Without question, a man's physical health, strength, and stamina have a significant effect on his career, relationships, mental wellbeing, and ability to achieve his greatest ambitions and purpose. Vigor will help you achieve you build strength, but it won't just be physical. And you won't build it alone. You'll have a committed, caring, and courageous group of guy to go through it with you as you first change your beliefs about what your body's capacity, and then change your mind about what your life is capable of.
In the word of Rocky Balboa,
"You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!"
Weights don't care about how hard your day has been, how tired you feel, or whether you're "in the mood." They press down on you with the same force no matter what else you have going on, and you have to deal with it. So you learn to deal with the weights, and the other forces that press down on you everyday.
The stress you face isn't going away, unless you run or hide from life, and your purpose in it. Rather than escaping from stress, you have to become more resilient to it. Weight training teaches you to bounce back and get physically and mentally stronger, so you become resilient to increasing levels of stress.
To train or not to train is always a choice. No one will force you to do it. You must overcome the mental resistance talking you out of training every day. That discipline to do what you don't want to do helps you to persevere every day in all the other activities that matter for your purpose, but which you don't "feel" like doing.
- Annual training program broken down into 4-12 week training blocks, as well as a 12-week "fundamentals" intro program
- 3-5 workouts each week, depending on the training block
- Exercise descriptions and videos
- Occasional "competition" workouts with group leaderboard
- Logging of work history with previous sets/reps
- Workouts delivered each day through Android or iPhone App
Vigor Training Group
- Monthly lifestyle/nutriton challenge
- Group discussion, Q&A with Tom
- Ongoing exercise, nutriton, supplementation education
- Competition, comradarie, and accountability
ONLY $49 PER MONTH
Training Program Details
Training Level: Beginner & Intermediate.
When you register, you get access to our ongoing training program, based on a 12-month, periodized plan. You also get the Vigor Fundamentals 12-week intro program for free.
If you've never exercised before, I recommend completing the "Fundamentals" program for 12 weeks, and then joining the team on the ongoing program.
If you have worked out before, but find you're not quite ready for the ongoing program, you can switch over to the Fundamentals. Either way, you have access to the Vigor Facebook group and the camaraderie, accountability and encouragement it includes.
Frequency: 4-6 days per week
Strength workouts will be four to five days per week on most weeks.
Program design goals and style of training will change throughout the calendar year. This program is designed to help you live with VIGOR.
Equipment Requirements: Barbells, dumbbells, squat racks, benches, bands or cables, some machines and kettlebells. In most cases, you'll be able to do an easy swap if you don't have what's recommended for a specific exercise, provided you have the basics available.
Workouts are delivered through the Train Heroic app (you'll get directions after you register). Discussions take place in the Vigor Facebook group.
ONLY $49 PER MONTH
Make a Difference
In his book, Wild at Heart, John Eldredge said,
Deep in his heart, every man longs for a battle to fight, an adventure to live, and a beauty to rescue.
Vigor will train you physically, and then mentally for life's battles and adventures. There are more beauties than your wife alone that need rescuing as well, and your participation in Vigor can help that happen.
Ten percent of your membership dues go straight to Hope For Justice, a non-profit organization committed to ending human trafficking and slavery. 24.9 million people live in forced labor, sexual exploitation and domestic servitutde worldwide. Some are even trafficed for organ harvesting.
Most of the victims are innocent women and children.
If you feel moved to provide further support, check out the website, Hope For Justice. Just know that you make a difference just by committing to take care of your own health by participating in the program.
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
30-Day Money Back Guarantee...If you register for Vigor, follow the program and decide it isn't for you, I'll refund your membership fee. You notify me of your desire to bail out within 30 days of your initial registration.