Just been reading the findings of a 20 year study in how people keep weight off. You’d think diet would be the number one thing, but it was maintaining an exercise regime consistently!!
A few years back, I lost 4 stones (56lbs) by eliminating junk food and training 6 days a week for around 25 minutes. Three days a week was a PHA circuit 15 12 10 8 6 reps for 5 exercises, upper body push, lower body pull, abs , upper body pull, lower body push. The other 3 days was an interval workout, 30 seconds work, 30 seconds rest 6 exercises. All were done with a 16 kg kettlebell. I did this for 3 months, before getting bored. As for diet, I just cut out the rubbish like chocolate, but eat pretty well. Didn’t count calories and Saturday I had whatever I fancied. This is something I’m revisiting, but adding a bit of variety mixing Kettlebell and bodyweight calisthenics training, 3 days each, around 20 minutes. The Kettlebell workouts will be more mixed than before, with the bodyweight training based on the convict conditioning approach, training for strength using progressions for each of the “big six ” exercises. I’m feeling optimistic about this, and again ” eating like an adult” to quote Dan John. Warm ups will follow the Original Strength system, and I will be using the Trifecta from Convict conditioning 2 for restorative work. Trained like this today, and it felt great. Slightly longer session @ 31 minutes, but very enjoyable
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