I ran across a book the other day at the bookstore entitled Five Factor Fitness. It is a new take on the Body-for-Life type of fitness program and it may be easier for most people to stick to. The basic premise is you work out 5 days a week for 25 minutes per day. Each day’s exercise regimen is a combination of aerobics and weight training. The only equipment that you need are a set of dumbells and a workout bench. The diet portion consists of eating 5 balanced meals per day with each containing protein, carbs and good fats.
5-Factor Fitness encourages you to work out less and eat more. Yes, you heard me correctly. Work out less and eat more. Eating 5 meals a day raises you metabolism and provides a steady stream of vital nutrients that help you body maximize tone, fit, and physique. And working out for 25 minutes a day builds strength and stamina.
People report having good success with the program. I like the fact that it only takes 25 minutes per day and the meals plans are all developed to be prepared in 5 minutes or less. I’m going to try the regimen for 5 weeks and see how it works. I’ve been working thru the Body-for-Life program but I find it hard to squeeze the plan’s 45 minute workout times into my usual workflow. The 25 minutes workout times in this new program are a much better fit.
I’ll keep you posted on my results.
On a side note, I received an invitation to join fellow blogger Jason Womak on a 3 month fitness quest. The program starts in January and he has a few more openings for anyone interested. He posted some details in his note…
Well, January is just around the corner. I’m putting together a complimentary 3-month training program for anyone interested in moving toward a health and fitness goal. I am going to compile and present some practical information – the same processes I’ll use – to reach, or even surpass, a new wellness standard.
If you’d like to participate, just let me know. You can e-mail me: Jason[at]jasonwomack[dot]com.
The format will take us through 12 weeks, January through March. Some of the highlights will include:
* Short and long articles e-mailed to your in-box
* Regular blog entries at www.FitAndEffective.com
* At least two tele-conference calls
* Handouts, worksheets and forms to track progress
* and more…
Of course, the program will be built by someone who’s too busy to exercise, who travels too much to stick to a program, and who isn’t in a hotel long enough to find the gym. So, for anyone out there “too busy,” I promise you’ll get some good tips and tricks out of this.
This sounds just like the motivation that I need and Jason is a great coach who works with David Allen and Company (The Getting Things Done folks).
You can get more information and sign up for his program at www.FitAndEffective.com