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January 21, 2008

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Jill

Thank you for calling out these trainers! I completely agree with your thoughts on the fluff exercises celebrity trainers prescribe for their clients. I never understood the "isolation then compound movement" (i.e. bicep curl to shoulder press) is going to help anyone. Ok, yes pre-exhaust is a good technique to target a muscle differently but generally it's much more effective to do the "big movements" as you say. My thoughts: most of these trainers still think circuit training and light weights = a toned body. I also think being trendy seems like it gets trainers more clients in LA vs. the tried and true. And most clients in H'wood probably just want to be super skinny vs fit and healthy. I will say for a young lady I think Hayden is fit and not in the unhealthy skinny category...let's hope more of these girls follow that path.

Carrie

"I think the dude is just copping a feel."

LOL!

By the by, a gal who's fit like that using 5-lb dumbells for her shoulder press? Gimme a break- she needs 15's at least!

LoseFatGetFit

No tension. Beyond even the 5 lb Barbie weight for the curl/press, her fingers were wiggling and she wasn't braced in any way.

David W.

That was a funny video. I have to wonder if she is going "easy" because of the cameras. My theory is if you can talk that easily while exercising (when she was doing the DB shoulder presses) then you are not really exercising.

Although I'm a guy I bought your Stubborn 7 book and it is excellent. (for me though it's more like a stubborn 20) I particularly enjoy the bootcamp workouts and have been working on developing my own '300' workout that is all glutes and abs (just for fun). Using the 20, 15, 10, 5 model doing box jumps, crunches, walking lunges, reverse crunches, deadlifts plus one more ab exercise, maybe some kind of twist. Keep up the good work.

Ll

*Sputter* How does she look like that and lift so little? Really! 5lbs?!? Come on, 20lb should be a minimum just so you can carry a purse!

Fruitlight

Wow, looking at her I always assumed she was a former gymnast or something, she just looks solid and capable (to my untrained eyes at least). I'm disappointed to see her doing essentially the same tired workout my (fired!) ex-trainer had me doing, but with even less weight and intensity.

Danny Ray

Learn the truth behind weight loss once and for all. "The Reason You Can't Lose Weight has Nothing to Do With Your Will-Power, Over-Eating or the Right Diet! ... The Reason You are Fat and Unhealthy is Because You Have Disgusting Plaque and Horrible Little 'CRITTERS' Living in Your Guts!" "...And Now I'm Going to Show You How to Get Rid of All of It so You Can Shed 10 lbs, 25 lbs, 50 lbs even 100 lbs or more - and Keep It Off FOREVER!!"

Danny Ray

Learn the truth behind weight loss once and for all. "The Reason You Can't Lose Weight has Nothing to Do With Your Will-Power, Over-Eating or the Right Diet! ... The Reason You are Fat and Unhealthy is Because You Have Disgusting Plaque and Horrible Little 'CRITTERS' Living in Your Guts!" "...And Now I'm Going to Show You How to Get Rid of All of It so You Can Shed 10 lbs, 25 lbs, 50 lbs even 100 lbs or more - and Keep It Off FOREVER!!"

Fitlady

Perfect article. You can acheive anything that you would like if you put your mind to it!!!! Good Luck:) Tracey

Megan

Hey Josh - Thanks for your blog and your workouts. It's been great to be able to work out, get stonger, and go hard right at home. My husband has enjoyed them also. I have a question for you. I had emergency surgery this week. I am not supposed to lift more than 5 pounds for 2 weeks, and 15 for 6 weeks. I have an incision on my stomach. I am really frustrated to lose the momentum I've gained (but glad I'm okay) and really scared of gaining weight while I can't do a whole lot. Thye had to put air in my stomach, and I feel like I look pregnant. I am wondering if there's a good diet plan I can pollow so I can maintain, or even better, lose weight while I'm down and out. I am also wondering if there is any workouts I can do to help my body stay in the best shape possible while recovering. Any advive would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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