The Advanced Training Documentary ... More Questions than Answers

Unless you've been ignoring my emails and tweets over the past week, you have probably seen Part 1 of "The Advanced Training Documentary".

If you haven't seen it, and even if you have, I suggest you watch this short video.

Not only does it show some sick exercises, it also gives you a behind the scenes look at why the group exists, how I develop training programs, and most importantly, why athletes choose to be a part of it.





With all of that being said, the documentary has left many people with more questions than answers ...




... And that couldn't make me any happier.

I love that Advanced Training is exclusive.

I love that is "underground".

I love that people started calling it "The Best Training Program You've Never Heard Of."

Because of that, I am not going to answer all of the questions I have been getting. But I will answer a few ...

Question 1: Do you really care how they brush their teeth in the morning?



Absolutely!

I want them to approach brushing their teeth as they would anything in life.

1. With balance - use the left hand one day and the right the next.
2. In a power position - keep the head, shoulders, and glutes aligned, all while engaging the core. (It's never a bad time to work on your abs).
3. With focus - don't brush your teeth and think about how much you hate using mouth wash. If you think too much about the mouth wash, you have no shot at brushing properly.

Think I don't really look at things this way, read this very popular article ...

5 Ways To Identify Someone From Advanced Training


Question 2: When IS Part 2 coming out?





The production crew is working on that as we speak ... stay tuned ...

Question 3: Speaking of the production crew, who actually made this documentary?

The documentary was created by a company called All-In Productions.




As can clearly be seen, these guys are brilliant.

Not only did they take the perfect footage and produce an incredible end product, they did it all without interfering with the actual training session.

We never felt like we had cameras in our face or that we had to act differently because we were on film.

Most importantly, they were able to capture the true essence of what makes Advanced Training so special and so unique.

It was almost as if they had been part of Advanced Training for years. In fact, one of their guys (Steve Armato) actually was.

He's been featured in the two articles below.

Now You Can't Leave

An Advanced Training Session


Question 4: Why did Sarno only have weight on one side of the barbell? Did he forget to add the other weight?

Absolutely not.

Movements with weight on only one side of the barbell is something we routinely do as we closer to the season.

Rather than go into that in this post, I will simply redirect you to a previous one that explains this in more detail.

You Forgot to Add the Other Weight



Question 5: Is Frank Torres really that crazy?

Because I value my teeth, I will refrain from directly answering that.

You will just have to wait until Part 2 comes out.

Frank Torres



Your Opponent Doesn't Care

It breaks my heart that I have to write this type of blog again, but it clearly needs to be done.

Too many "competitors" out there believe that having a reason to miss a training session is acceptable.

Maybe it is a graduation party ...



Maybe they took an extended vacation ...



Maybe they don't feel well ...


Maybe they had to work late the night before ...



Unfortunately for you "competitors", your opponents don't care.

While you are busy trying to "enjoy life" in the moment, they are training like savages getting ready to rip your head off.


I ain't got time to bleed ...

Do you think someone is going to hesitate laying you out, simply because they "understand" you had too many graduation parties this summer?

Do you think they feel bad that you got sick or had to work 2 summer jobs?

Quite the opposite ...

They LOVE it ...

It is just another opportunity for them to pounce on the soft and expose the weak.



The season is coming ...

And someone is going to get jacked up...



You need to decide RIGHT NOW which guy you want to be ...

The one giving the blow ...

Or the one taking it ...




50 Pounds of Fat

50 lbs of Fat ...



That is how much FAT 6 guys in our program lost in 3 months at Advanced Training.

Notice that there is an emphasis on the word FAT.

All too often, people put too much emphasis on how much weight they lost and not enough emphasis on how much fat they lost.

In the end, this leads to population full of people who are "skinny-fat" and weak.

What good is dropping 20lbs if it makes you lose all your gains?

Dom ... Please Forgive Me For These Gains I Am About to Receive

In our case, each of these 6 guys not only lost 50lbs of fat, they maintained almost 100% of their muscle mass.

How do I know?

We did a "test / retest" on 2 things before and after a 3 month training period.

1. Physical Performance (The insane increase in their performance can be seen HERE)

2. Body Mass Composition. (The results can be seen below)
  • Median Fat Loss --> 6.8 lbs
  • Median Muscle Loss --> 0 lbs

If fat could sell on eBay ...


I have to admit, we have never really seen fat loss like this in the past.

Sure we made huge gains with respect to strength and speed, but body fat was never greatly impacted.

Unfortunately, I have no one to blame but myself.

I focused on strength...

I focused on speed...

I focused on form and injury prevention ...

But I never focused on the thing that mattered most ...

NUTRITION!!!

As a wise man once said, you can't out train your mouth.

How many sprints does it take to burn this off?

So what exactly did we focus on that made such a huge difference?

To keep it simple, we looked at 5 things:

1. Staying Hydrated --> drink water until you feel full and then drink some more



2. Eat Fiber --> eat beans, salad, vegetables, and of course organic BIOTRUST protein bars.



3. Get Enough Sleep --> getting 4 hours of shut-eye will never get you a 6-pack



4. Limit Eating Fast Carbs --> do we still need to talk about this?




5. Get the Right Protein --> as we all know, not all protein is created equal. In our world, we rely on BIOTRUST Protein for supplementation.




If you feel like you have a long way to go, don't be discouraged.

Just try to lose the fat 1 lb at a time.

After all, 1 lb of fat is much bigger than you think.