Old School New Body Review
Old school New Body – What is it?
Old School New Body is a complete workout program from Steve and Becky Holman that is specially targeted towards older adults. The program is meant to help you change your eating habits and workout strategies so you could achieve an impressive and healthy physique. The goal of the Old School New Body program is to stay lean and get more muscular with shorter and less painful workouts.
The Old School New Body is a weight resistance program that requires weights. This workout is for getting back in shape and losing weight. You can do the exercises at the gym or at home, you only need a dumbbell set and an adjustable bench.
This is NOT a DVD workout set. Old School New Body is an online digital program available on instant download. The whole program is made up of PDF manuals that you download. In other words: Old School New Body comes in eBook form, so you can read it anywhere you want.
For whom is the Old School New Body
The program is targeted towards older adults, over 35 up to people over 60, 70 or more. Although, I don’t see no reason why younger people couldn’t use this workout program also and wouldn’t be effective for them also.
For younger people, this workout is so they can avoid future of illnesses by taking care of themselves at a young age. For older generations, the Old School New Body is so you can get healthier, leaner, happier, and doing it with minimal joint aches and pains.
The workout is for people that don’t want to live in a gym. The Old School New Body workout is designed so that you’ll work out three days a week, doing only four basic exercises per workout in less than 30 minutes per session. That would make it 90 minutes per week. These are really short workouts and everyone should have time to do them.
What’s included the Old School New Body program?
- Old School New Body, the main eBook.
- Quick Start F4X
- Fat Burning Secrets Special Report
- Muscle Building Secrets Special Report
- Sex and Anti-Aging Secrets Special Report
- Health & Happiness Secrets Special Report
- 5 different motivational and instructional audio interviews worth over $175.
Old School New Body eBook
This is the main eBook of the program and reading this should be the first thing to do. This is over 100 pages long and has 14 different chapters. This book has got a lot of information. From knee-, shoulder-, back pain to being motivated and commitment, this book has it. Most of the information in the book is related to the F4X work out system one-way or another.
Because there is so much information and techniques presented in the book, I won’t be reviewing every chapter of it. I’ll be focusing on the three phases of the F4X System, which is the layout that the whole program is based on.
Old School New Body – The F4X System
The F4X System method of training is based on a system that calls for moderated poundage’s for less joint stress and relies on high muscle fatigue for intensity. Therefore there are only short rests between sets and that results in growth hormone release. With short rests between sets, the F4X System has a built-in cardio component. You get the benefits of interval cardio and weight lifting while doing the F4X System.
The very first chapter of the book is called: The F4X System: Turning Fat Into Muscle. I know that in the bible Jesus turned water into wine, yet I’m sure that you are not able to turn fat into muscle. What you can do, is lose fat and replace it with lean muscle tissues. And vice versa, your muscles might shrink and be replaced by fat. Turning fat into muscle is an old and one of the most common fitness myths there is. I don’t know why would they name the first chapter of the book to that, but for their defense, they do say later on the chapter: “It’s LIKE turning fat into muscle.”
F4X stands for Focus-4-Exercises:
- Squats (dumbbells at sides of thighs)
- Incline presses or flat-bench presses or push-ups (on knees or toes)
- Bent-over rows (two-arm version or one arm at a time)
- Dumbbell upright rows
These are the 4 core exercises will train all of your major muscle groups. These 4 exercises are not the only important part of the work out, but also how they are performed depending on your goals. How to perform the core four moves and what exercises you can add to the workout depends whether you want to lose fat, shape muscle or build muscle. Depending on your goals, The F4X is divided into 3 phases:
Old School New Body – The F4X Lean workout
This is the first phase of the system and is intended for people who are looking for burning fat and improving their fitness level. This also meant for people that haven’t been in a gym for a while or are just beginners. In the Lean workout, you are just doing the 4 core exercises, for 30 minutes and 3 times a week. This workout is for the people whom don’t want to spend all day at the gym.
You can keep doing the F4X Lean workout as long as you like and if performed three days a week, the workout can work wonders in time. This workout is the bare minimum that is recommended for those whom want to build muscle and get overall health effect from lifting. No extra cardio is really needed, but on your off days or after weight sessions cardio is an excellent extra for fat burning.
Old School New Body – The F4X Shape workout
After you have spent some time with the F4X Lean workout and you start seeing results on the mirror, it might be time to graduate to something a bit more extensive to speed up the process of transforming your body.
Like the name says it, the F4X Shape workout is meant to shape your body. Build little more muscle and give more balance to your body. The F4X Shape workout has the same 4 core exercises and some additional ones. The workout is designed to be done 3 times a week and should take less than an hour to complete. So, in the F4X Shape workout you are spending more time training and have more exercises than in the F4X Lean.
Both women and men can do this workout. Some women have an unfounded fear that they will become too muscular and big if they start doing too much weight exercises. It takes time to build muscle and it isn’t something that happens overnight.
Old School New Body – The F4X Build workout
The last phase of the system is the F4X Build. For the most people the F4X Lean or the F4X Shape workout will be enough for a body transformation. Like the other workouts, you can keep doing this workout just for few weeks or for longer period time, depending what your goals are.
The F4X Build workout is a more advanced version and similar to the F4X Shape workout. The basic 4 core exercises are still there and you are given more exercises to do. This also means more time is needed. The workouts can still be done in an hour or less, but the workouts are done in 4 days rather than in 3 days. The F4X Build workout is for building solid muscle mass. This a workout for those whom really crave a serious muscle-building regimen.
Quick Start F4X
The Quick Start F4X is a scaled down version of the main Old School New Body eBook. Th Quick Start is a short 15 paged guide which includes all the exercises and some tips/reminders how to do the workouts. You can start with the Quick Start right-of-way, so you can get results as quickly as possible, but I would recommend read the main eBook first.
Ultimate Fat Burning Secrets Special Report
The name pretty much says it all; a special report on how to burn fat. This is not a diet booklet or a workout manual. Short 11 paged report on what types of foods to eat and when to eat. Never underestimate the power of food and nutrients.
Ultimate Muscle Building Secrets Special Report
An 8-page special report about how to build more muscle. Loads of tips to improve your workouts and get healthier and achieve a more youthful appearance. Mainly what supplements would help you to grow more muscles.
Ultimate Sex and Anti-Aging Secrets Special Report
A special report on what ways you can boost your libido as well as strategies to reduce or even reverse the effect of aging. These are mainly small dietary adjustments. For some reason, they also give advice what clothes to wear.
Ultimate Health & Happiness Secrets Special Report
Happiness is choice. How happy you are most of all depends on how you look at things and how you interpret the world. Simple steps and tips to a more energetic, healthy, and happy life.
Motivational and instructional audio interviews
There is in total of 5 different interviews from fat loss and fitness experts. These interviews are mostly 45 minutes to 60 minutes long interviews each from John Rowley. Old School New Body is marketing these interviews being over $175, but I don’t see that much value on these.
- Nicely planned workouts that are easy to follow
- The core 4 exercises are compound exercises that are effective and you can get good result just using the 4 core exercises.
- Minimum of 90 minutes per week.
- Safe to use for young and old, men or women.
- Specifically designed to help older adults lose weight.
- For people of different fitness levels.
- 100% Money back guarantee.
- A lot of information in the main eBook while still easy to read.
- Reasonable price.
- Digital format that is instantly available upon purchase.
- Illustrated guides for every exercise.
- Very helpful Question and Answer section.
- No crazy diets.
- Great reviews from real users.
- Because this is a online digital program it’s only available online. Although, you can print a copy for yourself.
- Some exercises might be hard to understand just by illustrated pictures.
- Recycling some old information as a new thing.
- The nutrition information isn’t as good as the workout information is.
- Supplement information isn’t very good.
- All of the workouts can be done at home, but to get the most out of these workouts I would recommend a gym. At least for the last two phases.
The Old School New Body is a really good weight loss program, especially for older adults. What many weight loss programs often fail to remember is that as you get older, the harder it gets to lose weight. The techniques that the Old School New Body uses are designed to help older adults get healthy again and exercises that don’t over stain joints. Although it’s designed for older adults, it’s just as effective for younger people.
Some of the information in the book felt little bit outdated. For example, in the book it’s recommended that you should eat 5-6 times a day., small portions throughout the day. There are small benefits in eating frequently, but meal frequency does not matter as much as we used to think. Then again supplement and nutrition field changes so quickly it’s hard for any book to really keep up.
There aren’t really any shortcuts to losing weight or building muscle, it takes hard work and time to achieve your goals. The great thing about this eBook is that they don’t claim to be a miracle production, that will change your life and body overnight. Overall, the Old School New Body this is great, affordable workout program that is easy to follow and will give you results in time.
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