"Body For Life" by Bill Phillips

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  1. Johnny Burners

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    I am a complete noob when it comes to working out and eating healthy. Lately I have expressed a desire to improving my health, and a co-worker of mine lent me a copy of this book to read.

    I have read the book, and I thought it was pretty cool. My question is, is what is recommended in this book ok for a beginner like myself to follow whe first starting out? I really like the simplicity of his program, but it seems that if it's that simple, something isn't right :hs:
     
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    Losing weight is pretty simple. The hardest thing is sticking to it.
    If you really want something simple :
    - eat clean (veggies, fruits, lean meat, fish, nuts and oil)
    - lift
    - cardio
    Most people would get a whole lot healthier by just doing that.
     
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    if you are a complete noob and have no experience in the gym... the Body For Life program is a great start. It serves as a good motivator and gives you guidelines that you feel morally obliged to follow.

    As opposed to following a routine that you make yourself where you can self-fullifiling-profisize yourself to cheat. Yes, the training routine may not be the best for overall weight lifting guidelines, but overall its a good thing. Our resident strongman Christophers went from 320 to ~190 following the BFL rountine. If you can harness your will power and stay dedicated, you will see results.
     
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    I've known people that have been very successful on BFL

    get into a habit and stick with it
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    BFL is supposed to be great for the beginners.
     
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    My foundation of knowledge of fitness and nutrition came from that book. It's excellent and helped me change my lifestyle.

    I never did the 12-week program. I extracted some of the general diet and exercise principles from it and used what I thought necessary. As I learned more and more, I developed my own routine that has been very successful to this day (I got/read the book about 7 years ago).

    If you jump into the 12-week program like he suggests, and you work out as hard and follow the strict diet he recommends, a beginner may burn out quickly. Take the general ideas/suggestions from the book and think about what may fit you best, to start with.

    Cliff's: Read the book, but don't necessarily follow his 12-week program.
     
  7. BFL is a great program. Check it out
     
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    Yep BFL works. I started out with it.
     
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