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Ellington Darden, Ph.D.

Ted Tucker Gives It a Try


Ted Tucker was referred to me by Keelan Parham. Keelan is one of my best Intensive-Coaching trainees and Ted helps run Keelan's caricature business in several of the resorts and theme parks here in Orlando.

"He's a wiz at management," Keelan said about Ted in mid-January 2010. "But he's developed some bad eating habits and doesn't know how to exercise in the right way. He must weigh at least 250 pounds. He's seen the transformation that I went through while working with you and he's decided to give it a try."

"A try," I replied to Keelan. "At his body weight, he probably won't make it through more than three exercises . . . before he's outside TRYING his management skill on my St. Augustine."

Keelan smiled, but assured me that Ted had the detailed discipline to do what was required.

January 28, 2010: Ted Tucker, age 38, came by my private gym on a Thursday afternoon to be weighed, measured, photographed, and trained.

At 6' 4 1/2" he tipped the scales at 257 1/2 pounds. His percent body fat was 30.5 and his waist measured 45 3/4 inches. 

Keelan was on-target about Ted's attention to detail in his workout. Ted had studied several of my books and had a good grasp of proper form. His routine, which included eight exercises, required only one, brief, recovery walk outside and he never lost his "cookies." In fact, he finished his last two exercises with fine efforts.

After his workout, we agreed that he would train at my private gym once a week for ten weeks. I told him that I expected him to lose 37 pounds of fat by following my descending-calorie diet, which is similar to what is detailed in A Flat Stomach ASAP, combined with my superhydration schedule.

As Ted departed, we shook hands on our agreement.

Four days later I was told that when Ted left my place, he drove over to Keelan's home. His plan was to clean up a bit, greet his wife — and, along with the Parhams — go out to dinner.  

But sometimes, plans don't go as planned . . . right?

Feeling the cumulative effects of his first workout, Ted arrived looking pale, stumbled through to Keelan's home office, and quickly made his way to the comfort station. He then kick-started Phase One of his weight-loss schedule by relieving himself — first at one end, and then the other — repeatedly.

Keelan noted that the group delayed their evening meal for more than an hour, while Ted continued with Phase One. Finally, the group shared some sushi rolls and relaxed by watching reruns of "The Biggest Loser."

After an hour or so, Ted was rehydrated and recovered sufficiently to drive to his home for some needed rest and sleep. The next day, he was a little sore, but felt fine.

Ted's systemic responses (vomiting and diarrhea) to my initial high-intensity session, which we laugh about now, never occurred again.


Flash forward . . .

April 29, 2010: Today is Ted's 10th workout. Plus, I'm taking his measurements and photographs.

Ted's workout strength, compared to his initial session, is up 40-50% in six of his eight exercises. I calculate he's added 4 pounds of muscle.

His body weight has dropped from 257.5 to 219.5, for a reduction of 38 pounds. And his percent body fat has gone from 30.5 to 17.2, which translates to a loss of 41.38 pounds of fat. You can definitely see the differences by comparing his before-and-after pictures.

Three months, ten Intensive-Coaching workouts, and a
minus 41.38 pounds of fat!

Overall, Ted lost 1-3/8 inches off his neck, 3-3/8 inches off his chest, 6-5/8 inches off his waist, 3-7/8 inches off his hips, and 5 inches off his thighs.

Not bad for a guy who simply wanted "to give it a try." I didn't know then, but certainly know now . . . a try in Ted Tucker's mind is a 100-percent commitment and 100-percent effort.

Congratulations, Ted, on your commitment, your effort, and your results. You are now one of my "Biggest Losers."

Furthermore, I believe you can drop another 10-12 pounds, which will put you at what I consider . . . your ideal level of body fat.

Let's make it happen.

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tompuderbaugh

Great job Ted! Keep up the good work, you can do it!

Question: Dr. D. stated in his write-up that he trained you one a week at his home for 10 weeks. What else did you do? Did you also train at a gym, walk, swim, etc.?

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TedTucker

Thanks for the encouragement! Considering I just turned 39 (June 1st), it is pretty awesome to be in the best shape of my life! And best yet still improving it!! Thanks to Dr. Darden!!

To answer your question, I also did a 2nd workout on my own, during the 10 weeks I alternating between going to a local gym where they had machines similar in nature to what Dr. Darden had, and the home gym equipment I have, which is a Keys Fitness Strength Trainer 1000. Dr. Darden instructed me to do a second workout besides what we were doing, and being completely onboard I did so, and got the results to prove it!!
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AI1963

Ted: Awesome progress.

Per Dr. Darden's account, nice effort in the gym. Also know that many of us appreciate your utter lack of vanity in allowing less-than-flattering photos to be taken then posted online. Real world before-and-after photos are rarely seen. You not only look better from an aesthetic sense in the second photo, you appear worlds healthier.

I believe you can exceed Dr. Darden's expectations - and perhaps you own. Keep at it and please do keep this board updated on your progress.

Keep up the good work, Dr. D. A lot of us are also hoping for some new articles in the near future.
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Turpin

I love to see/read these real life transformations .... great work Ted , keep it up.

T.
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SteveHIT

Well done and good luck Ted.
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TedTucker

Thanks, for all the great enthusiasm and kind words. I think the biggest thing for me with the photos is the before. After losing what I did I can not believe I looked like that, and let myself. Yes I am MUCH healthier, and feel the best I have ever felt, EVER. I used to be so sluggish in the morning and have such trouble waking up, it would take me some time to get started. Now once I wake up it is like, ZING! Ready to go. It is awesome!!

I am continuing to lose weight and continuing to work at it and in a couple weeks I expect to hit my target weight!!
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Hitit

Ted,

It's been a couple of weeks (target date right?), just thought I would check in on where you're at?

Brian
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Ellington Darden

Ted Tucker at 205 Pounds

July 17, 2010: Ted Tucker came by this afternoon and I did follow-up measurements and photos on his body. Ted now weighs 205 pounds, which means he's lost 52-1/2 pounds.

His body-fat level has gone from 30.5% to 12.7%, which is quite an accomplishment.

Furthermore, Ted has removed 8-3/8 inches from his waist, 4-3/4 inches from his hips, and 3-1/4 inches from each thigh.

Congratulations Ted, you truly have created a Brand-New Body.

Ellington
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marcrph

Spain

Ellington Darden wrote:
Ted Tucker at 205 Pounds

July 17, 2010: Ted Tucker came by this afternoon and I did follow-up measurements and photos on his body. Ted now weighs 205 pounds, which means he's lost 52-1/2 pounds.

His body-fat level has gone from 30.5% to 12.7%, which is quite an accomplishment.

Furthermore, Ted has removed 8-3/8 inches from his waist, 4-3/4 inches from his hips, and 3-1/4 inches from each thigh.

Congratulations Ted, you truly have created a Brand-New Body.

Ellington


Outstanding!

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marcrph

Spain

Dr. Darden,

Are you planning on using the extremely slow leg press exercise for Mr. Tucker?

In your opinion, is the extremely slow leg press exercise ideal for body transformations such as Mr. Tucker is participating in?

Thanks,

Marc
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Ellington Darden

In Ted's exercise routine, which he performed ten times, he did the extremely slow leg presses twice.

In other words, once out of every five workouts.

Ellington
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marcrph

Spain

Ellington Darden wrote:
In Ted's exercise routine, which he performed ten times, he did the extremely slow leg presses twice.

In other words, once out of every five workouts.

Ellington


Dr. Darden,

Thanks for the reply!

With your experience in extremely slow exercise technique, could one do extremely slow leg presses more often, or might this risk overtraining?

Marc
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Ellington Darden

Marc,

I've done them twice a week for two consecutive weeks, but no more than that.

Try them for three or four consecutive weeks and let me know your results?

Ellington
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marcrph

Spain

Ellington Darden wrote:
Marc,

I've done them twice a week for two consecutive weeks, but no more than that.

Try them for three or four consecutive weeks and let me know your results?

Ellington


I'll do just that!

Marc
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Greg Roseman

Virginia, USA

Ted,

how many calories are you consuming a day to lose bodyfat? How has your hunger levels been? Is it a constant struggle to stick to your calorie target. You've done an amazing job.

thanks

Greg
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JCesana

Mr. Darden

Sorry for the off topic question, but where can I find detailed information in regards to nutrition for HIT? I have you Advanced book, but cannot find very detailed info. I would love a detailed suggested meal list when training in HIT. Thanks!

-JC
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Ellington Darden

JC,

There are a couple of chapters on nutrition in my book, "The Bowflex Body Plan." Some basics are also listed in my article, "Florida Dreaming," which is on this website.

Two books I recommend are "Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook" and Sizer and Whitney's "Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies."

Ellington
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Ellington Darden

JC,

There are a couple of chapters on nutrition in my book, "The Bowflex Body Plan." Some basics are also listed in my article, "Florida Dreaming," which is on this website.

Two books I recommend are "Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook" and Sizer and Whitney's "Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies."

Ellington
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drsteve

Just awespme! I am in Ted shape :Before
What can one do if traveling to Florida is too difficult- I am in New York I have read several of your books and I follow the super-hydration but I have the hardest time sticking to it- Late night eating gets me every time Is there a way to train with you other than in person> And Is there a way to get an exact nutrition plan?
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Ellington Darden

drsteve wrote:
Just awespme! I am in Ted shape :Before
What can one do if traveling to Florida is too difficult- I am in New York I have read several of your books and I follow the super-hydration but I have the hardest time sticking to it- Late night eating gets me every time Is there a way to train with you other than in person> And Is there a way to get an exact nutrition plan?


Go back to the opening page and read "The Secret." If you could have lost it on your own, you would've already done so.

Ellington

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Hitit

Great work Ted, keep it up!
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tallopenmind

Ellington Darden wrote:
Ted Tucker at 205 Pounds

July 17, 2010: Ted Tucker came by this afternoon and I did follow-up measurements and photos on his body. Ted now weighs 205 pounds, which means he's lost 52-1/2 pounds.

His body-fat level has gone from 30.5% to 12.7%, which is quite an accomplishment.

Furthermore, Ted has removed 8-3/8 inches from his waist, 4-3/4 inches from his hips, and 3-1/4 inches from each thigh.

Congratulations Ted, you truly have created a Brand-New Body.

Ellington


WOW! I myself am 6-6 310 and want to do a "ted". I do notice that Ted lost a lot of weight but his arms/chest do not seem to have gotten much bigger... is hardcore diet a big part of this program? I guess if he went up by 50% in his lifts he must be feeling and be stronger.

Dr Darden do you ever get asked to do a reality show? I am reading Arthur JOnes's bulletin #1 and notice he says 2 sets not 1..do you still contend 1 set to be best? I also noticed in the gym that without a universal leg press it is hard to train to failure as doing so with squat or a press machine like hack squat can have u fail under the bar dangerously.

I am on getbig.com for entertainment but thier training mantra is huge volume 6-7 days a week. Do you think someone can get the look of a natural bodybuilder or fitness model with hit or would that take hours of aerobics too? What do you think of Mike Mentzer's work? I train with the mental goal of looking like Steve Reeves shape wise.

Do you think a routine would have to be modified to emphasize arms and or upper lats to get such a look?

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Ciccio

@tallopenmind,

check this thread to see what's possible with HIT (and the right genes):

http://drdarden.com/...ic.do?id=467437

Ellington's phillosophy is best descriped with "uppside down bodybuilding". It means, when overly fat, get lean first then pack on the muscles. I recommend you purchase his book THE NEW HIT (check thread on this side) which will give you a better understanding how Ellington's HIT works.

Best,
Franco
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