Aim higher men!
I'm not sure who coined the term "Dad Bod" but I think we all get a picture in our minds of what that means. While the term itself is humorous there is nothing funny about celebrating what it stands for.
Our bodies are made to perform. They are made to do work and celebrating the fact that your body is well below its potential isn't a great decision.
Set a good example
People are watching you and not in a creepy way. You don't need to fix your dad bad because of what they think of you. Doing things because of what others might think of you is a poor reason. But doing something about your dad bod because it is an opportunity to set a good example for those around you and perhaps influence them to do the same is a good reason.
It's about potential. Finding your own and helping others do the same.
Everything is connected
The benefits of training are endless and can have a wide-reaching impact on all of your life. Everything is connected even if you don't see it at this point.
- The better you feel about yourself the more others will take notice and look to you as a leader. Training helps you build confidence, and releases endorphins causing you to feel better.
- Lifting heavy weights and reducing body fat increases testosterone which increases muscle, confidence and sex drive.
- Feel better, look better, get used to rising to a challenge and you'll probably get that promotion at work when the time comes.
- Looking better will grab the attention of your wife or girlfriend. Whether she'll admit it or not she wouldn't mind you having some muscles she can feel.
We consistently see the lives of those that train with us change in ways they never expected. Training hard creates physical, psychological and emotional growth. Want a better life in general? Start training.
It's easier than you'd think
Getting rid of your dad bod and changing your life can happen in as little as 3 hours a week. Learning to eat right and training 3 days a week can drastically change the way your body looks and feels.
Here is the simple prescription:
- Train 3-5 days a week
- primarily use compound movements (squats, deadlifts, presses, plyometrics, and calisthenics)
- Lift heavy at least once a week
- run short distances fast
- eat meat, vegetables, and healthy fats
The dad bod is a product of our where our society is headed. So is the obesity epidemic, type-2 diabetes, and heart disease. You deserve better. You are capable of better, and it's easier to do than you think. A whole new you is within reach and there is no compelling reason not to do it.
Now go live better.