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Old 05-12-2003, 03:52 PM
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So I am considering this Body For Life program, but wanted to know if anyone out there has had success with it? I am 10 months post-pardum, and have to say the least been lazy in my weight loss. I have about 15-20 lbs to loose, but am curious... can you really loose that kinda weight in only 12 weeks, and is 20 minutes of cardio 3x/week really enough?
Old 05-12-2003, 04:15 PM
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alot of people have had success with the BFL program. i personally have not done it.

and yes 20 minutes of cardio 3x/week is really enough. i suggest using HIIT for cardio on a cut.

generally you want to lose 1-2 lbs per week so it can be done in 12 weeks. remember that your diet plays a key role in decreasing bodyfat!

i am going to suggest the 12-week program from this site. there is a workout and a diet.
Old 05-12-2003, 04:25 PM
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I have done several challanges on BFL and I love it. Never felt hungry, had enough food choices - LOVED the free day thing and it did work VERY well for me. I averaged a loss of close to 20 pounds in 2 of my challanges.
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Old 05-12-2003, 04:29 PM
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I know numerous people that have had success with this program especially when they follow it exactly. It is really good if you are just looking for something simple to do. I think I would probably get bored if I followed his workouts to a T. I like the fact that my personal trainer/ b/f's workouts are a bit more creative. I did somewhat of a modified BFL program for a little while and stole some of the basic prinicpals. His book was very inspiring and a great read. I really liked his concepts on goal setting and the mental components of the program.

As far as the cardio goes, his interval concepts are really good too. However, I don't agree that after 20 minutes cardio is uselss. Personally, my body feels better when I go for a longer duration and base the intervals soley off of my heart rate. If memory serves me correctly, it has been about a year since I read his book, I believe his argument was that after 20 minutes of cardio you begin to burn muscle. I would love to hear peoples thoughts about this concept. I would think that the burning of muscle happens after a much longer duration or when you are working closer to your max HR or at the high end of your training zone for a long period of time.
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Old 05-12-2003, 05:40 PM
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Yeah, it really works. Follow it exactly and you will lose 20 or more in three months and look very fit. It is an excellant program and is good to build a solid foundation for other activities. I would consider enhancing the weight training with some of the things that are listed here.
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