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.
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.
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!
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.
update 4/20/15: Hi, Mark...quick update: last "InBody" analysis was 155.2 lbs, 16.7% bodyfat ( down from start of 170 & 21.7% BF ).
5/29 update: BTW, I'm now 150.4 lbs, 13.3% body fat, +0.3 lbs lean muscle.
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.
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 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 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.
Thank you for your help and encouragement. I have lost 25 lbs since Jan 1. I am in better shape now than I've been in 15 years. I have referred you to other 50+ men that need a "tune-up".