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Old 12-04-2006, 11:35 AM   #1
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Default MetCon + OLAD for Fat Loss?

If I'm looking to shed fat, are MetCon workouts the best way to go? I was thinking of doing something similar to what Steve had mentioned in another thread - maybe like One Lift a Day followed up with some body weight/metcon work. (which sounds sort of like Cosgrove's deal, but I don't know since I haven't read the book/PDF)

And, as a follow up, would a 5 days on, 2 off of that be too taxing?
(especially considering that 1-2x a week it would take place in mid-fast)

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Old 12-04-2006, 11:49 AM   #2
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There's really no reason why it wouldn't work. The primary driver behind fat loss is always going to be the diet.
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Old 12-04-2006, 12:23 PM   #3
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sweet, thanks Steve.

One thing I forgot to post earlier: Does anyone know of a resource (anyone on xfit, other sites) where I might find a list of metcon workouts/ workout ideas?
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Old 12-04-2006, 01:19 PM   #4
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Ross Enamait's "Rosstraining.com" and his message board.

Scrapper's trainforstrength.com

http://fitness-solution.blogspot.com/

A lot of the XF affiliates publish their very own WOD too. You can always check that out too.
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thanks again Steve.
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Old 12-04-2006, 03:48 PM   #6
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Sounds good to go. Keep us posted on your progress!
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Old 12-04-2006, 06:04 PM   #7
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What's your take on Staley's EDT routine for fat loss? (I know Mike Mahler preaches it with KBs)....taking 2 compound exercises...say a deadlift and push press, weights are at a 10Rmax, and SS sets of 5 going back and forth for a set time...like 15-20min. I imagine the GH response for fat loss would be through the roof.
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Ah, yeah, the gymjones.com site has lots of stuff too.
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http://coachrut.blogspot.com/
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Old 12-05-2006, 08:25 AM   #10
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We forgot to mention that the OLAD is the Intellectual Property of Daniel John...who stole it from others fair and square.

Honestly, if you went with a "Green Face" Diet (Protein and Veggies) and took the OLAD seriously...it would work very well. Cosgrove would maybe recommend adding two to three cardios a week...intense intervals like Tabatas...so you would have to figure this out somehow, too...
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