Body Transformation: 3 Easy Moves For The Ultimate Military Body
Why I Got Started
I am in the U.S. Military (Navy) and staying in shape is a bit of a job requirement. As I got older, I kept the same eating habits as I did when I was a lot younger. I was lifting heavy weights at the time and figured the more the better.
Next thing I knew I looked like a bloated warthog. I got sick of feeling fat, so in 2007 I changed my diet and workout to affect a change in how I looked and how in shape I was. Realizing that "bigger" isn't necessarily "better" I ended up losing almost 50 pounds and 7 inches off my waistline in about 4 months.
I feel MUCH leaner and I have far more endurance and stamina now, for whatever activity I need it for.
How I Did It
In 2007 while on a deployment to the Persian Gulf, I cut carbs out of my diet, almost completely. I did NOT cut any fat or meat, just anything made with sugar, potatoes, grains of any kind, and rice (meaning NO baked goods or pasta, which really sucked).
I also switched to a body weight workout a SEAL buddy of mine enlightened me on, no weights whatsoever. Simple pushups, pull-ups, dips, and a little treadmill work (little really). Worked like a charm, my body really responded to it.
I don't really monitor this too much anymore. The only thing that I do each day is the 3 scoops of whey protein after my workouts Monday-Friday. Other than that, whatever the wife is making.
Whey protein w/ water
Taco Bell Chicken fiesta taco salad
1 (triple chicken, no sour cream or guac or sauce of any kind, did NOT eat shell, meat, veggies and beans only)
Whey protein w/ water
Whey protein w/ water
1/2 - 3/4 gallons
I do 40 sets of this circuit, adding 2 seconds of rest after each set (set 1: 25 seconds, set 2: 27 seconds, set 3: 29 seconds, and so on).
It all totals up to 800 push-ups, 400 pull-ups, and 400 dips. Usually takes about an hour.
Repeat 40x, 25 sec rest, add 2 sec to each additional rest period:
Suggestions for Others
It's simple, you CAN make a change in how you look and how you feel, regardless of how old you are. All it takes is a little hard work, some discipline, and dedication to diet and exercise (diet being the hardest of those two).
You don't even need a ton of supplements to do it either. I know I don't look like a bodybuilder or anything like that, but at 41-years old and in the military, I can see that I am in far better shape than some of the sailors and soldiers who are half my age that I see in the gym.
Don't let anything stop you, if you want it, TAKE it, don't wait for it to come to you, because it won't. MAKE it happen, you can do it. I did.
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These amazing teenagers have made changes in their lives that most adults only dream about!
Age is no excuse for these over 40 women & men who have decided to feel and look young again!
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I agree with you because i am doing almost the same 3 exercises for full body workout, bench dips min 200 reps(50x per set), push up 150reps(25xto 50x per set),pull ups(in variation of grips) min of 100reps and i do love mountain biking(we have a local group of bikers and we bike a lot daily; Good job,keep it up and may you inspire more to do the same transformation.
I have a question about the routine.
Day 1 you did 20 push ups, 10 pull ups, and 10 dips and continued until 40 sets. You repeated this routine on Day3 and Day5, correct?
When first starting out, did you gradually increase the sets to 40? When you first started out could you complete each set? If not, how did you resolve this issue?
Congratulations on your success at making a successful transformation. How long did it take you to get up to doing 40 sets of your workout? I can imagine at my current fitness level, I may be able to get 10 sets of 10 reps of each exercise. Do you have any additional tips on how to progress from the 10 to 40 sets?
err.. sorry but this is really confusing. How many cups of protein do you take exactly? In your meal plan it shows you take 6 per day. And you mentionned you take 3 cups post-workout? I'd really love some clarification if possible. Thanks!
Great Job the look I'm trying to achieve...could you share more detail on how you did your cardio...how could you do this % incline did you hold the rail? Anyway, amazing accomplishment continue your success.