Your Mind-Twist Fat-Loss Switch

Sometimes even a 30-minute workout doesn’t seem possible—not because you’re injured but because you just don’t feel up to it.

“Wow, I have to push and pull for 30 minutes and work up a sweat? I’d rather watch ‘Mike and Molly.’”

The two overweight characters on that show might make you feel better about yourself—but by skipping your workout, you’ve taken one step toward renewing your Chub Club membership. Yikes. A little guilt creeps in during every commercial….

But guilt is not the secret to consistent workouts (although it can help). There’s a mind trick that helps Becky and I override under-motivation….

Here’s the secret: When you don’t feel like doing your workout, take the pressure off—tell yourself that you only have to do ONE simple exercise with the F4X method—five minutes, that’s it!

Make that exercise the one that works the largest muscles in your body, your legs and glutes (butt). That would be squats.


One exercise—simple; five minutes and you’re done.

I can almost guarantee that once you finish an invigorating F4X sequence of squats, you’ll feel so good that you’ll want to do the rest of your workout—or at least most of it.

If not, no big deal. You got some good muscular work, a metabolic-momentum kick and a mood boost from your quick five-minute squat session.

According to John Baley, M.D., of the Harvard Medical School, just two minutes of exercise is enough to change your mood, as long as you raise your heart rate—and squats with short rests between sets will definitely do that.

So when you’re not “into” hitting the gym, make the one-exercise compromise—and you’ll be surprised. You’ll get a mood lift and metabolic shift to keep your lean machine revved.

—Steve Holman, Iron Man Magazine Editor in Chief and Co-creator of Old School, New Body

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13 Responses to Your Mind-Twist Fat-Loss Switch

  1. Derrick Vendetti May 20, 2013 at 5:17 pm #

    Hey Steve this is Derrick Vendetti I bought your e-book on my iPad for some reason I’ve recited my iPad and I can’t download the book that I bought from you can you help me out

    • Steve Holman May 24, 2013 at 2:05 am #

      Send me an e-mail. Just reply to the e-newsletter Becky and I send out.

  2. Robin Bellach May 22, 2013 at 10:56 pm #

    Dear Steve, I didn’t know where else to send this, as I have been unable to find a way to contact you. I paid $9.00 for your midsection makeover a little while ago , and I didn’t see anything about downloading it , so I assumed it must be a hardcopy. Since I receive emails from you daily, I now realize it is NOT a hardcopy, and I have no way of downloading it without paying $9.00 again. Can you please help me ??? Robin Bellach

    • Steve Holman May 24, 2013 at 2:02 am #

      E-mail me your PayPal receipt. Just reply to one of the e-newsletter e-mails.
      Sorry about the inconvenience.

  3. Peter June 11, 2013 at 8:55 am #

    Hi Steve,

    I have the same problem as Robin above..I purchased your mid section makeover and then no contact. Paypal receipt # 6C820843J56376735.


    • Steve Holman June 15, 2013 at 4:46 pm #

      Did you get Midsection Makeover? If not, let me know.

  4. Rick September 14, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

    Steve, I bought your F4X workout guide and have been doing it diligently for almost 5 weeks. Just doing the basic workout has changed me physically. I had a routine I already had been doing for 20 years. Something a football player showed me. But F4X is just amazing! All I have is two 45lb dumbells and a piano bench. I’m bigger, lighter, stronger and I feel incredible! Thank you sooo much!!!
    Rick Ramming

    • Steve Holman October 20, 2013 at 5:12 am #

      Fantastic, Rick. Thank you for posting. Your results are very motivating! –Steve

  5. Ramona October 1, 2013 at 1:48 am #

    Hi Steve,

    I have the same problem as above..I purchased your mid section makeover and then no contact. Paypal transaction ID: 2un88315x47447247
    Payment key : 3ef1c017a63d6c719125a3c841895eb8
    Date : 6 July 2013

    • Steve Holman October 20, 2013 at 5:11 am #

      Ramona, did you get your e-book? If not, reply to the newsletter e-mail and request it.

  6. Frances Keasey July 25, 2014 at 6:43 pm #

    I ordered your books online and got a receipt from Clickbank but have not received the two books I ordered. I thought they were paper books…not ebooks. Please check to see if you have my order for Old School New Body – $19.95 and Old School New Body Paleo Cookbook Series for $47.00. The order #’s are: 3CERQH85 and 3CERQHWX. THE ORDER WAS PLACED ON 6/30/2014. Please let me know the status of this order!
    1380 OAK GROVE DR.
    DECATUR, GA 30033

    • Steve Holman August 24, 2014 at 9:35 pm #

      We sell digital e-books–no books are mailed (and no trees are killed). You should’ve had access to the download links when you purchased. Customer service e-mail is:

    • Steve Holman August 24, 2014 at 9:43 pm #

      Frances, did you get this taken care of? If not, send an e-mail to our customer service:

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