Rethink everything you know about fitness. With these revolutionary methods, you’ll be ripped and ready for anything.
For John Schaeffer, a former world champion powerlifter and kickboxer, fatigue isn’t just the result of exercise; it’s the goal.
And anyone who doubts his methods need only consider the accomplishments of the athletes he has trained, including eight-time Olympic medalist Apolo Ohno, world heavyweight boxer Alexander Zolkin and 2013 NFL rushing leader LeSean McCoy.
Learn his five training secrets to unlock your own potential and take your workouts to a whole new level.
1. The fuel rule: don’t be afraid of fat
“The thing that most radically improves athletes’ performance is proper nutrition,” says Schaeffer, who developed the recipe below to help clients push harder in workouts and recover faster afterwards.
“Most of the kilojoules come from high-quality fats, a more efficient source of energy than carbs,” he says. “Plus, your body is actually less likely to store fat as fat.”