Really appreciate your following up.
When we started this program, I set some goals that would have been great to achieve over time. I was cautiously optimistic. Gratefully, I am proud to say that I can wear 33” waist pants. I haven’t done this in 20 years. I still have some weight to drop but, I’m getting closer every week.
You’ve truly been instrumental in helping me change my life. I’m eternally grateful.
With much gratitude for all your guidance.
You got me started on this journey almost a year ago. Something you said a year ago really sunk in with me about seeing guys in the gym on the treadmill and getting nowhere.
I was killing myself with 30 minute sessions twice per day on the treadmill and getting NOWHERE!
I have lost 30 pounds, down to 22% body fat, GOT OFF INSULIN, designed and built my own squat rack with bumper weights and have steadily increased my squat, dead lift, bench, and chins. But by far my most favorite exercise is the farmers carry, by your suggestion. Even built handles to carry +70 lbs worth of cement blocks in each hands.
“I just finished my third workout of week 12. My 36th consecutive workout without a single miss.
I started with 10lb weights and ended up squatting with 80lbs, swinging 60lbs and pressing 50lbs.
In week one I did six pushups, today I completed 30, and I could have done more.
I’m feeling fitter and stronger and am so glad I found your program when I did.
Starting next week I am going to repeat the entire workout, just upping the weight and adding more reps. I’ll probably add in some sprints as well.
I have lost around 30lbs and my waist has shrunk by six inches. I still have a little way to go with that, but I know what to do.
I’m eating good food and adding good fat to everything. It’s a rare day when I consume more than 35 carbs.
Your availability and input has been invaluable throughout this process. Knowing I can shoot off a question and get a reply the same day has been extremely helpful. I wasn’t able to make it to many of the webinars, but if I had extra questions, it helped to hear you talk and explain the answers.
If I have more questions, I’m sure I’ll send them to you, but for now I feel like I know what I’m doing and where I’m going.
This has indeed been a lifestyle change and I’m so pleased I acted when I did. Cheers!”
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 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 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!!
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.
This training 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.
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, resistance training and cut the carbs. I look and perform better at 55 than at 40.
Cheers, Keep it up.
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.
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.