Why You Are a Bodybuilder And Always Have Been

Maybe it was the first time you entered the high school weight room.
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Or that first time you lifted a weight…

Heck, it might even have been that first magazine article you couldn’t stop referencing.

The truth is you are a bodybuilder, at heart, and always will be.

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Hybrid Bodybuilding Program

I wouldn’t call my training style “typical” bodybuilding.

 

In fact, it’s a much more hybrid approach to bodybuilding and strength training.

 

I’ve been utilizing an intense approach with a few of my coaching clients.

 

For deadlifts, squats and presses I’ve been programming in more density training with “on the minute” sets.

 

The end result is one hell of an intense training session.

 

Be the first to give it a try and let me know what you think.

 

I’ve put together this FREE 30-Day Hybrid Program that you can grab below.

 

Yes, it’s FREE and no opt-in required.

 

Enjoy!

 

GRAB YOUR FREE HYBRID PROGRAM HERE!

 

Work Hard, Train Hard, Get Better,

Tyler English

Utilizing Momentum to Build Muscle

I remember my first days as a bodybuilder.

 

The history of bodybuilding and the way past bodybuilders trained,wasn’t of the utmost importance to my muscle-building voyage.

The “Cheat Curl” was an Arnold staple

 

During this time, I failed to realize that I would soon take my personal bodybuilding workouts through the different phases of the bodybuilding eras.

 

Even still, I never really knew what I was doing, until later on in my training.

 

Great bodybuilders like Zane, Yorton, Gironda and Draper in the “Golden Era” of bodybuilding were all pioneers in a decade, the 60’s, that helped shape what bodybuilding became.

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The Bodybuilder Contest Prep Diet Checklist

With April fast approaching, that can only mean one thing in the bodybuilding world.

 

The natural bodybuilding contest season is coming.

As a bodybuilder there’s a constant checklist that must always remain, in order to reach your desired physique on “game day”.

 

This is the contest preparation diet.

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A New Approach to Bodybuilding

There was a time when I was hesitant to tell people I was a bodybuilder.

 

After all, most people associate bodybuilders with steroids, bicep curls and banana hammocks.

No one person can deny that the world of bodybuilding has grown to become a worldwide phenomenon. Spectators and competitors alike have helped make big muscles and big business.

 

Yet, the sport of bodybuilding is still misunderstood by many within the fitness industry. Bodybuilding isn’t just bicep curls and tuna fish.

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Training Fast to Build Muscle

Power moves or muscle moves?

 

As a bodybuilder, we look to the muscle moves.

 

Bodybuilders today have forgot the benefits of training with a movement that will build explosive strength.  The exercise choice is usually selected based on how the movement benefits a bodybuilder’s specific muscle.

 

The bodybuilding era of today has lost focus on what it means to be powerful.

 

For a bodybuilder, it’s all about the size and shape of the muscle.

 

You’ve been told that you can’t train to be powerful, you need to train to build muscle, hell you’re a bodybuilder! 

 

For decades bodybuilders have been notorious for being more concerned with building muscle. This obsession has left bodybuilders with the stereotype of building “large, slow, muscle.”

 

As bodybuilders we all too often get hung up on training for the pump or omitting movements that don’t seem so “bodybuilderesq” in our mind.

 

Training to build muscle is what we all want and what strive for with each blood pumping session we put together.

 

If training to pack on more muscle is the end game, well then we need to look at training our body every which way.

 

Growing up I was an athlete, I sprinted, jumped, climbed and did it with fun. I had a quick first step, before I even knew what that even meant.

 

As I’ve progressed my approach to physique enhancement, I’ve taken a liking to many “non-conventional” bodybuilding workouts.

 

There’s constantly been talk about athletes utilizing explosive movements or power movements in their training programs.

 

But what about the bodybuilder?

 

I’m not saying you have to become the king of Olympic Lifting overnight or a world-class Powerlifter.

 

No, I’m talking about a simple protocol I use where you train your fast twitch fibers fast.

 

Now I know what your thinking.

 

“Did he just say train your fast-twitch fibers fast?”

 

Yes, I did. (And say that 10 times fast, “Train your fast-twitch fibers fast.”)

 

Think about it this. How often do you train FAST?

 

This was something I’d gotten far away from over the last year during my contest prep for the World Natural Bodybuilding Federation (WNBF) World Championships. With my bodybuilding contest preparation taking a backseat, for at least a little while, I’ve taken a new approach in the gym.

 

This approach is about creating muscular strength, about building a faster muscle, a more athletic muscle, and a more powerful muscle.

 

Often times I’m using movements that we’re all very familiar with.

 

Deadlift.

 
Squat.

 

Chin Up.

 

Shrug.

 

Bench Press

 

Overhead Press.

 

Clean.

 

Just as you’d use speed deadlifts, speed squats or speed bench to improve those lifts, I’ll incorporate the same with chin-ups, overhead press, cleans (often times with high pulls), push-ups, shrugs, split squats and Romanian deadlifts.

 

Your probably thinking I just named even more movements I use to “train fast.”

 

And the answer is simply, yes.

 

At Tyler English Fitness, we call this “powering through a movement.” But in my training sessions I’ve taken it one step further and used percentages of certain lifts or bodyweight movements to guarantee the increase in speed.

 

There are 3 factors I’ll focus on when performing this type of “fast training.”

 

3 Components to Training Fast

 

  1. Percentage of 1RM.
  2. Concentric Speed.
  3. Eliminate Muscular Fatigue.

 

Let’s take the Overhead Press, as an example.

 

For simple math lets say you overhead press 200 lbs, then we really will only need a percentage of this to start.

 

Utilizing a “Dynamic Effort” type of day I’ll focus on bar speed and power utilizing a percentage format.

 

Percentage Breakdown for Increased Rep Speed

 

200 x .60 = 120

 

200 x .65 = 130

 

200 x .70 = 140

 

200 x .75 = 150

 

200 x .80 = 160

 

My favorite approach is to utilize a “ratchet set” over a couple of minutes.

 

Ratchet Set Sample

 

Set 1

 

120 x 3, rest 90 seconds, 130 x 1, rest 2 minutes

 

Set 2

 

130 x 3, rest 90 seconds, 140 x 1, rest 3 minutes

 

Set 3

 

140 x 3, rest 90 seconds, 150 x 1, rest 4 minutes

 

Set 4

 

150 x 3, rest 90 seconds, 160 x 1

 

Utilizing this approach you’re muscles won’t hit a fatigued state and your repetition speed will remain explosive throughout.

 

 

A sample training session might look like this.

 

Sample Fast Training Day

 

A)   Overhead Press – 4 x 3,1 (ratchet set)

B)   Barbell High Pull – 3 x 3 (75% of 1 RM Clean)

C)   Chin-up – 5 x 3 (Focus on powerful concentric)

D)   Explosive Push-ups – 3 x 8

E1) DB Hammer Curl – 2 x 15

E2) Band Pushdown – 2 x 25

 

Training for power is every bodybuilder’s weakness and hell aren’t we known for training our “weak points?”

 

Power is a weakness, that shouldn’t be ignored.

 

Overall, the increase in power will translate to bigger weights, more strength and increased muscle size.

 

Work Hard, Train Hard, Get Better

 

 

Tyler English

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Key Components to Effectively Programming Group Training

The effectiveness of your training program is always a key component to your clients continued success.

 

In North America alone there are nearly 4,000 Fitness Boot Camps and everywhere around you gyms and health clubs alike are offering them.

 

Many of these fitness boot camps are dying a quick death. The vast majority of them are thrown together, without much thought at all, by people who are masquerading around as fitness professionals.

 

I promised myself a long time ago I’d always dare to be different and evolve. That’s exactly what we’ve done at Tyler English Fitness.

 

Our Fitness Boot Camp has evolved into our MGC program or Metabolic Group Coaching.

 

There are four key components that every large group, small group or semi private program at TEF must utilize.

 

1.Warm-up

2. Core Training

3. Metabolic Resistance Training or Metabolic Conditioning

4. Metabolic Finisher or Energy System Training

 

The Key Components to Effectively Programming Group Training

 

General Warm-up or R.A.M.P.

 

The following principles are implementing into almost every warm-up we provide to our clients at TEF. These principles allow us to maintain a structured warm-up, though allow us the ability to deviate when necessary, while still providing the client with the best possible pre workout preparation.

 

The majority of our warm-ups at TEF begin from the ground up, well if we include SMR, then we can say 100%, but I’m not here to talk to you about SMR techniques. For all of our clients, SMR is the first step in their warm-up. Let’s chat about where they go from there and how our structure allows for deviation from that structure.

 

Starting with movements in the warm-up that start from the ground up isn’t always the case, but the consistency allows us to build a foundation for our client’s total body.

 

Beginning floor based we can target postural muscles, shoulder and upper back imbalances, with nothing but bodyweight, while simultaneously prepping their body for increasingly difficult movements, total body movements that engage the lower half and increase in heart rate.

 

With that being said, the vast majority of our clients work a desk job or spend their day seated, opening up their thoracic spine, allows us to increase the work capacity earlier on in many of our training sessions. After all what we do best is Metabolic Training and the more efficient a client can move and breathe, will allow them to operate at peak efficiency during these training sessions.

 

SMR – Tissue quality, self-myofascial release, “foam rolling” to our clients, no matter what we call it it all starts here.

 

Range of Motion – Increased ROM, corrective, flexibility, stability, mobility all come into play.

 

Activation – Muscle activation goes a long way in a world where the majority of our clientele battle gluteal amnesia and postural imbalances.

 

Movement Prep – Movement is the medicine of what we do. There is no better way for our clients to engage themselves into a high intensity setting then by preparing their body for the metabolic masterpiece that awaits. Our clients will end each warm-up with a series of exercises specifically targeting their entire body’s mobility and while raising their core temperature.

 

 

Core Training

 

Our clients suffer from lumbar issues, usually do to extended periods of sitting. They lack the thoracic spine mobility, hip mobility, and glute activation to effectively perform many movements.

 

To combat these imbalances we implement a series of core movements into their programs.

 

1. Anti Extension

2. Anti Flexion

3. Anti Lateral Flexion

4. Hip Flexion w/ Neutral Spine

5. Integrated Core

 

Metabolic Resistance Training & Metabolic Conditioning

 

In our group coaching models we follow a metabolic resistance training format for both Small Group and Large Group Coaching.

 

In our Large Group Coaching model we utilize an A, B and C split of both metabolic strength and metabolic conditioning programs. The workouts are designed in an alternating set or circuit training format using a wide variety of exercises using bodyweight, dumbbells, resistance bands, TRX Suspension Training Systems, Kettlebells and Med Balls.

 

The Metabolic Strength or “Strength” sessions are designed to provide a strength training program in an intense interval based style or cardio strength format.

 

Our metabolic conditioning or “Metabolic” sessions the workouts are designed to increase anaerobic and aerobic capacity by performing interval-based cardio conditioning workouts. We use the same tools we utilize in our strength sessions but with the focus being on the conditioning component over the resistance training component.

 

Metabolic Strength Format

 

1. Quad Dominant / Hip Dominant (Bi or Unilateral)

a. Goblet Squat

b. RDL

 

2. Pull (Vertical or Horizontal)

a. Chin Up, KB High Pull

b. Inverted Row, SA DB Row

 

3. Push (Vertical or Horizontal)

a. Push-up, DB OH Press

 

4. Quad or Hip Dominant (Bi or Unilateral)

a. Valslide Leg Curl

b. DB Split Squat

 

5. Horizontal Pull

a. TRX Face Pull, Band Pull Apart

 

6. Core / Mobility

a. Plank, Spiderman Climb

 

 

Metabolic Conditioning Format

 

1. Quad Dominant / Hip Dominant (Bi or Unilateral)

a. KB Swings, Sandbag Cleans

 

2. Split Stance (Bi or Unilateral)

a. Split Stance Ropes

 

3. Quad Dominant / Hip Dominant (Bi or Unilateral)

a. Burpees, Jump Squats, Split Jumps,

 

4. Quad Dominant or Hip Dominant (Bi or Unilateral)

a. Burpees, Jump Squats, Split Jumps,

 

5. Core / Mobility

a. Mt. Climbers, Plank Jacks, Valslide Bodysaw, Farmer Walks

 

Our clients enjoy the metabolic finishers we implement at the end of both our strength and metabolic sessions. We keep these short and intense, often times no greater than five minutes long and utilizing either timed intervals or repetitions. They are a popular component to our Large Group Training format.

 

Metabolic Finisher

 

1. Hip or Quad Dominant Cardio

a. KB Swings, KB Cleans, Rope Slams

b. Jump Squats, TRX Jumps

 

2. Core

a. Mt. Climbers

b. Plank

 

For our small group training we implement the same style finishers but often times take a bit more of an energy system training outline by implementing plenty of conditioning through sled pushes, drags, and kettlebell work.

 

Energy System Training

 

1. Conditioning

a. Prowler, Sled Push, Sled Drag, KB Swings, etc.

 

 

There you have it, what goes into the programming of our 3-part coaching program at Tyler English Fitness.

 

We took the basics of any metabolic program and developed them into a rock solid system for delivering results.

 

Be sure to check out the Ultimate Program Builder where I’ve partnered with Mike Robertson to allow fitness professionals to create top-notch strength, fat loss and metabolic programming in a couple clicks of the computer.

 

Work Hard, Train Hard, Get Better,

 

Tyler English

 

 

 

 

Bodybuilding for Strength

Gaining strength is a two way street in the world of bodybuilding.

 

If you agree with what I’m about to say, than you don’t consider yourself a true to form “bodybuilder.”

Aesthetic Bodybuilding

 

Hear me out for a second.

 

In my world I’ve evolved into the bodybuilder who builds his body with more in mind than just pure aesthetics.

 

I enjoy training my body to develop lagging body parts and sculpting a championship physique. Over the past 8 years I’ve developed a hybrid approach to my bodybuilding training. It makes my training more enjoyable and for me, more well-rounded.

 

Many of my own programs focus on the following.

 

Bodybuilding 3-Part Focus

 

1)   Compound movements

2)   Progressive overload

3)   Accessory work

 

You might be wondering why only three things.

 

My reply. Yes, my training focuses on more but the main structure builds off of those three components.

 

A bodybuilder wants to look good and their time in the gym usually focuses on targeting the areas they feel need overall improvement.

To the bodybuilder, aesthetics are key.

 

When a strength athlete, whether a powerlifter or strongman, embarks into their training a common goal is overall strength.

To these strength athletes, pure strength is key.

 

I’m not a strength athlete, though for a natural bodybuilder I do consider myself strong. There are plenty of natural bodybuilders who trump me with their pure strength. I’ve used my desire to increase my strength as a strong component to my growth and success in natural bodybuilding.

 

Bodybuilders can learn a TON from those in the strength world, hell I know I have.

 

To become a successful natural bodybuilder or pure strength athlete, two things remain constant.

Muscle is needed for both, though I’d rather use my muscle in the gym than on stage in a banana hammock (shhh don’t tell anyone.) Yes, some bodybuilders still poke fun at bodybuilding, I love the sport, but you also need a great sense of humor.

As a bodybuilder we are given an outlet to display this balance of muscle and allow our peers to subjectively judge our structure.

In the world of bodybuilding, bodybuilders approach their training in two forms.

One, we enter into our offseason so we can focus on strength and muscle gain (and for some overall size), while consuming a surplus of calories.

Two, we enter our contest preparation or in-season diet. We typically base our starting point on when we are to compete, and use this time to reach our desired level of conditioning, build our muscle fullness, sparing the muscle we’ve gained in our offseason, and all while in a caloric deficit.

 

The first approach seems easier and if you’ve ever dieted for a bodybuilding competition, you’re probably in agreement.

In the world of a strength athlete, getting strong means getting better and an increase in strength and size leads to more muscle. To compete as a strength athlete, the strongest wins. It’s objective, and determining a winner is cut and dry. (Wouldn’t it be great if bodybuilders could say that?)

Whether you see yourself as a bodybuilder or strength athlete a key component is your balance of strength.

 

Strength or Beauty?

For the dieting bodybuilder training with the hopes to maintain strength levels is always a desire, but as a main goal of any bodybuilder preparing for a competition is to spare muscle.

 

So if the most important variable to a dieting bodybuilder is to maintain muscle mass, while getting leaner and leaner. They may succeed in sparing the muscle they gained during their offseason, but gaining or even maintaining any offseason increase in strength, becomes a losing battle deep into a contest preparation diet.

 

The fuel needed any increase in strength, just is not there and the body mass required to see these increases in strength, just isn’t there. There are good reasons why strength athletes alike carry with them an extra amount of size. The dieting bodybuilder simply doesn’t have this option.

I don’t consider myself a powerlifter, strongman or strength athlete but I do carry with me an affinity for gaining strength. This does not happen as a bodybuilder in contest preparation.

The perils of the bodybuilding contest prep dieting will eventually lead to substantial strength loss. In order to obtain the desired level of conditioning, to be competitive or win at the professional level, takes time. Accompanying this length of time is your lose of maximum strength levels.

Elite level natural bodybuilders will utilize 16-32 weeks for contest preparation. In this time your body fat will reach minimal levels that make it near impossible to increase strength.

 

Living day to day in a caloric deficit makes the dieting bodybuilders end goal about overall conditioning to maximize the illusion of a bigger, fuller physique on stage.

 

To the offseason bodybuilder an increase in strength, ultimately leads to an increase in muscle mass. Add to this the caloric surplus many will allocate to their diet during these time periods and you have the perfect equation for a fat and happy non-dieting bodybuilder.

 

Take your bodybuilding approach in two formats.

 

The In-Season Approach

 

Diet, lose body fat, maintain muscle, maintain strength levels and compete.

 

Get Shredded = Eat less + Lift Heavy + Increase Conditioning

 

The Offseason Approach

 

Eat, gain body fat, gain lean muscle, gain strength and repeat.

 

(This doesn’t mean you are “bulking” I’m not a bodybuilder who believes in offseason bulking, a topic for another day.)

 

Build Muscle = Eat More + Lift Heavy + Less Conditioning

 

Obviously, if I’m lifting heavy with both approach and I’m a bodybuilder who “gets it” then I’ll realize that during my in-season approach my increased fat loss, limiting caloric intake and length of diet will ultimately lead my body to limit “how heavy” I train.

 

Simply put, a dieting bodybuilder can only maintain offseason strength levels for so long.

 

Just because I’m entering a bodybuilding in-season program doesn’t mean my approach to training differs.

 

Bodybuilding Training, Dieting or Not

 

Here are the components that will remain consistent in my bodybuilding training, whether my goal is to compete or to build up my physique.

 

1)   Focus on Compound Movements (and the variations)

 

–       Deadlifts: Barbell Narrow Stance, Sumo, Trap Bar, RDLs

–       Squats: Barbell, Goblet, Front Squats, Split Stance, Bulgarian

–       Bench Press: Wide Grip, Close Grip, Board Press

–       Military Press: Barbell, DB, Push Press

–       Pull-ups: High Rep, Low Rep, Heavy, Wide Grip

–       Chin-ups: High Rep, Low Rep, Heavy, Mixed Grip, Fat Bar

–       Push-ups: High Rep, Low Rep, Heavy, Feet Elevated, Suspended

 

2)   Lower, Push, Pull and Total Body Workouts

 

–       Lower Body Days (Push and Pull Combo)

–       Lower Body Pull Dominant (Hamstring Focused)

–       Lower Body Push Dominant (Quad Focused)

–       Upper Body Days (Push and Pull Combo)

–       Upper Body Push Dominant (Vertical and Horizontal)

–       Upper Body Pull Dominant (Vertical and Horizontal)

 

3)   Progressive Overload

 

–       Increase the Resistance

–       Increase Sets

–       Increasing Repetitions

–       Increase Frequency

 

4)   Accessory Work

 

–       Body Part Training

–       “Weak Point Focused” Training Sessions

–       Shoulder, Back, Chest, Bicep, Tricep, Traps and Calves

–       Nothing is too insignificant to train; this equals abdominals, calves, neck, low back, forearms, etc.

 

5)   Conditioning

 

–       Offseason = Sleds and Sprints

–       In-season = Sleds, Sprints and YES, Supplemental Cardio

 

I’ve included a sample workout for you to grab.

 

Be sure to pick it up HERE.

 

I’d also love to hear your feedback or how you approach your training.

 

Work Hard, Train Hard, Get Better,

 

Tyler

 

 

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50 Things the Fitness Industry Forgot to Tell the Facility Owner

 

It’s been a while since I’ve shared any content with my followers.

 

In fairness, there’s no excuses, I should have been better about the delivery of valuable information and I need to work harder to complete my work for you.

 

I’ve had to put a lot of time into writing and editing my book (to be released in May 2013) since March and spent a majority of my time working on the future of my personal training business.

 

As a business owner, more specifically, a fitness business owner, I’ve endured a few bumps in the road, staff changes and client issues. When you, as an aspiring owner, set out on a venture to start your own business, in fitness or any field, you will encounter the aforementioned topics along with a laundry list of others.

 

Before I started my business I never had someone guide me into my transition from personal trainer to fitness business owner. Sure, I’ve had business mentors and after all, I did just “jump” into entrepreneurship without asking anyone for permission.

 

I didn’t run it by anyone; I made the decision on my own.

 

And rewind some four years ago, things have grown and I’ve evolved.

 

Though, it would have been great if someone had said, “Tyler, you need to prepare yourself for ______.” Insert the growing list of “things” a person could have possibly attempted to prepare me for.

 

So, here it goes, I’m going to do my best to share with you, the aspiring fitness business owner, my list of; “What the Fitness Industry Doesn’t Tell You About” and for this part, our topic is, “Operating a Personal Training Facility.”

 

What the Fitness Industry Doesn’t Tell You About Operating a Personal Training Facility.

 

  1. Owner doesn’t mean you don’t work.
  2. Clients want as much the experience as they do a program that works.
  3. Your staff, past, present and future, will have their own agendas.
  4. Everyone, at some point, who works for you, will entertain the thought of “doing this on their own.”
  5. The majority of those people don’t realize the amount of work required.
  6. You’ll need to learn how to multi task.
  7. You will learn accounting visite site.
  8. You will become everything to everyone.
  9. Your life will revolve around work and your work will revolve around life.
  10. For a period of time, #9 will be hard to avoid.
  11. Coaching, is not the only thing you do.
  12. Time vampires will suck the life out of valuable free time.
  13. You’ll be offered every possible business venture from the next best supplement to the next best piece of equipment.
  14. You will grow to be the most energetic person you know at 5am, or your clients will hate you.
  15. The term “General Population” will form the foundation of your clientele.
  16. Those same clients above are harder to please than any athletes you train.
  17. People will complain, for some, it’s a way of life.
  18. You’ll hate taxes.
  19. You’ll hate payroll more.
  20. Bigger, is not always better. (We are talking about facility size here.)
  21. Smaller, will become too small.
  22. The term “Expert” will be used by anyone who becomes published online or in any certain publication.
  23. You’ll respect the book “The Outliers” even more.
  24. You’ll read more about business, than you do training.
  25. The term Mastermind, will seem more like a second family.
  26. You will hate email.
  27. Programming is an art.
  28. Studying your craft, is part of the job.
  29. Your job hours
  30. Groupon and daily deal sites, can be your best friend or your worst enemy.
  31. Thanks to Daily Deal sites, you’ll have a new understanding for the term “Workout Tourist.”
  32. You’ll struggle to find the “right” web designer.
  33. No matter how pretty your website, if your service sucks, your online lead generation won’t matter.
  34. Sales is part of the job, it’s your livelihood.
  35. Just because your program generates six figures, doesn’t make you a “six figure trainer,” as the industry would lead you to believe.
  36. Exercise isn’t complicated, our industry makes it seem this way.
  37. Everyone will have advice for you, everyone.
  38. Failure is an option. It’s what you do next that will lead to your success.
  39. 50/50 partnerships are a bad ownership model.
  40. You’ll be tempted to join the Internet world shortly after starting your business, wait, perfect your craft and help your clients first. It only adds to your credibility later.
  41. Websites are a pain in the ass.
  42. The term corporation will be defined by terms like LLC, S-corp. and Inc.
  43. Your small business will seem a lot “bigger” at times.
  44. Don’t reinvent the wheel, but integrate that which you believe in.
  45. Pave your own path by evolving your training system.
  46. Your running a business, never forget that.
  47. The key to failure is to try to please everyone.
  48. Schedule your life, time is valuable.
  49. Most gym owners are miserable, surround yourself with people who care about your vision and you won’t become one of them.
  50. Always remember why you opened your doors.

 

Work Hard, Train Hard, Get Better,
Tyler English

 

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What’s Your Vision?

 

I’m not perfect, nor do I have all the answers. I’ve spent the last three and a half years busting my ass to provide an environment that allows people to achieve a lifestyle of health and wellness.

 

As I started in this business, some 10 years ago, I thought I knew more than I did. I didn’t see the big picture. I didn’t understand what it actually took to succeed.

 

For me, this has all changed.

 

While the fitness industry, that should be uniting, has remained the same. Many fitness professionals still continue to be more concerned with battling each other over such topics as training systems, training programs and diets. Highly contested debates over strength training, cardio, nutrition, protein, carbohydrates, continuously find there way into our industry.

 

Don’t get me wrong, debate is healthy, it’s what makes us competitive and makes us passionate.

 

Debate is one thing, but many of these highly contested debates take on a mind of themselves, that is compromising our ultimate vision.

 

My goal since day one has been to help over 1,000 people in my local area, Farmington Valley, achieve a healthy lifestyle. This goal is now on the verge of being expanded globally and increasing that number to 1,000,000. I’m proud to say, my vision is getting closer and closer to becoming a reality.

 

I wish I could say the same about our entire industry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Haters are everywhere, it’s sad to see and even more sorry to say, but it’s true. I’ve had my share, and continue to have plenty of haters. As an industry we can’t allow these drinkers of the haterade to have any affect on what we do.

 

Move forward, ignore the critics and continue toward your vision.

 

Stop concerning yourself with whether an exercise should be called “squat and press” or a “thruster” or a “hip lunge” or a “groiner.” When you should start concerning yourself with the big picture and the vision you may have lost.

 

We didn’t get into this industry to fight over the fine details, we became involved in this industry because we want to help others and we love what we do.

 

Well, at least I did.

 

Work Hard, Train Hard, Get Better,

 

Tyler

 

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