermarket, or fast food outlet and bought all sorts of rubbish food. He would close himself away, and eat and eat and eat for days on end.
When he finally would come out, he would come out fatter, more unhappy and a hell of a lot more unhealthy. He would go to Macca’s or KFC and pig out some more on some real “comfort food” and eat his way to… to what? To happiness? I don’t think so. To more misery because he would feel even worse.
But not Joe!
Kettlebell training will make you happier
Joe has changed. He will still feel bad of course, BUT… He takes a different approach. Joe attacks his kettlebell training with a vengeance! He takes all that frustration and pain out with kettlebells, swings, Turkish Get Ups, Goblet squats, Kettlebell Carries…….. Joe smashes it!
When he has finished a coaching session with kettlebells, Joe is feeling like a different man. He has just had one of the best training sessions of his life! Has his pain disappeared? No, but he feels better, he has taken a positive step towards getting on with it.
If Joe had gone to (fill in the space) and pigged out he would feel even worse than before, but he didn’t! He stuck to his positive approach and is moving on. This is what YOU have to do too! Life is always going to throw adversity at you.
You might lose your job, or a loved one. You might incur a serious financial set back, whatever, use your kettlebell training as therapy. Get physical and destroy those negative emotions by getting involved. Will it fix the problem? Probably not, but it will make you a stronger and more positive person so you can cope and deal with the situation better.
Check out how the guys at the Alpha Male Project are using group fitness training to deal with the stresses in their life in the video below – Inspiring stuff!
Kettlebell training will help you deal with your problems
Joe is coping, he’s getting out to meet new people. He is more confident in himself and his training. Joe’s kept up his fitness training, and works even harder in the kitchen to get himself in the best shape of his life! He knows who he is, and I’m proud of him. A lot of people would have given up, but not Joe. He is here for the long haul, he has made fitness training his new therapy.
I have been doing this for years. I used to suffer from depression and I use kettlebell training as my therapy. It works! So, if you are feeling good, bad or anywhere in between, get out there right now and get some therapy time. Make training your new lifestyle, your “feel good”.
It does take time, but it is positive. Go now, it’s therapy time !!
Looking for kettlebell training with REAL results near Maroubra Beach?
If you need help setting and achieving your goals contact the team at Mojo Strength.
We help people move well, lift heavy, be awesome.
Perfect for those that live locally, including those in Maroubra Beach.
Thanks for reading.
Peter Bolsius SFG1
Owner & Founder Mojo Strength