Excerpt from Q.F.A.T (Quintuplet Functional Aesthetics Training) Level 1. downloadable this weekend!
Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.
~~ Sir Isaac Newton
Simple Is Beautiful
This program is designed to cut out all of the fluff.
You see it all the time in books, movies, music etc. all sorts of filler and unnecessary content to justify a price, satisfy an sponsor or fit into a predisposed mold of what is accepted. Good, basic ideas are often expanded upon with mixed results. Oftentimes the basics and fundamentals produce and provide 95% of results (possibly even more.)
There are thousands of workout programs and training protocols out there (believe me, I have experimented with most of them) and like anything in life some are outstanding, top-level, some are decent, and some leave a lot to be desired.
Like the many diet & nutritional approaches you will find with a basic internet search, all may work for some, but not for everyone who tries them. Diet/nutritional approach often comes down to the individual and their own complex (and possibly subconscious) outlook of how they view and associate food. For instance, one person will look at a common “diet food” such as a baked potato and see a bland, kind of earthy-tasting vegetable that he or she must choke down (add some butter or sour cream and their thoughts may change), where another person will see the same plain baked potato as an outstanding source of carbohydrates, vitamins & minerals and fuel for their workout and day and they’ll enjoy every last bite.
Similarly, we all carry associations to training & exercise. For myself, I absolutely love training and really enjoy all aspects from experimenting with programming and movements, to the elemental and basic act of pushing or pulling the bar. That being said, I cannot and don’t necessarily want to spend my entire day/life in the gym.
Luckily, spending 2-3 hours in the gym per day with the goal of achieving a strong, athletic, chiseled and healthy physique is not only unnecessary, but in actuality it may be counter-productive.
My first and most important intention in this base Q.F.A.T. program is to instill and develop positive associations toward training, nutrition and overall health in general. I believe that excellent results are compounded by basic, simple daily habits and not enhanced or expedited by extreme measures whether that be through excessive intensive training or through unsustainable dieting.