Will Ferrell’s Workout Routine

Sometimes, you just have to ‘detox’ from the day-to-day responsibilities of life and go see a movie.

It’s especially important to have that movie be simple entertainment – one of those ‘so bad it’s good’ comedies.

And yesterday, the wife and I saw Get Hard. Essentially, Will Ferrell is sentenced for fraud and turns to Kevin Hart to prep him to go behind bars (talk about boundary-pushing racial connotations, though the movie did little to dig deep into that one).

Decent flick. Nothing spectacular, but that’s what we were after.

But it got me thinking…

Fraud is one of those things that bears short-term pay-offs, but the long-term ramifications are never worth it in the end.

Fraud can be accomplished in fitness.

Taking drugs and renting a body has short-term payoffs, but eventually you have to come off said drugs and then you’ll not only lose your look but feel terrible inside and out, lose motivation and end up at square one or worse.

Crash dieting has the same short term gain, long term pain. Quick results, but when all is said and done you end up with a crippled metabolism and nasty weight rebound.

I used to be the king of finding shortcuts.

I’d work hard to find them, rather than doing the work that yielded sustainable results.

Get Rich Quick, Lose Weight Fast.

Internet marketing thrives on this mindset because so many people are looking to bypass the hard work.

We’ll believe anything that promises fast (unrealistic) results.

It took me some time to realize working to find shortcuts is just as much work as going about it the right way.

Often you’ll have to fix the errors of your shortcut ways down the road.

Do it right, and do it right the first time.

P.S. Will Ferrell’s looking leaner these days, but it’s not the made-in-the-weight-room version. I’m guessing he’s more of a cardio bunny than weight lifter (though his bicep curls in Anchorman were no joke! LOL).


VIDEO BONUS: Click below for a video of my go-to breakfast that takes 30 seconds to whip up (it keeps your body in a fat-burning zone to start your day)

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 Leave A Comment, Sexy MFers…

Has there been a time when you’ve committed ‘fraud’ in some aspect of your life (not necessarily just fitness) and learned a lesson from it? Share it below and I’ll judge you.

Be sure to comment, leave a question or complaint below. I welcome all, even bad-ass internet trolls.

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Mitch Calvert is a Winnipeg-based fitness coach for men and women like his former self. Heavyset in his 20s, he lost 60 pounds and now helps clients find their spark and lose the weight for life.