Below is a short list of products I have used in my own physical practice or I commonly recommend to others who are seeking advice.
Mike Fitch’s Animal Flow is a ground-based movement training using animal-like (primal) exercises to create flows and sequences. If you enjoy Ido’s locomotion exercises, you will find this to be comparable and possibly more interesting.
Animal Flow founder Mike Fitch is at the top of his game right now with several other products including Global Bodyweight Athlete (below). Animal Flow is currently spreading like wildfire, a great change-up to the extreme fitness trends.
Global Bodyweight Training is a hybrid fitness program fusing elements of several disciplines: hand balancing, gymnastics, bodyweight strength training, locomotion, crawling, tumbling, etc.
Personally, I am using many of Mike’s exercises from Global Bodyweight Training in my own practice and seeing tremendous results from week to week. I did have a great base of strength and conditioning beforehand, but I don’t feel it’s necessary. I’m merely expanding my movement capacity.
Max Shank’s “Ultimate Athleticism” is a fantastic blend of strength and conditioning, gymnastics and yoga training. Max is a world-class mover, teacher along with being plastered all over fitness magazines and websites.
I love the well-roundedness of Ultimate Athleticism.
A lot of programs build one quality at the expense of another. Often times it’s a trade-off: health instead of aesthetics, performance instead of health, and aesthetics instead of both health and performance.
There are no trade-offs in Ultimate Athleticism. It’s obvious Max wanted to build a balanced product to teach sustainable fitness. Health, strength, and flexibility are at the forefront. Great product.
Diet and Nutrition
There are many ways to peel an onion, and there are many ways to go about establishing your nutrition habits. Much like fitness, you’ve got to stick to the plan long enough for it to work. Many people make the mistake of quitting on their newfound diet too early.
If there was a magic bullet in the journey to getting lean, improving health biomarkers, building muscle, losing fat, fueling performance, etc… it’s without a doubt establishing effective nutritional habits.
If you’re ready to stop messing around with nutrition and start getting results, here are some products and programs to get you going:
Eat Stop Eat is a premiere Intermittent Fasting product. Brad Pilon hit a home run with this product by releasing it at the peak of the Intermittent Fasting craze, and it’s been a staple ever since. The principles of the Eat Stop Eat diet are supported by science, which brings a tremendous amount of credibility to Brad’s work. It is one of the most in-depth Intermittent Fasting products on the market, anywhere.
Remember, Intermittent Fasting is better classified as a “pattern” of dieting since you’re essentially taking scheduled breaks from eating food. Don’t be surprised by massive results with Intermittent Fasting because if you execute the principles consistently, the results unreal.
Brad’s newest product, Anabolic Again, is designed specifically for males. Sorry ladies.
Jason Ferrugia has been publishing quality fitness products for professionals and general population consumers alike for well over 10 years. The Renegade Diet marked his entrance into the diet realm. This book is based on a perfect combination of supportive science and common sense application. No diet is going to work if you cannot figure out how to integrate it into your everyday life. Jason crushed it with this diet program.
Ladies, don’t be scared off by the cover of the book, this diet doesn’t discriminate, it’s for everyone.
Check back to this page from time to time. My recommendations will inevitably shift as my opinions evolve. For now, these are the products with the biggest bang for your buck.
Cheers to your success…