Boy was I young and dumb
I use to think that in order to burn off fat and build a hard, strong body, that you must always be pushing yourself at a hard intensity each time you exercised.
When someone would tell me that they walked for exercise I would typically smirk and shrug it off as, sure, if that works for you.
That was in my youth and I’m reluctant to say that I was completely missing out on some of the great benefits of taking a daily walk.
Fact is, those same people that I may of smirked at in my ignorance were right and now I’m here telling you that this one strategy could be the ultimate weapon along with a caloric deficit in your quest to lose fat.
Don’t get me wrong, I still believe strength training needs to be and should be part of your overall regimen but I won’t make the mistake of neglecting the importance walking has to your overall health and fitness.
Stan Efferding, is the one who is responsible for this mindset change in me. He is the world’s Strongest Bodybuilder after all and has worked with clients such as World’s Strongest Men Brian Shaw and Hafthor Bjornsson (Thor).
When he helped these two gentlemen out (who were already at the TOP of their game) he looked at a couple of things and implemented one new strategy.
First, he addressed their sleep, next their nutrition and finally added 10 minute walks after each meal.
Stan goes into great detail about how 10 minute walks have such a dramatic effect on weight loss, performance, better mood, insulin sensitivity, heart health, aches and pains and many other benefits that could be listed here.
The main message I want to convey today is this…
Sometimes its the easy things we neglect to do that will have the greatest impact on our overall health.
Taking a couple of 10 minute walks per day takes absolutely no talent or skill set whatsoever unlike learning a deadlift or muscle-up.
And its not just for the average person who’s trying to start a fitness regimen.
If two of the World’s Strongest Men are adding 10 minute walks to their regimen and seeing improvements in their performance on the main stage then who am I to say walking is a waste of time and you’re better off running…
“SHUT UP!” younger me… “You were WRONG!”
To check out Stans 10 minute walk routine and to learn much more about the benefits, check out the video below and listen to this on your next (or first) 10 minute walk today 👍
Keep Pounding 👊