Stop using your calories

as your only training metric

Picture this. It’s March 2022 and you’ve been back in the gym for close to 6 months.

You’ve been waking up early and flogging yourself 4-6 times a week at your local HIIT gym, leaving absolutely buckled after each session.

You stare in the mirror and you think “I should really have a much better-looking rig than this and be able to do more cool shit with my body for all of the hard work I’ve put in over the last 6 months”.
But, despite the hard work you’ve put into your daily 45-minute sessions, the only thing you’ve got to show for it is the number of calories you’ve burned on your apple watch.

Now, I’m not here to rub salt in the wound if this sounds like you or has been you in the past, I’m here to help you make a more informed decision right now so that future you doesn’t look back in that condescending “told you so” way.

Don’t get me wrong, doing any sort of exercise is better than no exercise at all, however, wouldn’t you agree that if you’re going to do the hard work of getting up, getting to the gym and flogging yourself for 45 minutes each day, you would rather the path of least resistance that yields the most results?

We aren’t here to bag any other type of training (because we actually love them all) we just want to make sure that you get bang for your buck on your time investment and actually achieve some tangible results to prove that you do go to the gym.

Most gyms just have it slightly backwards. They know that there is a correlation between people who have gotten results and sweat, so therefore they market the idea that sweating more will = more results?

This sounds great in theory, but correlation doesn’t always equal causation.

Yes, it is likely that if you don’t work hard and break a decent sweat, it will be harder to achieve anything tangible, however, assuming that working faster, harder and sweating more does not necessarily mean you will get faster and more results.
As with anything, the adaptation will only match the stimulus provided.

So whilst this approach sounds great in theory, it’s like saying that to get to your destination, you need to drive a car, so therefore, driving a car will get you to your destination.
And getting somewhere faster costs more fuel, so therefore, if I burn more fuel I will get there faster?
Without taking into account the actual destination you want to get to.

For us, we want to achieve results across the 4 Ps. Physique, Performance, Pain-free movement and our Perception. This is why we reverse engineer the process and work backwards.

We help our clients define their results and then we show them the roadmap to success, with actionable steps and landmarks along the way so that they know exactly what they should be doing to achieve their goal. Not just burning fuel (calories)

Each of our members gets access to their coach for 1:1 time where we take the time to find out what they really want to achieve.
Whether that’s to develop a lean and athletic physique, unlock their true performance or become/stay injury-free.

We then teach them the highest standard of functional fitness in a controlled, non-judgemental way so they feel comfortable to join the groups and know that they are confident and competent so they can stay injury-free.

The reason we are so particular about the onboarding is that we want to make sure our members understand the difference between flogging yourself every day and working towards achieving results across the 10 physical skills and how that influences their overall fitness.

We want our members to walk away after 6-12 months of training and have a lean and muscular physique, be able to touch their toes, deadlift more than their body weight, squat pain-free, pull their body over a bar and walk on their hands.

Wouldn’t you prefer to be able to do these (whilst burning calories) rather than just burning calories alone?

If you do, jump onto this link and book a call.

If you don’t, no stress at all. Keep on chipping away and get in contact when you’re ready. 

Have you ever wanted to learn how to train the way we train, but didn’t know where to start? We have a 2 x brand new online programs that bridge the gap and teach you the skills to start your functional fitness journey, safely.

We have
1. The beginner’s Benchmark program: for pure beginners who no or limited experience in weights training. We provide tutorials and benchmarks for your to hit before moving onto the next level.

2. The functional fitness bridging program: for those with strength and conditioning experience, but want to learn the finer skills of functional fitness (Olympic lifting and gymnastics)

Check it out here 

In other exciting news, we are opening a new location in Bondi Junction. Click here to sign up to our VIP list and get more information when we get closer to opening. 

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Brandon Hasick

Brandon Hasick

Director and Head Coach
Body By Brando

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