Do you love to eat as much as you love to stay fit? Ever had the urge to try a new diet or workout plan like paleo, keto, intermittent fasting, CrossFit, or kettlebells? Wonder what happens when you do?
Work Out, Pig Out, the first book in the Home Gym Strong series from author Chad V. Holtkamp, is a monthly chronicle of exploring the ups and downs of balancing diet and exercise, all while leading a busy professional life.
Over the course of a year, he tried nearly a dozen diet and exercise plans from the likes of Dan John, Pavel Tsatsouline, Lyle McDonald, and a host of other health and fitness experts. Of course, he added in a few modifications of his own along the way to help with losing fat while gaining muscle, some of which were crazy stupid and some of which were sensibly sane.
Most even let him eat his beloved gooey chocolate caramel almond ice cream.In the end, only you can find the balance that works for you. Until then, let Chad V. Holtkamp give you a few pointers from his yearlong quest to try to discover that balance for himself.
Get Work Out, Pig Out now to find out how.
Alex P. Keaton was my idol growing up. I’ve always had that dual nature of being interested in business (numbers, wearing a suit, working in an office) while also being a creative at heart (singing/playing guitar in alt/punk bands, writing, and acting).
My academic advisor in college told me to learn a trade after I told her I wanted to be a writer. Being 20 and infatuated with Goethe and the Romantic movement, that wasn’t what I wanted to hear. I wanted to be an ARTIST, not work in an office.
Fast-forward 20 years and the office worker has won out the majority of the time while I’ve still dabbled as an artist. Having worked for a number of years in corporate recruiting, I’ve always had side gigs, be it playing in a band, DJing, writing freelance entertainment articles, acting, or voiceovers.
I live in Chicago with my beautiful wife, Carrie, and am currently working on several upcoming books while also commanding my day job and Caribbean adventures.
"Great read--fresh, entertaining, inspiring! Told in self-effacing first person, Chad's book is a ton of fun to read and full of practical advice at each chapter's end--his "Aha moments" and "Recommendations".
"I highly recommend this book! It's such an entertaining and relatable read, even if you aren't into working out, this is definitely an enjoyable book."
"If you are looking for general advice then this book may not be for you, but if you want specific numbers and details this book goes into the actual day to day practice. Including all the ups and downs that go with real life."
"an entertaining tale of his journey to losing weight using the RFL plan to doing heavy workouts at the gym and cardio. He shares with readers his workout schedules, the results of his workouts and all the little tweaks along the way."