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Why You Should Leave High-Intensity Interval Training To The Experts – Part One

So here’s the word on the street – HIIT training or indeed any form of high intensity training, while it works really really well for fat loss and increased fitness, is actually best left to those who are in condition to handle it. Sorry if you’re new to exercise or if you’ve been following the same tired old routine for years, but you’re just going to have to stay where you are. Real training, effective training, the stuff that saves you time and actually gets you looking as lean and mean as you’d like? It’s not for the man on the street. Sorry if you don’t cut it, but that’s just the way it is.

At least that’s what I’ve heard.

Okay, okay, so before you blacklist me and delete me from your reader for good, I’m joking. But many health experts aren’t. Here’s the message that one reader has received over the past few years, and from what people are telling me she’s not the only one:

“If I listened to the American media, our medical professionals, or our gyms (and the personal trainers they employ), I’d never get in shape. The health care industry, media, and health and fitness industry are all so terrified of being sued that they are teaching people half-assed ineffective behaviors that won’t ever produce enough results to get an out-of-shape person in shape. They are keeping the country fat and weak!

Every piece of exercise, gym membership, etc. come with the disclaimer that you may not use it without first getting a doctor’s approval. Doctors and personal trainers giving exercise advice tell everyone not already in shape not to exert themselves too much during exercise! Why exercise if you aren’t going to exert yourself?!? Is it even exercise at that point? The warnings are everywhere, and come in a variety of formats, but the overwhelming message to people who aren’t in shape is: don’t exercise hard, don’t exert yourself, don’t ever do resistance training (which is only for athletes), and if you ever become out of breath you’ll probably die. It’s a catch-22: if you aren’t already an athlete you should not work out in any way that might change your body.”

Have you ever felt that the ‘establishment’ is treating you that way or expecting you to fit into some sort of workout stereotype based on your sex, your condition, your age, or anything else?

Ever felt like you’re just stuck following the ‘traditional’ approach of classes/cardio or machine weights while a lucky few seem to be doing all this high-intensity work that you’ve never really seen before? If you have then no-one would punish you for not trying to imitate them – we all know how easy it can be to injure yourself doing something you’re not conditioned for.

So what to do if you can’t find a trainer who is sympathetic to your needs and wants, or if you simple don’t want to spend money on working with a trainer?

Well, the good news is that many of these ‘experts’ are coming round. Recognising that it’s actually okay to ask someone to push themselves a little and that it might even be better for them. But as to whether the industry as a whole is following suit, who knows? But either way, the only thing that’s relevant to you is how you can get some of the action and really rev up your training once and for all, isn’t it?

Reality check first though. It’s true that certain exercise styles need to be worked toward and aren’t suitable for people who are extremely unconditioned or perhaps carrying more load than what correct performance would demand. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be modified or worked up to. Real functional training should be just as adaptable to your 80 year-old Granny as it is to a professional athlete.

Hopefully I can help you bridge that gap between the snooty ‘experts’ and you and your training needs.

The Truth About Typical Exercise Programs

The majority of gym-based programs are designed for you to fail. Not intentionally, necessarily. But think about it – how can a gym instructor or trainer who has only worked with you for a handful of sessions write you a specific program that caters to your individual needs at an adequately intense level and also won’t leave you injured or feeling lost? Can’t (and doesn’t) happen. This is why most gym programs are template based. Beginner, intermediate, advanced, with maybe a couple of modifications to make you feel unique (especially if you’ve a friend on the same level of program). So you end up doing your 20-40 minutes cardio a couple times a week, hitting some classes, and following a boring old machine weights program with maybe one or two simple freeweight exercises. There are so many problems with this approach, but at the same time I recognise how necessary it is to be able to provide new gym-goers with something that makes sense and is realistic for them to follow.

The problem is not that the above approach isn’t a good start – it probably is for many people. The problem is that people either don’t get their programs updated frequently enough (either through their own laziness or poor follow-up on the gym’s part), they don’t really notice significant and lasting weight loss/muscle tone (check out my new book to learn how to achieve this!) and they often end up feeling stuck and bored. Long story short, it’s a quick path to giving up or deciding that the whole gym thing just doesn’t work for you. Unless, of course, you actually recognise the need to take things to another level, in which case it’s a sure path to frustration as you rapidly realise no-one really wants or knows how to help you.

Any of that sound familiar?

So, I think we’ll both agree that what you need is a plan. A structured step-by-step approach to get you to your goals. One that (gasp) actually challenges you from the get-go, but also takes into account the realities of where you’re physically at. This might mean a simple everyday routine you can perform at home, or a  changing gym program, and it could mean you need to find a good personal trainer to help you.

Now ideally this new approach won’t mean you have to follow a template plan for the long term, although it could still be a good jumping off point. To whet your tastebuds I’m going to get you to follow the below links for some previous posts I’ve written on this topic. Coming up next week I’ll post Part Two to this article – how to workout at home or while traveling.

If Part Two of this article sounds like something that would be useful to you then leave a comment below and let me know what exactly you’d like help with.

Don’t forget –

Life is Now. Press Play.

Kat x

P.S.

Rebel.
Upstart.
Fuck the system; screw the rules.
Won’t do what they told me.
Too much.
Unreasonable.
Ridiculous.
Unprofessional.
Crazy!

Should I go on? I could, but I think you get the picture.

You’re the one who is not only not like the other PEOPLE, you’re also not like the other entrepreneurs.

They, they actually think they’re different; non-conformists?! Don’t make me laugh. You and I both see it as it is:

They just wanna be told how to build a pretty little website and a pretty little social media page or three and a pretty little online product or course and get their pretty little headshots and do a pretty little pre-scripted dance all over the internet so that other equally pretty fucking bland and boring and same same-y peoples pay them money,

And they can all sit in a pretty little womans circle together patting each other linking elbows and stroking each others hair and singing Kumbaya as the sun sets over another day of sinking ever deeper into the unremarkableness that is their lives.

They are the ones who are not only willing to jump through hoops, they also want to build more hoops for other people; they want to perpetuate the hoop jumping life and their whole sales pitch is basically some version of “I will help you to have a better and shinier hoop, come see!”

lolol

BUT REALLY.

Meanwhile, you –

You’ve tried the hoop-jumping life, maybe more than what you care to admit. And, whilst you’ve nothing against sitting around with other ladeez and stroking each others hair, you and your girls; the real ones?

You don’t exactly fit in in the typical woman’s circle.

You don’t feel at home with the pretty-preneurs, not even on the internet let alone in real life.

You don’t actually GIVE a fuck about having all your shit perfect,

Polished,

And just so –

And the idea of having sales and marketing and content processes which you have to systematically pre-plan and then work through and endlessly join dots with?

Makes you want to hurl.

Sure –

You’ve bought in at times to do the idea that maybe you DO gotta do it as they say.

An automated webinar, perhaps?? Facebook ads which carefully and smartly tell the world who you are and how you can help? A sales plan proven and tested by the greats. The gradual sinking slow decline of your soul, your joy, your dreams, and even your pussy as everything within you that once knew she could HAVE IT ALL AND DO LIFE HER WAY SLOWLY DRIES,

WITHERS TO NOTHING,

AND DIES?

Sure –

Why not

And look.

It’s not that any of these things are bad or wrong. Maybe right now you’ve got to a certain point by playing by the rules … kind of. Following what ‘logic’ suggests you do. Breaking free here and there with wild little jaunts into over the top madness, noticing how THAT lights you up and also how people respond to it … but ultimately continuing to go back to trying to find the right fucking system to get you to where you want to go,

Because this thing of trying to just be you interspersed with trying to get it all right and make it work, well –

It’s God damn tiring –

But also, in the end, if we’re going to be black and white about it, it hasn’t got you to where you want to be!!

You KNOW you should be making SO much more money.

NOW.

With consistency, and yeah, while of course of COURSE you’re down for doing the work, you also feel like it SHOULD be a lot easier, more flow

And you know that you know that you know that you’ve still not let out the most unrestrained and fully expressed side of you!

– The you they can’t look away from
– The you they are MAGNETIZED by
– The you who automatically commands a huge freakin’ following, and sales to match it

You know who I’m talking about –

THE MILLIONAIRE REBEL YOU!

Starting January 18th!

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The revolutionary fucking leader who tears SHREDS off of normal every damn day before the rest of the world has barely sipped its coffee!

Who is FULLY unleashed in what she says, how she shows up, how she does business, how she does life.

Who does not give a fuck about following rules! Or sales systems! Or strategies! Who can and will do what works for HER, and if it happens to resemble other ways people build an audience and make a fuckload of money online, cool, and if not, so what! That is not the point! The point is –

She knows what works for her.
She backs herself unapologetically.
She DOES it.

And she gets the damn results. The BIG results. The CONSISTENT results. The FUCK yes results, not just with money but with the VIBERY of it all.

Imagine …

Waking up every day and KNOWING you have crushed the day before it already begun because THAT IS WHO YOU ARE AND HOW YOU ROLL!

* Your shit sells (at any and all price point)
* Your creativity and inner ideas machine flows endlessly (you always know what to put out into the world and that when you speak people PAUSE EVERYTHING AND LISTEN, whether it is with free content and shenaniganery or with your paid stuff)
* You don’t even have to think about low end or high end or how to take people through a value ladder or some such bullshit, the value ladder is YOU CONTINUING TO BE YOU, and the more that you DO you the more people just take themselves through whatever it is you’re offering!
* It is easy, natural, fun, and OBVIOUS how to build your automated income, funnels, the ‘cash machine’ side of your business.
* In fact the whole damn thing feels fun and easy and like you’re just being you (the full on you, the too much you, the rebel you, the fuck all of ’em THIS IS WHAT I STAND FOR AND NOW I’M GONNA TELL YOU you!),
* and at the same time you have the DEEPLY grounded and certain knowledge that the way you’re doing it, hot mess and chaos vibes and all, is WORKING. PS – the reason you feel certain of this is because your bank balance and soulmate audience and their feedback reflects it, not bc your spirit guides told you it’s coming

All of this is ALREADY available to you.

It is who you are and what you were born for.

You did not come here for normal!

You are one of the truly crazy ones, who has something inside of her that will leave the world BREATHLESS –
and allow her to make millions and impact millions –

BUT NOT IF SHE CONTINUES TO DO BUSINESS AND LIFE BY TRYING TO SOMEHOW BE A NON-CONFORMIST WHO CONTINUALLY CAVES AND CONFORMS.

For this to work,

REALLY work, like next next NEXT level $ and life flow work,
you’re going to need to FULLY turn your back on the idea that your breakthrough is waiting on the other side of you adjusting, filtering, compromising, playing the game the way the other entrepreneurs are playing it, or worrying about what the fuck your social media looks like!

What you’re going to need to do is simple:

FLICK THE DAMN REBEL MILLIONAIRE SWITCH BABY.

>>> https://thekatrinaruthshow.com/rebelmillionaire/

All in on madness.
All in on crazy.
All in on chaos.
All in on the TRUE epic awesome ridiculousness and too much-ness of YOU.

REBEL MILLIONAIRE

Starting January 18th!

For those who were born to run the damn thing,

To turn the world on its head and dance on top of it,

And who are ready to do just that.

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