Fitness Confidential Review
What I liked?
All of it. I guess to me Vinnie Tortorich is my Jack Lalanne. Why Jack? Read the book and you’ll know the significance of Jack. Anyway, I’ve spent a lot of time listening to Vinnie’s message on health and fitness on the America’s Angriest Trainer Podcast with Anna Vocino and thoroughly enjoy it and have learned tons. Dean Lorey and Vinnie do an incredible job at getting me inside Vinnie’s life through the book, which is probably rare from the average health and fitness book. This book is eye-opening, entertaining, and inspiring. I consider this my health and fitness bible.
Funny how after quitting addiction to sugars and grains, one becomes addicted to having quit sugars and grains. Replacing those addicting substances with an addicting NSNG lifestyle and community. #FitnessConfidential is the bible.
I also consider Vinnie Tortorich to be the Bruce Lee of fitness, health, and weight-loss. Not only because they both are phenomenal athletes and trained big names in Hollywood, but because of how they organically transformed, developed, applied, and shared something special in their art, philosophy, and lifestyle despite not having mainstream acceptance.
Bruce began his way of fighting by using the martial arts base of wing chun kung fu. Later he incorporated other forms of martial arts like fencing, western boxing, Greco-Roman wrestling to name a few to create his own formal fighting this became Jeet Kune Do. In JKD you basically take what is useful to you and make it your own. When learning JKD your start with its foundation based on Wing Chun Kung Fu. JKD is not a martial art but a way of fighting. Each person’s JKD is personal and based on their body, capabilities, and situation. A technique or movement that works well for one person may not be effective for another. Like a roundhouse kick to an opponents head is not helpful if the kicker is significantly shorter. Perhaps a kick to the shin, kneecap, groin shot instead. JKD is fluid and adaptive. Like water. At some point he stopped believing in styles of fighting like Japanese style, Korean style, whatever style, because in a real fight, style does not matter. His decision to teach martial arts to anybody and to a broader ethnic community got him criticism. Teaching Chinese martial arts to non-Chinese was not acceptable at the time. Other martial arts practitioners were close minded to this fighting philosophy. Over time Bruce proved his way to the world in combat, books, a deep lineage of students, fans and film. Bruce is considered the ‘Father of mixed martial arts’ and revolutionized the movie action fight scene.
Similarly Vinnie has his own “way”, not of fighting, but way of eating. Eating to lose weight and be healthy. His “way” is the base, the core, the key principal and it is simply: No Sugars and No Grains (NSNG). It’s not a diet, but a lifestyle which will result it weight loss and improve health over time when practiced. Minimizing or eliminating sugars and grains is key. Eat what is useful: greater amounts of healthy fats and moderate protein. This way of eating is very adaptable because carnivorous, paleo, ancestral, vegetarian, and vegan ways of eating can incorporate NSNG. Folks with food allergies or sensitivities can too. This way of eating is not strict nor prescriptive, but rather versatile and customizable. Going NSNG is not a fad diet nor gimmicky lose pounds in a short time program. There are no scam products, programs, supplements, DVDs, packaged meals, or machines. Just a lifestyle choice that the human body agrees with. Unfortunately due to heavy marketing, bad science, big food, and big pharma, not everyone is ready to accept this way. I know in time there will be a shift. More and more people are discovering and changing their lives for the better. I have personally. Vinnie is who I consider to be the ‘Godfather of Fitness’.
Whom would I recommend?
I recommend Fitness Confidential to everybody.
Why did I choose this rating?
I chose 5 stars and would give it 10 because I enjoyed both the Kindle version and Audible audio as well.
Posted on October 15, 2013, in Motivation, Nutrition, ultra and tagged america's angriest trainer, anna vocino, bruce lee, dean lorey, fitness confidential, JKD, NSNG, vinnie tortorich. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.