Old School New Body Workout Program
The Old School New Body workout program has been around for a while, but its still solid and worth a go. The workout course is designed by Steve Holman, editor in-chief at Ironman Magazine and his wife Becky Holman. Both of them are in their 50’s now and in far better shape than most people younger than them.
What is Old School New Body?
This workout course is based on what they call the F4x Protocol, that unlike traditional workouts, required minimal equipment and time investment for people who are looking to tone up and lose fat or build serious muscle. F4X is a weight lifting method that has a moderate level of intensity, but easy enough to make sure you avoid injury and maximize results.
Who Can Follow this Program?
Old School New Body (OSNB for short) was designed for all people of all ages and to get started you don’t need much more than a set of dumbells and potentially a chin-up / pull-up bar. If not, there are plenty of alternate (substitute) exercises you can follow. The workouts last only 30 minutes and in fact, Steve and Becky insist that you should not workout more than 30 minutes per session. For a total of 90 minutes per week.
For those of us who are short on time, this is a big deal as it allows us to fit workouts into our busy schedules.
Where Can I learn more?
The most comprehensive article on Old School New Body (OSNB) I have read is at www.highintensityworkouts.org. The article is pretty long and in depth, but very worthy of your time to read through. You will learn all the ins and outs of the program there to help you decide if its something you should follow and add to your fitness arsenal.
MI40x – The Most Comprehensive Home Workout Program Bar None
If you have ever heard of Ben Pakulski, or followed him on line, he is one of the biggest names in body building. Ben released his MI40x program late in 2016 as a follow-up to his MI40 program from a couple of years back.
MI40x is by far the most complete home workout program for body building that I have ever seen.
What Comes in MI40x?
The program is packed full of workout routine video to follow along as well as instructional videos to make sure that you are performing the exercises correctly and most important of all: safely.
There is also a nutrition guide, workout schedule and a quick start guide.
How Long Does The Program Take and how long is the course?
The workouts are pretty intensive but they state that anyone can pick up and follow along. But, after running with it for a couple of weeks, I would say that it is best suited for intermediates and people who either have access to a gym or a good amount of fitness equipment at home.
The program lasts about 12 weeks and there are different avenues you can follow. If you are looking to get lean for example, there is a workout schedule geared toward you. Likewise, if you are looking to build more muscle and get big, there is a schedule for that as well.
The workouts can be long though. So take this in mind before you jump into the program. Some of the workouts can last over one hour. They could be shorter, but there are often rest periods of up to 2 minutes before moving on to the next set.
These are in place to make sure that you recover well enough before moving on. This again is for safety, but to also ensure you get the maximum you can from each set by being slightly refreshed.
Where Can I learn more about the program?
Check out the MI40x review at Austin Emerging as it is very well detailed and covers everything you need to know.