Tony was a nice enough looking guy. A new member to Gold’s Gym, he sat across from me with a look of genuine interest. He, the student. Me, the teacher.
He liked to laugh. I could tell that right away. That was always a relief when starting the process.
“We’re going to start by using what we call the 10-10-10. Ten exercises, ten workouts, ten times. While it seems easy, and not very manly, we need to start somewhere and this is it.”
“Okay, sounds good… I really want to know about about dieting too,” Tony furthered the conversation.
“What questions do you have? I’m kinda particular about diet advice.”
“Well, I guess I just want to get my six-pack back.”
“That’s it? That’s simple. No bread, no fruit, no dairy. If you’re on a budget, spend all your money on protein powders, tuna, and rice.”
“Really? It’s that easy?”
“Yep, I’ll tell you how much rice to eat a day, and you can eat as much tuna and protein powder as you can afford. The fat will be gone in no time.”
“That’s cool. When I have my six-pack back, the hair on my stomach will go away too, right?”
“When I had my six-pack, I didn’t have any hair on my stomach. And the bodybuilders that are all ripped in the magazines don’t have any hair. I just figured that being that muscular prevented the hair from growing.”
“Uh-huh. Well, unfortunately, in this part of the country, at this time of the year, no, that isn’t the case. You’ll have to shave like the rest of us.”