Phase zero is designed for the person who has not worked out in a while, has excess body fat, is recovering from an injury, cannot do more than 5 quality push-ups, and/or has difficulty in general with exercise.
Nutrition is key for success, there is a proverb “you cannot outrun a bad diet”. In other words each week you will work towards cleaning up your diet. You are not on a diet, but instead you will be making different lifestyle changes. 80% of your success begins in the kitchen.
Cardio is simple. You will begin walking each and every day. You will start off with 15 to 20 minutes, keep as fast as pace as possible and have fun. Take your kids, spouse, dog, cat or what ever with you, it’s a great bonding time and allows you to get outside. In this phase running is not done unless you choose to but instead focus on walking further in the same amount of time. Due to the weather, walks are best done in the evening after dinner.
Strength is a simple up and down exercise that will be described and demonstrated in detail with video. As you progress you will be able to do these on your own or follow along with the video. Now the exercises may seem “too simple”, that is for a reason. As you start moving with the exercises you will notice that your entire body is engaged. Watch below to get a jump on what you’ll be doing as your strength routine.
Motivation is nothing more than a picture and/or quote designed to keep you focused.
In general, if you follow the program in its entirety you will see results. The key though is to work each area, if you do the strength but ignore the nutrition you may be stronger but you will still have belly fat. Your results are entirely up to you.