John Morrison wants you to go ‘Out of Your Mind’ with new fitness program

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May 08, 2013

John Morrison returns to speak to

WWE.COM: This really isn’t your run-of-the-mill infomercial-style exercise platform on loop on late night TV.

MORRISON: What’s different about this than most programs is that “Out of Your Mind Fitness” is a virtual personal trainer in the palm of your hand. A lot of people doing home fitness programs have said that they get stale, and they get bored. “Out of Your Mind Fitness” evolves. You get better, the program continues to challenge you as you adapt. It’s a fun and interesting process. You get addicted to it.

Most programs are a “do it at home,” “play the DVD” thing. The amount of content in “Out of Your Mind Fitness” is 10, maybe 20 times more the content than any home workout program.

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WWE.COM: How long did it take you to develop the program?

MORRISON: I’ve been working on this for two years. I first talked about it in “Muscle & Fitness” magazine in 2010. I thought it would take six months. [laughs]

Jeff Carrier is a good friend of mine; he’s a genius personal trainer with 10 different certifications. He and I came up with tons of stuff and started picking which exercises were a combination of useful, effective, challenging and fun, then whittled down our ideas from thousands to hundreds. We ended up with the very best.

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John Morrison entrance videoWWE.COM: The “Frogstance” handstand push-ups and “Vitruvian Flies” are some of the more interestingly named exercises within the program. Sounds intense.

MORRISON: This program is accessible to anybody at any fitness level. If you can do a squat and a pushup, you can build up tobecominga fitness guru.

The “Vitruvian Flies” are a bodyweight back exercise based on Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man.

There are “wall barrows” reminiscent of that thing you used to do when you were a kid when you made a wheel barrow out of your friend. This is with a wall. The “frogstance” is based on a yoga position, the crow.

WWE.COM: That kind of training must’ve helped you with your stunt work and on the set for your recent appearance in “The Factory.” Can you describe what it was like to act in a horror movie?

MORRISON: Let’s just say I wasn’t scared to film “The Factory.” [laughs] Nothing’s scarier than wrestling The Boogeyman. As for stunts, after falling from the ceiling of the Elimination Chamber on Sheamus, I was very well prepared.

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