If you consider yourself a fairly active person, but you think you hit a rut, I have just the thing to help you elevate your exercising patterns into a more focused and results-oriented routine: the Shin Ohtake program. I tested the program for myself to see how it stacks up compared to other trending fitness programs.
After the first day, I have to admit that I was a little taken aback: this fitness routine really means business! After a week, I was almost ready to give up, but managed to push through. After two weeks, I was so happy I hadn’t quit after the first few days.
Who Should Try the Max Workouts Program?
Frankly, the Max Workouts program can be pretty intense. It is meant for people who are not really complete fitness beginners, but who are just looking for a way to go to the next level.
The program contains cycles of intense training of 30 minutes each, at least once a day. These cycles cannot be interrupted and tend to become more challenging as the program progresses.
With all this in mind, it’s safe to say that the Max Workouts program is intended for relatively young people who already have a medium level of physical endurance to exercising. If you are able to jog for 30 minutes without becoming exhausted or out of breath, and if you already exercise 3-4 times a week, then this program is a good fit for you.
If not, don’t give up! Spend another 2-3 months getting more accustomed to exercising routinely and then you will be ready to take on the Max Workouts. If you are not confident enough in your fitness routine yet, I recommend checking out the Old School New Body Program.
What Are the Intended Results?
Max Workouts is a challenging fitness program, but it really works. It is worth taking the time to try it, but I would like to caution potential buyers that the price is a bit steep. Here’s what you can expect after completing the program:
- Increased physical endurance and agility,
- Strengthening your core muscles and losing visceral fat,
- Getting a lean body with more muscle mass,
- Increased productivity in all areas of your life,
- Higher energy levels than you had at the beginning of the program,
- Healthier eating habits.
Did the program deliver these results to me? For the most part, yes, it did. If you don’t expect a miraculous lifestyle change, you will find that it works for you, too.
For example, take the part about healthier eating habits: you need to know that this thing is still mainly up to you and your will power. If you tend to give yourself a cheat day every diet and you have a major sweet tooth, no fitness program will change that for you. The change has to come from within at first, and a good program can only support it after you initiate.
What Kind of Exercises and Intensity to Expect?
I keep saying that the program is challenging only so you don’t expect a jogging walk in the park. But there’s no need to get scared of it or think it should only be attempted by pros. With a strong commitment to it, and if you are a healthy person with some resilience to light exercises, you should be able to take the Max Workouts program.
The types of exercises to expect:
- 3 weekly Circuit Training Sessions.
- 2 weekly High-Intensity Interval Cardio Sessions.
So, 5 times a week, you will train hard for about 30 minutes to one hour total time. In the circuit exercises you will go through many types of combined movements (strength, flexibility, lifting). In the cardio interval training you will do exercises which accelerate your heart rate and burn calories.
As long as you are able to exercise for 30 minutes without a break, you will be able to take the intensity. Even if you can’t get the exercises right from the first try, you should still do your best to complete each training and improve your technique over time.
Our Final Word on Max Workouts
All in all, I appreciated the program and how easy its logistics are. The exercises are explained very simply, and so are the meal guides for the diet which needs to accompany the program.
Max Workouts are moderately difficult and deliver good results. However, the program is also a bit expensive compared to other alternatives.