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Live Ask Me Anything #65 – Topics Covered:

If You Don’t Love Fitness

Topics Covered: 

1:56 – Visit ama.iamclovis.com to submit questions for my next episode!

4:30 – My two most controversial topics of all time:

  1. Fruit is not as healthy as you think it is

  2. Fitness is Not For Fat Loss

6:24 – Fitness for fat loss… Or NOT! 

9:45 – Cardio for fat loss – what actually works…

12:10 – Fitness camps… Dominating Social Media

15:21 – What all fitness camps have in common…

17:00 – If you don’t love fitness

  • Step 1: Be Honest

  • Step 2: Adopt M.E.D.

26:23 – My Minimum Effective Dose Recommendations… for the Average Person!

  • 2 hours total, maybe less (broken up into 3-4 workouts)

  • 20-30 min per workout, 3-4x a week

  • Preventative maintenance, movement, exercise (rather than “workouts”)
  • 2x per week do some type of hip hinge

    • Squat

    • Deadlift

    • Kettlebell swings

  • 1x per week do a pull movement

    • Chin-ups

  • 1x per week do a push movement

    • Push-ups

  • 2x per week do yoga

    • 20-30 min

    • Should feel a little bit like a workout

  • You can combine these into 3-4 sessions total

  • Bonus points – go for a walk outside

32:03 – Minimum Effective Dose Example Week… 

  • Monday: Squats and chin-ups

  • Tuesday: Rest or walk outdoors

  • Wednesday: Yoga mobility workout

  • Thursday: Deadlift and push-ups

  • Friday: Rest or walk outdoors

  • Saturday: Yoga mobility workout

  • Saturday: Rest or walk outdoors

39:15 – Other Minimum Effective Dose Examples…

  • M.E.D. works along with a proper diet (Clovis)

  • Stronglifts 5×5

  • Resistance training for aging

  • Body By Science

  • Mobility – animal moves

44:50 – Fitness for overweight individuals…

Live Q &A!

47:16 – Commenting on comments: “Fitness sometimes looks online like it has to happen at an elite level, or why are you bothering. #ego”

47:57 – Comments about TRX and yoga

48:34 – Commenting on comments: “I am in physical therapy school right now and those movements are awesome, super functional and great for posture.”

51:25 – Q: “Do kettlebell swings have any over deadlifts or vice versa?”

55:12 – Commenting on Comments: “I’m a fitness instructor and deadlifts are one of the hardest exercises to teach people to do correctly.”

57:09 – Q: “If you have serious lower back and hip mobility issues should you try kettlebell swings?”

59:42 – Q: “What type of exercise other than walking after appendix surgery? Keep feeling tired and have been laying in the bed far too long.”

1:00:49 – Commenting on Comments: “As part of my RKC cert they brought in people for us to train. We had to analyze their movements and deadlift and determine if they should do a kettlebell swing. My point is to work with a certified instructor.”

1:02:20 – Q: “Does it matter what time of day?” (in terms of exercise)

1:03:35 – Q: “Is there specific requirements when looking for a physical therapist?”

Closing comments

1:05:14 – New partnerships with different brands… I Am Clovis Membership Perks! 

  • Visit iamclovis.com/start to become a member and get these discount codes and other membership perks!

Links and Resources:

Join The Clovis Academy for Free!

I Am Clovis

The Perfect Paleo Powder

AMA #27: “What Makes Clovis Different… and Why You Need It!”

AMA #11: “Fitness for Fat Loss… Or Not”

AMA #35: “Why I Hate the Fitness Industry…”

AMA #47: “Rethinking Fitness”

Clovis.show – Use the Search Function to Find Topics!

Thorne Meriva

Fitness Specific Links:

The 180 Rule – Aerobic Threshold Training

StrongLifts 5×5 Program

StrongLifts – How To Squat – Barbell

StrongLifts – How To Deadlift – Barbell

Body Weight Squat Tutorial Video – Proper Form

Deadlift Tutorial Video – Barbell, Hex, and Rack Pull

Suitcase Deadlift Tutorial Video

Body Weight Push Up Tutorial Video – Proper Form!

GMB Pull-Up Tutorial

Body By Science Program by Doug McGuff

Body By Science Demonstration Video

StrongFirst Kettlebell Training

Dragon Door Kettlebell Training (RKC)

Onnit Kettlebell Training

Simple and Sinister by Pavel Tsatsouline (this is where my Kettlebell training started!) 

GMB Programs – Elements

Man Flow Yoga

Animal Flow – Level 1 Flow Workout

Chair Yoga Workout for the Elderly or Immobile Individuals

Selective Functional Movement Assessment Video

Find a Selective Functional Movement Assesment Instructor

 **Full Medical Disclaimer:

**The opinions expressed in this video and by Justin Nault are published for educational and informational purposes only and are not intended as a diagnosis, treatment or as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, and treatment. Please consult a local physician or other health care professionals for your specific health care and/or medical needs or concerns.
Justin Nault, as well as any site or distribution channel where this video may appear, does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, medical treatments, diet plans (i.e. but not limited to terms like “paleo” or “keto”), pharmaceuticals, brand names, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is for the information and education of the viewing public, and the mention of any of the above does not constitute an endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Justin Nault, or Clovis LLC or any third party whatsoever. In most instances Justin Nault is speaking “off the cuff”; for that reason, all statements – even a statement such as “studies show” and the like – should be heavily scrutinized. Should you decide to take any advice in this video, and act on it in your own life, or suggest it to another, you do so at your own risk and detriment.**