Getting ready to KICK-ASS with BellyProof

There are a number of things you can do as you get ready to join the program. From making sure you’ve got the necessary equipment to making sure you’re strong enough for what we’re about to ask.

BellyProof is very different from traditional training and it is going to be challenging both to beginners and experienced people alike. With that, we find people who have a basic level of strength, do get better results.

Ideally, you want to be able to do the following (the videos will teach you how to build those skills):

  • Able to either jog / cycle / swim etc.. for 5-10 minutes without stopping (Basic aerobic capacity).
  • Can do 1 full Pull-up or 3 negative Pull-ups
  • Can do 2 full Push-ups or 3 negative Push-ups

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You can do BellyProof in a gym, in your home or outdoors in the park.

You will need to make sure you’ve got the following equipment:

  • Bar to hang from / alternative: Pair of Olympic rings (with somewhere to hang them, for example a tree branch)
  • 1 Elastic Band.
  • A couple of weights (ideally kettlebells) / alternative: rucksack and a few bottles of water.
  • A bit of space and ideally surfaces that reach different levels (i.e. medium level: chair / bench, high level: table, low-level: floor).
It's all about timing

You will do so much better if you can commit to:

  • Sleeping at least 7 hours a night (more is better)
  • Train in the morning (this is especially useful from the hormonal point of view, other options are available of course but this is the absolute best and it makes a big difference!)
  • Not stopping in the middle for a long period of time. Try and plan to start when you don’t have serious travel plans during those 5 or 6 weeks. It’s only a few weeks and it’s not always straight forward to resume after a long pause as you are dealing with many variables.
  • Women: start the program just after the menstrual cycle. The menstrual cycle involves water retention and we want to use this to our advantage.

Note: you can still do the program even if your situation is not perfect (i.e. you can only train in the evening, you have to travel in the middle etc..). It’s just less ideal.
If you want to be on the safe side and get the best advice how to still maximize your results while still accommodating these limitations… get in touch and we will advice you what’s realistic and how to adapt it.

Nutrition Prep

You can start eating well today

Feel free to get your macros here (answer the questions and generate your report – it’s free). If you’ve got the program, have a look at the nutritional guidelines (or the meal plans). If you are waiting for a good time to start it, consider this: there’s no reason not to start eating well even before you start the program.

Start with protocols for Gut-Health

If you already got the program, you know we are big on the role of gut-health. Gut health (probiotics, good bacteria etc..) cannot and will not be relevant without a good gut-lining. To start building the lining of the gut, we recommend either bone broth (make your own at home), or probably better, use the supplement L-Glutamine. You can also incorporate other beneficial stuff like probiotics, prebiotics and D.E. – read here (it’s super interesting!)

If using L-Glutamine, consume on an empty stomach and build up to a dose of 15g a day twice a day (first week, we recommend 10g a day twice a day on empty stomach). Yes, this is higher than what it will say on the bag. Click here to learn more (non-gut specific but it’s there).

Yes, this is already a small part of the program. If you start early with this, you will have a head start when it comes to absorbing your food, metabolizing fat, reducing inflammation & allergies and everything in between.

Reduce Sugar Intake

This also has to do with your gut and since it can be hard for some people, if you have the extra time before you start, why not reduce your sugar intake today – say by half.

Mobility (this is not stretching…)

Your Mobility is more important than most things. We recommend the mobility “warm-up” routine to everyone, regardless of goals, every single day (of your life…). It’s only 5 minutes of your day and the benefits are insane.

Everyone are doing it, me – my clients – some of the best athletes all over the world – even my mom. It’s not my invention either, it is a well establish routine all over the world with people who knows a thing or two about joints, the nervous system and how the body adapts.

If you got the program, check out the mobility routine and start it today. It takes a bit of learning, but considering you have 5 minutes every day to get better at it for the rest of your life, you will be very good with it, very quickly.

Doing "muscle" stuff / weight-lifting etc...

One of the most common questions I get is whether it is possible to do this program along side a traditional weight lifting routine. My answer is yes… but:

  • BellyProof is an intense workout and it’s different from anything you’ve ever done. While it’s doable by all levels (beginners and advance), it is by no means easy. It’s loads of fun, it’s very effective and yes – it is intense.
  • I recommend doing a couple of workout to see how much energy you have left. If you have a lot of energy to do another type of training (i.e. weight lifting), go ahead – as long as you’re not exhausting yourself and as a result your performance in BellyProof suffers, I don’t mind – I even encourage it.
  • Bare in mind that BellyProof premium will also have the integrated program (that means apart from insane weight loss, you will also build your abs and v-cut).
  • You will not lose muscle doing BellyProof. It’s incredibility hard to really lose muscle tissue (starvation mode doesn’t apply for the most of us per say… see the calories video for more). While we may shift a bit of water volume in and out of the muscle temporarily (which at times makes you feel pumped and at other times makes you feel like your muscle shrunk), no actual loss of protein from your muscles occur. Whatever muscle you have on you to start with, is yours to keep (and possibly increase), we are only dealing with fat (both all over the body and especially stubborn fat such as the one on your belly).
  • In the near future, there will be much more “muscle building” options on the website, and they will be based on movement principles and cellular biology – not weights and reps.
  • Just to repeat my answer. You may practice weights – ideally separated from the program (BP in the morning, weights in the evening). The only thing I ask is that you evaluate whether your energy is limited because BellyProof is intense and I want you to focus your energy in the right place while you are doing the program for the next 5-6 weeks.