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July 09, 2008



Id just like to ask a couple of questions

Firstly, Im naturally tall and pretty lanky, (6"3, 80kg) but since i started university i have developed quite a belly! So my first question is, can i lose this belly fat unless i stop drinking a lot on nights out?
Secondly, i do weights 3 times a week, and for about 6 weeks i did a 20 minute run about 3-4 times a week, but i never really got any bigger interms of muscle, nor did i lose any fat. (For the run i would do 5 minutes warm up and then increase the speed through out the run until i was runnign about a 4 minute KM in my last 4 minutes.)
can you tell me what im doing wrong please.

Thanks a lot


Josh - you rock!!!! I look forward to your emails, everything you say is 100% right on target. I love this one, because I just figured out if I'm eating the wrong type of diet, I lose weight but I'm a b**** and it's not sustainable (for me or my family ha). I felt like a failure because many diets just did not work for me. Now I'm eating 5 times a day and losing weight and getting fit and I feel great. You're the best!

Charlie Fields, RKC

I used to be on a diet that made me a cranky bitch, too! The worst thing is that it took me forever to realize a. that I was being a bitch and b. that the diet was the cause!

This makes me think of the classic 90210 episode where Kelly's bitchy friend comes to the girls' slumber party and makes everyone cry when they play "Skeletons in the Closet." Then at the end of the episode, her purse falls open and diet pills spill out. Everyone sees that her diet is the reason for her bitchiness, and they all end on good terms!


hey josh - love the blog. great stuff!

i found this on the web. it is suppose to be a copy of jessia alba's typical workout. i'm not sure how accurate it is.. but was thinking of trying it out. what are your thoughts (especially on the 10 min cardio things)??

Step 1: Warm-up Cardio
• 10 minutes warm up on exercise bike

Step 2: Circuit 1 (repeat this circuit 3 times with a 30 second rest between each set)
• 15 reps Incline chest flys (7kg dumbbells)
• 15 reps (per leg) Single leg squats (holding 2kg dumbbells)
• 20 reps Tricep dips from a bench

Step 3: Cardio 2
• 10 minutes of medium to high intensity cardio on an elliptical machine or treadmill

Step 4: Circuit 2 (repeat this circuit 3 times with a 30 second rest between each set)
• 12 reps Chest press on flat bench (7kg dumbbells)
• 15 Hamstring curls with back on mat and feed on a stability ball
• 35 Ab crunches focusing on lower abs
• 35 Ab crunches focusing on upper abs
• 30 Oblique crunches

Step 5: Cardio 3
• 10 minutes high intensity cardio on treadmill or elliptical trainer.


Hi Josh- just wanted to say that i love the blog and also love the stubborn 7 program! ive literally been reading ALL of your old posts! i was wondering do you do online training or something like that? i have so many questions that i dont know who to ask. maybe if you have a free second and dont feel that im imposing you could answer a few? im 5'3 and 116lbs, looking to get to about. i keep a very detailed food and exercise log too.
1)what are your thoughts on dairy as a protein source?
2)do you have any breakfast ideas besides an egg white veggie omelet? im trying to eat NOTHING but fruits, veggies, and lean protein

Fat Loss Tips

Fat loss is the primary objective not weight loss. It is the excess fat that is so damaging to health and so very hideous to look at

Dieting just does not work. In fact there are studies to show that people who eat more frequently tend to burn calories more efficiently


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