- 25 Pull ups at 45 degs
- 50 Clean & Presses with a 20 Kg barbell
- 50 CHEK Press with 2.5 Kg plates
- 50 Push Ups
- 50 Tricep Dips
- 50 Biceps Curls with 20 Kg barbell
- 25 Pulls at 45 degs
Yesterday I realised my knee just wasn’t any better. So I’ve revised the plan to focus on upper body for now. The new plan was extremely hard as my upper body never got a break.
At the start of the movie 300, Gerard Butler left many wondering how did he get those six-pack abs? Could I ever look that toned? The training regimen used was called the 300 workout. It’s a workout that has no air conditioning, no mirrors, and no place comfortable to sit and hide. The moment you start the workout its a true war that needs to be won. Fight on and the pain will burn, rest a little and the pain drags on. Theirs no other way to do this program than attack it head on. Its not for the faint-hearted, nor the out-of-shape. The 300 Workout is a fitness test or a finale to months of training.Client have usually weight lifted and trained with tools such as medicine balls and Kettlebells (cast iron weights with handles). It’s daunting plan and one that I used for my 2008 Scott Training, it includes these weight-training moves: 25 pull-ups, 50 deadlifts at 60 Kg, 50 push-ups, 50 box jumps with a 24-inch box 50 “floor wipers” (a core and shoulders exercise at 65 Kg), 50 “clean and press” at 16 Kg (a kettlebell-lifting exercise) and 25 more pull-ups — for a total of 300 reps There’s no rest between movements and the score is based on total time.
As most of you know the Scott is fast approaching, yet I’m just starting rehab following a major knee injury. Time isn’t on my side, but, I need to be fit just in case I can make it to the start line.
So I’ve modified my 300 program to one that I can just about manage;
Would you follow this woman's diet advice?
Well, many do. The 500 calories-a-day programme is once again the focus of much media attention after 17st bride-to-be Samantha Clowe, who I must remind you was only 34, died. She'd lost three stone in 11 weeks on LighterLife prior to her wedding.
Tragically she collapsed at home and paramedics failed to revive her. The pathologist Dr Alfredo Walker said a post-mortem examination failed to establish a cause of death. He added: "But it may be related to her low calorie diet and weight loss."
West Yorkshire Coroner David Hinchliff said it was "highly likely" the 5ft 9in Leeds University graduate died from cardiac arrhythmia, when the heart suddenly stops beating. Remember your body, and that includes your heart needs a vital amount of energy to function. Poor diet and malnourishment increases stress upon the cardiac system greatly, so its a risky business attempting to continue normal daily activity whilst starving.
Even standard nutrition agrees that someone Samantha's age needs 2,000 calories a day. I'd estimate that she actually needed more which is why it may of become so stressful for her body.
The LighterLife plan uses food packs, including soups and shakes (or fake foods as I prefer to call them), and weekly counselling, costing participants at least £66 a week. I've seen first hand from a number of people suffering ill health that the counselling seems to consist of more marketing and pressure to stay on the diet.
The diet was invented in 1996 by businesswomen Cox, 57, and Bar Hewlett, 61. They developed the programme for themselves but have since turned it into a multi-million pound venture.
The founders are rarely seen. Hewlett has lost six stone on the diet but as our picture shows, Cox is still fighting the flab.
This is not the first time tragedy has struck.
In 2006, 25-year-old Matilda Callaghan, from London, died from heart problems after losing ten stone in six months on the diet. Her inquest recorded an open verdict.
And last year an inquest heard how mum-of-five Jacqueline Henson, 40, drank herself to death, consuming seven pints of water in two hours.
A verdict of accidental death was recorded and the coroner was satisfied LighterLife had given clear guidance on how much to drink. Sadly an ex LighterLife member I had the pleasure of helping to regain their health (and hair) told me she was told that, 'the more water she could drink the better'
So if you know anyone who is considering the plan show them the above picture and talk them out of it...
Source: The Sun 10/09/2009
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