I’ve written before about my journey of losing weight and battling an eating addiction. In the process of losing weight, I started riding a bike which jump started my weight loss.
I’m often asked how I kept the weight off. One of the main ways has been having a clear exercise plan. Most people I’ve met at some point make a goal of losing weight, getting healthy, getting thinner, more muscular, you pick. The problem, and this is the problem I was running into, they don’t know where to start or what to do as they get into shape.
As I was scouring the web for a workout plan, I came across Chad Waterbury and his program Huge in a Hurry (kindle version). Maybe you are like me: you have a career, a family, you are in your 30’s. Which means, you don’t have hours to spend in the gym, you don’t want to lose your neck and have one continuous body, so I was immediately intrigued by Waterbury’s program: just 3 days a week in the gym. On top of that, I like to look at pictures of people who use a workout program. Most of the people I’ve seen online who have used Huge in a Hurry are normal looking people.
Here are a few things I love about Huge in a Hurry:
- It has a clear plan. If you want to get big, get strong or get lean, there is a clear plan. When you arrive at the gym, you know exactly what you are doing from the warm-up to the cool down.
- It takes 3 hours a week. I dont’ have 10 hours a week to workout. One hour a day, three days a week fits my schedule.
- The workouts change. I get bored quickly with working out, which is why I don’t run. Too monotonous. Huge in a hurry switches what you do every 4 weeks, creating the important muscle confusion.
- I could workout with Katie. This workout plan was something Katie and I have been able to do together, which has been a great way for us to spend time together as a couple.
In the end, the reason I love Huge in a Hurry is because of the changes I’ve seen. When I started, and I’ve been using it almost a year now, I couldn’t do a pullup without help. Now I attach 30-35 pounds to a weight belt to do 20 pullups. I can deadlift twice my body weight. And I feel better than I did when I was 18.
If you are looking for a workout plan that works for your lifestyle and will challenge you, this is it.