I just completed the sixth week of my Combat the Fat training program. I have gotten into a nice rhythm with this program. I lost 3 pounds this past week by increasing the intensity of the cardio just a little bit. Using the techniques I’ve learned via the Experiment of One, I managed to burn off more fat than Week 5. While this program is really great exactly the way it is, I’ve realized that the cardio portions are not updated each 4 weeks the way the training portion is and so I tweaked it.
Reason for Tweaks
The weight training portions of this program are made more difficult every four weeks. When you start the program you pick a level (I started at Advanced Level 1) and then you progress from there every 4 weeks. The cardio portion of this program does not adjust according to your level of fitness. I realized that I was not getting the kind of results I’d want from a program like this, so I increased the intensity of the cardio just slightly. I changed up the order of exercises I was doing on cardio day to maximize the heart rate increase that I am getting. This appears to have worked, so let’s see what Week 7 brings.
The cardio portion of this program is not extremely difficult, but it is extremely effective at burning fat. You will find that you don’t get bored by the cardio at all. It keeps you moving and that’s a great thing. I can do the entire hour without any music and I still manage to get through it like it is nothing.
This is one of the few programs that allows you to eat carbs in a portioned out manner. I have found through various experiments that I am extremely carb sensitive, so I will be cutting back on carbs this coming week to see if I can push the results even further. With 6 full weeks to go, I am looking to make a major push through the second half of this program. The results I am going to get are going to be massive.
I have returned to accountability blogging and I am hoping that everyone who reads this article will become a daily visitor to my accountability blog, the Muscle Building Fat Burning Machine. Your comments on that blog let me know that you are holding me accountable and that, in turn, helps me make better decisions throughout the day. I post a VLog daily along with accountability photos. Please visit as often as you can and leave comments.
I am also doing a Combat the Fat weekly update right here (you are reading one right now, in case you were not aware). Please also comment on these updates as they also help to keep me accountable going forward.
As mentioned, I am stepping it up and going massive for the next 6 weeks. I am already planning what I will do for training once the next 6 weeks is complete. This is an important point to take from this article—success requires planning and planning cannot be done at the last minute and be as effective as it should be. Get your plans in motion far enough in advance and your success is just about a lock.