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Old 05-03-21, 02:02 PM  
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I agree with all the above but mostly what Cleda said about "enjoying" the workout. No matter how good anything might be for you, if you dread it or do not enjoy it, in the long run, it's not going to work for you.
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Old 05-04-21, 11:23 AM  
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Thanks to all who responded. Too bad nobody had any info regarding my question. Here's my input:

1) I have low thyroid and have NEVER lost weight with diet, any diet. The only thing that knocks it off is the exercise. My diet is perfect, my exercise is not. So the old platitude that weight loss begins in the kitchen does not hold true for me.
2) There is a difference between exercise you LIKE to do, and exercise that is EFFECTIVE, especially for your needs. I am looking for effective exercise for weight loss as well as strength. I am looking for results, and when I see those, that will be the motivator. So the old platitude that whatever exercise you like to do is what you should do, does not hold true for me.

I know it's a contrarian position, but there it is.
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Old 05-04-21, 11:29 AM  
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I can't say I have personally seen weight loss results with any specific exercise routine but I have read posts here in old threads and on KCM's site about people having weight loss results from KCM's workouts. It does make sense to me. She has many circuit type workouts which I personally think are effective for burning calories. And her weight work has a cardio effect for me.

I think it was last summer when KCM released 2 new workouts, Box Fit and Super Sculpt. KCM look noticeably leaner to me and I think I read on FB (?) where she said she had been doing those 2 workouts a lot and that's why was leaner. So there may be something to that for you.
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Old 05-04-21, 11:59 AM  
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Thanks to all who responded. Too bad nobody had any info regarding my question. Here's my input:

1) I have low thyroid and have NEVER lost weight with diet, any diet. The only thing that knocks it off is the exercise. My diet is perfect, my exercise is not. So the old platitude that weight loss begins in the kitchen does not hold true for me.
2) There is a difference between exercise you LIKE to do, and exercise that is EFFECTIVE, especially for your needs. I am looking for effective exercise for weight loss as well as strength. I am looking for results, and when I see those, that will be the motivator. So the old platitude that whatever exercise you like to do is what you should do, does not hold true for me.

I know it's a contrarian position, but there it is.
When I have seen results with a specific plan or workout, it has been because either

1) I am going from not doing anything for a while, like recovering from an injury, or after a pregnancy. In which case, I can say specific workout plans worked for me, but it probably could have been a lot of different things that worked and that is just the one I picked that time.

2) I am challenging myself with something I havenít been doing prior to that, even when I was already in decent shape. Either an increase in cardio intensity or frequency, heavier weights, increasing non-exercise activity through the day (NEAT), adding a particular exercise regularly to add muscle in a certain area, something that changed what I did before or brought a new focus to my exercise.

So I would say that what would work for you, if you want to stick to KCM in particular, might depend on what you are doing now. Does she have rotations you could follow? I like her step cardio when I feel the need to add lower-to-moderate intensity cardio. But you might need something else.
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Old 05-04-21, 12:02 PM  
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Too bad nobody had any info regarding my question.
sorry - i still recommend the ones in my response - the ones with weights. they have the cardio effect and muscle building, two birds with one stone. combo of weights and cardio is what works for me.

  • Sculpting Rx
  • Muscle Definition
  • Build & Burn*
*i just remembered this one - it's a newer workout and has a lot of options.

in the past, what has worked for you?
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Old 05-05-21, 09:59 AM  
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I too have low thyroid and weight loss is a struggle. I need to do longer workouts of at least moderate intensity: FIRM workouts (pre-Pinks), long step workouts (45-60 minutes), 45 minutes on my elliptical, long walks. Good Luck. Right now I am doing some Jessica Smith workouts, which are very well thought out, but I still need my longer workouts.
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