The sterile disappointing feeling of being stuck

Well, I am getting old. I am fine with it, I accepted the idea. Now I am 33, and my body is still strong and fast, but how long will it last?

I have been training all my life, but for what after all? I feel like a race car always kept in the garage.

In the last few years I have achieved everything is commonly considered “an good status”. I work as engineer in Milan as free-lance for a British company. I have my professionality, and in the same time my freedom.

I have a nice body and I do not miss nothing. Nice clothes, a Moto Guzzi in my garage. But in the deep of myself I want to lose everything, lose myself into the world and be a nomad. Is this suicide? I don’t think so, it’s more an obsession.

You will say: so why don’t you simply give away everything and leave to be a bum? The answer is as logical as simple: because I am scared to lose all the benefits I have accumulated in years of hard work. Nice job: scared and ambitious. Bad combo.

When I calm down and I reflect on it, I understand that the place where you are, the job that you do, the people you are with are crucial factors, but nothing compared to your inner maturity. It’s completely nonsense to develop external career if we don’t improve internally. How? With meditation, there are several dfferent techniques, and the majority of them have nothing to do with religion. I guarantee, word of engineer.

Still the problem persists: how we can relate that need for anarchic freedom with our messy but structured society? Is everything there, in the streets?

I don’t have an answer but you will be sure I am going to find out. So long I have reached a certain number of goals. Next will be to have a job that will give me the possibility to live and work from everywhere.

I will keep you updated


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Rules of escaping

My rules to escape:

  • first, the best moment to escape is when it is not expected (i.e. when all the world is doing something else, like working)
  • second, each escape has a specific purpose to be discovered
  • third, each escape is an experiment and the consequences will be inevitable
  • fourth, escaping is art and not just escaping

What can you do with the Swiss Ball?

What can you do with the Swiss Ball?
Here you can see exercises for your back, how to relax after a stressful day in the office

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We all need motivators

Yeah, sport is a drug. One of the best. Yes, believe it: you can get addicted with something that is actually legal, and doesn’t destroy your body (I mean, there are a lot of legal ways to destroy your body if you want). Just stop my training for a few days, and I will start getting nervous for silly things, arguing pointlessly. Then I say to myself: “Calm down and meditate, ot train to death!” I really hate myself when it happens: I feel like Doctor Jakyll/Mr. Hyde.

For years I have been training by myself mixing athletics, gymnastics and martial arts. I have unwittingly developed my own training method which actually works, but sometimes I need to be motivated by somebody that is not ME, otherwise I repeat always the same exercises and the same patterns. We all have weak sides we should work on: friends can help us to notice them and adapt the training to the circumnstances. An external eye sometimes sees what we don’t, because we are too used to watch it.

Why motivation is the real fuel of everybody’s training?

  • 1- We are all connected

I have been preparing by mysefl for sooo long, but I have to admit: we all need an external reference to rely on, not to lose your Northern Star in the dark moments. The only way to ensure yourself results is to be permanently committed, that’s why we all need sombody to make us realise we are not giving 100%

  • 2 – Don’t hesitate, clear your doubts

We all have doubts on what should be done, or not. How to do a certain exercise, if that leg/arm goes in that position, what are the risks of that workout, ect ect. What would happen if you have none to ask your technical questions? You will probably take the minor risk, which means in the majiority of cases you will do the same exercise, in the same old way, and very likely the same error.


Record yourself, watch yourself, ask opinons, compare with the best and then forget about it. Play your own game.

  • 3 – Be always on track

Your motivator is someone who remembers you what is your goal, where you come from, what results you already achieved, where you are going to. Is someone who helps you staying on track, not to lose time. He (or she) wants you to be efficient. Bad times always come, but your motivator knows whent is time to push, and when to rest. Is your friend, because you two share the same passion.


These are just a few good reasons why we all should remember the importance of motivators.

In the best scenario you will find a partner, and a friend.

Read how MB can help you get motivation here:

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Relax your Body & Mind after your training with these simple exercises


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What’s going on with MB people?

Hi folks,

we have a lot of new stuff going on with MB. Our participants are doing great, they are satisfied with first results and we are proud to feel useful in this sense. Let me just summarise the situation:

DSC_1981Andreja is really rocking. Form her own words: “I feel my butt is really firm, and my legs strong. Recently I added some abs exercises in Muay Thai style, and it works! Right now I am completing Level 1, but as my body gets stronger I want to add more working load.”

Congratulations Andreja! I like to think that between a painting and a photo-shooting you find the time to make a tough Metropolitan Beast video workout, while outside everything is freezing. She might be in terrific shape :) Good job!

35097_415891854155_967005_nStefano is losing weight and started feeling the real benefits of the method. “I like the video workouts because the music gives some rythm to the training, and slowly slowly, the Beast is coming out!”

Wow! That’s great to hear, mate. Glad you are on your way. We have hard goals to reach, but I am sure that nont only we’ll get them, but after a few months you won’t be able to stop training. This is gonna be the best addiction you ever tried. We are monitoring your physical parameters very closely, and this will give us an optimal control on your progress.

Luca.php Luca is also really into the MB mood. I see he does really long and tough joggings. He’s really in good shape, even if, as any respectable Beast, wants to improve day by day.

We had a chat a few days ago in oreder to discuss the new changes in his preparation, but he is in Russia now. That’s why we decided to postpone our bi-weekly MB call to next week. When he will be back, next MB level is waiting for him! I have some nasty drillings in mind for him.

I take this chance also to announce MB family is getting bigger: we have a few new participants. Let me introduce Giorgia, Diego and Anne in the next MB post. Stay tuned! And obviously…


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How to train in a hotel room

You travel often for work?

That’s a typical situation. You have no space nor equipment in your hotel room. After a long working day all you want is to do a good workout and sweat out all the bad energy.

How can you train in a small space without any specific equipment?

It’s easier than you think. Here you have 4 exercises you can perform everywhere. I can assure you that if you do all of them you will find yourself all sweated.

  • 1 – FORMS – PARRY 1

As you wills see in the guidelines both of the heels must be always on the ground. The rear pushing leg extends entirely and the two arms rotate before your chest. Try not to lift you up too much when moving from left to right, but keep your hips as lower as possible.

  • 2 – DOUBLE HIT

In this exercise you will hit frontally with your punch and with the opposite elbow backward. Try to stretch your torso in this movement. Knee is ninety-degree bent (no more or less).


The only important prescription is when you hit with a low kick you MUST rotate the foot of the supporting leg, otherwise you could damage your knee.


Same thing of the previous exercise. Remember to express the intention to hit your imaginary opponent: this is the energy that makes you sweat.

All these exercises are included in MB home training method. For any information on our training method just drop us a line!


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Let me say: I am satisfied.

Honestly I am very proud to see that people who is trying MB method like it and want to go on. Let me resume the situation: at the beginning of 2014 I proposed to a few people I know to be their online fitness coach for a couple of months.

Why? Because I think that people need the help of an expert to get fit, to have a clean eating in order to fight the sedentary life that kills our body, and therefore our mind. I hate that.

Turns out that some of the people I know want to participate. I got the information I needed to start and I set up a customized work flow for each of them: wrote them a training plan with some outdoor activities (e.g. jogging) and some indoor workouts supported by MB training videos. Some nutrition advices came from Sara, that is a nutritional pro!

After the first two weeks I had a talk with them in order to chek out their feedbacks, and this is what they said.

35097_415891854155_967005_nStefano works as mechanical engineer in China and wants to lose weight and get fit. He said to me: I have lost 1 Kg of fat mass and gained 0.5 Kg of lean body mass. I am sweating a lot, even after the workout!”

Luca.phpLuca is an engineer too, he is often travelling in Northern Europe. He wants to get fit and improve his performances keeping the nutrition under control: “I feel stronger and firm legs. I am trying to have smaller single snacks, to eat fruit at empty stomach and trying different types of meat.”

DSC_1981Andreja is an artist and enterpreneur. She wants solid legs and butt: “I had a stop with training for a few days because I was in Paris, but even now I feel stronger and firm legs and butt. I am not interested in martial arts but I have to admit that MB works!”

Stay tuned to follow the progress of MB partecipants, and don’t forget to…


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Have some nutrition tips by an expert!

Sara is a professional and certified nutritionist, she works and lives in Slovenia.

1000746_436552283118085_262393392_nI met her during the Ljubljana Health and Fitness Fair in October 2013 and after a few months I asked her if she wanted to cooperate with Metropolitan Beast. Nutrition and training are perfect to join in an Online Coaching!

Since a few weeks she gives nutrition advices to the partecipants of the Metropolitan Beast Fitness Coaching Program. I asked to my clients to fill in a questionnaire and on the basis of their information Sara gave her personal point of view on their nutrition, which is actually a great chance for us all to learn a lot about food and nutrition.

For example about Stefano, Sara says:

Stefano, I saw that you sleep only 6-6,5 hours per night. This is not quite enough if you want complete renovation of your organism. You need at least 7 hours of good sleep. But, on the other hand, if you go to bed at 9 or 10 pm, even 6 hours are enough. It is very important to go to sleep before midnight, because the hours before midnight are the most effective hours of sleeping. It is best to go to sleep latest at 10 pm.

Or again, on Luca:

Luca, you wrote that you drink water when you eat. It isn’t good to drink while eating, because this interrupts digestion. After you had a meal you also mustn’t drink at least for an hour. It is best to drink water before your meal (half an hour before) and then during meals. During workout it is very necessary to drink water, too.

We are proud to work with her, and by the way this is very helpful also for me!

For any question or clarification about nutrition and natural habits here you have her contact:

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Training and living in China

Stefano chose MB as Online Coach. Why?

Stefano is an Italian engineer, he is 33 and works and lives in Ningbo, China. He works for an Italian company. His task is to take care of the Eastern market in his sector. He is resident in Asia since a few years, and travels often (50/60 flights per year). I met Stefano when he got back in Italy for the Christmas holydays and he was interested in online coaching.

35097_415891854155_967005_n“When I am traveling for work it’s difficult to maintain the pace of training and a certain diet. Almost every night I am out for dinner with some client, and I can’t always choose to eat how I want. When I am at home I normally go to the gym three times a week, but when I am in hotel is difficult to train and I am starting gaining weigth“.

This is the perfect situation for MB online coaching – I told him. If you agree, I could follow your training and (as possible) your alimentation for a couple of months: I am sure we can get some good results!

“Yeah, but I have a problem to my knee… You know, I have been playing soccer for so many years, and my left knee now doesn’t have no more cartilage”.

I proposed to start for a couple of weeks of general conditioning, paying attention not to stress his left knee. Stefano’s goal in the first two weeks is to ido a lot of aerobic work, which is the basical work for anyone wants to lose weight. We opted for two different warm-ups: jogging when weather is nice, and MB video warm-up for indoor sessions.

imagesIn addition to his normal body building training for the upper part of the body in the gym, I suggested to implement specific exercises to reinforce the muscles of the thighs which control the knee, in order to help the knees which are actuallt a weakness of Stefano.

Today I had an email from Stefano: I just finished working out now! This week I did 5 workouts and following you suggestion here you have some data, since I also bought the pedometer and the libra which also indicates the fat mass. I also have measured the dimensions of my knee:

Measures right thigh : 41 cm (above the knee) / 59 below the groin
Left : 42/60 (I’m left-handed )

Weight: 93 kg ( lost 1 this week)
Fat Mass: 23.1 kg (according to the libra. Ideal for me is around 15, so we must keep on working!)
Body mass index: 26.6 (ideal under 25)
Average calories: 2900 per day, 900 of which active

We can have a call Thursday in the morning at 8 if it is ok for you, because until Thursday I will be around for work and do not have much time.

For the moment everything is okay. I would like to continue for another week with the same type of workout, then we can introduce something else. Please note that, in addition to strengthening the legs, my goal is to lose weight, since I have at least 8 kg to lose. I got the advices of your friend Sara (the nutritionist), and I will take a look!
If I continue like this and with your help and encouragement we get results!

See you soon

Stay tuned on MB to follow the progress of Stefano with Metropolitan Beast Online Coaching!

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