Fat Loss After 50

Fat Loss From Scratch (Basic)

Lose 10 lbs of Belly Fat in 5 Weeks without Starving Yourself and Feeling Miserable Even if You Don't Have Time to Get to the Gym

Reboot Your Body to Factory Settings

Burn Fat Fast


This is not a gimmicky diet to quickly lose some weight only to regain it later. This is a step by step system to implement a whole new way of life both with respect to how you eat and how well you move and exercise.

Build Muscle


You want to build muscle to combat the effects of aging. Loss of muscle mass or sarcopenia is why you're feeling old but you can reverse these effects with a well designed strength building program. This program is for Men over 50 and developed and optimized by a Guy over 60.

Training Outline


  • Welcome FREE TRIAL
  • Expectations FREE TRIAL
  • Facebook Group
  • Office Hours

Keys to Success


  • Make It Easy FREE TRIAL
  • Journaling FREE TRIAL
  • Planning and Preparation FREE TRIAL
  • Schedule Success FREE TRIAL
  • Success Quiz

Measure What Matters

  • Metrics FREE TRIAL
  • Weekly Measurements Form
  • Lean Body Mass FREE TRIAL
  • Key Health Ratios FREE TRIAL
  • Strength Baseline FREE TRIAL
  • Readiness Quiz

Do This Right Away

  • Pantry Purge FREE TRIAL
  • Meal Planning FREE TRIAL
  • Morning Routine FREE TRIAL

Fast Start


  • Big Rocks, Little Rocks FREE TRIAL
  • The First 3 Weeks FREE TRIAL
  • Upgrade and Get Shredded! FREE TRIAL
  • Week 1 Checklist
  • Adverse Effects
  • Countdown to Go
  • Perfection Is Not Required
  • Move More, Sit Less
  • Fast Start Quiz
  • Week 1 Survey

Bonus Material

  • Bonus Content

Fat Loss 101 - Background

  • Review of Week 1
  • Controlling Hormones
  • Macro Nutrients
  • Additional Reading

Fat Loss 101 - Action Items

  • Your Eating Plan
  • Week 2 Checklist
  • Basic Strength Training

Low Carb Food Guides

  • Using the Food Guides
  • Vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Nuts
  • Snacks
  • Chocolate
  • Beans
  • Alcohol
  • Mistakes
  • Junk Food

Building Aerobic Capacity

  • Aerobic System Training
  • Background Material

Fat Loss 101- Summary

  • Big Rocks, Little Rocks
  • Week 2 Survey
  • Week 2 Review
  • Fat Loss 101 Quiz

Accelerate Fat Loss - Review


  • Review of Week 2
  • Workout Planning
  • Strength Training
  • The Top 5 Mistakes

Accelerate Fat Loss - Action Items


  • Week 3 Fat Loss Actions
  • Week 3 Checklist
  • Eat Some Chocolate
  • Go by Your Numbers
  • 10 Tips for Adding Fat Into Your Diet
  • Watch this Video Now

Building Muscle 101


  • Setting Exercise Parameters
  • Workouts
  • Strength Training


  • Supplements
  • Top 5 Supplements
  • Probiotics

Accelerate Fat Loss - Summary

  • Big Rocks, Little Rocks
  • Week 3 Survey
  • Week 3 Review
  • Week 3 Fat Loss Quiz

Exercise Videos

  • Pushing Exercises
  • Pulling Exercises
  • Hip Hinge Exercises
  • Squatting Exercises
  • Carry Exercises

Advanced Fat Loss - Review


  • Review of Week 3
  • Advanced Fat Loss Skills
  • Intermittent Fasting
  • Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Advanced Fat Loss - Action Items


  • Week 4 Actions
  • Week 4 Checklist
  • Are You Progressing?
  • Weekly Progress Form
  • Be Better
  • Becoming Expert

Increase Testosterone


  • Training Ideas
  • Lift Heavy Things
  • Training

Advanced Fat Loss - Summary

  • Big Rocks, Little Rocks
  • Week 4 Review

Advanced Fat Loss - Mods


  • Glycemic Index
  • How to Not Suck at Fat Loss
  • Week 4 Checklist
  • Weekly Progress Form
  • Week 4 Actions
  • fat
  • primal carbohydrate curve
  • MAF-WP-Carb-Intolerance-v1.3
  • Your Insulin Response
  • genetics and disease 1
  • video 3 glucose insulin
  • waist to height ratio
  • WheatBellyHeartyEntrees

Are You Progressing?


  • Are You Progressing?
  • How to Interpret Progress
  • Weekly Progress Form
  • Progression Skills
  • How to Interpret Skills
  • Progression Metrics
  • Progression Symptoms

Fat Loss From Scratch Review

  • Program Review

About the Old Spartan

Mark Fickler

Mark Fickler

Over-50 Fitness Savior

Mark, aka Old Spartan, is a 62 year old coffee guzzling Primal Health Coach wandering around Albuquerque, New Mexico.

His short bio:

About 15 years ago, I learned from a Personal Trainer/Chiropractor/Triathlete guy that my life-long bad back was really just a weak back and could be solved by lifting weights and getting strong again.

This led to an epiphany:

Strength Solves All Problems

And it got me training again and I got back into decent shape but my weight still fluctuated up and down (and my belly showed it). Building muscle mass is good for a lot of things, particularly anti-aging things, but it's not the key to permanent fat loss.

It's the food. It's always the food.

I learned this important lesson when getting my Primal Health Certification in January of 2016. It finally all came together - a program and system based on evolutionary science.

You need a system that works with your body's natural programming. Movement, food, exercise, sleep, stress and sunshine all matter. Give your body what it wants and it will respond in kind - by giving you what you want:

Life long health and fitness.


What You'll Learn

How to Lose Belly Fat

Increase Testosterone

How to Build Muscle

Eliminate Aches & Pains

Increase Energy & Vitality

Wean Yourself from Medications


I liked the way the coaching program broke the complex down to simple, actionable advice. Mark's approach makes you realize what's attainable with a bit of planning and commitment. I lost 25 lbs pretty quickly.
Mike Reckner Delaware
Followed your Old Spartan advise & lost 30 lb. Got back 32 in. waist and can run 8 min mile no sweat. Basically cannot believe what I see in the mirror. I look and perform better at 55 than at 40.
Mark Gelfand New York City
I lost 16 pounds during the program and 4 inches off my waist alone. The amazing thing was I did this during the Holiday season.
Jeff Hogue Kentucky


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Included Bonus Material


Private Facebook Group

Built in Accountability
Get accountability and camaraderie with your personal invitation to our Private Facebook Group for Fat Loss From Scratch members.


Lifetime Membership

$497 value
You get lifetime access to the training information. Your personal account allows to log in and access the training 24 / 7.


Bi-weekly Office Hours

Amazing Value!
Enrollment in Fat Loss From Scratch gets you admission to bi-weekly Q&A Webinars where you can ask any question you like.

More Bonus Material


Evolution & Optimal Health

$9 value
Snapshot: Learn how two and a half million years of selection pressure and harsh environmental circumstances created the perfect genetic recipe for human health and longevity.


Gene Expression & Reprogramming

$9 value
Snapshot: Gene switches turn on or off according to signals received from their environment. You can manipulate and optimize gene expression through foods, workouts, and lifestyle behaviors.

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