The Frustrated Benchwarmer

Your answers indicate you have the character and work ethic make the team.

But you struggle to get off the sidelines and achieve your full potential.

You have good intentions and go hard from time to time, but can’t quite figure out why you’re not making the progress you should.

Do you ever feel completely overwhelmed by the amount of conflicting information on training, nutrition, and health?

You’re not alone. Having too much information and not knowing whether it’s good or not makes it impossible to stay consistent.

This is a key trait of the bench warmer: overwhelmed with information and searching for motivation.

The benchwarmer jumps from program to program or diet to diet.

Do you ever feel completely overwhelmed by the amount of conflicting information on training, nutrition, and health?

You’re not alone. Having too much information and not knowing whether it’s good or not makes it impossible to stay consistent.

This is a key trait of the bench warmer: overwhelmed with information and searching for motivation.

The benchwarmer jumps from program to program or diet to diet.

When motivation fades away, so does any form of working out or healthy eating.

The benchwarmer may bounce back and forth between building muscle and losing fat, always looking for the perfect solution.

In some cases, the benchwarmer blames their genetics, their busy schedule, or another external factor for the reason they’re not making progress.

In the past, the benchwarmer may have become interested in fitness due to a mainstream trend.

The benchwarmer ran into a rude awakening: What worked well in the beginning doesn’t work as well any more.

The same training program they started with isn’t as effective.

Neither is the diet.

If you’re a bench warmer, you’re looking for a new method or way to continue making long-term progress, wondering if your genetics or something else are holding you back.

You have ambition and drive, but you don’t have a plan and you’re unsure of what you need to do long-term to transform your body.

The Benchwarmer Remedy

If you’ve ever considered yourself someone who feels like they’ve been led astray by bad information, I feel your pain.

As a former 103 pound skinny guy I read all the magazines, tried all the supplements and couldn’t build muscle or the confidence that comes with it.

Here was my problem: I thought more information was the key instead of doing a few basic habits to the best of my ability.

I blamed others (even when they did give crummy info) and by doing so, I gave up my power and personal responsibility for my results.

I grew to think I was owned by poor genetics and at the mercy of supplement companies and bad training info.

This dangerous mindset made me feel like a victim, so I was always looking for the best new way to train or a better diet…yet getting nowhere.

The solution?

I learned this the hard way: the benchwarmer needs to take 100% accountability for their actions, regardless of circumstances.

You’re at no one’s mercy but your own. If you play the blame game on “bad info” or advice, you’re losing the battle between your ears and you’ll forever feel powerless.

To get off the pine and into the game the benchwarmer must accept…

They may need to work harder.

They may need to work longer.


But in the end, they’ll develop more knowledge, skill, and mental toughness as a result.

When it comes to workouts, you need to focus on simple, time-tested workout plans. Lift weights 3-4x per week while focusing on basic movements like squats, lunges, deadlifts, bench presses, and chin ups is essential.

Write down your workouts. Track them. Improve over time.

Working with a coach is highly recommended to help you…

  1. Optimize technique to prevent injury and make faster progress.
  2. Set practical goals(not those rare success stories you see on instagram)
  3. How to tell quality information from misleading marketing messages.
  4. Develop long-term habits and consistency to achieve lasting results.

Nutrition wise, you should steer clear of fad diets and trends. They can work in some cases but most of the time they’re a recycled “diet” method wrapped up in fancy new marketing.

For you, knowledge is power. With the help of a trusted mentor you can begin to see what information in the fitness industry is based on science and experience and what info is hyphy-marketing designed to make a quick buck.

Success Story

Jenna L. in Denver lost over 140 pounds, has kept it off, and was featured in Women’s Health Magazine.

When we started working together Jenna said, “I’ve literally tried everything.”

At that point, Jenna was a hyper-focused marketing professional in her 30’s. She was married, had a young daughter, and was working 60+ hours per week.

Her days were spent in meetings.

Her nights were entertaining clients, spending a few hours at home with her daughter and husband, then more work sitting on her laptop in bed.

She’d be up all night working.

Pushing hard all day.

And though she was always positive and energetic, the stress of her job and lifestyle were preventing her from performing her best and yes, losing weight.

Luckily, when we worked together and had her training three days per week, walking daily, and simplifying her diet, she was able to stay consistent with exercise for the first time in her life.

Jenna went on to say that since training with me:

“I’ve lost over 140lbs and completely revamped my lifestyle. If you need to make a life change or just looking to get stronger and healthier, hire Eric! You’ll love his coaching and most importantly… the results!”

These days? Jenna is still in great shape and since being featured in Women’s Health, has inspired dozens of others to lose weight and improve their health.

If you’re looking to make a life-long transformation like Jenna, click the button below.

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