Jon Hinds Seminar at the Underground Strength Gym

Tonight I attended an awesome seminar by Jon Hinds at the Underground Strength Gym.  Props to Zach Even-Esh for hooking me up! Jon Hinds absolutely killed it.  It was truly an eye opening experience, not only related to training in nutrition but also life in general. Without giving away too much of what was discussed tonight, I want to share with you 6 of most important things I learned from this seminar.

1)      Listen to your gut- Jon Hinds preached the importance of listening to your gut when it comes to nutrition and life in general. In today’s world, “fitness experts” and magazines complicate the hell out of things and will tell you all this nonsense for 1 reason-TO MAKE MONEY. If it doesn’t make sense to you to eat every 2 ½-3 hours, there is a reason. You are not suppose to.  As Jon Hinds said tonight, eat when you are hungry and stop eating when you are full. It is as simple as that. There is no magic number to how many times you should eat each day. Also, if your gut doesn’t agree with a certain food there is a reason! You shouldn’t be eating it. That leads into the next lesson.

2) Humans are made to eat a plant based diet- This was probably the hardest lesson for me to grasp since I probably eat more meat than anybody you know. But what Jon Hinds and John Allen said makes a WHOLE LOT OF SENSE and has changed my perspective on nutrition.  Now this doesn’t mean I’m going become a vegan overnight but I will take some steps to live a healthier lifestyle.

3) Let go of your ego- One of the main problems with the way people eat and train today is they train and eat for their ego and looks, not for performance. As Jon hinds said, people are made to move, not train in isolation.

4)      Train for performance– Athletes run, throw, catch, jump, as well as some other basic movements. To become a better athlete you need to train these abilities and skills.Jon gave a GREAT example tonight of what it means to train for performance. If you are a defensive back defending against Reggie Bush what is your training goal? Should it be to add 10 lbs to your squat or should it be to become FASTER. Is squatting 500lbs going help you catch Reggie Bush in the open field? NO WAY! But maybe if you concentrate on speed you will be able to catch him. By no means does this mean you should not lift heavy weights. Of course not, to me that’s asinine. But what it does mean is make sure you are focusing on your PERFORMANCE on the field. Do what you need to do to improve at your sport.

5) Be part of the 1% that doesn’t fall for all the bullshit in the fitness industry-I think most people who were in attendance tonight had a hard time grasping this concept. Since the mid 20th century we have been brainwashed into believing we need to eat a certain amount of protein or that we need to do certain exercises at certain angles to develop different parts of the muscle. The reason why everyone and their mother goes along with these findings is because of $$. For most people, money is a pretty powerful motivator.

6) Keep it simple stupid- If you want to run fast then sprint, if you want to jump high then jump. If you want to get strong, lift heavy weights. If you want to be healthy and live longer, eat the way humans were made to eat. It aint rocket science. Don’t let anyone make you believe this.

This is just a few of the critical factors John Hinds mentioned in tonight’s seminar. I recommend that YOU go to the next seminar John Hinds holds on the East Cost. His information was kick ass and life changing. Truly an awesome and eye opening experience!

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