Dan Piper, RKC, FMS, CPT, Kettlebell Beach, Alameda, CA
As a Trainer, the last thing I’m worried about is you’re gut. YOU might have come to me asking how to get rid of it, but I’m really not concerned. Seriously. I’m not. I’m not concerned as there are usually some issues to address first, that, unless they are, that gut’s never going to go away. Oh – here’s the flip side which is exciting – If you do take care of things in the right order, you can learn to control you’re weight and metabolism for life, and never have to come back to this juncture again! I mean – how many times have you been through this already!? In other words, if you train for looks, you will fail most likely as it’s the same exact thing as treating symptoms, vs route causes. Your gut is a symptom. You’re gut is not all bad, and most of how you’re conditioned to think about fat is highly culturally specific, regionally specific, and usually wrong. I’m not saying that you should be fine with high body fat, and that you shouldn’t want to get rid of it. But I will definitely do my best to keep you from making the mistake everyone does, which is to treat the symptom – this sums up much of Western Medicine (which on it’s face is interesting, as the Western world houses most of the world’s Obese people). Which leads me to why I wrote this article and why you may need to change you’re thinking about things…..