I’ve noticed that this forum has slowed up a bit, well, not really, just not the usual posts of “hey, (insert T-mag Contributor) has just posted a program, anyone agree or disagree before I try it?” I’ve been guilty of it as well. I’m gonna use this thread to hold me accountable. Not necesarily because I care what anyone thinks (with the exception of a few), but because by stating (sp) my goals and training, I now have to do it or be shown to be a faliure, which I can’t stand for anything. Ok, on to the point of the post.
I’m a Marine and I put on some weight before coming out here to Japan (Iwakuni if anyone cares). I’m 215 at 72" where my max is 203, so I have to drop some weight. Easy enough, since my training has been off and on, I’m gonna use the Beginner’s blast off program, Eat like a man, and do 20 min run after workouts, 30 min elliptical on non lift days. That’s it, simple enough. Once my shipment of Hot-Rox gets here I will incorporate that. 6 weeks is the time frame and lose 15lbs is the goal. I do run a first class PFT but this should bring it up a bit. Yes, if my MOS was more physical, I’d choose a different approach. Any comments and or support welcome. I’ll try to update weekly.
Besides being a get in gear start, one, the Marine Corps is very image oriented, hence the aesthetics goal rather than performance (right now). Plus, I’m away from home for a year and I want my wife (I got married March 2nd) to be suprised, plus, I have to shut some people up. So right now, I guess my periodization is 6 weeks fat loss, four weeks maintenance/performance (I’m gonna try to bump up pull ups, drop run time, and incorporate JB’s 7 habits advice), and then, when I’m around 190, start on some mass/strength a la Waterbury/Park. I’m trying to make Corporal in 6 months so I really have to bump up PFT since I can’t go to the range out here. Plus, i feel an NCO should have a look to them and perform at a certain level. Well, I feel NCO’s should be warrior nerds and I’ll post the academic stuff in off topic. So, any advice from former Marines/military or anyone or again, any support, mucho appreciato, or as they say in Japan… I dont’ know actually, still learning the language.