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  • #5709
    Will
    Founder

    Hey Scott,

    Apologies for the super late reply. Attaching images is actually surprisingly complicated (no easy way for me to implement it either, it seems) :/ I think the easiest thing to do would be to upload your images here: http://imgur.com/upload

    And then come back here, hit the little ‘img’ button when creating your post, and copy in the link from Imgur.

    That should work…

    Let me know if you get stuck.

    #5669
    Will
    Founder

    Hi Daniel,

    Really sorry about this! I’m going to go through all the workouts tomorrow and Friday to make sure there are no more problems.

    Cheers,

    Will

    #5612
    Will
    Founder

    Hey Jen,

    Like Adam said, if you don’t need the rest periods then it’s a sign you’re not working as hard as you could be.

    That said, if you really want to, you could do stretches between your sets. You should stretch the opposite muscle group (the antagonist) to the one you are primarily targeting in that set.

    For example, if I was doing bicep curls, I could do a 15 second tricep stretch between sets. Or if you were doing reverse lunges, you could do hamstring stretches.

    Hope that helps 🙂

    Will

    #5594
    Will
    Founder

    Following on from what Scott has already said, I agree that adding 4 extra workouts to your current routine is too much. There’s got to be a compromise somewhere to avoid burnout/injury.

    Here’s one way you could set it up:

    Mon: Long(ish) Run
    Tue: Yoga
    Wed: Sword, Upper Body (from the 12-week program)
    Thu: Yoga, Lower Body (from the 12-week program)
    Fri: Rest
    Sat: Sword, Crossfit (dropping the full-body workout from the 12-week program so you can do Crossfit instead)
    Sun: Rest

    I’m assuming sword class involves practicing technique/skill, and is closer to cardio than strength training (i.e. you’re not doing push-ups, squats etc)? If so, this set-up should be fine. Your sword training won’t interfere with your workouts and vice versa.

    Now I know that you’re probably thinking that one run a week isn’t enough to train for a 5K, but believe me with everything else you are doing, it is. You’d be amazed how much lifting weights – especially high-intensity stuff like Crossfit- can help with cardio.

    One last thing: don’t do anything stupid with your diet like only eating 1000 calories a day, or completely cutting out carbs. You need the energy to recover from your training and fuel your workouts.

    Hope that helps 🙂

    #5593
    Will
    Founder

    Hey Connie,

    Welcome to the Members Area! Great to have you here 🙂

    There is absolutely NO reason you can’t lose 30lbs, as long as you put the advice and workouts here into practice. And if you get stuck or have any questions, just leave a note in the forums. Myself, Adam and other members will give you all the support you need to get there 🙂

    Will

    #5243
    Will
    Founder

    I like to keep things simple, so 99% of the time I will have either:

    – Scrambled eggs with salad.
    – A low-carb protein shake (I use brown rice protein – which tastes like mud – but seems to sit with me better than whey).
    – Or if I’m out and about, I’ll skip breakfast altogether.

    Skipping breakfast works for me, and I’ve found that it’s an easy win for most people.

    But it’s also not for everyone. Adam, for example, always eats breakfast because he’s already lean (and therefore has a better tolerance for carbs), and his primary goal is muscle gain (so needs the calories).

    So long as you’re in control of your diet (i.e. you know how many calories and what macros you are consuming), skipping breakfast is really just a matter of personal preference.

    #5232
    Will
    Founder

    Hey Lori,

    Good question! Here’s my answer (taken from the meal plans page):

    The bottom line is that foods typically consumed for breakfast are highly processed junk, devoid of any nutrients. They are also usually high in carbs which causes an insulin spike and takes your body out of a state that is ideal for burning fat.

    So, for the majority of people skipping breakfast is an easy way to eliminate empty calories from your diet and lose fat quicker.

    That said, you do not need to skip breakfast if: your priority is muscle gain, you are already fairly lean, and you can consume a source of protein in the morning.

    Hope that helps!

    Will

    #5068
    Will
    Founder

    Great advice Stacie!

    #5019
    Will
    Founder

    Hi Mark,

    Welcome to the Member’s Area! It’s great to have you here 🙂

    You’ve got a ton of workouts to choose from in the Member’s Area, plus in the next couple of weeks we’re going to be releasing a 12-week program (that will be free for you since you have lifetime access). That could be just the thing you need!

    Chat soon,

    Will

    #4986
    Will
    Founder

    “If you are getting in three or more good solid training sessions a week and eating well most of the time, you are still going to end up miles ahead of the great, idle masses even when you do have a bowl of ice cream once a week or a bag of crisps with a beer on Friday night.”

    You’re absolutely right Scott!

    Awesome tips!

    #4974
    Will
    Founder

    Hi Rebecca,

    Sometimes – especially when I’m chilling and watching TV in the evening – I get an overwhelming urge to snack on junk. I’ve been eating well all day, and then suddenly I don’t seem to care anymore.

    The smart thing to do would be to grab some fruit or protein shake, but it’s flavours like pizza, crisps/chips, salted peanuts that I’m craving. The problem, as you say, is that these foods are high in calories and just a few bites can break your calorie budget for the day.

    Once in a blue moon, this isn’t too much of an issue (my evening cravings seem to attack around once a week), but if it’s happening more regularly you need a battle plan.

    One thing I’ve found that satisfies my cravings is popcorn, specifically Metcalfe’s Skinny Popcorn. It’s got that junk food ‘feeling’ because it’s sweet/salty, and even if you eat the entire bag to yourself (and they’re pretty big) you’ll be clocking in around 350 calories (which is WAY better than pizzas, ice cream etc that will bring you close to the 1000kcal mark).

    I’m not saying this is healthy (it’s not), but in terms of the ‘bigger picture’ it’s one useful strategy to stay on track long-term.

    Let me know if you decide to give this a try (I’ve been enjoying Metcalfe’s Honey Bee flavour recently) 🙂

    Will

    #4819
    Will
    Founder

    Hey Scott,

    Just to jump in on this – if you’re not sure you will be able to do pistols right out of the gate, one thing you could do is pick a slightly easier variation from those included in the advanced squat challenge.

    So, for example, you could do box pistol squats this week (still doing the reps/rounds Adam prescribed), and then once you’re comfortable with that move onto one of the more challenging variations… right the way through to the full pistols with dumbbells/kettlebells as Adam suggested.

    Will

    #4789
    Will
    Founder

    Hi everyone!

    I’m super excited for you to meet Adam – your new community manager!

    Adam’s going to be helping me give you the best support possible to reach your goals. He will be:

    – Answering any questions you might have

    – Offering support and feedback to ensure you stay on track

    – Posting informative ideas and tips on a variety of topics (let us know what you want us to write about!)

    The more active you are in the forums, the better Adam (and myself) will get to know you and what you need help with.

    So:

    Leave a quick reply letting us know where you are on your journey right now, and what (if anything) you are struggling with.

    Looking forward to reading your replies! 🙂

    #4771
    Will
    Founder

    Hi Cora!

    Welcome to the Member’s Area! 🙂

    Have you had a go at any of the workouts yet? Let us know which you choose and how you get on!

    We’ll give you all the support you need, and I’m sure you’ll also be able to help a lot of people in the nutritional department given your expertise.

    Great to have you here!

    Will

    #4769
    Will
    Founder

    Hi TJ,

    Welcome to The Member’s Area! Great to have you here 🙂

    How are you finding the keto diet so far? The challenges will definitely help you burn some fat, but the workouts are even more effective. There’s a calendar in the extras section for doing a challenge + workouts at the same time.

    Keep us updated with your progress!

    Will

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