So I am wondering if there is anyone who has been following the book as it was designed. Meaning you are doing all the exercises, not overdoing the cardio and eating more calories instead of less. I am contemplating doing it but don't know if I would be better off just modifying my own program to incorporate some of this information.
Right now I work out 6 days a week. 3 upper body days and 3 lower body/core days. I don't do any of the isolation exercises that they say just waste time. I also lift very heavy and when I look at what little is done in the stage 1 workouts it just seems too easy. I lift about 75 pounds on all my upper body exercises except for my shoulders. I had an injury and my strength is not quite up to par so I can do about 50 on those type of exercises. I can squat all day long without weights so instead use weight - 90 pounds.
I'm totally afraid of increasing my calories. I usually eat between 1300 and 1600 calories but probably average closer to 1450 on most days. According to the book my no workout day would be 1775 and my active workout days would be 2028 with a strenuous day at 2282.
Then the whole cardio thing. According to the book lots of cardio is not needed. Intervals are the way to go. I like the idea of intervals because I already do them but I love my cardio and usually do 45 minutes a day of intense cardio and then another 30 more of moderate cardio.
The thing is, with what I am doing now, I lose about 5 pounds a month. I'm afraid if I change it that I might lose less or gain.
So that is why I want to know what sort of results anyone else has had by following the program completely.
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