Because there is so much buzz in the fitness world right now about The 1,000 Calorie Challenge, I wanted to post some information about it.
It was crated by top fitness experts, Joel Marion and Arnel Ricafranca. They wanted to come up with the best way to burn as many calorie in one workout as possible. I am going to post an interview done by fellow fitness expert Mike Geary and Joel Marion about The 1,000 Calorie Challenge and hopefully help answer a few questions you may have about this system.
Mike: There’s been a lot of buzz going around lately regarding your 1,000 Calorie Challenge program, but can you give my readers a little more insight as to what the program entails?
Joel: Sure thing. The 1,000 Calorie Challenge is an 8-week rapid fat loss program that I truly to believe to be the most strategic, rapid fat loss progression system ever developed.
It’s made up of two phases – Phase 1 which rapidly builds you up to doing 1,000 calorie workouts, and Phase 2 which are the actual 1,000 calorie sessions.
To further up the ante, we combine these workouts with three strategically placed 1,000 calorie diet days each week. The result, as you can probably guess, is extremely rapid fat loss.
Mike: During one of our previous conversations you mentioned that you combine the 1,000 calorie workouts with the 1,000 calorie diet days to achieve what you refer to as “The #1 Rule of Fat Loss”. Can you talk about that for a minute?
Joel: Of course, and you’re right. The #1 rule of fat loss is that in order to lose fat fast, you absolutely MUST create a massive calorie deficit. That is, you need to burn more calories than you consume…a LOT more.
Essentially, fat loss is a math game. The more calories you have going out, the more fat you have coming off.
Mike: What do you feel is the best way to achieve a calorie deficit?
Joel: Well, there are a few ways, and it’s BEST when you use all three, and that’s exactly what the 1,000 calorie challenge does.
We burn more calories through metabolically taxing resistance training, we consume fewer calories on strategically placed low-calorie diet days, and we increase metabolism through something call the “afterburn” effect.
Mike: Can you talk more about that?
Joel: Yes, and this is one of the coolest parts about the 1,000 Calorie Challenge. Not only have our workouts been tested to burn 1,000 calories during the actual workout, but they’ve also been shown to dramatically increase metabolic rate for up to 48 hours after the workout due to the strategic style of resistance training we’ve implanted in the program.
That means if you’re sitting there on the couch watching football on Sunday, you’ll still be burning calories from your Friday workout. Pretty cool, huh?
Bottom line, our 1,000 calorie workouts in all actuality burn at least DOUBLE that number when you account for the massive afterburn created from the intense resistance training nature of each workout.
Mike: Very cool, now you mentioned that most people won’t start with the 1,000 calorie workouts, but you do have a system in place to progress them to that level really quickly. This is one of the most intriguing parts of the program. Can you touch on that briefly?
Joel: Absolutely. And I agree, the strategic progression system we use in Phase 1 to graduate people to 1,000 calorie workouts is what sets this program apart from literally any other program on the market.
That fact is, most people can’t do a 1,000 calorie workout and most people never will be able to reach that level with their current training. BUT, we’ve been able to take even relative beginners and get them there in 4 weeks or less.
We use two different progression systems – one called R-Quattro where we manipulate 4 different training variables strategically from workout to workout: reps, rest, rounds, and resistance.
The other we call SSP or Strategic Set Progression which progresses the style of the workout from week to week. I talk about that more at the page here:
Mike: Those two systems are definitely two of my favorite aspects of the program. Another question we’ve received from readers this week is just how much weight can people expect to lose on this program?
Joel: That’s an interesting question, and instead of just throwing a number out there, I’ll prove it with simple math:
Let’s say you burn X amount of calories currently. Add three 1,000+ calorie workouts to your bottom line each week, and you’ll be burning at least TWICE as much.
Now add another 1,000 calorie AFTERBURN x 3 as you hang out at home as a result of those workouts.
Now add another 1,000 – 2,000 calorie deficit x 3 from the strategic 1,000 calorie diet days.
Here’s the math:
1,000 x 3 thousand calorie workouts.
1,000 x 3 for the afterburn
1,500 x 3 for the 1,000 calorie diet days
500 x 3 for the moderate diet days
That right there is 12,000 calories or AT LEAST 4 pounds of pure fat every week.
And that’s about the average fat loss we’ve seen on this program – 3 to 5 pounds of pure fat in a single week.
Mike: Interesting breakdown for sure! Okay, last question. You’re actually currently on the tail end of the 1,000 Calorie Challenge launch promotion where people can save $50 on the entire system before the product jumps to full price. How much longer do people have to get in at the $50 discount?
Joel: Currently we’re planning on shutting it down tonight, so today very well may be the last day. That said, we’re thinking about extending it through tomorrow due to the overwhelming demand, but there’s no guarantee that we’ll do that or how long we’ll keep it open on Saturday if we do.
One thing is for sure, the $50 launch discount will be available at least through midnight tonight, so if someone’s thinking about picking up the program (like more than 5,000 others already have) now is the time to do it.
Mike: Thanks Joel, appreciate you taking the time to lay out the details of the program to my readers.
Joel: Anytime Mike.