This is Day 10 of my maintenance mode using techniques from my Pentamize Weight Loss System. Get the book for months of daily results in my full weight-loss mode testing. I lost over 50 pounds during the test, averaging 2.5 pounds a week over almost 5 months.
During full mode, I tested a variety of different workout regimens. Some of them were what I refer to as a mixed workout. That is when I combine some jogging with some calisthenics with some weightlifting. I had access to an elliptical trainer, so that was also used for a portion of my mixed workout time. Full results are in the e-book.
On this day, I did a fairly easy 90-minute mixed workout. There was a little jogging in there, but not even half of the time was running. I did mostly moderate-intensity weightlifting, using the elliptical trainer between sets. No free weights were done, and no heavy lifting was done, either. And the little bit of running was only of moderate intensity, as well.
My results showed a modest weight loss of .1 kg (about .22 pounds). Of course, one day is not going to say much about what the average will be over time. I can say, though, that sessions of nonstop jogging did better for me than mixed sessions in full weight-loss mode.
My weight after this Day 10 was 74.8 kg. Since the starting weight was 75.0, I am plugging along just fine as far as maintaining my weight.
Which type of workout should I do?
There is really no one in the world who can answer this question except you. And that is for 2 reasons. Just as some people hate running, swimming, weightlifting, or biking, other people love one or more of these activities. Just like whether you prefer chocolate or vanilla, people just have a natural preference for a certain kind of workout. It’s inexplicable why in some cases. But people just have their likes and dislikes.
Second, some of you may not even know what you prefer. And that preference can also change over time. Still others may enjoy a wide variety of different workout routines. In that case, you could either mix them up into the same routine or split them up into separate routines.
Actually, there are some other reasons. For example, some people don’t even have access to a swimming pool or body of water. That leaves out swimming. Others may live in an area that is not suitable for running or biking. So you need to consider natural preferences plus the practicality of different exercises for your personal situation.
Of course, the other big thing is to determine your results. Clearly, you want to avoid an exercise routine that is not getting the results you need to lose or maintain weight. And you want to focus on the activities that are getting the positive results. My book will tell you more about how to do this by using Pentamize tracking.
Running Stats For Maintenance Mode
Mixed Workouts (weightlifting, calisthenics, and some jogging)
90M -.1 kg
avg 90M and -.1 kg (only one day so far, so today’s result is also the average)
View other blog entries to see running averages for nonstop jogging days and days with no exercise.