Every year dozens, if not hundreds of new workout and diet programs hit the market.
Unfortunately most of them are crap. Like really really crappy.
And people end up buying this crap because of their slick marketing, shiny packaging, and hot girls showing cleavage.
But this post isn’t about deceptive marketing and crap. It’s about all the non-crap (that is a word…I think).
This post is dedicated to recognizing the best of 2012, the people who have created courses and programs that go above and beyond to providing exceptional value that will change the lives of people.
I have listed the top 10 best workout and diet programs of 2012 below
Note: If you decide to click and buy through any of the links below, I do earn a small commission. This helps keep my site FitMole up and running. These are all products that I have read and/or used and I recommend them because I know they will help you reach your fitness goals and I trust the people behind them. If you have any questions feel free to email me r leave a comment.
Reveal The Steel
What is it: A strategic ‘4 Stage’ workout program and diet plan to help you burn fat and build muscle.
Who’s it for: Skinny fat individuals, people looking to lose fat while maintaining all their hard earned muscle mass
Why’s it awesome: As you all probably know, the fitness industry is filled with misinformation: shady supplements, photoshopped transformation pictures, and what seems to be an endless amount of studies ‘proving’ that carbohydrates are both good…and bad. Reveal the Steel, written by fitness blogger Clint Nielsen (Cruide Fitness) does away with all of nonsense. He cuts through the clutter with a brutally honest and actionable plan that will help you torch fat, build muscle, and get you in the absolute best shape of your life.
Cost: $47 for the 150 pg ebook which includes 18 weeks of customizable programming + printable workout charts + free access to the Reveal The Steel Members Portal where Clint provides support
What is it: A intense fat-burning bodyweight workout course that can be done in no more than 21 minutes per day. This course will help you burn fat and get super lean without ever stepping foot in the gym.
Who’s it for: Gym-haters, people short on time or need a break from the gym, bodyweight enthusiasts who want a fun new workout
Why’s it awesome: The majority of today’s bodyweight workouts are nothing more than a bunch of push ups and sit ups thrown together, which as you might expect is not the most fun thing to do. But Adam Steer’s program, Bodyweight Burn is so much more than that. It goes beyond the boring push up/sit up and brings movements such as rolls, kicks, and even dance moves to help you lose fat and have fun at the same time.
Cost: $47 gets you the Bodyweight Burn workout course which includes the exercise book + printable wall charts + instructional videos + bonus diet plans + much much more
Muscle Gaining Secrets 2.0
What is it: The long-awaited update to one of the best muscle gaining workout courses in the industry
Who’s it for: Hardgainers, skinny guys, and pretty much anyone looking to gain of solid slabs of rock hard muscle.
Why’s it awesome: Are you skinny and want to get absolutely jacked? Tired of your scrawny looking body? Then look no further than Muscle Gaining Secrets 2.0, an update to one of the best-selling muscle gaining books of all time.
Okay, I don’t mean to sound like a cheesy infomercial but Jason Ferruggia’s Muscle Gaining Secrets 2.0 really is one of the best programs out there for skinny hardgainers. But you shouldn’t expect the typical 6 day workout splits that your favorite pro-bodybuilders do. Those don’t work. Instead, expect an well thought out plan that has helped hundreds of guys all around the world gain on huge amounts of muscle in a short amount of time.
Cost: $39 for the Muscle Gaining Secrets 2.0 ebook which includes printable workout charts and 30 days free online coaching with Jay himself
What is it: A complete body-recomposition diet, workout, and lifestyle course that will teach you how to well…look great naked for the rest of your life.
Who’s it for: Anyone that’s looking for the definite guide on body-recomposition or total beginner that has no idea where to start when it comes to fitness
Why’s it awesome: LGN stands for Look Great Naked, and let’s face it, that’s why we all do this working out and dieting thing anyway. LGN365, written by JC Deen (who runs JCDfitness.com, one of my favorite fitness) provides a highly effective no bullshit approach to building your ideal body. His course will help you create a mindset so you’ll have no choice but to succeed. You will also learn the most best ways to eat and workout for gaining muscle or losing fat. So whatever stage you’re at – skinny, fat, or anything in between…LGN365 is your answer.
Cost: $85 for the 70+ page fitness ebook which includes the fat loss guide + hypertrophy guide + various macronutrient calculators + healthy recipe book+ exercise demonstration videos + high quality exclusive interviews with leading industry experts (including Leo Babauta of the infamous blog Zenhabits and badass nutritionist Alan Aragon)
Superhero Fat Loss
What is it: A complete workout program to help you build the body of a superhero
Who’s it for: Aspiring vigilantes. People looking to burn fat, increase flexibility, endurance, and athletic performance
Why’s it awesome: Do I really need to say more? This is a workout to help you become a freaking superhero. Just think about it – in a few months time you’ll be conditioned enough to chase purse snatchers, stop bank robbers, jump off 20 foot buildings, and dodge bullets (not guaranteed). Sounds awesome, huh? But if fighting crime isn’t your thing, it’s cool. You can always just use the Superhero Fat Loss program to lose body fat, increase endurance and athleticism, and get in the best damn shape of your life.
Cost: $39 for the Superhero Fat Loss Training ebook which include Female Superhero Training + Superhero Exercise Database + Superhero Quick Start Checklist + much more
Raising the Bar
What is it: Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about pull ups
Who’s it for: People who like pull ups, chin ups, bars, anything that involves pulling and a bar
Why’s it awesome: Pull ups are fucking awesome. Wanna know even more awesome? One arm pull ups. Wanna know what’s even more awesome than one arm pull-ups? One arm muscle ups. Raising The Bar, by bodyweight fanatic Al Kavadlo has written the first ever guide that’s solely dedicated to mastering the pull-up and all it’s advanced variations. In his book, Kavadlo will teach you how to do your first pull up and work your way up to it’s advanced badass variations.
Cost: $39.99 for the 224 pg. e-book or physical book
Visual Impact Cardio
What is it: A “progressive cardio system” to help you master the “skill” of losing body fat and blasting through fat loss plateaus
Who’s it for: Anyone looking for a workout to burn massive amounts of calories or someone looking to lose those last 10-15 pounds
Why’s it awesome: Rusty Moore is one of my favorite fitness bloggers of all time. The thing about Rusty is that he REALLY likes going against mainstream fitness advice, so much so that his new program for 2012, Visual Impact Cardio actually recommends people to do old school traditional cardio on the treadmill. Gasp!
But as Rusty explains in his program, cardio is still one the most effective ways to burn the maximum amount of calories (and thus the maximum amount of fat). Through a combination of HIIT (high intensity interval training) and steady state cardio, VIC teaches you how to crush any fat loss plateau and get as lean as you want.
Cost: $47 for the 99 pg. Visual Impact Cardio book + Printable Workout charts and journal
Eat Stop Eat Expanded 5th Edition
What is it: An updated version to the most popular intermittent fasting guide in the world
Who’s it for: Anyone who is even remotely interested in intermittent fasting, or anyone that wants to try a new nonrestrictive approach to dieting
Why’s it awesome: Intermittent fasting ninja master Brad Pilon has once again expanded upon his intermittent fasting (IF) masterpiece with brand new info on dieting, hunger, testosterone, growth hormone, and autophagy.
Bottom line – Brad has made an amazing book even more amazing. This truly is a must read for anyone that’s even remotely interested in IF.
Cost: $37 ($9 for a 3 day trial and then $27 after) for the 175 pg. ebook
Reverse Taper Diet
What is it: A super flexible step-by-step dieting system to help you lose weight and keep it off without any rebound weight gain
Who’s it for: Anyone who wants to lose weight but struggles with traditional diet plans
Why’s it awesome: The majority of diets follow a forward taper structure, meaning the leaner you get, the more you lower calories to ensure continual fat loss. But the problem with this approach is that by the end of the diet, you’re at 800 calories per day and ready die.
Most diets end with you binging your ass off and regaining all your weight within a matter of weeks (days even). The reverse taper diet by Brad Pilon and John Barban is designed to avoid all the nasty rebound weight gain effects and help you lose weight and keep it off permanently.
Cost: $39 (2 payments) for the Reverse Taper Diet Book + Reverse Taper Diet Sofware
Fix My Shoulder Pain
What is it: A complete shoulder injury system to assess and fix shoulder pain so you suffer in the gym again
Who’s it for: Anyone who doesn’t want to fuck up their shoulders (aka everyone)
Why’s it awesome: One of the most common gym injuries is shoulder injuries. Caused primarily by bad exercise form on movements like the bench press, plenty of people suffer from shoulder pain.
And as you might expect, a bad shoulder can keep you out of the gym for moths. Fix My Shoulder was created by sports injury Rick Kaselj and with his specialized SR3 Method, he can help reshape your painful shoulder into a stronger, pain-free shoulder.
Cost: $19.99 for the complete Fix My Shoulder Pain system which inclues Segment #1 (Quick Start Tour) + Segment #2 (Shoulder Assessment) + Segment #3 (Fixing Your Shoulder)
And that’s it, guys!
What’s your favorite workout or diet program? Let me know down in the comments.