Had some big wins this week. First Tim Ferriss tweeted and posted on his facebook links to my pictures that I posted on 4hourpeople.com. Needless to say I had over 6 times the amount of traffic that day.
Second I actually went to a gym yesterday. Funny thing I ran down to the community gym I used to go to about 4 KM run. There weren’t open for another hour because of the holiday. Luckily there is another gym 1/2 a KM up the road so I ran there and did some crazy lifts. The gym was small and packed, so I am not going to go back there. I got to do deadlifts, did a personal best of 275lbs and I could have done more but my body isn’t used to lifting heavy yet. I wanted to do flat bench but they were all taken. I did incline bench instead, this was always my worst lift. I did a reverse pyramid and finished with a personal best of 165lbs 4 reps. Then I ran the 4.5 KM home. Was an intense workout day for me and really fun, wish I had that much time to workout everyday. Also I find it pretty crazy that I am stronger than I have ever been but the only thing I have been doing is pushups, pullups and 2x20lb kettlebell exercises. Who says you need to pay $400 a year for a gym membership.
I thought I would write a short list of tips for people as well. Things that are not really stressed enough in the book.
- Eat lots of veggies if you want to lose fat. I think this is more important that legumes.
- Schedule you carbs around your workouts. Eat smaller portions on days off.
- Do a big workout on your cheat day. Usually cheat days are on the weekend when you have more time so do a longer workout before you pig out.
- Control your portions. In the book he says you can eat as much of the allowed foods as you want, but I found this really detrimental to fat loss.
- High intensity resistance training is better for fat loss than long bouts of cardio. This is to be debated scientifically but I have found you get much more bang for your buck.
Stay tuned for my new post on “How exercise does and does not affect fat loss”