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    cI would appreciate feedback on this as I am trying to set up a manageable routine that I will be able to keep up long term. My aim is fat loss (and maintaining muscle if not gaining a little over time).

    Sprint: tabata on rowing machine or doing a shorter dvd like 30 day shred
    LHT: Convict conditioning 2/3 times per week doing new blood workout
    Move slow: 5 x per week general walking with the children to school and using my rowing machine for some low level workouts in front of the tv.

    I started wondering about P90x to get the fat off quickly - what are people's thoughts on this? Just doing maybe one round to shed fat then settle into a more realistic long term plan as above? Is p90x going to do that?

    I have to admit I am struggling getting going with the nutrition principles as I am finding it hard to cut the sugar. I plan to do two weeks of no sugar/alcohol/wheat/carbs after 6pm to break the cycle then remove all grains/legumes following this.

    Thanks

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    P90X is too much for most people to maintain. There's a couple of those videos you could do as your LHT, but your what you eat is far far more important than your workouts.

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    • #3
      I think the plan sounds good without the p90x. I admittedly don't know a lot about bodyweight training, but a lot of people seem to like convict conditioning.
      KFCialis - It may be boneless...but you won't be! - Stephen Colbert

      My Powerlifting journal in preparation for my first meet - http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread54184.html

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      • #4
        RE your CC, I don't have my book at hand can you refresh me on the new blood workout? I thought the beginner program was one exercise a day which is easy to maintain.

        If you are wanting to loose weight faster get out and play! Have you ever noticed there not any pics of Mark in the gym...he out doing stuff all the time.
        Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
        PS
        Don't forget to play!

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        • #5
          Mark does like the gym, but playing is better anyway. I like to climb trees, get creative at local playgrounds, and sprint. At random, something intense every other day or so.
          Crohn's, doing SCD

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          • #6
            I know he hits the gym. But getting out and doing things is where it is at.
            Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
            PS
            Don't forget to play!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by grokinallovertheworld View Post
              cI would appreciate feedback on this as I am trying to set up a manageable routine that I will be able to keep up long term. My aim is fat loss (and maintaining muscle if not gaining a little over time).

              Sprint: tabata on rowing machine or doing a shorter dvd like 30 day shred
              LHT: Convict conditioning 2/3 times per week doing new blood workout
              Move slow: 5 x per week general walking with the children to school and using my rowing machine for some low level workouts in front of the tv.

              I started wondering about P90x to get the fat off quickly - what are people's thoughts on this? Just doing maybe one round to shed fat then settle into a more realistic long term plan as above? Is p90x going to do that?

              I have to admit I am struggling getting going with the nutrition principles as I am finding it hard to cut the sugar. I plan to do two weeks of no sugar/alcohol/wheat/carbs after 6pm to break the cycle then remove all grains/legumes following this.

              Thanks

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              • #8
                Have you tried the epiltical trainer at the gym? I usually do my homework and get my hr of cardio on them. They're easy on the joints too.
                You could also try to exercise very little and try the fast 5? The ebook is available free on the fast 5 site. The author argues that corporations don't want us to eat less because they'd lose billions yearly. They'd rather we exercise more or eat "good for you foods" instead. It's a short read.

                I shouldn't talk tho, I spend a small fortune at wholefoods/trader joes and I put in about 4 hrs or so at the gym daily.

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                • #9
                  Re: New Blood
                  This workout is 2 exercises, 2 times per week. So day 1, you do pushups/leg lifts (wherever you are in the progression). Day 2 is squats/pullups. If you find the Super FAQ online, New Blood 2.0 is the same split, except three times per week. So week one you do A-B-A on your three days, week 2 you do B-A-B... etc.
                  Journal of an American Dragon: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread89897.html

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                  • #10
                    Thanks, forgot the name for it.
                    I an doing a tweeked Ne Blood but I don't worry about weeks plus I also add in the flags . I just do the program then sprint, climb etc on in between days depending how the mood takes me.
                    Last edited by Dirlot; 05-01-2012, 06:40 AM.
                    Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
                    PS
                    Don't forget to play!

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                    • #11
                      I think this exercise plan looks great. As a personal trainer, I am partial to weight-room training; but I love short, intense body-weight interval training at least 3x/week. p90x Is a little long/intense for my liking, but picking one or two a day would be good. I love golfing for my leisure (an play!) activity.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by jfreaksho View Post
                        P90X is too much for most people to maintain. There's a couple of those videos you could do as your LHT, but your what you eat is far far more important than your workouts.
                        Agree. I did a stint of my own version of P90X last summer & fall, just wore me out & after first 2 months results diminished.

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