The phrase “work smarter, not harder,” has become so commonplace it’s almost become a cliché but how many times do we take this advice to heart? These days, a busy schedule and an over-caffeinated lifestyle seem to be the norm. When was the last time you ran into someone who said they weren’t busy, tired or stressed?
No pain, no gain has been a rallying cry in the fitness world for decades.
I get it, intense workouts are seductive. It’s easy to get caught up in the energy and hype of high intensity training (HIT) or high volume weight lifting sessions. Adding 5 more pounds, pushing out one more rep, giving it your all and collapsing in a pool of sweat. It’s a romantic idea and finishing a hard workout can provide a great sense of accomplishment.
F Introduction or more than 16 years, I’ve been in the business of helping people move better, feel better, and enjoy life to its fullest. I became interested in health and fitness after I witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, on the health of my family. I wanted to help myself and my loved ones have a better quality of life, so I set out to learn how healthy lifestyles—including regular physical activity—can improve our well-being. It quickly became clear to me that a career in fitness was my calling. So, at a young age, I made the decision to focus my academic pursuits and professional work on educating and inspiring others to live healthier, more active lives.
Grind Style Calisthenics may very well be the simplest and easiest way for you to build strength and muscle. Period. I know that’s a tall claim to make, and I didn’t write it out of any false hype or salesmanship. I wrote it because Grind Style Calisthenics (GSC) may be the best way to eliminate the guess work from building an impressive physique through bodyweight training. After reading this book, you will no longer be distracted by trends that tempt you to program hop from one routine to the next; nor will you waste hours of your time hoping to achieve results through blind luck. Every chapter contains information that will empower you with the clarity and confidence to know exactly what to do, in every workout, to get the results you want.
This book is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of physicians or other clinicians. Readers should consult with a physician, dietitian, or other health-care professional before beginning or making any changes to a diet, exercise, or health program. The authors and publisher expressly disclaim responsibility for any liability, loss, or risk—personal or otherwise—which is incurred, directly or indirectly, as a consequence of the use and application of any of the contents of this book.