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EB30x Fitness Motivates Through High-Energy Workouts



At EB30X, it is a good thing to be called a loser. Only those who lose weight earn that title, and ultimately, that makes you a winner. “Don’t be afraid of failing, be afraid of not trying. If you don’t try, you’ll never know what you can achieve.” This is what Eric Bassett, creator of the EB30X workout, often tells his clients.

Eric Basset 4 (Provided)Raised in Maywood, Illinois on the west side of Chicago, the two-time combat veteran fought in Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and Panama. After returning home from duty, he worked a number of odd jobs, such as post office work and part-time auto sales. After facing adversity and not being satisfied, Basset realized he had another untapped gift to share – fitness.

Bassett took a leap of faith and started training close family and friends in local neighborhood parks. Though the road was challenging, Bassett was more concerned with the potential. Though he never worked at a professional gym, he was used to going against the grain and put together his own fitness packages for clients. He was able to gain a few followers and repeated the process at another park. Now, Bassett has trained over 5,000 people at a variety of venues.

Eric Bassett’s 30-man Extreme Workout, known better as EB30X, goes by the motto “No red lights.” The workout is an intense, 30-minute session with no breaks, which forces each client to reach their full potential through sweat. What makes EB30X stand out from other workouts is that there are tons of compound explosive exercises done to upbeat House music, a Chicago classic.

“We don’t use weights; your body is your equipment,” says Bassett. “Our training is like Rocky IV; while the competition has all this high-tech equipment, we use good old-fashioned muscle.”

For those who have mastered the workouts, Bassett invites them to the “Beast Line.” The group is composed of individuals who can keep up with Eric at 85 percent or more effort.

“As the business progresses, I can’t do everything like I used to,” Bassett says. “It’s always a possibility, but why? Having clients who started like everyone else shows they are a product of the brand, and everyone can reach their goals.”

The current Beast Line members, Tariea Palmer, Quiata Bass, Andre Cooper, and Kendall Hill, have been with EB30X for at least two years. Each describe Bassett as a trainer who cares about the results more than he does about the money.

Tariea Palmer has overcome health issues to achieve her best, physically.

“What I’ve gotten from the training is discipline and the ability to overcome health problems,” says Palmer. “I had asthma, but I no longer have it. I became a trainer in honor of helping others to do the same.”

Quiata Bass knows Bassett is committed to his clients.

“What I’ve gotten is the encouragement from a trainer, motivator, and friend,” says Bass.

“Eric gives from his heart; whatever you pour into the workout, he pours even more into you.”

EB30X is quickly becoming an international brand. One of Bassett’s clients became a celebrity and made a video using his workout that has received over 40 million views.

Eric Bassett 2

“Like a writer would like to get credit for his song, I would like to get credit for my workouts,” Bassett affirms.

The future is bright for EB30X. The brand continues and grow and workout DVDs are on the way. “I would like to be on the same level or greater than Billy Blanks, Shaun T., and other trainers,” Bassett says. “But regardless of whether I reach that goal or not, my job is always to get you healthy and fit.”

Anyone who is a first-time member receives a free month of training at the Westmont, Illinois location, courtesy of Bassett.

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Quinton R. Arthur is a student at Roosevelt University, pursing a Master of Science in Journalism. He contributes as a staff reporter to The Roosevelt Torch, the official newspaper of Roosevelt University; the Quemmunicator, the official publication of the Tenth District of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and to Progressive Greek, a publication that focuses on the lives and accomplishments of Black Greek-lettered organizations.

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Michael B. Jordan Gained 15 Pounds of Muscle for Killmonger Role

Wallace Has Come A Mighty Long Way!



Killmonger, Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan

Erik Killmonger is a very powerful character in Marvel’s Black Panther. The supervillain, played by Michael B. Jordan, along with his dominating spirit and his pain, was just as important to the story line as the evolution of T’Challa. While there’s generally an antagonist in films (spoiler alert coming if you haven’t seen the film) – we didn’t find Killmonger to be so much of a villain after all.

Corey Calliet is the man behind Michael B. Jordan’s gains, and arguably another person who contributed the overwhelming success of the movie. The celebrity trainer, seen now on Revenge Body on E! helped Jordan bulk up, as well as help other stars like Angela Bassett, be at peak physical condition for Black Panther. Calliet has worked with Jordan in the past, most notably for Creed and the Fantastic Four reboot.

Michael B. Jordan, Killmonger, Black Panther

Photo: Men’s Fitness

“When you see him, you need to be scared, you need to be intimidated. We don’t want the nice, young-looking Michael,” Calliet said in an interview with Men’s Health Mag. He also describes his training style to that of an artist taking a chisel to a block of marble. “I’m talking about sculpting a body, not just conditioning it to be fast…I wanted to make his shoulders look better. I needed his upper chest to pop. I needed his back to tell a story. I wanted his back to look like a globe, like a map.”

So how did Jordan get his gains? Calliet trained the actor two to three times a daily and Jordan ate six meals per day. Get more details on Calliet’s training with details with Jordan here .



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5 Reasons People Quit Going To The Gym



1)  I don’t have time to workout

It takes 21 days to develop a habit. Diligently plan out the next 3 weeks, incorporate at least 30 minutes of exercise into your daily regimen for 3-4 times a week. Make having an active life intentional. Put it on the same level as having lunch or getting sleep. As you work-out, it will soon become a non-negotiable, similar to eating and sleeping.

2)  It’s Too Crowded And People Watch Me

The gym isn’t the only option that will help you reach your body goals. There are various in-home regimens that you can following YouTube or your favorite social media fitness professionals. Fitness is doing more movement than you did the day before. Lunch break walks, morning workout routines, and bike rides all support your desire to have an active (and private) lifestyle.

3)  I’m Not Losing Any Weight

Getting the body you desire requires a lifestyle change. Oftentimes we believe workouts are enough, but eating and sleeping are also main components for weight-loss. Fat is burned during your body’s recovery stage and muscle building process. As you work out, obtain 6-8 hours of sleep to maximize gains. Clean eating cannot be overlooked, a high protein-low carb diet is key. We have to break our traditional mindsets of consuming 3 meals a day and get accustomed to eating 6 times a day. Eating 6 times includes 3 meals along with 3 snacks, which can also include smoothies and shakes.

4)  No One Will Know If I Quit 

Accountability is vital to starting a new workout routine. Identify a workout partner. If you can’t find one, write a contract with yourself. Sign your contract and hang it somewhere so you can see it everyday. Knowing you have a commitment to yourself or your partner will help you form healthy, weight-loss habits.

5)  I Just Hate Working Out!!!

You may hate the gym, but everyone loves a good reflection in the mirror. Everyone wants to add years to their life and working out does just that. You have to ask yourself every day, “does my lifestyle add years to my life or subtract them?”Medications and hospital bills can become very expensive so prevention has to be the focus. Remember: the healthier we are, the better the reflection we have in the mirror.

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