~~~~~~Randy Pausch~~~~~~

The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough.

Consistent practice equals consistent progress.

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Dead Last Finish is greater than Did Not Finish which greatly trumps Did Not Start.

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Friday, April 4, 2008

This made me feel a bit more confident in my decision.

I have had several people tell me that I shouldn't switch programs because if I want to loose fat all I have to do is lower my calories and there is really no difference in the type of workout I do.

I have found that position hard to swallow. Gaining muscle and losing fat are very different goals and it just seems logical that using the same program to achieve both is a very inefficient way to do it. Not necessarily impossible, but inefficient. Quite frankly, if I am going to work out till I feel like I am going to puke (see yesterdays post) I want it to be the most efficient program possible!LOL

Well, after reading Alwyn Cosgrove's blog today I felt better. Specifically this snippet:

(BTW- I am NOT a believer in the notion that the only difference between a fat loss program and a hypertrophy program is diet).

For example - the New Rules of Lifting for Women is an overall "general fitness" book for women where we tried to explode some myths as regarding women and weight training.

But it's not a sports conditioning book - nor is it a fat loss program or a pure strength program. Although it will work reasonably well for these - it's definitely not designed purely for any of those goals.

I'd write a different program if the goal were primarily fat loss

Enter...NROL Fat Loss Program...

4 comments:

Kim said...

So I would like to ask Alwyn -- WHAT is it then? I don't understand. Maybe he needs to write that "other" book because I have lots of fat to lose - LOL.

frogguruami said...

He has two fat loss programs that I know of. Afterburn is one (I think I will do that after I finish NROL and NROL4W if I still have more fat to lose) and NROL has a Fat Loss program as well as a Strength and Hypertrophy program.

I also have a lot of fat to lose. I am around 30% body fat based on my last measurements and weight. I will redo them soon and see if anything has changed.

Kim said...

i have looked at that afterburn program. It sounds interesting - but expensive. :) I'll wait and see how this works. If I can make myself stick to my calories I think that will help ALOT.

Good luck to you! I will be checking in to see how it goes! :)

frogguruami said...

Yeah, it is a bit pricey. I figure NROL and NRoL4W will take me through the end of the year. With any luck I won't need a specialized fat loss program anymore. But if I do there is always Christmas. DH is used to me asking for weird things for presents so this probably won't phase him. LOL