Q: My name is Trey, and I am writing you today to see if by any way you could possible whip me in to shape with a workout. I would say I have maybe 2-3 months to get in to shape for the job demands. I work out now, but I feel like it's not getting me any where. I bust my ass when I go to the gym, but I see nothing different, so maybe you could refer something? Please help!
My Answer: First off I have no idea what is your physical condition and physical conditioning. Are you overweight, or are you looking to add more muscle?
The problem I see with a lot of guys trying to get in shape is that they are not honest about what their condition is and what they need to do remedy the condition. I know a deputy who doesn't do cardio and was doing 5x5 to get in shape.
I thought to myself, "Dude, you're diabetic and overweight. You don't need to do 5x5. You need to do higher reps and cardio."
Now let's just say you're overweight and want to improve your conditioning. I would focus on strength training done in a cardio fashion. In other words, do workouts like Tabatas and sprint intervals. Do higher reps with short rest periods.
If you want to do something different from your usual workouts, then try my Strength Training for Fat Loss program.