Give Me Your Weight in Pounds and a Calculator and I’ll Give You at Least 40 Different Ways to Burn 7000 Calories in One Fell Swoop
If you’re the kind of person who is willing to go to the extreme to achieve your weight loss goals, then you’ll be glad to know that I’ve compiled a list of activities you can use to burn enough calories to lose two pounds per day. They say it takes 3500 calories to burn a pound, and although we know that the process is not quite that simple, it does give us a good ballpark figure to work with.
So, I headed on over to the handy-dandy “Calories Burned Calculator” at the Burn The Fat Inner Circle. This gives a rough estimate of how many calories you can burn while engaging in a wide variety of physical activities from walking to running, to weightlifting and even disco! There are over 387 different exercises and activities listed in the database, and the formula also accounts for the individuals weight, too. I know. It’s pretty snazzy. Now, obviously, this isn’t going to deliver precise estimates – just a general guess to give us a figure to work with. But there is still some value in looking at the numbers, especially when looking at groups and patterns of numbers, which is what we’ll be doing today.
Now, two pounds would be 7000 calories. So, here are 40 different ways to lose two pounds per day by burning 7000 calories total.
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Learn How To Leverage Bodyweight Training To Burn Fat And Get Lean At Home In This Insightful Interview With The Bodyweight Coaches, Adam Steer And Ryan Murdock
Ryan Murdock & Adam Steer – The Bodyweight Coaches and Creators of the Bodyweight Burn Program
Note: make sure you check out both the Giveaway details and the Special Offer listed below the interview. All you have to do is leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of Adam & Ryan’s complete Bodyweight Burn program.
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to interview Adam Steer and Ryan Murdock, who are known around these parts as the “Bodyweight Coaches.” I’ve known these fellas for awhile now, and have actually interviewed them both separately in the past (Adam’s interviews are here and here, and Ryan’s is here). But it’s been a few years, and truth be told, I’ve been meaning to get both of them on the phone for awhile now.
You see, these days, Adam and Ryan have been collaborating on a variety of projects in the bodyweight training realm. And given that a lot of you are interested in both bodyweight training and fat loss, I thought it would be good to get both of them on the phone to talk training for a bit. More specifically, to talk bodyweight training for home fitness and fat loss. And that’s just what we did. I sent them a list of questions, got on Skype, and we talked for over an hour to give you some ideas on how to leverage bodyweight training combined with some key nutrition and lifestyle strategies to help you burn fat and get lean at home.
There’s some really good info, a few key insights (aka golden nuggets), and tons of ideas to help you in your efforts to create a healthier, stronger, leaner you – right from home. Plus, perhaps most valuable of all, is some good ol’ fashioned perspective (aka a reality check). So, if that’s something that would interest you, have a listen!
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I received a question about Tom Venuto’s Burn The Fat Feed The Muscle program a few weeks ago, and I thought I’d share my response with you here. I’ve been recommending Tom’s work for awhile, and in my opinion, anyone who is even remotely interested in fat loss should devour everything he puts out there. And that’s more true now than ever.
Hi John – I ALWAYS enjoy your reviews. Whenever I’m investigating something new, I check your site out to see if you’ve reviewed it!
We’ve corresponded a time or two in the past – but I’m sure you communicate with thousands of folks.
Briefly, here’s me: 44 – 235 pounds – been training with Kettlebells, Clubbells, TACFIT Commando, Gold Medal Bodies, etc. since 2004, when I weighed 312 pounds… Currently on a TACFIT Commando run – looking to conquer 9 cycles (3 missions) – trying to lose the last 40-50 pounds, that I’m guessing needs to come off for me to be officially “lean.”
SO – I see you heartily recommending Venuto’s material. I have a couple of questions for you:
1) Does he require that one follows his exercise regimen? It would be impossible to get me away from my beloved TACFIT.
2) Is there REALLY any new info, or is it just a revamp of the cyclical ketogenic diet?
3) I’m currently in the middle of a Whole30 (30 day “Paleo” thing) – should I look into this Venuto cat when I’m done?
Yes, I think that the term “Paleo” is baloney – you’re only TRULY Paleo if you’re eating carrion – I’m just using it as a template for healthy eating.
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Do you remember the One Ring from the Lord of the Rings? It was the “one ring to rule them all” that Frodo carried all the way from the Shire into the depths of Mordor, etc. etc. Yeah, it was kindof a big deal – in the books and the movies, believe it or not. In case you’re not familiar, this one ring basically determined the outcome in an epic struggle of good versus evil with the annihilation of the human race in the balance. Oh, and there were other cute woodland creatures, too.
Alas, this post is not about the adventures of hobbits, goblins, or even ridiculously good-looking elves, but rather about the One Exercise to rule them all. Like the one ring, the One Exercise is kindof a big deal. And it’s the one exercise that I would argue is not only the best of the best, but the best of the bestest – for so many reasons it would take entire volumes to explain it. And if you’re not doing this one exercise in your program… *deep breath through the nostrils* … more on that later.
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I have to hand it to ya. Hula hooping was a very good guess, but incorrect!
A Complete Bodyweight Workout Program to Help You Burn Fat, Build Muscle, and Get Stronger In Less Than One Month (Zero Equipment Required)
If you want to build a foundation of total body strength by strengthening your legs, core, and upper body musculature, burn some fat to lean out, reveal your abs, and enhance the muscle definition, AND if you want a do-it-yourself, braindead-simple training program that was created specifically for reducing bodyfat and building lean muscle, then you’ve come to the right place. Below, you’ll find a complete bodyweight workout program that you can use to accomplish these goals – at home or at the gym.
So, I’ll make you a deal: I’ll provide the complete program and let you use it for free IF you’ll follow the instructions below AND if you’ll tell me about your success four weeks from now. Deal? Deal.
How I got in Shape for the First Time in my Life using Bodyweight Exercises
Most people don’t know this about me, but I wasn’t always a fit guy. Actually, I was a pretty chubby kid from time to time growing up. Although, I was fortunate that my parents signed me up for sports and supported me in that area, which helped to balance my otherwise sedentary lifestyle. You see, besides playing sports, I also liked playing video games, which isn’t exactly the most physically active thing you can do. Combine that with school and you have a fairly inactive off-season, if you know what I mean. I had my off-season fun (video games), and my in-season training (sports). So, every new sports season would come around, and I’d have to fight really hard to get back in shape – not all that unlike the predicament a yo-yo dieter faces. But all that changed one day in my parents poorly-lit, dusty basement. It was in that basement where my love of physical training was born and forged – deep in the night.
You see, my father bought me a book called The Marine Corps 3X Fitness Program, and that little book sparked a flame that quickly turned into an obsession. So, what usually happened was after I could barely keep my eyes open to keep playing on my computer, I would head down to the basement to workout before bed and I started doing pullups, pushups, and situps like a madman – usually around 11pm. I just got obsessed with improving my performance. I did bodyweight exercises, and eventually got a weight set, too. Yeah, those plastic ones with a bench that was so shaky that I was sure it would collapse eventually – pinning me helplessly beneath the massive weights (note: I may be exaggerating about the actual poundage slightly). But my roots were in bodyweight training, and I’m a bit lucky in that regard.
Why Bodyweight Training Rocks (in a nutshell)
Bodyweight training can be done by anyone, anywhere, and it works really really well. It’s especially good for building a foundation of strength in beginner and intermediate trainees and, done correctly, it teaches whole body integration of strength and conditioning. It can be used for a variety of training goals like fat loss, muscle building, strength and conditioning, and performance enhancement. Plus, it’s pretty cool to master your own bodyweight and build a high strength to weight ratio. And did I mention it works really really well?
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