Friday, February 27, 2009

Whistle While You Work

In director David Lean's epic film, The Bridge on the River Kwai, British POW's are forced to build a bridge for their Japanese captors during WWII.
In the film the British soldiers are faced with very unpleasant conditions at their POW camp. They are slaves to the Japanese, but they refuse to see themselves as such. They maintain their dignity by taking pride in their craftsmanship of the bridge. They literally whistle while they work. They see themselves as soldiers making the best of their situation, rather than slaves suffering at the hands of their enemy.

During the POWER-10 Challenge it is your duty to yourself to make the best of your situation. TSCers train 6 mornings per week (for 20-30 minutes). It's your choice to either slave through your training or to figuratively "whistle while you work." Choose to view yourself as an empowered individual in the process of an inspiring transformation. Take pride in crafting a fit, healthy, wonderful body and in making the best of your situation, remember, it's not where you start, but rather where you finish that counts.

Make Today Count! Transform your body now and change your life forever. Get the TSC Heart of a Champion Program and Make it Happen!


Note: The Bridge on the River Kwai won the Oscar for Best Picture (1957)

Friday, February 20, 2009

TSCers Keep up the Great Work.

That's another great week! Hit up the 4th quarter cardio tomorrow morning and then enjoy a great weekend! Try a new activity, like Backflips!

Enjoy the Bonus Program and do something fun this weekend.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

TSC: The Right Stimulus Plan for America in Any Economy

Yesterday, President Barack Obama signed the $787 Billion Stimulus Plan into law. The Stimulus Bill is intended to grow and strengthen the economy and increase American confidence. Will it work? I sure hope so!

One thing is certain, TSC offers it's own stimulus plan, The Heart of a Champion Training & Nutrition Program and it works every time it's applied! It gives all Americans access to a proven plan of growth, strength, and increased confidence.

A recession is an ideal time to begin The Heart of a Champion Program. The Program is a great value and will probably be the wisest investment you ever make. The nutrition program will save you money on your food expenses and gaining access to the proper exercise equipment should cost you less than a dollar a day.

The HOC program gets results! It uses the same proven principles and basic exercises that have always crafted fit and healthy bodies.When transforming your body and life it's not where you start that matters, it's where you Finish! TSC will show you the proven path to great results.

Everyone dreams of having a fit healthy body and feeling happier and more confident. What most of us don't realize is that a wonderful body and feelings of success and empowerment are entirely within our grasp. As a matter of fact you can accomplish all of this, while exercising less than 30 minutes a day, saving money on food and spending less than a dollar a day to gain access to essential training equipment.

After signing the Stimulus Bill, President Obama declared that, "We have begun the essential work of keeping the American dream alive in our time."

Begin the essential work of making your American Dream a reality. Transform your body now and change your life forever. Get the TSC Heart of a Champion Program and Make it Happen!

Chris Krueger

Friday, February 13, 2009

TSC Around the World

TSCers, We are all connected!

I want you to know that you are not alone. Every morning TSCers from all over the globe rise, shine and transform. There are TSCers living the Heart of a Champion Training & Nutrition Program everyday all over the world.

Thanks to the power of the Internet we have been able to spread the positive life affirming messages of TSC all over the globe. Everyday TSCers on 6 of the world's 7 continents (so far we have no known TSCers in Antarctica) use our proven principles to craft wonderful healthy bodies.

TSC is now a global community and success stories are pouring in from all over the world.

-Brian, a father and business owner in Southern California is down two belt loops after just 2 weeks on the program.

-My friend Dave called yesterday and shared that he had burned enough fat and gained enough muscle to lower his Body Fat by 5% in his first 10 days on the Program! That's a phenomenal improvement.

-Dan in Michigan emailed me a few days ago to let me know that he had burned off 14 pounds of Fat in less than 2 weeks!

-In Hawai'i another TSCer reports that he's "getting shredded!"

-In Mississippi one dedicated TSCers burned up 6 pounds of body fat in his first week on the program and reports that he can "already feel the transformation momentum," beginning.

-Women are also experiencing great success using the proven principles of the TSC program. In California, a mother/daughter team has burned through 16 pounds of body fat in just 4 weeks. Both report that they are feeling better and loving the results.

We are part of a global community, we are all connected. When I wake-up and drive to the gym on Mondays I'm amazed to think that all the TSCers in Europe have already done their morning training and are probably about ready to head home from work or they're fully immersed in a bonus program activity. Literally, the Sun never sets on the TSC community.

Keep up the great work TSCers! Please continue to spread the life affirming messages of TSC. Refer your friends and family to the TSC blog. Tell them to get The TSC HEART OF A CHAMPION Training & Nutrition Program when they are ready to join our world wide transformation community and Make it Happen!

Chris Krueger

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Photo by Michale Goff, Struturae

Monday, February 9, 2009

Celebrity Idols vs American Heroes

Alex Rodriguez just admitted using steroids.

Michael Phelps smoked pot.

Besides being phenomenal athletes Phelps and A-Rod have something else in common, they're both human.

A-Rod is a great ballplayer and Phelps swims like a merman, but what qualifies either of these men to be worshiped as heroes? Our culture perpetually lifts ordinary men to "hero status" because they have a singular extraordinary talent.

Charles Barkley had it right when he said, "I am not a role model... Parents should be role models." Let's face the fact that celebrity idols are really in the business of selling sneakers, fragrances, sugary breakfast cereals, Happy Meals, soda pop, extreme energy drinks, expensive watches, designer t-shirts, books, fancy cell phones, satellite TV, credit cards, video games, and the list goes on and on and on.

Everyone is human. Being in a commercial or on a cereal box doesn't make you a hero. It makes you a pitchman.

We should admire real heroic acts. Acts that require courage, valor, fortitude and the will for self-sacrifice. We need to understand that the real heroes are ordinary people, that act heroically, when they are called to do so.

Capt. Chesley "Sulley" Sullenberger III is recognized as a hero for the Miracle on the Hudson a courageous water-landing that spared New York City a major tragedy and saved the lives of 155 passengers. Rosa Parks is recognized for her heroic act of civil disobedience which sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Heroes abound, think of all the FDNY firefighters that rushed into the twin towers to save innocent people on 9/11. A staggering 343 firefighters laid down their lives that day.

Remember, real heroes are real people just like you and me. They act with courage, valor, fortitude and the will for self-sacrifice when they are called to do so.

On the other hand, celebrity idols are pitchmen that try to sell name-brand merchandise to a nation of rabid consumers.

We are all ordinary people, we are all human. In fact it is our humanity that allows us to be great. Our humanity demands that we feel pain, fear and anger, but it gives us the opportunity to transcend these feelings as well. Our humanity gives us all the opportunity to be heroes.

Chris Krueger

Transform your body now and change your life forever. Get the TSC Heart of a Champion Program and Make it Happen!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Reduce Soreness. Recover Faster. Feel Better. Transform.

TSCers, I want to assure all of you that are just beginning The Heart of a Champion Training & Nutrition Program that week 1 is by far the most difficult. Most of your bodies are in for a bit of a "rude awakening" but they will finally be awake! Your lungs will breath deeply, your heart will grow stronger, blood will pump to your extremities and your eyes will focus. It's time to rise like the Phoenix!

Here are a few simple ways to reduce soreness and help your body recover faster.

a) Go For an easy jog or bike ride, going for an easy jog (preferably on grass) or a bike ride at a slightly elevated heart rate will help pump the lactic acid out of your legs.

b) Ice bath like a polar bear, this works wonders: literally fill your tub up with ice and cold water. Try wearing socks on your feet, they'll get wet but your toes won't get as cold. (surfer booties work great too).

c) Stretch, Immediately following your workout, take a few minutes to stretch the muscle groups that you worked. This is called "Static Cool Down," be sure that you hold each stretch for 10-20 seconds before moving on to the next stretch. This will definitely reduce the soreness and tightness associated from a strenuous workout.

Get plenty of sleep, 7-8 hours a night. You're body repairs itself in your sleep. Get some.

e) Faithfully follow the Nutrition-10. You're body needs the proper fuel to repair and rebuild itself better than ever.

Reduce Soreness. Recover Faster. Feel Better. Transform.

Chris Krueger
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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Star Wars Wisdom

"Do or do not, there is no try." -Yoda

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... Yoda's words to young Luke Skywalker were sage advice. Here and Now, Yoda's wisdom is more applicable than ever.

If you want to Transform you must put an end to the trials (and tribulations). You must take action and persevere until you reach your goal. A caterpillar doesn't try to transform, it just does. Like a cliche sneaker slogan, you need to Just Do it.

I wonder, has anyone ever tried anything and succeeded? Sure you could go to a restaurant and try the surf & turf. That's easy. But has anyone ever tried something difficult, something that takes guts, commitment, and perseverance and succeeded?

Does anyone try to climb a mountain and succeed? I think not. I believe successful mountain climbers decide to climb a mountain, take action and persevere until they reach the summit.

Failure is quiting in the face of obstacles and adversity. Always look for solutions, find a way to make it work. Adapt and Proceed. Persevere. Achieve.

It really boils down to belief. EVERY BODY CAN TRANSFORM using the proven principles of the Heart of a Champion Training & Nutrition Program. Do you believe it? If you do, you will be met with astounding success. If you don't you won't.

In other words,

"Whether You Think You Can or Can't, You're Right"--Henry Ford

I'm sure Yoda would agree. Get The TSC HEART OF A CHAMPION Training & Nutrition Program and Make it Happen!

Chris Krueger

Transform your body now and change your life forever. Get the TSC Heart of a Champion Program and Make it Happen!

Monday, February 2, 2009

The Big Inning: Success creates Excitement, which leads to more Success, which creates more Excitement! The Enthusiasm Cycle

If you’re a baseball fan then you know all about the big inning. It’s very common for a team to score all or most of their runs in a single inning of a baseball game. The reason for this is simple, success (even moderate success) creates excitement, which leads to more success and more excitement. It becomes a wonderful self-fulfilling prophecy and confidence boosting cycle, I call it the Enthusiasm Cycle.

We’ve probably all experienced the negative effects of a vicious cycle. Zach and I have both been victims of vicious cycles in our lives. Before Zach’s life changing transformation he was upset and angry about his body image. He would often turn to food to alleviate his pain. Of course this meant a more negative body image, which in turn meant more eating.

Early in college I fell victim to a similar vicious cycle. I was playing football at the small college I attended. I was by far the wimpiest and weakest player on the team. I couldn’t even get close to bench-pressing my body weight or even do a single pull-up. I was embarrassed and ashamed by my weakness and therefore avoided the weight room at all costs. I didn’t want the other players on the team to see me struggling to lift what little weight I could handle. I even choose to turn out for the baseball team my freshman year for reasons that were two-fold, a) I love baseball, b) It was an easy and painless way to avoid lifting with the football team during spring workouts.

Nobody ever gets into shape by continuing to fall victim to a vicious cycle. You must take a stand. You must raise your standards of what is acceptable to you. You must look within yourself and realize that being a fat blob or a wimpy weakling is totally incompatible with your true self and limiting you from enjoying life to the fullest. At this moment you need to say “I can’t take this no more!” and take decisive action just like Michael “Squints” Palledorous did in the movie The Sandlot. For a look at truly decisive action check out what Squints did:

The best way to take decisive action against fatness or weakness is to immediately begin the POWER-10 Challenge and create an Enthusiasm Cycle which constantly propels you to more excitement and greater success.

Let’s return to my earlier analogy about the big-inning. Often times a team will be totally shutdown by a good pitcher for several innings, but then something wonderful happens, one hitter will hit the ball hard for a single or work a count and earn a walk. The success of this one player sends a signal to his teammates that the pitcher is not invincible. That they can succeed. Then another player will get a hit, a run will score, another player will earn a walk, and then somebody will hit a double and two more runs will score. The big-inning builds momentum and all of the sudden the team is totally energized, smiling and expecting success. It feels like the floodgates have opened and runs pour across the plate in bunches.

It’s important to realize that it only takes one player’s individual success against a tough pitcher to spark a successful turnaround for the entire team and create the big-inning. The same thing is true for body transformations. If you can find other people that have been successful against similar odds, than you can get excited about the possibility of success. Then once you take decisive action and begin the POWER-10 Challenge and begin succeeding for yourself you will be able to use the enthusiasm cycle to get more excited and become more successful. Also, your success will inspire and motivate others to improve their health and fitness and lead them to successful transformations as well.

Currently, two thirds of Americans are overweight and one third are obese. The only way for us to stop the cycle of obesity, illness and death is to use the Enthusiasm Cycle. We all need to show others that success is possible, so that they can see our results and get excited and transform themselves. We can ride the Enthusiasm Cycle to a brighter future, let’s start now. RIGHT NOW. Get The TSC HEART OF A CHAMPION Training & Nutrition Program and Make it Happen!

Chris Krueger