One day at the end of 2012, I woke up and decided I wanted to enlist in the United States Air Force. This felt like a great choice, however, there was only one problem--I had to drop close to 25 pounds as fast as possible.
For a normal person to lose 20 pounds, it could take several months. Being the go getter that I am, I had it all planned out to lose that weight in about 10 weeks.
I have always been pretty knowledgeable on fitness and what not, but before I started my challenge, I was kind of lost on the most effective way to lose weight fast.
My whole life I had lifted weights and done cardio, but never had I attempted something like this. I knew I had to do a different workout routine and cardio routine, change my diet, and also change my lifestyle around.
Every time I lifted weights before, I always lifted with a bodybuilders mindset. I would lift one or two major muscle groups per day, 5 days a week. I would do the same exercises for months at a time. My repetitions and sets never changed, only the weight I was lifting increased.
The cardio routines I did were always the same no matter what piece of equipment I was on. Looking back, I really robbed myself of my true potential since I didn't know anything about what I'm going to discuss in this product.
It was right before I wanted to start my challenge that I was introduced to Cross Fit style workouts - or "High Intensity Interval Training".
This type of working out was designed to give different muscle groups stimulation, while going at a high intensity to burn more calories than normal.
I did tons of research online to learn the exercises and workout routines, then I went ahead and tried it out.
I could tell right away after my first workout that this was going to be what I needed.
I felt more burnt out after this workout than I did between 2 hours of weights and 30 minutes of cardio. The best part about it was the workout only took 25 minutes to complete.
From that day forward, I did that workout, and an additional cardio workout, for 6 days a week. 10 weeks later, I had lost over 20 pounds and 8% body fat, all while becoming stronger from my workouts, and healthier because of my diet.