A strong person is a person with strong beliefs.
People follow you not for who you are or what you do; they follow you because of why you do it. In other words, people follow what you believe in because they have the same belief. When you follow someone with a strong belief, you will get the results that you want.
Since we are talking about Old School New Body, let’s ask what does the author believe?
The author of Old School New Body is Steve Holman. It is safe to say that he is a man of strong belief. He has the vision to help people use sensible weight training workouts to reduce the rate of obesity in the United States and also to push down the cost of national health care.
According to Price Waterhouse Coopers:
Spending growth in the $2.9 trillion US health economy is expected to slow in 2016 as compared to 2015, but it will still outpace overall economic inflation. Stock prices, earnings reports and the customer base have increased and that means the industry is financially healthy. Affordable health care, however, remains out-of-reach for many consumers.
The above quote says that the cost of health care is too high for most consumers. On top of that, an article by Dr. Mercola says:
A new report reveals … that nearly one in five US deaths is associated with obesity, which is more than three times higher than previous estimates.
This report means that most people can’t afford health care, and they are exposed to an increased risk of death due to obesity.
As you can see, losing weight is not only about appearances, but also about saving lives. Steve has the vision to help reduce the risk of obesity fatality by creating an exercise program that is easy to do so that more people enjoy doing it. When you enjoy doing exercise, you become motivated to keep doing it because you feel better physically and mentally when you have done it.
Steve has been the Editor-in-Chief of Iron Man magazine for more than 25 years. On top of that, he is also friends with some of the top fitness athletes in the industry. Based on his extensive experience and “insider knowledge”, he created the Focus 4 Exercise program (or F4X). This program is Steve’s answer to the problem of affordable health care and obesity-related death risk. The F4X program has the workouts, menu plans, motivation, and mindset, combined into a book that is easy to read and easy to implement, that you can begin immediately.
He has done a great service by summarizing the essence of his knowledge into this book. If you tried to figure it out yourself, you would need to spend years if not decades and find experts to ask. By investing in this book, you save yourself a large amount of time.
Now, it’s important to make sure that the person you believe in does what he believes. In other words, he has to walk the talk. Here is a short biography that I take from Steve’s official site that provides a first-person portrait of how he breathes and lives his belief: http://steveholman.com/about/
We have been married for 28 years and have two daughters, Chelsea, 21, and Lindsey, 17. Steve started weight training at 15 as a skinny 119-pounder and has been training ever since (more than 35 years).
Becky has been working out on and off for more than 20 years, but she lapsed in her 30s while raising her two daughters. In her 40s she became fed up with her overweight appearance and made a radical physical transformation in only a few months (her story is part of the e-book Old School New Body). She is now a regular contributor of lifestyle- and nutrition-based items to IRON MAN magazine.
Steve has been IM‘s Editor in Chief for more than 25 years. He has written more than 20 books on weight training and nutrition and has also penned hundreds of articles on building muscle and burning fat. Steve has also interviewed many legendary physique stars, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Cory Everson and Lee Labrada.
The Focus 4 Exercise program is explained in the Old School New Body book. The workout helps you to do a short 30-minute workout, three times a week, to help you lose weight as quickly as possible. The system is made with the intention to help people over the age of 35 to do weight training exercises.
For example, Becky Holman is in her 50’s, and she looks fantastic. She uses the LEAN phase of the F4X workout, which is the first phase of F4X (out of three), to exercise 90 minutes a week. Steve is 53 years old and uses the F4X BUILD workout (the third phase of F4X) to exercise around 150 minutes a week. Even Steve and Becky’s daughter follows the program to keep a low body fat percentage and a healthy body.
I found an old video that shows Steve’s fantastic shape:
From all the training programs I know, F4X is one of the easiest to do, as you can read in my F4X review. Steve has designed it to be as easy as possible so that people become motivated once they start feeling the benefits of proper weight training. The more people who keep doing the exercise, the healthier they become – and the more people who are in healthy shape, the fewer people there are who require expensive health care.
Steve and Becky are real people with real lives and families. They genuinely want to help other people, including you, become healthier by losing weight and getting in shape. They have discovered the top 20% of exercises that determine 80% of your weight loss success. And they have put this discovery in the Focus 4 Exercise program. When you follow this system, you can lose more weight even though you workout less than before.
One final quote from Steve: you still need to do the work. You don’t work long, but you work hard. If you want to succeed losing weight with the F4X system, then you must be a person who is willing to do the hard work to get the results you desire. I believe that by following this simple system for losing weight, you can experience more comfort and confidence – and feel like you are ten years younger.