Well 2008 came and went. Did you achieve your goals for 2008? Did you lose the fat you needed to lose or gain the muscle mass and strength you had hoped for?
As for me, my goals for 2008 were to improve my functional strength and improve my overall conditioning and cardiopulmonary health. I have always been focused on strength and muscle mass, but I decided to focus more on conditioning and functional strength this year, and see where it took me. I started doing HIIT programs*, started working with various modalities that focused on conditioning and functional strength and improved strength to bodyweight ratios and such. As some of the groups I have been working with recently (e.g., SWAT teams, etc**) are much more concerned with the above over shear strength and muscle mass, I thought it was best for me to put some focus there as I didn’t want to be one of those “do as I say not as I do” type trainers and I am not getting any younger either!
On the Fat Loss Revealed (FLR) and Bodybuilding Revealed (BBR) forums we saw many pounds of unwanted fat lost and plenty of muscle and strength added, so 2008 seemed to be a productive year for the FLR and BBR members.
I hope you achieved your goals for 2008, and I wish you continued success in 2009. If you want (need?!) some assistance with those goals, there is no better program for permanent fat loss then FLR, and for truly science based info regarding supplements, training, and nutrition for gaining strength and muscle mass, BBR simply has no equal…I hope you all have a healthy and productive 2009 to all…See you in the gym!
* = As part of the Hybrid Training program I developed.
** = see videos section of the blog or my YouTube page for more info if interested.