Win a year of personal training
February 10th, 2014 - 1,380 Comments
Deadlifting 2x my body weight @ 320lbs
Yes, I’m giving away free personal training with a personal trainer for a year. I’ll pay up to $5,000 for the winner to get 1-on-1 coaching (and get in the shape of your dreams).
- Want to lose 25 lbs?
- Gain muscle? (This was my goal when I started training)
- Just look better in your clothes?
A lot of you know how I’m 5’11” and used to weigh 127 lbs. Yes, I had the body of a supermodel — a female supermodel.
So over the last few years, I learned how to eat better and work out the right way. I had illusion after illusion shattered (that I would need to do tons of cardio…that I shouldn’t eat before I work out…that a “skinny Indian guy” could never gain weight like those big white guys).
Truthfully, out of all the business and personal successes of last year, that picture above makes me most proud. I shouldn’t be able to do that. If I had pursued the default route of my life, I would have gotten good at some engineering position, taken a nice 9-5 job, and kept thinking of myself as a skinny Indian guy wearing ill-fitting polo shirts. That picture took work.
But now that I defied the default, I know most of the other challenges I face are easy.
There are 3 things I love about working out with a trainer:
I don’t have to think. Unlike business, where there are an infinite number of possibilities, with a trainer, I walk into the gym, do what he tells me, and I see results.
I see connections to real life all the time. When I started lifting heavy dumbbells to work my chest, I eventually plateaued. Why? Not because my chest couldn’t handle it. Because my wrists were weak. The lesson: In any field, the more advanced you get, the more your smallest vulnerabilities will be magnified. Moving to advanced levels means diagnosing and fixing the most minute weaknesses.
I changed my own psychology. I used to read interviews with successful CEOs and literally 100% of them said, “The first thing I do in the morning is work out.” I skipped right over that section and went into their favorite productivity app or stupid tactic. Only later did I realize why. I used to think I wasn’t the kind of guy that works out. Part of this is cultural – Indian people don’t really work out — and part of it was my limiting beliefs. Now that I realize how much work goes into this, when I see someone who’s better at it me, I don’t just say, “Oh, they were born with it.” I appreciate the work they put in.
All of that is great if you’re a weirdo like me. But let’s be honest. Most of us just want to lose some damn weight.
So I’m making it easy. I’m paying up to $5,000 for you to hire the trainer of your choice for a full year.
All you do is show up, do what he says, and get the body (and mind) you want. All part of living a rich life.
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