David Goggins | How David Goggins lost 50 kg excess weight in three months: A Navy SEAL's fitness journey | Health Tips and News

2022-05-29 11:00:26 By : Ms. Amy Li

Athlete, speaker and soldier David Goggins is known as the toughest man on the planet. But it was not always like that. 

The extremely fit man now narrates how he weighed almost 135 kilos (Nearly 300 pounds) at one time and had stuffed himself like a turkey due to stress eating. Even at 61" of height, that was an unhealthy and excessive weight. He was a product of a broken home and had extremely low self-esteem. Then he watched a TV commercial about the US Navy SEALs and set his heart on becoming one. Of course, he was not fit - physically the least - to make the cut. According to a recruiter, at his height, he could only weigh 191 pounds.

The challenge he posed to himself was to lose nearly 50 kilograms weight in two months' time. The young man was 23 and possessed with the idea of joining the Navy Seals - come what may. 

I had to lose a lot of weight to get into the Navy. I was 297lbs at my heaviest. I ONLY had to lose 106lbs in 2 months...

Here's what he writes: "I had to lose a lot of weight to get into the Navy. I was 297lbs at my heaviest. I ONLY had to lose 106lbs in 2 months (I hope you hear the sarcasm in that)! 

"I don't have enough time to tell you the entire story but I will tell you about my first day of working out to lose 106lbs. 

"My first day I was fired up and ready to get after it! My plan was to eat very little and drink a ton of water and workout like crazy. 

"So day 1 was going to start with a 3-mile run. My mind was focused and I was committed to finding the greatness inside of me. 

"It's 0600 and I'm walking downstairs to begin my journey. I get to the starting line of my 1st run and started my watch and take off running. 

"A 1/4 mile into it, I stopped and walked home. I put my head down & realized the reality of daily failure was upon me. 

"To know I was going to feel like shit almost every day of this journey was very humbling. My cardio fitness was horrible! 

"I was so motivated while talking about losing weight and becoming a Navy SEAL but the true reality hit me at a 1/4 mile into day one. "Every day tested my commitment. My best lessons learned didn't come from a book. They came from me seeing things through to the end. 

"I realized I would have so many bad days for that one day of victory! At the end of each journey, I would look back and realize that all those bad days were really my best days because I woke up the next day even hungrier to succeed!  "All those bad days shaped, strengthened, refocused and taught me what was required to succeed! I asked myself every day on this journey "What is required to be your best?

"You have to be willing to fail 1,000 times to succeed and be willing to repeat that the rest of your life. Don't overthink it! Just get after it!"

The weight loss journey from 135 kilos to his shredded triathlete look now has been an arduous one, filled with strict discipline and self-control.

David Goggins claim to fame: David Goggins is a former United States Navy SEAL and Air Force Tactical Air Control Party member who served in the Iraq War. 

Now a veteran, Goggins is an ultramarathon runner, ultradistance cyclist, triathlete, motivational speaker, and author. 

Under his athletic achievements, he also counts a world record for more than 4000 pull-ups in 17 hours.

His daily workout or  exercise routine: David Goggins, says a report in weightandskin.com, is a morning person and is up by 4:30 am each day. He jump-starts his day with water and one banana. He follows that up with a protein shake, and some breakfast.

David Goggins then follows that up with he two hours of intense cycling that usually starts from five in the morning till seven. Then the triathlete gets low carbs and low fats food.

For workout and training, this man with a shredded body then begins his routine - spread over weekdays in a format.

Mondays are for flat bench presses, inclined dumbbell presses, plate push-ups, and sips.

The next day this workout routine - after all the morning routines - comprises pull-ups, close-grip pull-ups, reverse pull-ups, seated pulley rows, and barbell reverse grip bent over rows.

The third day is bodyweight jump squats, rear squats, stiff-legged deadlifts, and bodyweight squats.

On Thursday, he does the leapfrogs, burpees, 40-yard sprints, medicine-ball-slam, kettle swings.

Fridays are for dumbbell tricep extension, diamond push-ups, dumbbell bicep curls, bodyweight dips, and barbell military presses.

David Goggins Weightloss Diet: According to weightandskin.com, David avoids junk food and oily food. He takes low carb and low fats food, stays hydrated and includes as many vegetables as he can in his diet. As for the protein shakes, the site says that the shake and any supplements make sense fr the rest of us if we do not have a good appetite for food in general. 

This is the routine, says the report, that helped David Goggins lose more than 100 pounds in just 3 months.

Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a professional healthcare provider if you have any specific questions about any medical matter.

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