We Are Live!

Finally! The book is out. It was at times a teeth clenching process to get it done.

The Kindle edition of Spandex Not Compulsory is now available at Amazon. You can get it for the price of two cups of coffee. If you’d like to see the full table of content you can do that too by going to Amazon.

Here’s the link to to get the Kindle version.

For all you old school people who prefer the paperback version, you’ll need to wait for another week or two. I had few issues with the printing and want to double check everything looks good before printing and releasing the 220 pages of it out into the wild. Sorry for the inconvenience.

And if you’re still wondering what this book is all about, go here.

That’s all for this week. Hope you’ll enjoy the read. The feedback from those who got the advance reader copy has been positive so far. 

Stay cool,

Joonas

Spandex Not Compulsory – What is it about?

In case you’re wondering, yes, I am the one on the right.

 

Here’s the lowdown on Spandex Not Compulsory. (If you are new here, here’s a quick recap: book in progress, out soon).

Who is it for? Who is it NOT for? Should you buy it? Does it come with elf stickers? 


First, let me tell you who it is not for. It is not for those who adore spandex, fake-tan, counting calories and have the time to train more than Arnold did in the 70’s.

Now that that’s out of the way, who is it for then? Do people who don’t adore spandex even read books? Well…

It is a book for the busy grownups who struggle with time and motivation. For those who want to get more out of life by becoming stronger, fitter and more confident. But refuse to devote their life to restrictive fitness rules.

To see results you need an approach that fits your life. Yes, locking yourself in the basement, away from life’s temptations works. Or, you could learn the flexible principles that allow you to ace work and enjoy life.

In the book you’ll discover:

–     How to find motivation and stop relying on willpower

–     How to find more time for exercise

–     How training and healthy eating can work with an ever-changing schedule

–     Results-driven habits that allow you to enjoy life

–     A 12-week training program for a strong and resilient body

–     Access to the online bonus section

–     Free unisex spandex bodysuit*

–     And so much more

*Ok, spandex bodysuit is definitely not included.

Excited? If not, I hope I at least got a tiny thrill happening somewhere deep inside of you. The book will be on sale at Amazon the first week it’s out, both on Kindle and Paperback. And yes, still aiming for 14th of May, currently getting the typesetting and interior formatting done.

If you’ve got any questions, please email me. Even if it’s about the elf stickers.

Why Is Health and Fitness Confusing (another taster from the upcoming book)

“Soooooo… do I eat carbs or not? Is barbell better than kettlebell? What’s with creatine anyways? Argh, I am torn!”

Update on the title of the book: after some feedback about the original book title being too boring, I’ve changed it (for the last time!) to Spandex Not Compulsory. Just getting the cover designed now, wait until you see it. It’ll be mad.

Here’s another clip from the book. Enjoy.

Ps. if you have a friend who finds spandex irrelevant, please share. Continue reading

Black Magic Mind Games

Sorry for being quiet on the blog front this past month. I’ve been eyeball-deep into final editing of my book. Title is still pending, but it’s something along the lines of The Guide to Hardcoreless Fitness. It’ll be an expanded book version of some of articles I’ve written in here. Expanded to make it more actionable and (heavily) edited for clarity. (Apparently, at times, I ramble. Go figure.) 

Anyways, I’ll keep you posted as it gets close to being done. 

I did actually have a short thought I wanted to share today. Something rather bizarre I found helpful when dealing with brief moments of low self-confidence. Continue reading

Why Motivation Isn’t Enough

This person knows nothing of routines. Such a clown.

This much we’ve already established in the past: you need to find your why to get anywhere with your health and training goals. But, the why driving the motivation in itself isn’t enough to keep you going towards your goals when you get blindsided with life’s randomness.

You know, when you get elbow checked to the head and momentarily struggle to find the east. Continue reading

The Case for Vigorous Movement – For Those Not Motivated by Pure Vanity

Swirl when you’re winning.

This is the monster article I mentioned a while back. I got inspired to write it after reading this 52 page research, Role of Inactivity in Chronic Diseases: Evolutionary Insight and Pathophysiological Mechanisms. A real page-turner. And heavily referenced in this article.

Here’s what to expect:

Part I is about the benefits of participating in frequent vigorous movement, beyond of the “to look good on Instagram”. Yes, for most people a part of training motivation is the vanity aspect. That’s cool. I am not above that. Honestly, it’s probably a bit weird if it’s not. Yet, if you are like me and motivated more than just owning a body you can rub in coconut oil, this is for you.

In the end of Part I I’ll cover how much of physical activity to aim for at minimum.

Part II dwells further into physical inactivity and how it relates to osteoporosis, cardiovascular health and mental health, among other nasty stuff. So if you want to know the specifics of why physical movement is the best thing ever, you’ll love Part II. In the same way you love Godfather Part II vs Part I. I mean, both are amazing. But in unique ways. Continue reading