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    Beginner Starting with the Hard75 program

    Hello,

    Time for me to get serious. I'm choosing Hard75 because I'm an all-or-nothing type person; I have NO middle ground. I do very well with daily routines, but not well at all with "some here, some there". I have loaded up with vitamins, minerals, meal plans, supplements, etc. My goal is to drop 20lbs by mid-January 2021 (I have more than that to loose). My primary concern, of course, is over-training. Also, I have no fitness equipment, but intend to do this from home. Can someone point me in a good direction for calisthenics and body weight exercise program? Much appreciated.

    For those unfamiliar with Hard75 principals, here are the key factors:

    For 75 days straight, one must:
    1) Follow a diet. I am going with Flexitarian
    2) Two 45 min daily exercise, one of which must be outdoor. I will be doing an outdoor jog, but 75 days straight of home workout is going to be tough to get a good cycle going without over training. Any suggestions?
    3) No alcohol, no cheat meal. Damn!
    4) Take a picture daily - to track your progress
    5) Drink one gallon of water a day
    6) Read 10 pages of a book
    7) I'm adding this one - get to bed before midnight

    In accordance with the program, if you miss one day, you must restart from day 1. The idea is that it all becomes routine. If I am successful, as a reward, I will be purchasing home gym equipment. Wish me luck!
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    It's probably worth pointing out the fundamentals - fat loss is purely a function of consuming less calories than you burn. Everything else is peripheral. You can follow this routine if you want, I just think it's important to know what matters and what doesn't.

    For example, you don't need to drink a gallon of water a day unless you live in a hot climate and sweat a lot when training. It will not give a fat loss advantage given the same calorie deficit.

    The main thing you seem to be missing is counting calories - this will ensure that you meet your targets otherwise you are leaving it to chance.

    Make sure your training includes some resistance training - "overtraining" is never going to be a problem BTW. Trying to do too much could affect your resolve but it's not going to prevent fat loss...
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    All or nothing tends to lead to nothing. Hard75 sounds closer to the nothing side of the spectrum.
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    FitnessFAQ and Tom Merrick have some youtube videos about chalistenics.

    Then, I wish you good luck!
    "Reminds me of the good ol' days back in 03-04 when ripptoes/5 by 5/hit/doggcrap reigned supreme and you did not need direct arm work for big biceps. Rows and chins were it. "Ever see a guy rowing 300+lbs with chicken arms?". Ah yes those were the days. God bless amusclehead and his twisted one dimensional views along with the rest of the former flock."
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    Buy a scale and Weight yourself - adjust calories based on your rate of weight loss
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    8. Learn something new every day. Examples: how to sharpen a chain saw, how to sharpen a lawn mower blade, how change a flapper or flush valve in a toilet, how to change a heating element in a hot water tank, how to unstick a stuck garbage disposer, how to change a cartridge in a faucet, how to change the ballast in a fluorescent light. how to change a heating element in an electric dryer. I'm sort of biased towards rental property management.
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    Originally Posted by jaxqen View Post
    FitnessFAQ and Tom Merrick have some youtube videos about chalistenics.

    Then, I wish you good luck!
    Subscribed. Thanks for the suggestions.
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    Originally Posted by paulinkansas View Post
    8. Learn something new every day. Examples: how to sharpen a chain saw, how to sharpen a lawn mower blade, how change a flapper or flush valve in a toilet, how to change a heating element in a hot water tank, how to unstick a stuck garbage disposer, how to change a cartridge in a faucet, how to change the ballast in a fluorescent light. how to change a heating element in an electric dryer. I'm sort of biased towards rental property management.
    Haha, love it. Great idea!
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    Originally Posted by SuffolkPunch View Post
    The main thing you seem to be missing is counting calories - this will ensure that you meet your targets otherwise you are leaving it to chance.
    Good suggestion. Thanks.
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