Monday, September 28, 2009

If you want to do it, you'll find a way

One of my newest clients, Kristin, recently decided to set up her own version of an exercise we do at the Sports Club of Novi. It's called the 'Hip Over' and 'Hip Under' exercises on the Smith Machine. I learned of these movements from Boston-based Trainer, Eric Cressey, but took them to a whole new level. Here is a picture of Kristin's Home Gym version.

Kudos to Kristin for taking the time, using her imagination and creativity, to find ways to succeed and reach her goals. She is truly a winner and I applaud her efforts. Way to go girl!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

How to get rid of the 'beer gut'

Hey Jimi,

How are you doing? I hope that everything is going well. I, however, am starting to become discouraged with some of my results though. For approximately the past five weeks, I have been exercising between 3-4 times a week for about 45 minutes to an hour. I have begun to notice some results in my arms but my main concern is my torso and abdomen. I feel that I still have the "beer gut" and I have tried several different exercises including the ones that you put for my on my workout schedule. My question to you is what more can I do to get rid of the "beer gut"? Also, I wanted to get your thoughts on any vitamins, supplements, or pills found at like a GNC or something that would help me get rid of it. Please email me back at your earliest convenience. Thanks JImi, and also, Happy Belated Birthday!


Hey Phil,

Thank you for your birthday wishes.

I truly wish that I had exercises or movements that would get rid of the 'beer gut'. The truth is, results are going to be seen ONLY when your nutrition is in check. First Nutritional concern is that you are creating a caloric deficit. Unless your calories in are LESS than calories out, you won't lose fat in the midsection. Have you kept tabs on calories? If not, journal what you consume for one week and count the calories, and send me your results. Once we create a caloric deficit, we have to look at the quality of those calories, making sure that you are consuming more unprocessed, whole foods. We can get deeper into the process once we know your caloric intake.

Jimi Varner

Monday, September 14, 2009

Real before and after shot!

Real before and after shot!
Over 50lbs of fat....GONE!