New eBook “Dad Wisdom”

Hey everyone,

Clinton from IamClintFit.com here
the home of A Living System where I teach you
the fundamentals of lifestyle management
so you can become your own cure.


Dad Wisdom


 

My latest work is now available to everyone. “Dad Wisdom” is a collection of tips, advice, and life lessons I’ve learned throughout my life. I wrote this book because my aunt got me the book titled “Life’s Little Instruction Book” by H. Jackson Brown, Jr when I was around 8 years old. I liked the book and wanted to create a concise and meaningful version of my own for my children. I didn’t want a lot of fluff in it (not to say Brown’s book is full of fluff) so I focused on mindset, principles, ethics, and morals.

I hope you like it and please tell your friends (especially if they are parents) about my book. And remember, for those who are not already subscribed to my blog, you get a 20% coupon code for purchases when you subscribe. If you are already subscribed, contact me and I’ll personally send you the 20% coupon code.

As always, thanks for reading!

Stay Strong,

Clinton

 

 

 

New Beginnings

Hey everyone,

Clinton from IamClintFit.com here
the home of A Living System where I teach you
the fundamentals of lifestyle management
so you can become your own cure.


Today’s blog is about new beginnings and I’m going to encourage you to take a positive look at change and see how this perspective can welcome growth and progress in your life.


By nature, humans look for familiarity. Our brains are designed to find the path of least resistance. To our brains, change represents resistance. It’s a break from the normal neurological pathways we use in our usual daily routine and it takes some effort to redirect ourselves when change comes our way.

For some, this change is frightening. It can cause great stress, anxiety, and provoke a heavy load of fear and angst. I’ll admit, change can be disruptive at times and I know I’ve had second thoughts before making a big change in my life, so I understand. However, there is also a brighter side to change. A side that leads to growth and progress.

In business, there is something called opportunity cost. If you Google “Opportunity Cost Definition” you’ll see it is a noun that is defined as “the loss of potential gain from other alternatives when one alternative is chosen.“. Meaning, if I choose Option A instead of Option B, I lose the potential gain I would have acquired from Option B. How does this relate to fear of change?

More often than it should happen, people choose the option that is more familiar rather then trying something new, and the decision is usually based on fear. You’ll hear reasoning (excuses) like, “I don’t want to try this food in case I don’t like it” or “I don’t want to leave my job because what if I don’t like the new one?” This is so common, so typical, so stagnant. Don’t get me wrong, if you’ve got a good job that fits your work/life balance, pays well, has good benefits, and you enjoy what you do, then there isn’t a reason to change. You’ve got a good thing going. I’m talking about the people who are dissatisfied, unhappy, and disgruntled about their current state yet do not try anything new due to fear.

If you’re one of those people who doesn’t try new things because you’re afraid and uncertain of things panning out the way you want, then you’ll never grow. You’ll just stay where you are and repeat every day like you’re Bill Murray in Groundhog’s Day.

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What you want to do is embrace the change. Let’s say you’re unhappy with your current job and you somehow come across an opportunity where you would learn new skills, work on a new team, and even get a promotion in the job title. Would you go for it? Would you shy away in fear of the unknown? These are the moments where new beginnings begin. The dawn of a new day is another opportunity for growth and there are people who run towards it, people who standstill, and people who run away from it.

Which one are you?

I hope this helps shine some light on you and your current thought process when it comes to change. Until next time.

Stay Strong,

Clinton

My CrossFit Experience

Hey everyone! Thanks for reading. A few housekeeping topics before I jump right in.

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Now, for the fun stuff…. CrossFit!

My wife and I just joined CrossFit Pepperell in Massachusetts. The place is great. It’s small enough where you get to know the owners and other members yet big enough where there’s plenty of space to work and a wide variety of workouts. It’s got one of those Rogue Rigs for pull-ups and rope climbing, the green turf for all sorts of movements, rowing machines, fan bikes, and lots of weight! BARS BABY!!

Before this, I was going to Planet Fitness because of its low price, close proximity to home, and had the minimum amount of equipment for me to carry out my journey on the Greek God Program by Kinobody. Speaking of which, for those asking, “So, are you done with Kinobody now that you’re doing CrossFit?“. No, I am not done with Kinobody, I’m still on the Greek God Program, and I’m still an affiliate marketer for Kinobody (aka a Kino Gladiator). Click here for links to the Kinobody Physique Quiz, programs, and products. .

Back to CrossFit.

Starting yesterday (09/16/2019) my wife and I joined CrossFit Pepperell’s Fall Nutrition Challenge. If you stick to it, you win prizes throughout the 6 weeks and the final winners get $200 in the end. It’s done in teams of two so naturally my wife and I are a team. My wife really wants to kick her fitness and eating habits into gear so this challenge is a great way for her to feel a sense of accountability without guilt and unnecessary pressure. I’m playing a supportive role in this which helps her not feel alone and I feel like a good husband (BROWNIE POINTS!). Personally, this challenge is going to kick my discipline into gear. I’m not a terrible eater for the most part. I do binge eat snacks sometimes and often finish the kids’ plates after meals but other than that I don’t eat all that bad. The discipline however is going to be the most beneficial part of this 6 week challenge. It’s going to take me out of my comfort zone and force me to use more self control and really master my emotions. I’m excited to get back in line with my personal mastery.

As for the workouts at CrossFit… KILLER!

And I mean that in a good way. The workouts are strength based and always packed with cardio and conditioning. It uses a lot of Olympic lifts which are extremely compound and taxing. By taxing I mean you use a lot of energy, the lifts and workouts aren’t dangerous nor do you risk injury. I’ve heard a lot of people say CrossFit gets you hurt. No, in fact it’s the opposite. Everyone has the option to scale down the weight or do a modified version of the exercise. The people who get hurt are the ones that try to do too much for their own good. It’s the individual not the brand.

I’ve digressed. Back to the workouts…. My biggest challenge with the workouts is the conditioning. My cardio isn’t all that great, but I started working on it earlier this summer 2019 by running during my lunch breaks and now that I’m in CrossFit, I get plenty of cardio. The fatigue factor is another challenge. This comes from the lack of conditioning on my part (which is improving). The thing about the fatigue factor is after doing a few rounds of say 3-5 different exercises, you’re fatigued! This makes the rest of the rounds and movements seem way harder than they did at first. Remember those people who get hurt? They probably chose a weight that was fine while they were fresh, but then they got fatigued and couldn’t handle the weight anymore and they got hurt.

CrossFit has an Rx weight which is the prescribed weight for the workout. If the prescribed weight is 135 lbs and I know I’m not ready for that, I’ll go down to 115 lbs or even lighter if the workout involves a lot of cardio because I know I’ll be fatigued halfway through. I scale it so I can keep moving and working even when I’m tired.

I’ve already lost about 7 pounds and my mid section is looking tighter. My favorite part of CrossFit is the conditioning. It sucks because it’s hard as hell but I love it because it’s my weak point. My wife talked me into joining with her because she loves the class setting and now that I’m in it I love it. I’m still doing the Greek God Program for my straight-forward lifting which I do on my own time. I’ve been working on my pull-ups, ring dips (which are extremely hard!), and my overhead press. I use the same heavy weight, reverse pyramid training that’s recommended in the Greek God Program and find this style of training to be very effective for building a great physique.

Overall, I think the combination of Kinobody and CrossFit are perfect for building a great body and being athletic. My wife signed us up for adult league softball on Saturday afternoons and I am dominating! The crazy thing about it is it feels easy to me and it’s because I’m in good shape.

So, I hope you liked this blog post and learned a little from it. I say you should try CrossFit and Kinobody to see for yourself if they work and produce results. If you’re already doing something that works, stick to it and keep grinding!

Thanks for reading!

Stay Strong,

Clinton

Kinobody Truth

Hey everyone.

As always thanks for reading. Be sure to find me on Instagram @iamclintfit and visit my site at iamclintfit.com for my ebook, more blogs, and links to affiliate products I think you’ll find interesting.

For this blog post I’m going to talk about Kinobody. Kinobody is a brand created by Greg O’Gallagher which focuses on building a Hollywood physique through minimalist training, calorie management, and intermittent fasting. Now, when I say minimalist training, I don’t mean it’s easy work. You’re going to work hard and push yourself beyond your limits. What I mean by minimalist training is you’ll only be training 2-3 times a week. The real secret behind his fitness programs are the key lifts that target specific muscle groups that help enhance the waist to shoulder ratio and create that V shape.

He offers an array of fitness programs that target specific results and a physique quiz that will guide you towards the program that best suits your goals.

He also offers a variety of other products like a pre-workout called Kino Octane, blue light blocking glasses called Kino Vision, a Kino Belt for weighted exercises like pull-ups and dips, and a streetwear/gym wear hybrid clothing line.

As a husband, a father, author of the ebook “May, I Work For You“, and creator of A Living System ™ , I’ve become quite busy over the past few years. I retired from personal training because I needed to apply my energy and attention elsewhere and needed a fitness program for myself. With the increase in demands in my life, I decided to outsource Module 2: Physical Activity. After over a year of monitoring Greg’s content with Kinobody, I made my decision to implement his Greek God Program as my fitness strategy.

I first started the Greek God Program in January of 2019 and since then I’ve joined his affiliate program and have hit multiple personal records (PR’s) with weight and reps. In addition, my shoulders are growing, I’m stronger than ever, and I’m not spending more than 2-3 sessions in the gym per week, all to which are no more than 45-60 minutes in duration.

The program has worked for me and also offers specialization options for you to change your approach so you’re not doing the same thing over and over again. When I first started, my goal was to focus on shoulders which has proven to be a wise decision. The first half of 2019 has been great for strength and building some size and density to my shoulders. For the second half of this year, I’m continuing my focus on shoulders with different exercises mentioned in the program. In addition, I’ll be focusing on maintaining a small caloric deficit to lean out and trim away body fat. I have a strength goal to hit 75 lbs chin-ups for 5 reps and 100 lbs dips for 5 reps, both by the end of August. That’s additional weight added to my body weight. I’m currently 220 lbs and have a goal weight of 190-200 lbs after leaning out. I’m thinking I’ll be satisfied with 10-12% body fat.

When 2020 starts I’ll be switching my focus from shoulders to chest and lats. I’m a big advocate for the Greek God Program because of its versatility and effectiveness for gaining size and strength relative to one’s body weight. I almost went for the SuperHero Bulking Program but I wanted a leaner muscular look for myself.

Now, even though I’m focusing on my upper body, I’m still doing compound movements to work my legs. Squats, Bulgarian split squats, and sumo deadlifts are all a part of the program. There’s more leg exercises suggested in the program but those are the three I’ve incorporated into my personal journey. Each program offers different paths for each individual, yet each program has a specific targeted outcome. The Aggressive Fat Loss Program is great for someone who just wants to get lean, The Warrior Shredding Program is great for someone who wants to get strong and get lean, The Kinobooty Program is great for someone who wants to work glutes and legs. There’s a Bodyweight Mastery Program for mastering calisthenics which is great for people who don’t care for or have access to a lot of gym equipment. The Goddess Toning Program is excellent for getting a trim, toned look and all of the programs are designed to allow you to live a balanced lifestyle so you can enjoy the things you care most about. That was a huge selling point for me.

In conclusion, the programs are great and they work. I personally use one of them and have nothing but great reviews for it. You get a lot of support from the Facebook community, plenty of YouTube videos from Greg that are already available to you for free, and the program material is always available to review. I’ve gone back several times and it’s helped me tweak my workouts to get the results I was looking for.

So, if you like what you’ve read, go on over to my affiliate page and check it out for yourself. Try the physique quiz and see what Greg recommends you start with.

As always, thanks for reading and stay strong.

Clinton