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The Hotel Workout with London Real
I'm really excited about my latest London Real podcast; it's very different from the other ones I've done.
First, I'd like to say how much I like Brian Rose and what he's accomplished: here is an American -- living in London -- who had a dream and created his own business doing interviews with all sorts of people and making a good living out of it.
I think this is really cool: a talented guy that had an original idea -- this is the kind of guy I like to deal with... and besides, for me, I gotta like a guy who does Brazilian jiu jitsu.
This time we decided to do something different:
Luis, the camera man, suggested we do something more dynamic than sitting in chairs on the London Real set. My idea was to share a genuine Maxwellian, moment -- I've been on the road since 2006 and I've finessed the hotel room workout, and I wanted to share this with Brian and his viewers.
Not to sound cocky, but I've always sort of sneered when people tell me they go on vacation or holiday or business trip and end up gaining a lot of fat or getting out of shape... and then one day I realized that a lot of people simply don't know what to do, while I've had plenty of time to figure this stuff out, in 11 years of nomadic traveling, changing cities and countries every couple of weeks, living out of hotels and short-term rentals.
I thought I thought it'd be cool to share with Brian some of my highly adaptable training methodologies -- not just for fitness, but general health, too. Because he's a gamer and up for a challenge, Brian specifically requested the manly morning routine.
Part of my message is personal freedom, and a big part of that is independance from the Western medical model -- I want to live outside of all that, and so, I've been studying alternative systems of health and wellness since I was sixteen years old. I've learned that a person can be responsible for their own health, and there are certain practical things -- routines -- you can do to keep the body in good, working order.
I also wanted to share some of my fitness tips and ideas, because a majority of being healthy, is physical fitness and maintaining strength, especially as you begin to get older -- the old "use it or lose it" philosophy. The biggest impediment and complaint I hear is, "I don't have enough time... with the wife and kids... the vacation... they resent me for taking the time for my own workout... etc."
Well, chuck that excuse in the bin, because I've crafted a whole series of workouts -- for myself and for others -- that literally take between twelve and twenty minutes... and this takes care of all my cardio and fitness needs.
And this is pure, unaldulterated strength training -- this is not to be confused with recreational movement -- this is potent medicine that builds strength in the young man who has not yet fully developed his potential, and in the mature man, fulfills every need for maintaining body strength.
We had a lot of fun, Brian was cutting up in front of the camera and making some jokes. I've met Brian several times before and he always wore a 3-piece suit or something with a vest on. I had no idea he was so fit. We both were rocking the speedos during the morning routine and dry-brush massage and I really enjoyed the opportunity to share my ideas about fitness and health.
Some of the stuff might seem strange to the uninitiated, but I guarantee that this stuff works -- I've been doing it a long time and it's been working for me really well. So, tune in and enjoy!
I have a lot of downloadable videos on my site, and the ones that complement this podcast episode best are
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