This post is about a friend of mine who learned the truth about how to lose belly fat and build lean muscle the right way. He lost over 50 pounds in one year without going on a crazy diet, taking diet supplements or going to a commercial gym.
I thought it would be info you could use.
Two years ago, I got a call from a pretty concerned buddy of mine, who is also a grandfather. He told me he started feeling weird, and started having heart issues while at a family picnic. Luckily there were medically trained professionals at that picnic and they took care of him on the spot.
All of a sudden, getting in shape became a priority to him. He had to get his body into shape so he could stick around and enjoy those grandkids and all the money he had earned over the last 40 years.
Exactly one year later, he had lost almost 60 pounds, without a dieting, without taking a diet supplement and without wasting time traveling to a commercial gym. He was doing chin-ups, pushups, and actually jogging for the first time since he was a kid. Up until recently, nagging knees kept him from doing anything other than walking.
He even rounded of his list of accomplishments by doing a 24 hour physical fitness boot camp challenge.
Hearing him talk about what he can do now, and how it translates into quality time with family and friends, along with how much easier it makes daily life, makes me so proud.
When one person changes their lives, they effect all those around them.
Now if Jim Edwards can completely change his health, looks, weight and physical fitness, believe me… SO CAN YOU.
How To Fix Those Fat, Sick, Weak, Achy And Miserable Feelings…
Jim told me, “Almost everyone has some sort of heath issues as they fly past the 35 year old age mark. Feeling like crap all the time, no energy, achy joints and some, god forbid, have heart problems just starting to kick up.
Basically, everything just kind of sucks. It’s harder and harder and harder to get out and move around and do anything. Then one day you kind of give up. I personally gave up from the standpoint of I just feel like crap, I’ve got lots of work to do, I’ve got all these responsibilities, I’ve got all these things I’ve got to do. I need to concentrate on that.
The worst part was realizing that I had let myself get this bad off. That was the worst. It angered me.
That’s really when the downward spiral happens if you don’t take positive action on it.
But when it clicks, it sounds something like this in your head…
You know, I’ve got to make a change and I’ve got to make a permanent change. I’ve got to do something completely different than what I’ve tried in the past because what I’ve been trying is not working.
If I don’t make a change I’m going to die. I’m going to die early and I’m going to die in pain and I’m just not going to have a very good quality of life, and I’m 46 years old. I mean, come on. I’ve got to do something different.”
That’s straight from the heart.
Now, if you realize someone else isn’t going to fix what has happened to your body over the years, Then you’re 100% ready to take action on what Jim and I talk about.
When I was bodybuilding, lifting weights and all that stuff, I was having these little nagging injuries that kept coming up. It wasn’t just I’m working out, no pain, no gain, bullshit, I was getting hurt doing this… AND I’M AN EXPERT.
Jim told me he was having the same experience when he worked with weights and then switched to using bodyweight exercises at home.
“It’s a neat mental feeling knowing that the weight of your body, which is usually the “problem”, will be turned into your gym and the ultimate solution.
You can use that weight to lose the weight and if you adopt that mindset, it’s like, whoa, okay, I can play a game here and let the weight be the reason that I’m losing the weight, and building the muscle, strength, endurance and flexibility I need to feel awesome.
It becomes part of who you are and once it becomes part of who you are, nobody can take it away from you. Because you’re not dependent on a trainer.
You’re not dependent on anyone or ANYTHING else. You’re not dependent on equipment, You’re not dependent on a gym, You’re not dependent on being somewhere at a specific time other than where you are, when you want to be.
Other people have got to do it after they put the kids on the bus. Other people have got to do when the spouse gets home and they can watch the little ones for 30 minutes.”
Less Than 90 Minutes A Week For You To Look And Feel Amazing.
This brings up an important point…
I know that a wide range of people, in all kinds of different states of fitness, strength, flexibility, age and endurance are going to be interested in looking and feeling younger, with only a 90 minute investment of their time a week.
Because of this I am instructing this system from raw beginner all the way to a physically fit, combat ready COMMANDO. In other words, no matter how in the hurt locker you are weight, flexibility, endurance or strength wise… I’ll take you from there, and recreate you from the inside out.
If you think for some reason, I don’t know how much of a wreck you are or I wouldn’t make these claims… TRY ME.
I’ve seen and trained just about every type and shape… if by some chance you are a mutant, then just email me and I’ll figure out how to help you anyway. EASY ENOUGH
I’m here for you when you join my email course. I’m an email away: Ray@RaymondBurton.com
Go ahead, try that email and see how my customer service is for those that trust me with their bodies and future results.
When Your Joints Hurt, You Gain Weight, Or Feel Like Crap… Here’s What You Do
When I hit a bump in the road like an injury or something that sets me off course I think to myself “Ray, you can get back at it from here, or deal with the alternative that you’ll feel fat, you’ll feel in nasty shape, and all you’ll do is make excuses and you feel like crap. So which one do you want Ray?”
My answer to myself is… “I want to feel good”
I know, I should talk to myself nicer but it gets ugly in my brain type matter occasionally…
I’m telling you to start at the beginning and starting at the beginning is just doing something to get active. I even have everything laid out step-by-step for you.
My client Jim who lost almost 60 pounds after having that chest pain incident told me this…
“When you’re 45, you can have some aches and pains. You kind of expect they’re supposed to be there. But yesterday when I was running, I ran that five miles faster than I’ve run it in 25 years. But I never looked at my watch until the very end. And I was like “Holy crap.”
But I was having pains while I was running. Some pretty good ones but they worked themselves out. It was like the pain moved all around my body but by the time I was done, I felt really loose, especially in my upper body. I just worked it out.
But in the last year, year and a half, two years, especially in the last year, it’s no secret that we’ve had some real challenges in the world as far as economy and business and a lot of people going out of business, people losing their jobs, struggling and stuff.
My wife and I’s life has been no different. It’s been a real struggle to keep everything going.
But the one thing that I have been able to feel really good about is every day I know that I can have success immediately just by going and exercising. So I have linked my personal success to my exercise because when I do that I’ve already started the day successfully, and some days when I’m working out, I will tell my wife when I walk back in, “Well, that’s the hardest thing I’ll do today. The rest of its going to be real easy.”
That’s one of the biggest things, simply feeling good about yourself for the accomplishment of doing ANYTHING, in the right direction, as much for what you see in the mirror and scale.
So physically, I feel much better just more energy, more loose, stuff that used to wear me out, like unloading groceries from the car. I mean, I’d be in a sweat, unloading the car. Now it’s like, bam, bam , bam. Running up the steps with the stuff, “Hey, I got the stuff to do.”
The other day my wife had a bunch of boxes that I had to take up to the second floor and I whipped them out like nothing. And every once in a while, I think, you know a year ago, I would have been panting at the bottom of the steps after the first box.
I think physically you just feel better, mentally, a lot more confident, feel better about myself for doing it, but I think right now with the state of the world, also, everybody could use a little shot of just feeling successful by doing this.
Every day having some success to build on instead of starting the day in a shit mood because emails are driving you nuts, there’s crap on the news, there’s just a lot of reasons to feel bad but this gives you a reason to feel really good about yourself, especially if you exercise in the morning to just get started and to build from success rather than build from negativity that can come from you from a whole bunch of different angles.
I can chase my grandkids around as well or better than their parents. I can do a lot of things now and I know, and I’ve linked all of those to these various areas of my life, so I know when I’m working out I’m doing it more than just to lose weight.
Working Around Sore Knees, Shoulders And Bad Backs
I know it sucks! That’s exactly how I came upon these exercises a few years ago. Despite being strong, I hurt in places I didn’t want to. I couldn’t bend, twist and do simple things that even unfit people could do just because their joints were loose from flaccid untrained muscles.
But I started researching, trying new methods and I started getting better at the exercises that were making me work right. Sure they were uncomfortable at first but no worse than what I had to deal with on a daily basis anyway, so I might as well do the exercises and rehab the joints. But let me tell you, seeing myself become more flexible as the pain lessened and getting stronger while burning off the excess weight was a totally welcome bonus.
Most People Work Out Way Too Long And Too Much
To tell you the truth, most people do way to much, then burn themselves out, get sick when they depress their immune systems, and then end up giving up on the whole damn workout thing.
I hardly ever spend more than 4 hours a week total on the whole workout thing and I’m a trainer! And that’s including extra sport activities I do for fun.
Training too long sucks the motivation levels to an all time low. Sure, at first you may pull it off but it won’t last long. That’s why most people bail on their best efforts after a couple of weeks. They overtrain causing a massive hormonal drop which depresses motivation, they get sick or cause an injury from being worn out and under recovered.
The key to crushing a lack of motivation is to do training that you enjoy while you do it! Don’t suffer through the suck to get a pot of gold at some point in time down the road. NO! Do training that you enjoy, that is effective, at a level of intensity that challenges you. NOT CRUSH YOU! Who wants to do that forever.
The amazing truth is that after you do the program you’ll feel GREAT. Instead of feeling beat up, tired or drained, you’ll be ENERGIZED.
I’m no slouch when it comes to having and using functional strength. You don’t win two awards for most physically fit soldier if you’re a weakling, nor do you easily change a program that’s working. As the saying goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
The thing was… I WAS getting broken.
When I was only 32 years of age (today I’m 38), my body was already breaking down from the programs I followed. Too much strength training and not enough movement outside the weight room to make sure I kept my flexibility and functionality.
Not to mention that a ton of celebrity trainers, sports heroes and bodybuilding stars, that are giving training advice are on steroids. You CANNOT follow the training volume and intensity advice of someone that is chemically enhanced. IT WON’T WORK FOR YOUR NATURAL BODY
I had elbow tendinitis, knee and back pain, shoulder and wrist pain. I woke up with cracking knees and was feeling like an old man.
For a person that knew so much about training and had such great eating and resting habits, this was unacceptable. I mean, if this was what you got for following the mainstream rules and sticking to them with rigid dedication… IT JUST WASN’T WORTH IT.
Again, all this by age 32.
So let me ask you: Do you want to follow a program that turns you into a physical wreak, breaking down long before you’ve reached the “middle years?”
I didn’t think so.
Freedom In Body And Life
Let me tell you, within a couple weeks of following Calisthenics bodyweight program that I created for myself, I felt like a new man. Aches and pains from years of training disappeared. My body got flexible where it was tight. Muscles that were weak, tight, slow and could not be reached with weight training got a major overhaul. I had power, strength, flexibility, stamina and endurance, all at the same time.
I am now totally off the weights, and, to tell you the truth, I have never felt better or been more flexible in my life. I feel great and have lost no size, strength, or muscle mass.
I can do things like handstands now.
Over the course of a couple months your body and mind will be operating like a well-oiled machine. A complete makeover.
Every now and then I go back to the gym like a suffering crack addict only to get smacked into reality by the tightness and niggling hot spots… and I realize why I don’t make it a regular part of my life anymore.
… And I don’t miss the Neanderthal meathead pruning sessions one bit either.
Make A Habit Of Doing The Right Things
8 years ago, I was just where you might be now: I was sick and tired not looking and feeling the way I wanted in my own body so I started lifting weights and working out. It worked so well, I ended up winning a bodybuilding contest. But after achieving what was supposed to be the peak of physical development, I was hurting both physically and mentally.
I looked great but my body felt like shit.
Long hours in the gym and doing cardio were sapping me mentally and leaving my body feeling like an old man. Well, older man… I’m not exactly a spring chicken anymore.
It took me hundreds of hours and several years filled with emotional highs and lows before I was successful finding an approach that allowed me the freedom to look and feel great because there were so many theories, diets, workouts and methods out there, I had to try them all. I’m a trusting person but not everyone out there is honest in their business dealings and promises.
Some worked, some were outright scams but I finally nailed down the right stuff. When I did, the results were incredible.
Which brings us to this….
Scams and bad information are everywhere and backed by big money perks from the weight loss industry and diet drug pharmaceutical companies.
Truthful, basic, honest information on how to keep yourself looking and feeling amazing on your own is hard to decipher.
Personal trainers are terribly expensive and the media just type casts everyone with extra weight, sore joints or healthy appetites as lazy and lacking self-discipline.
Little was understood about how all these frankenfoods were hormonally and chemically messing with people.
I spent long hours in the library, and on the phone, searching for the answers and the help I needed.
Finally I found what I was looking for, but only after four years of hard work and a crap load of workouts, pills and powders that disappointed.
I’m sure you can find all the answers too. But, do you have that much time?
After all, every minute counts when your body rebels and sends you hurtling towards a couch ridden future all alone seeking comfort in whatever bowl of treats you decided on for the night.
I want to save you precious time … avoid the pitfalls I stumbled into along my journey to physique freedom … and experience the incredible joy and fulfillment that comes from having a body you love and enjoy being in all day long.
And, I want you to look and feel great NOW … without wasting all the years I did … years when I could have had a wife, been out doing things, and enjoying life while I was younger.
In short, I want to help you…
Whoever said, “ignorance is bliss” was dead wrong. In this case, what you don’t know will surely prevent you from getting what you want the most: a trim, great looking body that doesn’t slow you down or limit your life options!
It’s true. If you spend the next four years doing exactly what you’ve been doing so far, your chances of getting your body working right and feeling great will be no better than they are today.
Now, I want to share these strategies with you, if you will let me … and be there for the questions you may want to ask, by providing you with the resources you need to make your dream come true…step by step.
You’ll have the fruits of my years in the fitness trenches, and by signing up for the free email course below you can start fulfilling your desire to be fit and physically free.
I guarantee you will be empowered by this.
Without this research from my 17 years fitness coaching, you’re going to make mistakes, take wrong paths and waste precious time. I want you to have the same knowledge I do in my just updated and most recent version of email course so you can simply wade into the waters… of what works well.
Everything you need to make your body work right: increase your power, flexibility, endurance and strength … while losing bodyfat and building lean, strong, muscle. And you do it faster than you ever thought possible!
…Because you’ll be training and eating the right way and avoiding the mistakes I’ve made in the past!
If anything like this had been available in 1998, I wouldn’t have ignored the opportunity to cut years off the long road I traveled to finally being physically free of aches, pains and excess weight.
This is the perfect opportunity to get the information you need right now, in the privacy of your own home!
Let me cut right to the chase….
If you’ve been trying to “get in better shape” for more than a month, then you need to check out the email course now. You can’t waste any more time waiting …and hoping … to feel great. Life’s short man…It’s time to take action to get the physical freedom you want!
Get Back A Fully Functional, Fat Free, Muscular Body
Depending on how much you value your time, this information is priceless. Of course with enough time devoted to study, research and training, you could figure out the tried and true methods that work without fail.
Nothing is rocket science after you understand it. All the information is out there.
I’m simply offering you the shortcut, condensed version.
I’ve spent thousands of dollars on fitness magazines, videos … bodybuilding supplements … and gym memberships trying to create a body that not only looked great but that could kick ass too.
I spent hundreds of hours of my own time that was hard to free up, researching all aspects of physical training, dieting, joint mobility and what makes top performers succeed when trying to create a faster, leaner and stronger physique, before I had my final breakthrough and broke the cycle of getting older, softer, weaker and creaky.
I’ve competed in martial arts, bodybuilding, strong man contests and fitness challenges. I’ve lost and won, but most important. I learned what works and what doesn’t.
Boost Your Confidence, Skyrocket Your Energy, Lose Weight, Get Your Groove Back And…
- Totally reshape your body… to the point to where you look a decade younger than you are right now in less than 30 days. This does not involve special creams, or some kind of ‘miracle’ pill, rare ancient herb or stupid “perfect” exercise machine…
- Increase your flexibility and ability to move freely, without pain so you can do the activities you enjoy
- Regain or vastly improve your strength to do the things you used to, or never could do, and do them without getting tired.
- Blow your energy through the roof so it lasts all day long, with plenty to spare for evening fun… and it will help with that evening fun too.
- Know exactly how much exercise and what type will, give you the biggest return for your time invested.
- Blow-torched off excess body fat so quickly that you’ll be able to eat more than normal yet look better than ever.
- Sleep like a like a baby for eight hours of deep sleep a night. When you decide to go to sleep, that’s it, you’ll be out.
- The simple one minute fix, to curing fatigue that won’t cost you a dime. (no, it’s not cat naps even though those work AWESOME..)
- How to make sure you DO NOT destroy your chances of losing fat and building muscle by stimulating the hormone that regulates your energy, mood and metabolism.
- The one thing that you must do to AMP your fat burning engine and tone your body from head to toe.
- The simple training method that will force your metabolism into overdrive forcing you to DROP POUNDS FAST
- … Plus some of my 4 minute fat burners that really work.
- How to flatten that belly without crunches or dieting. You’re not going to learn this secret anywhere else! I’m pretty sure this is a “Ray Original”
If you follow the guidelines found in the FREE EMAIL COURSE and videos, in less than a month, you’ll be well on your way to your best body yet!
Download The Free Email Course And See The Same Weight Loss As Jim
I don’t have to tell what effect the above results will have on your self-confidence, self-esteem and enthusiasm while at work and play. When people routinely tell you that you look and act 10 years younger, it feels amazing. Like you’ve gotten away with something.
Like when I play with my nephews because THEIR DAD… Is too tired.
8 FREE EMAILS FROM ME is all it takes to see significant changes. I’m not going to pull your leg and tell you that you’ll lose 60 pounds of fat and gain 15 pounds of muscle in 30 days… I feel that a 3 month period is best to REALLY SEE CHANGES, but you will sure as shoot feel and see the difference after only 14 days.
You’ll be able to train to improve or maintain your results anywhere. You’ll never need more than a few square feet of carpet or grass to be all set. No excuses and no need for any equipment. Just work out at home, using only bodyweight exercises.
and look ten times better then everyone wasting their time and money at the gym.
In under 30 minutes, you can complete a kick butt workout and get on with your day knowing you have turned primed your metabolism, increased your hormone levels and stimulated your body’s explosive strength that makes your movements quick and powerful.
It’s amazing to see so many people changing their lives for the better without needing a damn thing but their own bodyweight and a piece of empty floor space. That’s why I take every positive review and experience that gets emailed in and share it here on the blog.
Gyms Are Such A Huge Waste Of Time And Money
I didn’t design my email course around a gym because the personal trainers will try to sell you (I know, my gym tried to make me do it), the gym is probably about 20 minutes of traveling through traffic away, which isn’t that far, but it’s 20 minutes both ways so that’s 40 minutes; 10 minutes you get there and you’re jerking around finding a locker, putting your crap down, getting warmed up, talking bullshit to people. It’s a time suck and I don’t want you to have to spend more than 90 minutes TOPS A WEEK on this… unless working out longer than needed is something you enjoy doing.
Now if you looked at YOUR OWN BODY, as if it were your gym, then as soon as you walk, move, bend, twist… you’re getting fit for the real deal life. The real deal. Moving YOU.
When I started out on my journey into this method of living, I just had to get my body working right so I could get the most out of my vacations, sports and life in general.
This challenge is going to take some effort on your part, and that sort of thing isn’t everyone’s bag.
I know what it is to desperately want to get rid of the soft flabby bits, increase your flexibility, power, strength and endurance and not be able to break through all the self inflicted negativity – because I’ve been there.
I truly want to help you succeed – and urge you to make the commitment to your success if you are ready for the challenge.
Don’t lose any more time that you can’t get back with indecision and wrong approaches.
I’ll show you exactly how to free up that body, lose bodyfat and build muscle so that it no longer feels like a burden and you’ll start to enjoy it like the amusement ride it was meant to be.
I don’t care if you’ve never exercised or ate healthy before in your life. Or if you’re just starting out. Or if you’ve taken six other lifestyle, diet or workout programs off the wagon and started walking in the other direction.
None of that matters.
The ONLY thing that matters… is your desire to get started. It’s only a few weeks away to a better body until you’ll start seeing and feeling the changes, TOPS. Most people see amazing results way before that.
This isn’t brain surgery. You might be able to figure it all out on your own. Eventually.
Or you can take advantage of the 20+ years I’ve already invested in hard work, hanging out with and learning from the greatest minds in living the fitness lifestyle.
(Yes, like I said before, I’ve made my fair share of mistakes. Would you rather learn from those, or repeat them all yourself?)
There is absolutely no sane reason why you should want to waste years of your own life attempting to cover this same ground.
This is the advice I would have killed to own when I started out… AND I’m putting out there for FREE.
What’s the catch?
You may get to like me, what I’ve taught you, and will probably buy one of my training books one day.
If I’d have known when I was younger that I could have had everything I have now by doing things this way, believe me, I wouldn’t have wasted all that time… AT ALL.
Lets get started…