If you are thinking about buying Old School New Body, please take a moment to read about my experience with the program. You might be surprised at what you might find in this Old School New Body review.
Hi, my name is Allen and I have been using the Old School New Body program for the past two months now and I am frankly taken aback by my transformation in such a short amount of time.
To start off, I would like to share a little bit about myself. I am 37 years old and before I began the program, I certainly felt like I was getting up in age. For the past 7 years or so I had not been exercising really at all. My diet was horrible and I was slowly starting to feel worse and worse.
Over the past few years, my body had gradually felt like it was becoming more and more bloated as I gradually gained weight. I felt tired constantly. However, it wasn’t the sort of tired that you feel when you only get 5 hours of sleep. Rather this was the sort of fatigue that made my entire body feel like it was permanently sluggish, deflated and stripped of life.
Getting up in the morning became twice as hard as it used to be as I would slowly drag myself off my bed and mope downstairs as to make a coffee to slightly revive my self from my slump.
Not only that but for years I gradually began to feel more mentally drowsy. It was almost as if I was in a perpetual fog. The drain of energy in my body was certainly not helping me stay focused.
I had (and still have) a desk job, where I pretty much sit on my butt all day. As you can probably understand, my profession is not one that really encourages me to be very active. Not only that but for the past few years I have done a poor job at keeping a good diet. Back in my 20s, it wouldn’t be a problem for me at all to eat three-quarters of a pepperoni pizza in one sitting. My body would simply bounce back. Unfortunately… my body doesn’t function like 24 year old me anymore and yet I still would eat as if it did.
In addition, since I have two children (7 and 5 years of age now) my life is a bit hectic as you can imagine.
I love my kids more than anything, however helping them with school, driving them to soccer practice among other responsibilities that come with kids had drained so much of my free time. After having kids, I found that making it a priority to get to the gym to workout was extremely difficult.
I used to go to the gym quite regularly in my early to late twenties. I typically would hit the gym right after work (or sometimes even before work) and either run or hit the weights. Given that I was doing some sort of physical activity for 5 days out of the week, I was well toned and in shape. I could run a mile any time of the day and barely break a sweat.
As you can probably relate, however, once I had kids my free time to go the gym as long and as often as I did went down the drain. I stopped working out entirely after my first child. At first, I thought, “the first few months are the worst but I will get back into my old habits soon enough”. Well…. Long story short, I certainly did not get back into my old habits. My priorities changed.
What am I trying to say…
Really the main point that I am trying to drive home here is that I was out of shape- and I was not feeling myself.
- I felt slow and lethargic constantly as if I was perpetually in the “post Thanksgiving dinner” state where I simply felt sluggish.
- I felt mentally drained largely due to my lack of exercise
- Running up the stairs got me out of breath
I wasn’t morbidly obese before Old School New Body. However, I had gained a considerable amount of body fat since my twenties and my poor diet and lack of exercise certainly didn’t make me feel like myself. I knew I needed to make a positive change in my life.
How I found Old School New Body
Given that I was (and still am) extremely busy with work, my kids, and everything else I had going on in my life I knew I needed to workout. However, I also knew that there was no way that I could spend an hour and a half working out every day like I used to. Naturally, I began to search the web.
I started to search for things like “short but effective workouts”, “how to spend less time at the gym and lose weight”, and “Getting in shape after 35”. Really, my objective was to find a workout program that I could partake in that would…
- Help me hopefully lose stubborn fat and put back on my muscle
- Would work for someone who doesn’t want to spend hours slaving at the gym
- Would work for a middle age guy like myself
Upon sifting through various articles on the internet I came across a blog post where a 45 year old man briefly explained how Old School New Body worked for him. I was intrigued, to say the least largely because the program was advertised to help middle-aged people like myself who wanted to get in shape without spending 10 hours a week at the gym.
However, to be honest I was skeptical. 90 minutes a week to get into killer shape??? I didn’t believe it. Claims like these are almost always too good to be true.
However, the product claimed to address everything I was looking for in a workout program and it seemed to be designed for people in my situation. I thought to myself “why not? Its only 20 bucks, so I might as well give it a go and see what happens”.
You better believe that today I am happy that I made that choice.
My experience with Old School New Body
Going into the program, to be completely honest I did take it seriously. I thought “If I am going to be spending just 90 hours a week working out, I have to make these 90 hours count”. In going through the program, I did everything I could to make sure that I was putting a good effort and focus on my workouts. The program encourages doing exactly that.
Other than that, I also made sure to follow the details regarding diet, and other good habits to ensure that I was getting the most out of the material.
Really the book is not hard to follow at all. The steps are ordered in an easy to follow a sequence so that pretty much any reader can understand the process.
The key point that I would like to drive home is that the program promotes a simple approach to working out. However, the routines are specifically designed for the purpose of either leaning down your body, shaping or bulking. You must follow the practices closely to get the most benefit.
Not only that but although you only need to work out for 90 minutes a week, you should put in maximum effort. You can’t sloth around for 90 minutes a week and expect results. You have to push yourself a bit. That being said, to get the most out of the program, you must follow it closely, put effort into it and you will see results for sure.
My Old School New Body before and after transformation
Although I was skeptical at first about the program, I am absolutely taken aback by how well it worked out for me.
The first picture to the left is me three months ago. I was about 20 percent body fat and weighed 183 pounds. After keeping up with the workout routines week by week and keeping good diet habits, three months later I have changed quite a bit. I am now about 15 percent body fat and weigh 171 pounds.
Not only that but much of the muscle that I used to have back in my twenties is now visible again and I am extremely excited to see what the future holds as I continue on.
In my opinion, these pictures don’t even do my progress justice. Yes, you can see the difference in pictures and think “big woop he changed a bit”. However, given that this is, in fact, my body which I happen to know quite well, this is a huge change for me. I mean a life-changing transformation in my opinion.
The pictures also cant even show how much better I actually feel. I feel 10 times more energetic, stronger and sharp between the ears than I did three months ago. Not to mention the self-confidence boost that I have gained for what that’s worth.
But enough about me… let’s go into what you actually receive when you get the program.
The complete breakdown- What is included in the OSNB program?
Old School New Body program comes in the form of an eBook. Included is the main eBook as well as a few additional pieces of content that you can utilize as well. We’ll talk more about this later. The program has tons of information on exercise plans, nutrition plans, and other practices for slimming down, toning up and of course preventing aging. You can find multiple bonus guides as well.
The layout of the content is simple and straightforward. The content is based on well-supported evidence but it isn’t too complicated or wordy to the point where it’s difficult to understand. It’s not difficult to digest. As long as you can follow simple instructions and explanations, you will have no problem with getting started with the program.
The Old School New Body main eBook
The training system that the program revolves around is called the F4X youth-enhancing body system. Through this system, specific and detailed instructions are laid out about how you should train given your personal fitness objectives. In addition, the eBook discusses good nutrition practices every step of the way.
To do the actual training I personally took some time to go to the gym to do my routines, however, the program only requires a pair of dumbbells (adjustable is best) and a bench. In theory, you could do the workouts at home if you have the equipment.
The 3 F4X phases…
The program is broken down into three different phases- the F4X Lean workout, the F4X Shape workout, and the F4X Build workout. You may start at really any phase you want. Of course, you should start at the phase that matches your fitness objectives.
1. F4X Lean Workout
This part of the program is for those who are more focused on shredding fat. If you are interested in losing weight through fat loss, you should certainly start with the F4X Lean Workout.
2. F4X Shape Workout
This workout is the next step encouraged after the F4X lean workout. I would suggest however that you start here if you are already happy with the amount of body fat that you have and are more interested in toning up your muscles and tightening up your body. For those have a bit more belly fat I would recommend sticking with the lean workout phase for a while longer before moving on to the shape workout.
3. F4X Build Workout
This workout is designed for individuals who are more focused on building muscle mass. This is not the type of muscle mass you can gain to build a hulk-like figure. However, if you are interested in building lean and ripped muscle then I would recommend trying it out. This section, however, is more targeted towards those who have gone through the first two steps before. You will likely be disappointed with your results if you end up trying to start this section when you still have ample fat on your body.
The Old School New Body F4X training style
The F4X is great for achieving effective exercise in three 30 minute intervals a week or 90 minutes total a week for working out. The key to the training program’s effectiveness is that the exercises are compound exercises that work for multiple large muscle groups simultaneously. This way you can work out your muscles in multiple places of the body at once and burn a large number of calories in a short period of time.
You can find an example below of exactly how to carry out one of the sample sets of a workout.
What does F4X really mean?
F4X is just the fancy terms for the “focus 4 exercises” that the program is built off of.
These exercises include
- Incline press
- Bent over rows
- Upright rows
Of course, these are the core exercises. Other exercises in the program build off of these 4 core exercises.
Yes, these exercises are considered “old school” just as the program implies. However, these exercises have been proven over decades to be effective. They simply work.
There are no gimmicks or “revolutionary” bogus gym equipment that is required. As long as you stick to these exercises and perform them properly, you will surely see results.
Other free guides included
The Old School New Body program its self, in my opinion, is completely worth 20 bucks. For the amount of good quality and well-written content, this price is a steal.
However, not only do you get the Old School New Body program but it comes with 5 extra bonuses as well. You would be hard-pressed to find a program that comes with this much content for only 20 dollars anywhere else. Below you can find some more info on these additional bonuses.
The F4X quick-start
Essentially the F4X quick-start is a more condensed version of the program. By using this guide you will be able to jump right into the workouts. It pretty much outlines the workouts you need to get started without the more in-depth explanations of the science and theory of why these workouts are effective.
Ultimate fat burning secrets
This is a short and sweet report which guides you through some dirty tips and tricks that many people don’t know about for burning fat. It gives good insight on what foods to avoid and what foods to consume to do so.
This section covers how to drink alcohol while living a healthy lifestyle. Drinking is actually ok even if you are trying to lose fat… but you just have to do it the right way.
Ultimate muscle building secrets
This is a good part of the program to utilize in tangent to the building stage of the F4X method. This guide focuses on methods for building lean muscle to create for your self a sleek and sculpted physique.
Ultimate sex and anti-aging secrets
As you can probably imagine, this guide covers how to increase your sex-drive and how to age slower as well. Its full of tips and tricks regarding the foods you eat and the way you work out to achieve these effects. This section is less related to the core training described in the F4X system but it is useful knowledge all the same.
Ultimate health and happiness secrets
This report provides some good insight on how to live an overall happy life. It focuses on how to develop a good mindset for enjoying yourself. The principles are nothing groundbreaking but they are extremely useful all the same.
Audio bonus interview
These interviews are from John Rowly, Becky and Steve Holman (the program creators). The authors discuss topics regarding anti-aging advice, weight loss, healthy eating habits and more.
Ultimately, I have really only good things to say about Old School New Body.
As mentioned before, it is 100 percent possible to achieve results similar to mine or better.
The trick is to closely follow the instructions outlined in the program. Old School New Body workouts are simple, short, and most importantly effective. However, although they are short and simple they need to be implemented well. You do have to put in some effort to get some results and you cant expect amazing results by going through the motions.
That being said make sure you spend 90 minutes a week doing focused and concentrated exercise. Believe me, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in such a short amount of time.
My life has become infinitely better since I started. My energy levels are up, I feel sharper between the ears and most importantly, I have been able to slim down and tone up. At the moment my body looks almost like it did when I was 25 well over a decade ago. To be perfectly honest I did not think that it was possible to spring back into shape like that. Furthermore, I never imagined it would be possible to do so by only exercising for 90 minutes a week.
To wrap this review up, I have had an amazing experience with the program and you certainly can too. It takes a week or so to get into the swing of things but the fast progress you can make will give you the momentum to smash your fitness goals.
And of course, if you have any questions feel free to drop them in the comments and I will get to you ASAP. Thank you, and the best of luck to you on your fitness journey!