Episode 159

The Future of Fitness

EP159: The Future of Fitness

Why your nutritional profile and versatile movement-based workouts are better than cardio.

On today’s episode, we are joined by Peter Hirsh. He is the creator and founder of Kettlebell Movement. He has over 17 years of experience in training in the health and fitness industry. Over the years he watched people struggle for hours on a treadmill, trying to lose weight and  getting nowhere. He started looking into another way to get the results the clients desired and were working so hard for. He has gained a wealth of knowledge in kettlebell training and watched people experience true transformation. We also talk about the misconception and disregard for nutrition out there and how this lack of knowledge leads people to try to work off calories in the gym. Join us today as Peter shares his knowledge of nutrition and how you can spend only 30 minutes working with kettlebells and seven basic movements and experience the transformation you have always wanted. You don’t want to miss this episode, it is full of hidden gems!

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Key Takeaways:

[4:59] As a fitness manager Peter noticed discrepancies in the calories in calories out paradigm.

[15:22] Misinformation about weight loss and diet has impacted the way people exercise.

[18:15] The 7 Primal Movements.

[27:57] Is Crossfit for everyone?

[29:58] Understanding your nutritional profile is the key to a healthy life.

[39:29] Kettlebell Movement is a video-based training site.

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What We Learned

  • Peter started out his life in the fitness industry working as a fitness manager at a big box gym. He would see all of these clients coming in day after day and spending 60-90 minutes on a cardio machine and turning in their calorie sheets to their trainers and yet they weren’t losing weight. He began to question the whole calories in and calories out paradigm.
  • Peter discovered kettlebells after he had been in the fitness industry for about 3 years. He loved the versatility of them and the overall workout you could achieve with them. He felt like they were a great investment for people to get for a home gym as well. They took up little space and you didn’t require a lot of room or start up income.
  • The misinformation about weight loss regarding diet has greatly impacted the way people exercise. People are making decisions about their exercises based on weight loss. Instead of changing the foods they are eating and adopting a diet such as keto, they think they can go exercise and work the calories off. But the weight loss doesn’t happen in the gym. 85% of it happens in the kitchen.
  • Peter believes a good workout doesn’t have to be more than 30 minutes, however he also states no matter how long you spend warming up, you should and could probably extend that time by 10-15%.
  • Peter uses the Seven Primal Movements in his training. He encourages his clients and others to focus on just the seven primal movements alone to start using just body weight. Once they have down very good form, he has them move to doing the seven movements with resistance weight.
  • When it comes to your health on all levels, whether it is diet or exercise related, the more you can analyze your body and the more you can respond to the signals your body is giving you, the more appropriate your response to those signals are and the healthier you will be.

How To Take Action

  • Buy a kettlebell for your home workouts. It’s a minimal investment and doesn’t take up a lot of room and isn’t a big expense, yet there is so much you can do with it to improve your health.
  • Working out and losing fat doesn’t have to be an uphill battle or time consuming. You don’t have to spend an hour on the treadmill. It’s about working out smarter, not necessarily longer.
  • Don’t skip your warm up period. No matter how long you are spending warming up, you can probably extend it by 10-15%.
  • Start working out by just focusing on the Seven Primal Movements using only your body weight. Then progress to making sure you are doing each movement with good posture, then work into each movement using resistance.
  • Learn to cook. Learning how to cook and make your own healthy meals is crucial to your health and will make a big difference in how you can change and lead a healthy lifestyle.


Posted by Drew Manning

September 04, 2018 in Podcasts

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