I’ve been tweeting on Twitter about my new workout program. I’m also chronicling my progress on my accountability blog. Today i want to comment on the workout plan. Unfortunately, I cannot give details without violating the copyright, but I will talk about the techniques and how I feel about them. I will be posting every Monday on this site about Combat the Fat, so please come back here every Monday to get the latest update.
Today Jeff Anderson, the creator of Combat the Fat, had me climbing pyramids. He has a special pyramid technique that is totally unlike any other I’ve ever tried. When I was done I had completed 393 repetitions on exercises that were set to get me to failure at 15 repetitions. I then was asked to end the session with 3 different 5 minute cardio sessions. I felt this workout right away. My legs were shaking in the shower. I felt the urge to eat some fruit right after my shower. There were some intense changes to my metabolism as a result of this first pyramid training workout.
The nutrition program that goes along with this training is quite simple to follow. Jeff does not have you counting calories, fat grams, etc. He simply lays out for you the types of foods you can eat and how often you can eat them. The rest is up to the individual. I have found the past 2 days of eating to be so incredibly easy as a result of this program. If you don’t enjoy counting calories, this approach will probably be something you like.
Obviously it is way too early to call this program a success, but I am getting a very good feeling about it. I generally shy away from these “strange” workout programs. My mind is more in tune with bodybuilding programs and this time is no different. At the same time, I approached this with a complete open mind.
Jeff uses military principles to help torch fat off your body. He combines body weight exercises with weight training. His concept is simple—burn off the fat while maintaining or increasing lean body mass. This is refreshing in today’s world because most “experts” will tell you that you can’t burn fat and increase lean body muscle (false) but not Jeff. He gets right in there and shows you how to use your body’s muscle to burn fat.
I looked over the exercises beforehand and wasn’t sure it would be challenging enough. Judging by today’s workout, the challenge level is definitely high. It was a mental game to stay ahead of the workout. My heart rate monitor registered upwards of 160 beats per minute most of the workout. When I was done, I had spent just 47 minutes in the gym, but I had burned over 600 calories, with 40% of that being attributed to fat. That is better than most cardio-only workouts I’ve ever tried!
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