Written by Lenny Herb...2011
Movement Is KING!
Are you still trying to figure out what the best new fitness craze is? Well I promise you there are no shortage of people and companies trying to sell you the next great way to have a perfect body with minimal effort or time! The only problem, there are no shortcuts!!! It takes time, effort and consistency to reach your goal. The products sold on TV or in the magazines may or may not be a successful tool in helping you reach your goal, but that is all they are, a tool to use in your pursuit for a healthier you. Will that new product be the magic bullet that helps you become the “new” you? Fifteen years of experience as a personal trainer in L.A. makes me doubt it. You may ask why I am so cynical about the newest craze to hit the market? I’ve watched hundreds come and go over the years, and none have been “the magic bullet”! The only magic bullet that I have known to work is MOVEMENT!!!
“Movement Is King”! I started using this phrase years ago because I wanted to drive home the fact that movement is the only way to burn excess fat from the body. Well, what about diet you may ask? My reply is that we are talking about the newest workout crazes of the day, not diet. Our discussion of Diet is a separate article entirely. Diet is the single most successful way to cut body fat, but again, we are talking about exercise. You don’t need the PX90, or the TRX or the ab roller or….. insert any of the most popular crazes of the day. I will even go as far to say, you don’t need a trainer, a gym, or anything for that matter to actually lose body fat!
The next question I usually am asked is “Well, then what do I do?” The answer is simple “MOVE”!!! Run, walk, run-walk, jumping jacks, jump rope, sprints, intervals, shuffle, dance, hop around, squats, lunges, lift weights….the options are only limited by your imagination. It truly is that simple! What are you waiting for? Get off you butt and MOVE! When you are pouring sweat and don’t think you can go one more step, remember the mantra,
MOVEMENT IS KING!!!!!!!!