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workouts guide update, Issue #0012 -- Low Body Fat Secrets of Fitness Competitors
January 07, 2008

How do bodybuilders and fitness models lose body fat so fast and why don't they stay lean year round?

Check this out. Tom Venuto wrote this killer article about how bodybuilders and fitness models lose bodyfat fast and how most of us ruin our ability to maintain fitness range body fat levels because we're always dieting. A majority of people who visit this site aren't exercise newbies (if you are then you're lucky because you're learning all the right things from the start). Most of us workout consistently and we've been doing it for years but body fat is still a huge issue. Well guess what Tom is giving away the blueprint for cycling between a lean body fat which is in the fitness category to what he calls a "ripped to shreds" body fat which is in the athlete category. It's actually much easier than what you're doing so be sure to follow the advice in his article.

How To Maintain Fitness Range Body Fat Year Round

So now that you have the blueprint you're probably wondering "how do I do it"? There's tons of Fatloss Workouts on this site that can work for you but as Tom mentioned in his body fat article you need periodization. So we created a new fat loss program to address this. Start with the 2 bodyweight bootcamp workouts below. These new ezine member only bootcamp workouts were designed to do five things: build lean muscle, boost metabolism & endurance, and burn fat & calories. They range anywhere from 30-45 minutes and require virtually no equipment but will totally kick your butt so within 4 weeks you'll be stronger, leaner, fitter and ready for phase 2 of the program when you'll start gearing up for that super low body fat cycle that Tom talks about in his article. Here's the schedule

Week 1 & 3:
workout a
day off
workout b
day off
workout a
two days off

Week 2 & 4:
workout b
day off
workout a
day off
workout b
two days off

Bodyweight Bootcamp Workout: workout a
Bodyweight Workout Bootcamp: workout b

A Word of Caution: The workouts include resistance training and fat burning cardio but no stretching which is crucial for staying injury free (sorry we just didn't have the space for it). Your options are: go to yoga class on your off days, do online yoga on off days, or stretch for at least 10 minutes after each workout and on days off.

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