So I read recently that you should write about what you love, and if that’s the case then my love is beer and working out. So here it is.
In many ways my love of beer and my love of training are inextricably linked; I drank a lot of beer so I had to train. And so the beautiful cycle began.
As my love of training grew, my knowledge grew with it. I tried new exercises, I ditched rubbish ones and I built programs that worked well. I built my client base, and improved how I trained them.
I tried new lagers, and stouts, even a porter or two! I ditched rubbish beers like Carling or Fosters because I finally saw them for the tasteless fuel that they were. I built sessions around craft ales or Belgian blondes instead. As I built my beer knowledge my social group contracted because I would mock people for ordering a lager tops or a Guinness with Blackcurrant.
I hate it when coaches talk about their ‘philosophy’ as it’s usually some pretentious philosophical bullshit that they are completely unqualified to talk about. But I know what kind of coach I want to be, and what clients I want to train. I want to be able to do 5 sets of deadlifts with them one day, and drink a 2 litre Stein of German Pilsner with them another. All whilst progressively getting them in better shape.
In that vein I have created a closed Facebook group called “Beer ‘n’ Biceps” to discuss all things beer and all things exercise. There will be weekly workouts, articles on beer or on how to squat, there will be pictures of beer and videos of badass drop sets.
If you are currently yelling “YES THIS IS WHAT I WAS BORN FOR” then click the following link and I’ll add you to the group
All members should be prepared to share pictures of lager and exercises as often as possible though!
See you soon (I hope)
Matt Smith is the owner of Beer N Biceps. He has a degree in Sports Science, 10 years of experience working in the fitness industry, and has written for hundreds of fitness websites. He is a lover of good quality beer and believes that drinking in moderation can form part of a healthy lifestyle.