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30 Minutes a Day


#1

Hey all. Just started going to school Monday through Thursday at night. Combine that with my fulltime job and I have little time to workout. An after school workout is not optional, nor is a workout between work and school. That leaves me with the morning.

My plan is to start getting up earlier to eat, then workout. My goal is fat loss. I have an adjustable bench at home as well as a full dumbbell and barbell set. I also have a swimming pool.

Can someone recommend a routine that gets the blood pumping and raises the metabolism for the day and takes about 30 minutes from start to finish (40 minutes if necessary)?


#2

By the way, my diet is pretty dialed in. I grill chicken and other lean meat and save it for my dinner between work and class. As for supplementation, I would like your thoughts there as well. H-R Extreme seems like a no brainer? Any other for dropping fat?


#3

Adam, you make this too easy!

If your goal is fatloss and you've only got 30 minutes per day, I'd suggest a combination of hill sprints and vehicle pushing. Both options require LESS than 30 minutes, but will bring home the goods in a big way. Hope that helps to provide some direction...


#4

I'm honored that you replied to my question coach. Can you provide some more details on vehicle pushing? Is there an article I can reference?

Also, are hill sprints as easy as sprinting up the hillside and walking down then repeat? 5 minute warm up maybe?


#5

There's nothing easy about hill sprints, not even rolling back down to the bbottom when you're done.

Simple, yes, easy, no.


#6

You push your car down the block, or as far as you can, and then push it back. simple.


#7

Don't forget to release the parking brake.

Tire flippin' and sled dragging will also do the trick.

TNT


#8

Yes, they're as "easy" as that. For even more fun, add a set of pushups at the bottom the hill between sprints. Do hills 3 days, pushes 3 days, then on day 7, take a cue from God, who (alledgedly) rested on the seventh day.

Enjoy!


#9

Thanks all. Any thoughts on supplements? What is a great "get up and go" supplement that will help wake me up and prepare me for training? Is HOT-ROX enough?


#10

Lol, Staley is the man. I almost was going to post a paragraph on EDT until I saw Staley's avatar.

So what Staley suggests or his EDT protocol or...


#11

is pushing a truck really that good at burning fat coach?


#12

Yes. And then some.


#13

You can probably do meltdown in about a half hour and it is very good at burning fat. Do a search for it. I am doing it now and it really kicks your ass.


#14

haha. brilliant.

i was attempting to push a stalled SUV out of the middle of the 405 last year. it wouldn't move. then i noticed that the break lights were on. once released, it was much easier to push.

^^^ look at how i spelled "break" lights. wth? haha. who's brilliant now? damn i have to go to sleep.


#15

Tell you what, the worst words I ever heard coming from my Platoon Sergeants mouth were "let's run a mile".

One mile of hill sprints or one mile of HMMWV pushing relays.

Yes, it's a hell of a workout and it DOES shift fat