If you are interested in looking into or purchasing Natacha’s brand new guide, Cut Reload, then make sure to go check her website and channel. With videos full of science-backed information that are also really enjoyable to watch – I will guarantee you will love her!
I’ve never purchased a workout/training guide before nor ever followed one. I have always been inclined to take inspiration from either YouTube or Instagram and then create my own. This is exactly what I did at the beginning of 2019, when I made the decision that I wanted to change things up a little. (How stereotypical of me, I know.)
As you can see from ‘My Month in a (Pea)nutshell’ series, I took a generic gym ‘split’ and a set of exercises and BAM = my workout plan. Now, mid-April, I can happily report that I 100% made the right decision.
However, now I want to change it up AGAIN. It’s the time when the internet becomes obsessed with looking good for summer. Whilst I won’t deny that I have followed the trend in the past, this year I don’t have a fancy or hot summer holiday to look forward to. The progression I am seeking is long-term.
Natacha Oceane‘s New Training Guide – Cut Reload!
This is exactly why I purchased Natacha Oceane’s brand new training guide, Cut Reload. I have mentioned Natacha on my blog before and frankly her appraoch to training (and life in general) is everything I want and more.
As with last year’s version, the name for the training guide includes the term ‘Cut’. However, Natacha’s apporach with the guide is anything but short-term. Sure, we all want to lose a bit of fat (emphasis on using the term ‘fat’ there and not ‘weight’.) but she delves much deeper than that.
I am incredibly excited to embark on this 10-week (and longer!) journey and to see how I feel and look at the end of it. With nutrition advice certified by Renee, an Olympic Nutritionist, and Natacha-style training workouts, I have never been so excited to get moving.
The idea behind this series is that I will be writing updates on my progression and thoughts on the guide. By the end of it, I hope to have an in-depth and overall review of Cut Reload! I always find reviews of products, such as training guides, really useful – so I hope you do too!
To begin this journey off, I want to speak about where I think I am now, how I am going to approach the training guide and the reviewing process.
Intentions and Goals
Sure, I’m down to lose a bit of fat. However, I want to end this 10-week experience feeling fitter, healthier and just a bit of a boss really. When I watch Natacha’s videos, she always comes across so confident. (Whilst also looking amazing.)
I still haven’t managed to, properly, do a push-up or pull-up yet so I hope from watching Natacha’s progressions that I can achieve them. I also want to expand my ‘exercise knowledge base’, as I have been repeating the same exercises for quite a while and it is always important to change things up.
Over the past few months, I have increased my muscle strength. (YAY!) However, I just seem to have that layer of fat over it which means you can’t really see it! (lol, relatable again.) So, admittingly, I would love to tone up a bit too. OH, and I would also like to prove, to myself, that fat can be lost without having to decrease my calories to about 5.
People’s percetions of dieting and losing weight (which is the WRONG term) are being questioned more and more now – and I love it. Natacha adds to this and shows that restriction and yo-yo dieting is not the way to get the body you love, long-term.
How I Plan to Tackle Cut Reload
Regarding how I am going to apporach the training guide as a whole:
- Natacha includes 5 workouts a week, with an optional active recovery day. The split works as follows:
- Full Body (60 minutes)
- Upper Body and HIIT (70 minutes)
- Lower Body (60 minutes)
- Rest/ Active Recovery
- Full Body (60 minutes)
- HIIT (20 minutes)
- Rest Day
- I don’t plan on making major changes to my food intake. I do, however, want to concentrate on ensuring I am consuming enough protein. Apart from that, I just want to follow Natacha’s advice in the guide and make changes when needed!
- Natacha has approached the guide revolving around the ‘Physical Activity’ aspect of an essential equation. This equation is what your output of energy consists of. By increasing your physical activity you can create a calorie deficit without decreasing your daily consumption. (This is why there is no need for me to decrease my calorie intake)
Total Energy Expenditure (TEE) = Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) + Physical Activity (PA) + Non-exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT) + Thermic Effect of Food (TEF)
The Review Process
My plan for the reviewing process is to write and upload a new episode every 2-weeks, on a Sunday. These will include my thoughts on the workouts, updates on my eating, thoughts on my progression and my actual progression rate. Since I am not one for standing on a scale, (yet again emphasis on losing ‘fat’ and not ‘weight’.) I shall be using progression photos.
I haven’t properly approached my fitness goals like this before, usually, I just take a photo and forget to take anymore. However, since I have found myself uploading them to my blog, I assume that they will be a good enough reminder!
I hope that you find this series useful, whether you are here deciding whether to purchase Natacha’a guide or you are just looking for some information on where to start your own fitness journey.
As you can tell, I am really excited to get cracking on Cut Reload!
Until next time my friends!