Question of the day: Should we celebrate an athletes "perfect" physique if they've taken performance enhancing drugs to achieve it? If the answer is yes, should we test fitness athletes so that we know exactly whose natural and whose not? I'm so sick of fitness athletes claiming to be natural when its well known they do steroids--it's sets a completely unrealistic standard and is just downright LYING. I feel like before we glorify a "fitness athlete" on the cover of a magazine, we should drug test them--if they come up clean, than rant away about how you got 21 inch arm naturally. If not, well...then let's let the magazine decide if they still want to glorify you as their poster child. It's not often that I get pissed but I am just so sick and tired of us as a society glorifying people who AREN'T BEING HONEST and then telling the public, "this is what your should look like". It's just complete and total b.s.
RULES TO BEING SUCCESSFUL: [Compliments of Business Insider Magazine] You have to do the hard things. You have to make the call you’re afraid to make. You have to get up earlier than you want to get up. You have to give more than you get in return right away. You have to care more about others than they care about you. You have to fight when you are already injured, bloody, and sore. You have to feel unsure and insecure when playing it safe seems smarter. You have to lead when no one else is following you yet. You have to invest in yourself even though no one else is. You have to look like a fool while you’re looking for answers you don’t have. You have to grind out the details when it’s easier to shrug them off. You have to deliver results when making excuses is an option. You have to search for your own explanations even when you’re told to accept the “facts.” You have to make mistakes and look like an idiot. You have to try and fail and try again. You have to run faster even though you’re out of breath. You have to be kind to people who have been cruel to you. You have to meet deadlines that are unreasonable and deliver results that are unparalleled. You have to be accountable for your actions even when things go wrong. You have to keep moving towards where you want to be no matter what’s in front of you. You have to do the hard things. The things that no one else is doing. The things that scare you. The things that make you wonder how much longer you can hold on. Those are the things that define you. Those are the things that make the difference between living a life of mediocrity or outrageous success. The hard things are the easiest things to avoid. To excuse away. To pretend like they don’t apply to you. The simple truth about how ordinary people accomplish outrageous feats of success is that they do the hard things that smarter, wealthier, more qualified people don’t have the courage — or desperation — to do. Do the hard things. You might be surprised at how amazing you really are. #Truth
Do not let the ignorant comments of one person deter your efforts. No human being has the rite to judge the struggle of another.
To be extremely clear--I am not "making fun" of him because he was lifting 20's. To me, it makes no difference how much weight someone puts up. My aggravation with this man was because he was grunting... not due to hard work...but to attract the attention of all the girls lifting around him. He was screaming and literally distracting everyone that was actually working out...and on top of that, happened to be standing so close to the mirror that I couldn't get to the 45's. Point being, whether it's 5 lbs or 100 lbs, I could care less...however when grunting is the product of simply trying to show-off in the middle of a crowded LA gym...on on account of that your blocking the weights in the process...then we are going to have a problem. #iRestMyCase
TO MY #CLUTCHARMY??? Guys...it's so impossible to answer each and every one of you and I am so so sorry for that. It actually devastates me. :( Please know that I DO eventually get to every post and have been so so moved by the outpouring of love from everyone---You guys are the reason I do what I do. Your stories are so incredibly inspiring and I am so thankful for you sharing them with me! I would loooove to try and answer any questions pertaining to a Clutch Cut question underneath this post--there are so many questions flying in from so many places that it's becoming super difficult. To answer a couple of things though that continue to come up: What's next after the 21-days? Well...just spoke to bb.com and we are going to release a new program just for that! Coming super super soon...Next, do you need the supplements to get results? The truth is that you will get some results without them...but the products will help accelerate fat-burning and the ability to build muscle so my thought is: Why would you kill yourself everyday and not give your body everything it needs to get the results you want? Thirdly, if you are a woman with more than 10 lbs to lose, adjust the calories so that you are taking in between 1500 calories per day and sticking EXACTLY to the program as outlined. Every week you should be increasing the number of circuits completed....Hope this helps! If you need more info outside of this, holla below and I'll try and get to as many asI possibly can. Thank you all so so much for all your love and support! God bless!
Friday night. While I don't advocate alcohol, if you're gonna drink, go with clear liquor. Minimal calories and low sugar and limit it to 1-2 drinks per week. Truth is though, when you want to get lean, alcohol needs to go and you need to learn to have fun without putting poison in your body. #truth
Im sick of seeing everyones crossfit times and reps---it's time we get some Clutch Army number's up on social media!!! Hit me with your Clutch Cut Cardio splits, wanna see what you guys are rockin!
Yo Guys! Just found out that because we've only been launched for a couple of months we aren't an option for voting this year on BB.Com...let's keep the momentum rolling so next year we can do a clean sweep! #number1 Thanks for all the continued support!
Alright....here we go-Im going to keep this real simple-If you want results, you need to keep your workouts short and intense and lock in your nutrition. "Wait what? Doing steady paced cardio for 2 hours won't get me results?" The answer is yes and no. Temporarily, yes. But over time, this amount of overtraining is going to fatigue your adrenals and throw cortisol into overdrive (the belly-fat & stress hormone), causing muscle break-down and making it impossible to lose-fat. The other part of this is the following: If you can do any type of cardio for 2 hours, your not doing it hard enough. Studies have shown that short bouts of interval training boost human growth hormone...the miracle hormone that burns fat and promotes lean muscle. So what does all this mean? Well, let's start with what it doesn't mean first...What it doesn't mean is that if you go to the gym for 45 minutes and half-ass it you're going to get the body of your dreams? No. But if you follow the workout structure below, you will. The other part of this is recovery nutrition. Here's what you need to know. If you don't give your body what it needs to recover properly, it won't burn-fat and it certainly won't build lean muscle. MEAL PLAN & SUPPLEMENTS You need to be eating every 2-3 hours. You need to cut processed carbs. You need to take in adequate amounts of lean protein at every meal. You need to drink at least 1 gallon of water per day. You need to drink a whey protein isolate shake after every workout. These are the basics, for more follow The Clutch Diet on clutchbodyshop.com SUPPLEMENTS: FISH OIL- reduces training related inflammation and stress. Helps increase focus and fat-burning and stabilize cortisol. AC Rx-Get 1-2 grams per day. We make one called Thermo 369 Lean. ANTIOXIDANTS- Help fight free-radicals that cause fatigue and inflammation and fuel your body with nutrients vital for sports performance. We make one called Recovery Antioxidant WHEY PROTEIN ISOLATE- Helps promote lean muscle, recovery and fat-burning. AC Rx: 20-30 grams within 30 minutes of exercise. We make one called Sculpt Lean Physique Protein Powder BCAA'S- Prevent muscle break-down during intense resistance exercise, promote lean muscle and fat-burning. AC Rx: Take one dosage pre and post exercise as well as before bed. VITAMIN D- Helps regulate cortisol (The stress & belly-fat hormone). AC Rx: 25-100mcg per day. WORKOUTS: Setting up your workouts this way will build lean muscle and burn-fat...IF and ONLY IF you have your diet on lock. To get the body you want, all cylinders have to be firing. CARDIO-Keep your cardio to 30 minutes. You can do this on a bike, treadmill, track or stepmill or trail...just follow this structure: 1 minute sprint- 15 seconds recovery, 30 seconds moderate pace x 15 spend the remainder of the 30 minutes performing cardio at a moderate pace...level 7 of 10, 10 being the hardest. RESISTANCE TRAINING-Keep resistance training to 20-45 minutes. Whether you are pairing muscle groups or circuit training, don't rest between sets. Example: Chest & Leg Day- 1 set bench press, 1 set leg press x5 If you are circuit training, do not take more than 10 seconds between exercises. Hope this is helpful!!!! Now, #gogetit Best, AC