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Weight Loss Programs for Men

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Weight Loss Programs for Men

You may be wondering how weight loss programs for men differ versus those for women, well the fact is that men store fat differently than women and also have a metabolism that affects the results in a separate way.

This article will look at 3 different weight loss programs for men and to not leave women out, the next article will follow up with a weight loss program for women.

The idea will be to couple together a healthy nutrition plan and a workout routine to match you based on your level of current activity.

Ready to lose some weight? Let’s get started…

Weight Loss Programs for Men: Beginner

The beginner stage is for those of you who have not worked out in the past 3 months or if you feel like you have been too scattered and want to take the approach to rebuild with a strong foundation from the ground up.

Your goal at this stage should be to focus on cutting out junk foods for 5 days of the week plus carefully watching your form with each exercise.

The following healthy meal plan is a sample of how you should be eating on a daily basis. Of course you can exchange items with different fruits/veggies and lean meats.

Your Beginner Healthy Nutrition Plan:

Meal 1:
1 cup reduced sugar instant oatmeal
½ cup Skim Milk
2 eggs

Snack 1:
1 scoop Optimum 100% Natural Whey

Meal 2:
1 can Tuna
1 cup veggies
4-5 Wheat Crackers

Meal 3: Immediately Post Workout
1 medium portion Lean Beef/Chicken/Fish
1 Potato

Snack 2: 2-3 Hours Post Workout
1 glass freshly made Juice
1 scoop Optimum 100% Natural Whey

Meal 4:
1/2 non fat cottage cheese
1/4 cup frozen fruit

Your Beginner Healthy Supplement Plan:

High quality whey protein to help you fight cravings: Optimum 100% Natural Whey
Multi Vitamin for men: Optimum Opti-Men
Heart healthy essential fatty acids: AllMax Nutrition Omega 3
Fat loss combo: Basic Fat Loss Stack

Your Beginner Workout Routine:

Day 1 Workout: Upper Body
4 sets dumbbell press ( view photo here )
3 sets bent over row ( view photo here )
4 sets dumbbell shoulder press ( view photo here )
3 sets dumbbell bicep curls ( view photo here )
3 sets triceps rope pull downs ( view photo here )

Day 2 Workout: Lower Body
4 sets barbell squats ( view photo here )
3 sets lunges ( view photo here )
4 sets deadlift with dumbbells ( view photo here )
3 sets standing calf raises with dumbbell ( view photo here )
3 sets stability ball back extensions ( view photo here )

Day 3 Workout: Core/Cardio
3 sets ab rollout with stability ball ( view photo here )
3 sets ab crunches on stability ball ( view photo here )
4 sets bosu runners ( view photo here )
3 sets plank with bosu ( view photo here )
10 minutes high intensity interval training on treadmill

Day 4: Rest
Try and keep at least a 10 minute brisk walk as part of your rest day to increase blood flow to your sore muscles

Day 5 Workout: Upper Body
Repeat of Day 1

Day 6 Workout: Lower Body
Repeat of Day 2

Day 7: Rest or Core/Cardio
Rest day or add in your core/cardio workout from Day 3


Weight Loss Programs for Men: Intermediate

If you’ve been working out for at least 3 months in a row then you will be in the intermediate stage. Your goal at this stage should be to focus on high quality protein plus keeping your core tight with each exercise.

Your Intermediate Healthy Nutrition Plan:

Meal 1:
2 Oatmeal packets
2 tbsp Almond Milk
4 Egg Whites

Meal 2:
2 scoops Optimum Platinum Hydrowhey
5oz Strawberries

Meal 3:
8oz Roast Beef
1 Lavosh Wrap
1½ cups Green Beans

Meal 4:
10oz Chicken
1 cup Whole Grain Rice

Pre:workout
1 scoop Gaspari Nutrition SuperPump MAX

Meal 5: Post Workout
2 scoops Optimum Platinum Hydrowhey

Meal 6:
10oz Chicken
1 cup Whole Grain Rice
1 serving steamed Broccoli/Asparagus

Meal 7:
1 scoop Gaspari Nutrition Myofusion with Almond Milk
1 piece Fruit

Your Intermediate Healthy Supplement Plan:

Since we’re going to be working all your muscles in a more aggressive patter, there are some staple supplements which should be part of your diet to help burn fat, maximize recovery and reduce muscle soreness.

High quality low carbohydrate & lactose free whey protein (Try: Optimum Platinum Hydrowhey)
Thermogenic Fat Burner (Try: Magnum Nutraceuticals Heat)
Pre-workout Energy Booster (Try: Muscle Pharm Assault)
BCAA’s for muscle recovery (Try: Scivation Xtend)

Your Intermediate Workout Routine:

Days 1, & 5: Arms, Back, & Shoulders

3 sets of 10-12 reps of the following exercises:
Bench tricep dips (view exercise)
Seated Military Press (view exercise)
Alternating incline dumbbell curls (view exercise)
Pull ups (view exercise)
Shoulder dumbbell presses (view exercise)
Standing dumbbell curls (view exercise)
Tricep rope push downs (view exercise)
Lat Pull downs (view exercise)
Seated cable rows (view exercise)
Cable Hammer curl (view exercise)

Days 2, & 4: Chest, Abs & Legs

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