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Become a Workout Warrior?

In late 2008, early 2009, people would come up to me while I was training and ask if I was doing Crossfit.

I was perplexed because I hadn’t heard of it yet.

But my training and the philosophy of Newell Strength, even in its infancy, was so outside the norm that people wanted to attach a title to it.

So yes, Newell Strength does indeed predate Crossfit.

And normally I don’t say much about them, because I don’t focus on other places.

Yet, it keeps coming up to me, from people that are jumping ship from places like that, that the said trainers at other places don’t understand that most people aren’t training to simply get good at exercising.

To exercise to become a good ‘exerciser’ is stupid.

There has to be a carry over to life: playing with your kids, being able to participate in daily activities that you enjoy, a better mindset, etc.

If you come across these ‘fake experts’ that want you to get good at sweating, tell them to take a hike.

The key with exercise is that you enjoy the process and that you get a sweat, all else falls under those things.

Think differently – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-Whenever you’re ready here are 3 more ways we can help you transform your life, lose weight and gain bundles of energy:

1- Check out this podcast I did on Resistance (any time you are trying to improve your life, you will face this!)

http://unlockingyourinnerstrength.libsyn.com/uyis001-resistance-is-a-bitch

2-     Perhaps you’d just like to have daily inspiration.  In that case, you can check out the Newell Strength Tribe and request to join our private Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NewellStrengthTribe/

 

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The Action of a Panda

4 years ago, I got a tattoo of a ying-yang panda on my wrist.

To me, it represented duality, fierceness with tenderness.

It happens to fit for me and it is part of my philosophy of life.

In today’s episode, I discuss the action of a panda, and I think there will be one or two things within here that you find useful.

You can take a listen here: http://kylenewell.com/podcast/the-action-of-a-panda/

Think differently – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-Whenever you’re ready here are 3 more ways we can help you transform your life, lose weight and gain bundles of energy:

1- Check out this podcast I did on Resistance (any time you are trying to improve your life, you will face this!)

http://unlockingyourinnerstrength.libsyn.com/uyis001-resistance-is-a-bitch

2-     Perhaps you’d just like to increase your mental game.  In that case, you can check out our Time Mastery Manual (the information in here will create ‘new’ time for you and give you the ultimate freedom in life) http://kylenewell.com/time

 

  1. Risk-free 30-Day Jumpstart. If you’ve simply seen enough of our members experience incredible results and you’re ready to get started with us, the 30 Day Jumpstart is the perfect fit. You’ll get the full Newell Strength Experience that’s designed to get you on the path to a longer, healthier and happier life, we’re ready to help you! Simply REPLY to devon@newellstrength.com an email with the subject: ‘jumpstart’.



Yoda, Einstein and Seinfeld

Yoda, Einstein and Seinfeld

What do these 3 characters have in common?

They all had a life philosophy to live by.

Yes, I know this is the second time this week we are talking about philosophy.

And in case you are behind, on Wednesday I wrote about my training philosophies.

Well, today my good friend, I am going to let you in on some of my life’s philosophies.

You know, as each year goes by, I get more and more confident.  Not arrogant, but SELF-confident.  After some reflection, I realize that is because my life philosophies are really becoming more ingrained and taking ‘root’.

I cannot state the importance of having a list of principals you live by.

I will not list them all here, but I will be covering this in much more detail in an upcoming podcast (you do realize I now have a podcast, right?:)).

Without further ado:

  • My mind must be nurtured each day through learning new things and connection with a higher power.  A weak mind equals a weak life.
  • I get final say of who I let into my life.  If someone drains me, they get banned from my life.  And no, this doesn’t have to be a confrontation.  I just cut off my life’s energy from them leeching off it anymore. I know who’s opinions to value and whose don’t.
  • Time is the most precious thing that I have, I must protect is like my life depends on it, because it does.
  • I cannot reason with emotion.  It’s a losing proposition.  Don’t offer up ‘coaching’ in any relationship in your life if the person doesn’t ask you for it.
  • Nearly any skill can be learned through repetition.  And repetition is what separates the successful from the tire-kickers.  Enthusiasm is easy, endurance is the hard part.

Wo-MAN, that is therapeutic just writing it out once again.  Give it a try.  I could go on forever, but my workout with the Wolverine is calling my name.

Be different.  Get clear on your philosophy.

-Kyle Newell

P.S-Wednesday was the first day of the sale of the new Time Mastery Manual.  25 pages in all.  Only 9 lucky people were selected to hear the live workshop.  You can check out now in honor of Black Friday for pennies on the dollar:  http://kylenewell.com/time

P.P.S-Today is the last day of our Black Friday sales at Newell Strength.  You can get any of our products or services for 15% off.  If you are looking for holiday gifts, look no further.

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My Philosophies of Strength Training

My Philosophies of Strength Training

I am always crafting my life’s philosophy.

In fact, one of my principals is that you MUST have a life philosophy of sorts if you are to make an impact on the world.

Well, just as in life, I also have training philosophies.  And if you have been following along for a number of years, you are probably familiar with them.

But just as a refresher and hopefully a breathe of fresh air, here are my 4 strength training philosophies:

  • You must continually apply new stress to the body.  This includes but is not limited to reps, weight, rest times, different organization of your workouts and new types of training.
  • You should train with peripheral heart action (PHA) in mind.  If you aren’t sweating and in ‘oxygen debt’, then you aren’t training as hard as you need to be.  You can do this by full body training, head to toe.  This is 1000 times better than any piece of cardio equipment you can go on.
  • 99% of people should be training movements, not muscles.  The body can push, pull, squat, extend the hips, carry stuff and resist movement (core training).  If you train all the movements, you will 100% hit all of the 600+ muscles in the body.  If you try to isolate on machines and will old-school bodybuilding programs, your body and core will eventually retaliate against you.
  • If at all possible, I believe everyone would be better served by training in the morning.  Yes, training later on is better than not training.  But if you do some simple reality math, you will realize that nearly everyone is in a better mood after working out.  There is real brain science behind this, which I won’t go into here.  If we know this to be true, why not get this mood boosting effect first thing in the morning so it carries over to the rest of the day?

There you have it.  There are more, but those are what came to my mind first.

If one of the goals you have for the new year is to become better at mastering your time, then you are gonna want to check out my new Time Mastery Manual.  In honor of Black Friday, you can get it for more than 50% off here:

It will be mailed to you and you will get the audio link of the live workshop I did on this back in October.

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Sometimes Giving Credit Where Credit is Do Will Get You Attacked

Sometimes Giving Credit Where Credit is Do Will Get You Attacked

I got news for ya.

Regular cardio doesn’t work.

Let me clarify that.  It doesn’t work for fat loss.

I could say just to look at what the majority are doing and do the opposite and leave it at that.  But I won’t.

In the early spring of 2008, I was being mentored and coached by legendary physique expert, Scott Abel, of Canada.

His philosophy really clicked with the direction I was heading in.  And he was the first authority that I came across thad the science to back up things I had been doing since college: the epic cheat day and my ‘anti’ cardio stance.

Scott wrote an article or two about it.  I read them, re-wrote them in my own words with some other methods I was learning about and then I taught them.

The best way to learn is to write about it and teach about it (anything).  I gave Scott full credit in my article, which wound up going viral in the fitness world.

And then I was attacked by his little army of minions for copying him.  Sigh….

Did I use his ideas?  Yup!  Did I capitalize on his ideas?  Yup!

But did I put my own unique twist on it?  Yup!  I have always blended what I have learned from the masters into my own unique style, my voice if you will.

Part of my life’s philosophy is to take things and make them your own.  Don’t plagiarize.

Once you find your voice, and you believe in it, it becomes easy to absorb what is useful and to discard the rest.

There is nothing new under the sun, only new ways and angles of looking at existing things.

If you are a mom or know of a mom that would like to know why we don’t do cardio at Newell Strength, but even more importantly what we do in place of it that is much  more effective, then send them over here to apply for our Fit Moms Challenge:  http://www.newellstrength.com/fit-mom/

-Kyle Newell

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