Sunday, March 21, 2010

TSC in 10 Easy Steps

I. Read the entire TSC Heart of a Champion Program: During an interview a reporter once asked me, "If you could only give a person one piece of fitness advice what would it be?"

I answered, "I would tell the person to follow my entire program. Giving one piece of advice is a cop-out, the reason TSC works so well is because it's a comprehensive program. It's all the pieces of the puzzle or another metaphor I like to use, the TSC program is like a treasure map. You have to follow all the steps to find the treasure. If I gave you just one section of the map, you'd be just as lost as if I gave you no map at all.

Like most people you've probably been extremely frustrated by many different diets, exercise routines and fitness gimmicks, gizmos and gadgets. These programs and products usually fall into one of three categories: a) dangerous b) pointless and c) incomplete. It's true many products (especially the so-called fat burning pills and supplements) are dangerous and I would never take them. Most of these products especially the endless ab exerciser infomercials that promise ripped abs in 4, 8, 12, or 16 weeks fall into the pointless category. Their method is always fatally flawed, but that doesn't matter to the companies that sell them, because their goal is not to help you get fit, it's to separate you from your hard earned dollars, as they collect 3 easy payments of $Fill in the Blank.95 And finally, there are the incomplete programs, they may give you a few pieces of the puzzle, but certainly not enough to get the entire picture. In truth most diets, routines and gimmicks, gizmos and gadgets fall into 2 and sometimes all 3 of these categories.

It's time to stop all that nonsense. The TSC Heart of a Champion Training and Nutrition will be your map to success. Say goodbye to dieting and the endless squabbles of low-carb vs. low fat vs. high protien. From now on you will be eating RIGHT. You will feed yourself the proper amounts of carbs, protein and fats to fuel your success and transform your body.
Say goodbye to silly exercise routines. This is a Training Program not an Exercise Program. It's vital that you understand the difference. The words "exercise program" denote that we are going through the motions for the sake of exercise and eventually exercise becomes a repeating and monotonous cycle. That's why TSCers use the Heart of a Champion Training Program. Just like the name implies we are training not exercising. We strive for constant and consistent improvement towards the accomplishment of our goals. Our training workouts must be done enthusiastically with 100% focus and intensity. We will use the most efficient lifts and cardio workouts to transform our bodies as quickly as possible and achieve true health and fitness.

But what is true health and fitness? It's simple, it's the point at which you look your best possible, feel your best possible and you are your best possible. The program is designed with this specific purpose in mind. The purpose is not to lose X amount of pounds or get better ab definition or bigger biceps, THE PURPOSE IS FOR YOU TO BE YOUR BEST. The TSC Program is about helping you push yourself to your full potential and uncovering the Heart of a Champion that beats in your chest. Once you uncover it you'll realize that you can achieve anything that you put your mind too. You'll be more energetic, enthusiastic, confident, active, productive, optimistic and empowered than you may have ever dreamed. You will breeze through obstacles that hold back your peers and meet new challenges with zeal.

The TSC Training Program works for everyone. It's being used on six continents by people of all ages, genders, colors and creeds. Like I said, the program is a map. If you follow the map it will lead you to your destination; true health and fitness. The key is adherence. The principles of the Heart of a Champion Training and Nutrition program work every time they are applied, but that means you have to apply them.
It all comes down to this question, deep down in your chest, do you have the Heart of a Champion? Many people live their entire lives without much success, but one day they flip a switch that opens the gates to their unlimited potential. If you need inspiration watch Rocky or The Lion King or The Mighty Ducks or any number of great inspirational movies. You can make the heroes journey. The program doesn't require an abundance of skill, ability or time. But it does require that you give your 100% best effort. It's simple, if you want to be your best, you have to give your best.

Are you ready? Prove it. Start now and Finish Strong. This is a 10-week commitment to yourself and your future. To get the Heart of a Champion You have to Finish. Anyone can start the program, but to be a Champion you have to FINISH THE PROGRAM.

Be a Champion.

II. Week Zero Weigh-in, Measurement and Photo: Before starting the training & nutrition portions of the Program it's vitally important for your success that you capture an honest assessment of your starting point. To do this, you need to weigh in, measure your waist (body circumference at the navel) and take an honest head to toe bathing suit photo. I strongly recommend that you print 3 copies of your before photo. Write the date of the photo, your weight and waist size on all three copies and post them where you will see them. I recommend posting one on your bathroom mirror, your refrigerator and one on the back of your bedroom door. This person in the photo is the old you. You must start thinking, acting, and behaving like an energetic, enthusiastic, active, confident, productive, optimistic, dynamic and empowered person right now. Your transformation is really a renaissance, a re-birth. Your dedication and adherence to the training program will set a fire and the new you will rise from the ashes, like a Phoenix. From today forward your life should be segmented into two portions, before transformation and after transformation.

III. Implement the TSC Nutrition Guide: It's time for more action, now that you've read the Nutrition guide and have an understanding of what it means to eat right, you need to take action and implement the program. This should be done in 3 steps and take only a few hours.

Step 1: Clear out the Junk: Go through your fridge, freezer, pantry and cupboards and throw away all of the non TSC approved items. The best way to beat temptation is to AVOID TEMPTATION. There is absolutely no need to keep a half full bottle of chocolate syrup and an aerosol can of whipped cream in your refrigerator at home! Get rid of all sodas, juices, and energy drinks. Dump all your microwave food in the trash, no more microwavable pizzas, hot dogs, corn dogs, or nuggets, it's all garbage! Say goodbye to snack cakes and toss out all the sugary cereals. Get rid of everything that isn't a part of eating right and living up to your full potential. Throw out all the junk, the new you doesn't keep that stuff around the house and you are so much better for it.

Step 2: Go Grocery Shopping: Replenish your fridge, freezer, pantry and cupboards with lean protein sources, veggies, fruits and whole grains.

Step 3: Start Eating Right: It's simple, you've gotten rid of all the junk and replaced it with the proper foods that help you eat right. Now follow the guide and you will be well on your way to a total body transformation.

IV. Implement the TSC Bonus Program: Start enjoying physical activity! It doesn't have to be anything strenuous, it can be as simple as a 30 minute walk or as engaging as full-court basketball. To be an energetic, enthusiastic, active, confident, productive, optimistic, dynamic and empowered person you need to enjoy all manners of physical activity. Find things you like to do and start doing them.

V. Take your Week Zero TSC 300 Challenge (Saturday): This is a big day. Relax and give your best effort. It's okay if you score zeros across the board, after all this is Week Zero. Do your best and finish the challenge, even if that means 0 pull-ups, 0 push-ups and doing a 57 minute 3 mile walk. JUST FINISH.

VI. Solidify your 10-week goals (Sunday): After completing your Week Zero 300 Challenge it's time to solidify your 10 week goals and put them in writing. Remember the most important goal you can have is adherence. The TSC Program works for everyone every time it's applied, but you have to apply it. You have to do the workouts and follow the nutrition guide to get the results.

Once you complete your goals make 3 copies and post them next to your Week Zero before photos.
VII. Implement the TSC Training Guide (Monday): Begin the program enthusiastically and follow it exactly as it's written. Remember the most important thing to exercise is good judgement. You might be tempted start all gung-ho, but remember this is a 10-week journey, not an overnight success. You have to come back day after day and follow the map.

VIII. Expect Soreness: You will be sore, in fact you will be the most sore during your first week of training. Expect it and deal with it ( Please exercise good judgment, If you're sore, you need to push through the pain. If you're injured, you may need prolonged rest, treatment and medical care (a broken bone is not soreness, it's an injury, duh).

Most of your soreness will reside in the first 3 to 4 weeks. You're body craves physical fitness and will make adaptations very quickly when you give it the right stimulus (training) and building blocks (nutrition).

Also, avoid pain reliever pills, many of them inhibit muscle growth.
IX. Rise to the Challenge: Every able bodied person can complete this program. It's your choice. Choose Success.

X. Transform - Make it happen and Finish Strong: Discover the Heart of a Champion that beats in your chest.

BEFORE STEP ONE, you need to get the program. Make it happen right now!

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