The REDEMPTION plan is a new year workout and motivation plan launched on MENSFITNESS.com. The full plan will be available on MENSFITNESS.com through January. For more information, go to MENSFITNESS.com/Redemption
The workouts we write, edit, curate, and produce aren’t just workouts. I feel like a broken record saying it, but it’s true.
Whether it be me, or someone else on the team, someone has done it. And in some way, shape or form, it’s more than just a good idea to try in the gym. Forget looking at whether or not it’s effective, or the best thing ever, this is about working out as a whole. Each workout is a single drop in the bucket, but they all add up to one great final product. The body you always wanted is great, but it’s the feeling that you’ve accomplished something and continue to succeed based on your own individual efforts. That’s what really matters.
The REDEMPTION plan was my attempt to share my inner thoughts over the years as I’ve pursued my professional goals within the fitness and media spaces. While working out started out as a means to “get big”, it’s evolved quite a bit over the years.
Breaking down the voiceover script:
“The goal has never changed. It’s been to feel good, and be pumped up.”
I’m a very competitive person, maybe not openly against people, but with myself. I want to be the best at everything I do, it’s just how I was programmed. But, at the same time, I also want to have a much fun as possible. To me that means finding a career that connects all of my passions.
“It’s always been the first thought.”
First thing I think about when I wake up in the morning is, ‘what do I need to do to get further ahead today?’
“Only a few actually understood the point…the rest just didn’t care.”
I’ve had people damn nearly force beer and food down my throat. I’ve also even had someone once say they couldn’t go to lunch with me anymore because I made them feel bad about what they would order. The list goes on…
“It was never about being cool…just a better version of before.”
I do what I do for me.
“The work is more than muscle and sweat…and doubt is a dead-end street.”
Everything we produce and build isn’t just about being shredded and ripped. It’s a representation of hard work, and what you can accomplish when you really go after it. It’s about feeling good about yourself and chasing after what you want without any reservation.
“5am or 11pm. No excuse is an option.”
College was the easy life. I could go to the gym whenever I wanted. Now in the real world, with travel and a gnarly schedule, I need to go when I can. The only consistency I have these days is that fact that I will be in the gym no matter what. If you ask me what time, good luck.
“Let these workouts be your REDEMPTION plan.”
I want people to see these workouts as me putting that extra little effort into the production. The things you want don’t necessarily come easy. And you’re going to experience a variety of obstacles and challenges. But one key thing is to never, ever stop or not go 100% in anything you pursue. There’s no time to waste.