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    Quote Originally Posted by Evilhomer99 View Post
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    "I rarely finish a program usually because I end up screwing up the diet."

    A slip up doesn't mean you have to stop, nor does a stall in progression or weight loss mean you have to stop. A lot of us can't do a program from start to finish without slipping up a little bit. Let us know your results after you finish KB burn.
    My definition of screwing up my diet wasn't a slip up, it was nose diving into the plate of cookies come Thanksgiving and not coming back up for air until New Years Day thus starting the entire vicious cycle of hard core dieting/binging that lasted until the next Thanksgiving.

    More seriously, I've done a lot of experimenting over the last 6 years, tried many diets, believed many things about what is right and what is wrong. I have also run up and down the same 10-20lbs over and over and over again.

    What I have learned is that they are all right, they all work for some people, just not all the people. The key is to find what makes you personally tick. For me, for example, 5-6 meals a day was a disaster. I became obsessed, no one meal satisfied my appetite and I was permanently counting the minutes to the next snack pack sized meal. It sucked. However for a co-worker of mine it was the perfect answer. She loved it and has been at her goal weight for 2 years now.

    zjf absolutely nailed it when s/he said "It truly has to be a lifestyle change."

    2.5 months ago I was 180 pounds. Now I am holding at 163 (my lowest weight) and have been holding that for the last 2.5 weeks. I finally found a method that makes me feel happy, non-deprived, involves all my food groups and doesn't feel like a diet. I don't have to wonder about when my next 'cheat' meal is coming, because that simply leads to binging when I get there. I have never stayed at this low a weight for this length of time.

    I know I am still on short term success but I have never felt this good about my progress, never felt this much in control of my own health and my eating habits. I truly feel that I have found my lifestyle change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by faizalenu View Post
    Serious, according to Faizal's rule number 26 regarding fat thermodynamics...

    A calories doesn't that is was used to do a TGU, swing, farmers walk or take a dump...Find a program you like doing, and do it.
    I agree 100%. Sorry. I was not asking what workout will burn more calories. The question in my head seemed a whole lot clearer when I started typing. I think I lost it in my rambles.

    My main concern is that if I concentrate on pure super speedy fatloss through swings only am I going to be kicking myself later for not concentrating on 'healthy body' moves like TGU's and Squats etc.

    Unfortunately unlike Tracy I am stuck behind a desk for 8 hours a day so I am trying to pay more mind to things like posture and general body and joint health.

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    I am a huge fan of intermittent fasting and then eating a calorie dense meal once a day. Just skipping breakfast and eating a big meal at lunch or dinner (the second meal just a little food) works for many cultures.

    KB swings are great for weight loss, just work up to a heavyish weight (safely), that's where the money is. Cycling heavy swings with VWC is just a plain and simple fat burning dynamic duo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinceh4 View Post
    I am a huge fan of intermittent fasting and then eating a calorie dense meal once a day. Just skipping breakfast and eating a big meal at lunch or dinner (the second meal just a little food) works for many cultures.

    KB swings are great for weight loss, just work up to a heavyish weight (safely), that's where the money is. Cycling heavy swings with VWC is just a plain and simple fat burning dynamic duo.
    The daily IF protocols have definitely been a big breakthrough for me.

    Thanks for the VWC pointer. I think I am seeing a plan come together Definitely going to finish KB Burn to the end and see where I am at after that but I am thinking to follow it up with the Swing Progressions and VWC.

    Thanks to everyone, I am feeling a lot more confident about my path

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    I just began Phase II of KB Burn.

    At start Chest = 44.5 Abs = 40 Thigh = 23.

    5' 11" @ 211 pounds.

    Now the first 4 weeks were spot on. Lost 6 pounds more definition around shoulders, traps and the little dbl chin when looking down is mostly gone. Arms have better look to them as well. Love handles are melting away.

    *** Oh yes, incidentally, shoulder pain on both sides, one football injury another slip and fall. So painful couldn't sleep at times. GONE !!!

    I don't follow the diet in KB Burn, but do try to limit myself to around 15-1800 calories a day. That was hard and seems was my problem for remaining at the 210 level.

    I was never in "BAD" shape just stuck on a plateau for 7 years and couldn't get rid of the spare tire. That even with running and weight training.

    Now I'm in Phase II. Working around a weeklong trip overseas and another week away in Chicago. BTW the pizza in Chicago is very tasty indeed.

    My curremt: 204 lbs Chest = 45 Abs = 40 Thigh = 23. So no real change in thigh or chest, though I have been off a week on a week and off a week. Back to it.

    Though to ramp it up I'll run 2 miles on my off days, taking weekends to repair.

    P.S. I can get a 1.5 miles in 10:34 (I'm happy with that) I haven't run since I began the KB burn. Before starting Phase I the 1.5 was 11:53.
    Last edited by Max Supply; 09-15-2010 at 08:45 AM.

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    First, congrats on all your progress. That is a major accomplishment.

    Here is a study you might find interesting. The jist - get your exercise in but really
    focus on diet. As RKC Brad Nelson often says, "You can't out snatch a donut" (I'm not implying you are eating doughnuts. Just saying keep doing what you are doing and focus on diet.)

    Study reveals that women need to exercise for 77 hours to lose a kg of fat, and why knowing this can actually help maintain the motivation to exercise | Dr Briffa's Blog WFS

    Also, I love this site for women. This mother of 3 does a ton of KB stuff and does a really nice job. I hope you enjoy.

    FitMiss.tv WFS

    Finally, in addition to the workouts you have already tried, I love Lauren Brooks's DVDs. Check 'em out: Untitled Document WFS

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    Default ETK PM & ROP. Then KB Burn.

    I'm uninterested right now in changing programs myself, but became curious about KB Burn. Thus I've been reading the KB Burn advertising copy and what I could find on DD.

    According to the author's posting on this forum one should complete ETK, both PM and ROP, prior to KB Burn. Maybe everyone else here already knew that, but I didn't, so I'm mentioning it as a point of information since KB Burn has been prominently mentioned in this very interesting thread.

    Jim
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    @MaxSupply: Sounds like you're definitely enjoying it. And the shoulder pain gone is fantastic.

    @adamadkins: Thank you very much for the congrats :).

    Not sure on the actual study, when they base them off of self reported results I tend to take them with a very large pinch of salt. But I do agree with the jist of it. And actually yes I do occasionally eat a donut :) It's all part of the moderation. If I'm averaging a 500 calorie deficit every day then a 200 calorie donut once in the week is not going to hurt at all, or I'll adjust a later meal to compensate. Diet is my primary focus though. The last 20lbs was done with no exercise at all. I wanted to truly nail that part before I brought the workouts back in so that I wasn't deluding myself.

    Thanks for the FitMiss link, definitely looks right up my street to follow :) - And Lauren is awesome, I met her on Andrea's Kettlebell Goddess DVD which I also own (in fact I still use the mobility warm ups and cool downs from that before my KB Burn sessions). I actually find the Goddess workouts to be harder than KB Burn in a lot of ways.

    @Dr Jim: Shh :) I saw that order of things after I had purchased and started KB burn :) I figure it better to pick a program that interests me and I'll stick to than one that I am doing simply because I 'should'.

    Between Andrea's DVD and my jiu-jitsu instructors kettle bell teachings I'm familiar with the moves. I will say that one of the biggest attractions to KB Burn was the 'just do this' aspect. It's all laid out. There are no decisions to make, no exercises to pick and choose between and I love that. I've pestered Geoff a couple of times directly already but it was for clarification on how to do an exercise he set down, not a can I change this or do this instead.

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    Default Adkins, South Beach, etc

    Probably the most important thing for health as we age is what/how much we eat. If we don't make our eating habits a lifestyle we suffer health problems along with a yo yo dieting approach we use for the rest of our lives.

    Personally, I feel eating organic whole food is important which includes high fat and protein. Whole food is high in protein and fat. IMO that's natures way of telling us to eat high fat and protein; and of course fruit and vegetables are an appropriate carb source.

    The Blue Zones (countries) with the highest longevity rates consume natural high fat diets. Fat satisfies and aids in hunger control. Two important aspects when you consider over-eating.

    We have to take small steps toward goals or we are slave to our desires. The body and mind are one, so feeling good about one will take care of the other. Some people will tell you that your spirit is the gateway to good health. Consistency is key in anything worth doing well.

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    Jethro: I tried Atkins, it didn't agree with me. As I said earlier, I believe all these diets work, just not for everybody. High fat meals have very little affect on my appetite from meal to meal. I also dislike excluding entire food groups.

    I appreciate everyone's thoughts on the diet, but seriously I have that in hand. I am very happy with how and what I am eating right now.

    My initial question, while somewhat vague I do agree, was aimed at the physical health of the body when comparing a program of just swings vs a program that involved Squats and TGU's etc. I know both will work for fat loss given a caloric deficit. I was curious as to how it would affect other factors.

    I sit at a desk all day, Tracy teaches kettlebell classes and gets to do things like yoga which I unfortunately don't.

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