The "Old Spartan" fitness program offered a series of exercise routines and health/wellness advice that fit my 'over 50' life style and provided results! I lost 25 pounds with the program and am on my way to losing more! I liked that I could fit this program into my lifestyle and am confident that I will continue this into the future. I highly recommend this program to my friends and colleagues who need a program to sustain their weight loss and improve their strength.
I liked the way the coaching program broke the complex down to simple, actionable advice. Mark's approach makes you realize what's attainable with a bit of planning and commitment. I lost 25 lbs pretty quickly. I feel confident that I will sustain and continue to lose weight. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to permanently lose weight particularly if you've been incorrectly attributing the extra weight to aging.
The coaching program helped me understand my eating habits and the changes required to meet my nutritional needs to get healthy and not just go on diet. I lost 16 pounds during the program and 4 inches off my waist alone. The amazing thing was I did this during the Holiday season. I'm confident I can maintain my weight loss and look forward to continuing to not only lose weight but get healthy. I have told several of my friends about the program already and would continue to recommend it. It was a positive experience for me that I would suggest to anyone.
I have continued to lose weight and inches off of my waist. My wife actually told me to go get some new jeans this morning.
In December I topped the scale at 298 lbs, this morning the scale was at 267. I can say with confidence the catalyst for losing inches and making me as strong as I have ever been in my life is the Over 50 Fitness program. It taught me a new way to workout and reaffirmed our change in eating to Paleo.
I'm happy to say I've successfully accomplished some short term goals using The Over 50 Fat Loss system. Time to stick another stake in the ground and continue toward the long term! My new short term goal is to drop another 12 pounds by June 1st. I'll track inches too because I know as the muscles grow the scale won't move as fast. I can live with that as long as the hip/waist ratio gets better. Progress posts on Monday's. I can do this.
Working the program has helped me in many ways; The program is easy to follow and adjustable to my specific needs. I am able to get a workout in whether it's at home, on the road or at a gym. I'm stronger and feel better emotionally. Push, pull, hinge, squat and carry is the way to go!
Need to weigh in again tomorrow. Don't believe the scale, it had me losing 7 pounds. That made it 9 for the month. Finally off my plateau. Thanks Mark!!
I have to add, "Push, Pull, Hinge, Squat, and Carry". Hard to believe now that about 27 months ago I was pushing up towards 400 pounds. Still have a lot of weight to lose to make goal, but I'm getting there.
Great workout this morning. Increased the weight that I am lifting, no rest in between moving from one exercise to the other. Feeling stronger and down 2 lbs since last weigh in two weeks ago.
Mixed it up today and did my old workout with machines/cables and was totally blown away by how much strength I have gained doing it the Old Spartan way! Everything has increased 30-50 lbs per exercise, did 3 sets 10X10X8 and just hit it out of the park.
The 28 day training session was a success in my opinion. We set a simple goal to hit, focused on that goal, and I was able to meet it. Your simple, yet effective, workout routines as well as your insights to my nutritional needs allowed that success to occur and provided me with a foundation on which I can continue to move toward my long term fitness goals. I especially appreciate your focus on us "older" guys. It's refreshing to know that, given the right tools and knowledge, fitness can be obtained and maintained at an older age without trying to workout like we did when we were in our 20's. I also think that this type of (on-line) coaching still has an element of accountability to it that can keep you on track. Keep up the good work Mark!
This training helped me see and understand the relationship between exercise and nutrition, and has enabled me to drop my Body Fat Percentage from 21.7 on January 7 2015 to 19.0 on February 11, 2015. Overall, Mark's program gave me the skills and knowledge to accomplish that.
Hi, Mark...quick update: last "InBody" analysis was 155.2 lbs, 16.7% bodyfat ( down from start of 170 & 21.7% BF ).
BTW, I'm now 150.4 lbs, 13.3% body fat, +0.3 lbs lean muscle.
Followed your Old Spartan advise & lost 30 lb. Got back 32 in. waist and can run 8 min mile no sweat. Basically cannot believe what I see in the mirror. All pretty simple: run sprints, do a lot of yoga, resistance training and cut the carbs. I look and perform better at 55 than at 40.
Cheers, Keep it up.
I love your approach "Don’t waste your time trying to out-train your crappy diet"
Not what I wanted to hear but probably what I NEEDED to hear.
Great progression here...I got really tired watching! You gave a wide variety of moves to choose from so no excuses!
I love your stuff man, I finish every workout with 4 or 5 farmer walks about 50 or 60 yards apiece with a 45 pound plate in each hand. I'm 52 and your stuff is changing my life thanks man keep up the good work
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