Monday, October 27, 2008

This is NOT a program for readers of Self Magazine...

With the last post, I detailed some of the traits that the All American Athlete Training Program exhibited. A recent article in Self Magazine baited me in to furthering the discussion of how different this training program is from the mainstream. Let me explain:

In the article titled, Sculpt A-list arms fast, a 'trainer to the stars' (Tracey Anderson) details an arm workout that will not add bulk, but will get you buff'. Actually, Self Magazine called the article "This Month's Guarantee." Ms. Anderson continues, saying "Conventional moves won't deliver the sleek definition that most women want," and the only equipment you would need is a pair of 3-pound dumbbells.

"Don't go any heavier", she maintains, "Lighter weights and higher reps are key to chiseling your arms in a very sexy, detailed way."

Apparently, Ms. Anderson, you have NO understanding of physiology WHATSOEVER. You actually missed out on the following scientifically proven methods, including periodization, the overload principle, adaptation, supercompensation and umm, hello, how about lean body mass? That's actually just to name a few. AAA Training Program? Follows over 17 scientifically proven methods (Hollywood's trainers are NOT one of them).

In looking at the picture to the left, of the 'sleek and defined' Gwyneth Paltrow, I struggle to see a bicep, deltoid or tricep. In fact, she looks like her metabolism could use a boost with a program, perhaps one that stimulates her lean-body-mass?

In summary, here is This Month's Guarantee from the All American Athlete Training Program:
  • This program is the real deal: a proven program that follows scientifically proven methods, an experienced, certified trainer who has learnd from the programs of his 100's of clients in the last 12 years. In addition, this program has the guts to stand up to the media and the misleading messages they continue to send to an confused, obese (66%) population.
  • Those looking to have that 'sleek definition'? Look no further. Now you can have it, in a package that has form, function and performance.

Until next time...

Coach Kev

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Introduction to the All American Athlete Program

And so it begins, the undertaking of my largest project ever...

First, let me introduce myself. My name is Kevin Dineen, and I am a Strength Coach and Certified Personal Trainer living in New York City, working at the best gym in America (Vogue, 2007). I started working out in 1995, when I first stepped foot in my high school weight room to train for football. Since then, I have pursued this profession to a point where it is no longer my career; rather, my passion. As such, I have decided to expand my influence to trainers, trainees and coaches alike, in the form of a program and program model. Now let me introduce the program...

This program is intended to maximize your fitness levels, including, but not limited to:
  • strength
  • endurance
  • speed
  • power
  • aesthetic appeal
  • flexibility
  • decreased injury risk
  • increased mobility

Let me conclude tonight's post by also summarizing what this program is NOT:

  • one-size-fits-all
  • a result of paid clients' success
  • a result of a supervised, unrealistic study performed on untrained individuals

In fact, this program is YOURS, tailor made to fit your goals and current fitness levels, designed by a REAL trainer in a REAL gym with REAL clients. No undergraduate students who have not trained before, no paid actors or models in before-and-after photo shoots. This is a program that will demand research by institutions, to determine the physiological explanation of how a program can be so entirely successful, without ever being done before...

Stay tuned...