Sunday, March 1, 2009

Man Loses 50 Pounds of Fat!


My goal is to help my clients set and reach their fitness and performance goals with effective exercise and nutrition programs. I want to share a success story with you as an illustration of how simple (I didn't say EASY... I just mean it's not complicated!) it is to achieve great results at any age.

One of my clients, John Garbel, has recently lost over 50 pounds and 11% bodyfat and it took him around 6 months. Check out my site to see more info about his transformation. (John's Testimonial).

John is in his 40's and last year had decided to reclaim his health and fitness after finding himself weighing almost 300lbs, with bad knees and back problems. Now weighing under 250lbs he is half way to his goal of 200 lbs at under 20% bodyfat!


Here's EXACTLY what John does:
He works out with weights 3-4 days per week following my Top Form Fitness system, which is planned and structured well in advance, progressing incrementally with varied training stimulus to prevent plateauing.

He follows these workouts with 15-30 minutes ofcardiovascular exercise, performing intervals by alternating brief periods of high intensity with lower intensity periods of recovery.

He eats 5-6 meals or snacks per day, always trying to include visually equal portions of lean protein (e.g. fish, chicken, eggs), starchy carbs (e.g. oatmeal, brown rice, yams), and fibrous carbs (e.g. fruits and vegetables) in each meal. He uses protein shakes post workout for recovery or when he is not able to get acomplete meal. He allows himself one cheat day each week. He keeps a daily nutrition log, to maintain awareness of what he eats and how much he eats, to help stick to his nutrition plan.

He may not follow this program perfectly all of the time, but he is always striving to get better, which is how he lost 50 lbs in 6 months.

I don't think I could make it much clearer than that.

But if you ask John what the real "secret" to his success is (if there is one), it's the coaching. The experience, support, and accountability a good coach provides is irreplaceable. Nothing can help you get results faster, and maintain them.

Congratulations John!

Keep Fit,
Josh Hewett
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