Even if you're an extremely busy professional with multiple obligations and limited time to workout, you can still get in take control of your fitness and get in the best shape you've been in years.

 The keys:

  • A highly efficient and effective exercise program
  • A real world progressive nutritional plan
  • A knowledgeable and skilled coach to guide the process
  • A strong personal 'want' factor

All you need is a simplified exercise plan, a progressive set of nutrition habits, and a knowledgeable coach to help guide the process.

I recently sent out a survey to all of our newsletter subscribers and one of the questions was this.

What is the number one problem you would love to get solved when it comes to your own physical fitness?

Can you guess what the number one response was?

By a landslide the number one response was....busy schedule, finding and managing time better.

I wish I could workout like I used to, I just don't have the time anymore.

That is exactly what an old high school teammate told me last time we were talking.

With my job and family and everything else going on I just can't seem to find the time to get back in shape.

My good friend has probably gained at least 30-40 pounds of fat since his lean and muscular high school days. He told me he tends to get tired really easy and at his last physical his doctor told him he was starting to get high blood pressure and cholesterol.

I could tell he was at a crossroads and was tired of looking at feeling this way but he simply didn't know how we was going to find time to work out like we used to. His career and responsibilities as a husband and father had swallowed up his former identity as a fit and athletic person that took great pride in being strong, muscular and full of energy.

Does this sound like anyone you might know?

It doesn't have to be this way.

Busy professionals all over the place are still able to manage their crazy lives while also taking control of their health and fitness.

So here is what I told my buddy and hopefully it can help you too.

First of all I said, back in the day we were teenagers and had endless energy and time. We would work out for 2 and three hours at a time all to do it again the next. This is a giant waste of time and effort. Not only will you wear yourself out trying to train like that you won't make a whole lot of progress either.

The reality is if we would have had a more solid training program and a quality strength coach I bet we could have easily cut our time in the weight room in half and doubled our gains. Back in the day we were in awesome shape not because we had awesome workouts but we were 17 years old with an awesome metabolism. It had little to do with our cookie cutter weightlifting program.

The reality is a lot of the aches and pains I still get today are probably in part to the poor training programs and technique I used as a teenager, when I was supposedly in great shape.

Not only do you not have to train like we used to but that is the last thing I want you to do. I have something for you that I can guarantee will work better, faster and take far less time and will fit into your current lifestyle.
Here is the exact advice I gave him:

#1) Find a workout program that works for your schedule, rather than making your schedule work for a program you found in Muscle and Fitness.

If you have time and want to life four days a week then by all means go for it but if you have two days a week you feel confident you can consistently lift then that is the number you should design your program around.

Every week...

  • Hit they gym 2 times for strength work, no longer than 60 minutes from the movement you arrive until you leave. This means don't waste time on the little show muscles. Squats, deadlifts, heavy rows and presses should make up a good portion of your work.
  • Two other days perform a 15-20 minute high intensity interval workouts at home or around the neighborhood. This could be on biking, sprinting or simply bodyweight movements like burpees.
  • Any additional time should be spent stretching and increasing mobility of the ankles, hips and shoulders, something that tends to disappear the older we get.

So instead of trying to find the time to fit in 8 hours of exercise per week we can get it done in 3 hours a week.

#2) Get some solid nutritional advice and stick to a plan that works for your lifestyle.

As we know exercise will build strength and other fitness qualities but if you want to change the way you look in the mirror and be proud to take your shirt off at the beach proper nutrition is essential.

Start here...

  • For the first two weeks try and eliminate any calorie containing beverages that are high in sugar like juices and pop.
  • The next two weeks stick to habit one but now try and consume a high quality lean protein source every time you eat.
  • The following two weeks stick to the first two habits but now try and get in at least 6 hours of quality sleep every night.

So instead of trying to turn everything on its head from the get go, which is a recipe for disaster make one or two small changes at a time, something manageable. Once you have made that a part of your daily like add something else.

I know it sounds too good to be true, even my buddy hesitated to believe me at first.

It might not sound like much but in a year's time you will have completely changed the way you eat and feel.

You are extremely busy and the last thing you want to do is invest a crap load of your time researching about a better training program and way to eat. That's the problem in the first place; you don't have the time to figure all of that out.

You are extremely busy and the last thing you want to do is invest a crap load of your time researching about a better training program and way to eat. That's the problem in the first place, you don't have the time to figure all of that out.

You deal with enough the way it is. Do you really want to try and figure something else out?

That's why when it comes to really busy folks like yourself, to find a coach that can do all of the thinking and planning for you. You need to be able to find someone who can simply tell you this is what I want you to do and that leaves you with the singular task of just doing.

So at the end of my conversation with by buddy my message was this...

Even with your extremely busy life and multiple responsibilities you can lose that gut, build some serious muscle and move some heavy weights around like you want and deserve. All you need is a knowledge coach that can put do all of the thinking for you and develop a plan that works with your current lifestyle.

If you are anything like my good friend and have lost your former identity and let your job and busy life completely overrun your well-being, boy do we have an opportunity for you.

We are currently accepting applicants into our first ever MANsformation Challenge.  This 12-week program is specifically designed for busy guys who are ready to take back their identity as healthy, strong and able bodied guys, who are proud of what they look like rather than trying to hide it with loose fitting t-shirts and baggy jeans.

Click here for more info on the OAK Athletic Development's MANsformation Challenge or reach out to me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (815) 932-5492.