Jinifit - Jini Cicero

Getting Fit

Exercise is medicine. Have you heard that before? If it were used to treat disease, it could be considered a drugless approach with drug-like effects. It is so powerful, there's not much that it can't treat. There are literally dozens of benefits that exercise can provide. Exercise can:

  • Decrease inflammation
  • Improve coordination
    (of particular importance in the elderly)
  • Enhance mood
  • Increase insulin sensitivity
  • Increase bone density
  • Decrease stress
  • Enhance immunity
  • Improve sleep
  • Increase self-esteem

The list could go on. But that’s not why we do it, is It? We do it because we can’t not do it. 3, 5, 18, 27 years of training and you missed only how many workouts? It’s in your blood.

You might want to be that girl that can do chin-ups with a 45-pound plate around your waist (a waist that is only 26”.), maybe. You might want to be that guy that can run the 40 in 4.5 -maybe; maybe not. But the 40 is meaningless and after all is said and done, most girls would be content to just be able to squeeze out a couple of good chin-ups. What you really want is to be challenged and to see your efforts pay off.

You want results! That’s the bottom line. You’ve probably been “living” in gyms for years, read all the fitness magazines, and trained the way they told you to. You’ve eaten, slept, and supplemented the way they told you to. And you saw results…for a while. But the changes…now they’re slow in coming. You reached a plateau and you found a way to break through it. But now you just can’t seem to break that next plateau-and it’s been years. It’s not supposed to be this way.

Have you ever turned on the news and heard a politician state his position on a particular issue? Then you change the channel and there’s another politician with the polar opposite view about the same subject. Who’s right? You could find out if you had more than a few hours to peruse the internet, talk with the receptionist at each politician’s office, study the law, who wrote it, how it’s been interpreted, and when it’s all said and done, you might have some real understanding about the issue. It’s important to stay informed isn’t it? Who has time to go to work when there’s all this research that needs to be done? That’s the way the fitness industry is; only in addition to learning the appropriate history behind the information and how to apply the actual science, the information changes at warped speed. You could learn more about training, nutrition, motivation, and athleticism if only you didn’t have to earn a living!

That’s why the best thing to do is find someone who has gone through the workouts, the information, the real science, has experience with it; knows what works and what doesn’t, and whose job it is to decipher all that information and filter it down to you in pieces you can digest. You can learn all you need to know using a science-based system that can teach you the step-by-step process which will transform your body once and for all. It is my passion to teach it to you.

I can tell you one thing for certain: most of what you’ve been told about fitness is a lie. While that’s a very controversial comment, I can assure you it’s true. Traditional cardio (i.e. 30, 45, 60 minutes on the elliptical) is not going to make you leaner and might even make you fatter. Lifting light weights for high reps is a great technique to shock the body once you’ve developed a base of muscle and fitness but it will not create a longer, leaner physique in and of itself. There is no end to the “gym science” and misinformation that continues to proliferate in most of America’s gyms. What about all those gurus and the exercise physiologists? They write for magazines that dictate what to write, how to write it, when to write it, and what type of work outs they must write about because magazines only print stories that they believe people want to read about. But don’t blame the gurus-everyone needs to make a living. That’s why we’re getting on the internet; to give you the information you really need to know.

Does it seem as if much of the information you get is simply recycled from July’s issue to November’s? No one wants to read another article about how to do a bicep curl. What people really want to learn about is metabolic acceleration, correcting muscle imbalances, dynamic exercise preparation. You know what muscles are involved in a squat by now. What you really would like to know are the little tricks that keep the form consistent and the performance progressing.

There is so much that is new and exciting in the world of fitness, our world. It would be my pleasure to introduce it to you. You already know that it is so much more than genetics. They say luck favors the prepared man/woman and you know what happens when preparation meets opportunity...