Hey how you doin’? (in my Joey Tribbiani voice) Grant here,
I want to welcome you to my blog which is my life’s pride and joy, and also my baby.
From this site, I’ll be sharing my training and nutrition advice as well as some of my fun, random and whacky stories that have nothing to do with fitness.
I have absolutely no idea how you got here or why you hate cardio…
Maybe cardio is just plain ol’ boring for you and you need a better, more exciting alternative?
Maybe you’re sick and tired or pounding your joint’s on the cold, hard pavement?
Maybe you can’t run because you’re lower back plays up?
Maybe you hate cardio because you just find weight training better?
For whatever reason you hate cardio, I totally understand and can totally relate. I’m here to show you the way and teach you how to…
- Take control of your life without jumping on and off the wagon every fortnight.
- Eat correctly once and for all so that you don’t feel like a slave to food.
- Learn the real truth about training from how many times a week to sets and reps and other cool, little neat tricks.
- Build a lean, athletic and fat free physique without cardio (of course), so that YOU are comfortable and happy with the way you look and feel.
- Plus much, much more.
Like I said, I have no idea how you go here, of what you want to learn but for whatever reason you have for being here, thank you. Thank you for putting you trust in me and allowing me to show you the way.
Who is Grant Lofthouse and Why Listen To Him?
In a nut shell…
I’m a trainer from Melbourne / Australia, cardio hater, blogger, perfectionist & goof ball. I’m a huge fan of hip hop, kettlebells & body weight training plus pride myself on being able to out-lift his younger sister.
For my fully story click HERE.
Why should you listen to me?… Wow tough question. I guess because I’m tall, dark and handsome… Well, that’s what my mum says.
In all seriousness. I practice what I preach and I work with my clients everyday. I’m NOT just some guy on the net with slick SEO skills and claims to be a fitness guru even though they have never trained a single soul in their life. Believe me there are guys out there that do this.
I’ve also been featured in Women’s Health and Fitness, Muscle & Fitness and CutandJacked.com.
Click HERE to check out articles I’ve written outside of the blog.
When I first started this blog my main goal is to teach you as much info as possible so you can transform your body without cardio and to steer clear from the traditional body building and whacky fitness model training and dieting methods.
However, early in 2012 I set myself a more targeted goal, that being to take control of the rains and become the #1 guy on the net and to help as many cardio haters as possible.
That mission has now turned into helping 100,000 cardio haters become cardio free.
How Can I Join Cardio Haters Nation?
When you come across a post you like do me a favor and leave a comment and hit the LIKE button.
If you find that you enjoy the content on the site I would be sincerely appreciative if you’d pass it on to friends, family members and co workers.
This helps spread the word and builds a bigger and stronger community.
Cardio Haters Philosophy
Here’s the basic philosophy of Cardio Haters in a nutshell…
We understand that mobility and flexibility comes first. If we cannot get into a certain position correctly then we cannot add load to that exercise until it’s performed properly without load.
Once our flexibility has been taken care of we get into the training. Our priority, no matter what the goal, is to get stronger. No silly little, light pink dumbbells and bull shit high rep fluff. Low reps and heavy weight. As Pavel says “anything above 5 reps is bodybuilding”.
We always use big, compound, multi joint exercises that deliver the most bang for our buck. But we understand that the straight barbell locks us into place and doesn’t allow for natural movement which will eventually lead to an injury. Therefore we always prioritise kettlebell dumbbell, and unconventional tools instead.
We do something physical every day but don’t always go balls to the wall each and every session. We understand that we can only realistically train hard once a week so we don’t get sick, burnt out or injured and perform the remaining sessions for the week at a medium to lighter intensity.
If we want to cut body fat we do full body workouts.
If we want to build muscle we do an upper and lower split.
We use as much bodyweight exercises as possible. However not 25+ push ups but rather more advanced exercises and keep the reps somewhere between 3-8.
We use finishers, walking, skipping, swimming, sport and playing as our cardio.
We have no shame in doing some pump work. Provided the main component (strength training) is completed first.
Most importantly we don’t work out. We train.
We eat clean, unprocessed, junk free food and get majority of our food sources from meat, fish, chicken, beef, turkey, kangaroo (for Aussies), nuts, potatoes and rice (depending on body fat levels) fruits and vegetables.
We don’t follow the 6 meal a day jargon and based meal frequency on feel by simply eating when we are hungry and not by the clock.
Practice some form of interment fasting, underfeeding and overfeeding period that is demonstrated by Dr. Ori in The Warrior Diet.
We cycle our carbohydrates to simultaneous build lean muscle and get ripped without cardio. Carbohydrate cycling involves having carbs on some days and no carbs on other. For a full, easy to follow carb cycling plan follow this link >>
Eat more protein, healthy fats, fruit and vegetables to preserve, build muscle and keep our energy and vitality high.
Drink plenty of water and green tea to stay hydrated and healthy.
Keep supplements minimal (BCAA, Supergreens, Protein powder, fishoil).
We understand that there is an abundance amount of health and fitness information out there and that everyone is trying to make a buck from it. Therefore if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
Due to information overload we keep out philosophy fairly minimalistic and don’t over think our training and diet programs.
We take our training diet and seriously however, when it’s time to laugh and have fun we take full advantage of it. Life is too short to be serious all the time.
We eliminate crabs from our life. No not carbs, crabs (although they should be fairly low too). Crabs are people that bring other people down to their level and never allow you to strive for success and have aspirations regardless of how unrealistic they are.
How Can I Contact You?
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Thanks for reading.
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