Get shredded without lifting exercising?

“Do you hate exercise?” 

“Do you hate dieting?” 

“Well, we’ve got a revolutionary system to get you shredded!” 

…said every fitness shyster on the internet. 

Thankfully, our Crew is smart enough to not fall for that line of BS. 

But, along the lines of not doing anything, I get this question a lot: 

“Should I work out every day?” 

While I appreciate the enthusiasm, the answer is almost always…NO. 

Mostly because that is a direct path to burnout, but there are physical reasons to take the day off. 

So, in our training programs, we keep the workouts to 3 days per week of full-body strength training routines.  

In other words, we don’t do a day for arms, a day for legs, a day for shoulders, etc.  

We train our entire bodies with a steady dose of compound movements like: 

  • Squats 
  • Deadlifts 
  • Push-Ups 
  • Presses 

The exercises we meticulously choose have a huge advantage over others…they train multiple muscle groups at once

In spite of what the BS products out there will tell you, nobody has uncovered a more efficient strategy for building strength and promoting fat loss.   

Lemme put on my physical therapist hat for a minute and throw a little science your way to help explain: 

Muscles are broken down during a workout

When you introduce resistance like dumbbells, barbells, bands, or bodyweight, they tear (in a great way).  

And become weaker.  

The 24-48 hours after training is when your muscles kick into survival mode.  

And grow back stronger to prepare for the next resistance. 

That is why we don’t train the same muscles every day.  

We need to give them a chance to grow back stronger before we break them down again. 

So, if you’re doing the math, 2-3 days of strength training means you have 4 or 5 days to rest and do nothing, right? 

They are “rest” days.  

NOT “cheat” days. 

While I’d never tell you to stop binge watching Full Swing on Netflix, tomorrow we’re going to talk about making the most of the days we’re not lifting heavy weights. 

Your “rest” days can be just as important as your workout days. 

That is why we purposefully map out each day of your month in the 18STRONG Membership.  

No guessing.  

No “is this right?”  

You just simply follow the proven formula.   


Jeff Pelizzaro 

PS – I don’t want to give away exactly what we do on our rest days, but here’s a little taste: Active Recovery

If you can’t wait until tomorrow to uncover what golfers do on their “off” days to really get their bodies dialed in for their next round, I highly encourage you to start your free 7-day 18STRONG Membership trial.