By Matt Evans
With a past combined weight of 665Ibs, Kalvin and Angelo Sanders, aka ‘The Vision Twins’, have lost a whopping 290Ibs together. Growing up was incredibly tough for the twins, who were labelled 'big kids' and kept gaining weight.
Kavlin told Truly: “Our biggest time of our lives was 16-17 years old. We were extremely obese." The twins had no control over what they both would eat and due to their mum’s work, Kalvin and Angelo had to look after themselves.
Angelo told Truly: “We didn’t get to see our mom as much because she was working to support us. We got home from school, snack - our snack was two hot pockets - and she would come home and bring us whatever we’d ask for."
However the buoyant duo have not only shed the pounds, they have also created their own brand, ‘The VisionTwins’, to help and inspire other young people to lose weight.
Angelo told Truly: “If we can change the way people think about themselves, change the way they think about the future, change the way that they approach life, that is our main goal." The twins have set the bar high for themselves, with Kalvin adding: “We want to be all over the world!”
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As well as their infectious energy, the Vision Twins tend to use HIIT workout principles to help their online clients progress in their weight loss journey. HIIT, or High Intensity Interval Training, is an extremely efficient way to burn lots of calories in a short space of time. It's all about working at maximum intensity, resting for a short period, and doing another burst of high-intensity work. Rinse and repeat.
Most of their videos focus around bodyweight training, making their exercises easily accessible for everyone. Exercises like the push up, squat and plank are staples of their videos, and can be made easier or harder so even those with limited strength and mobility can perform them – just check out our how to do a push up and how to do squats guides, for some examples of these tweaked-difficulty variations.
Bodyweight training is a great way to begin building up strength. However, if you're looking for more variation in your resistance-based workouts, the best adjustable dumbbells and best resistance bands are simple tools which will provide you with hundreds of different ways to build up your chest, shoulders, arms, back, legs and core.
Matt Evans is an experienced health and fitness journalist and Channel Editor at Fit&Well. He's previously written for titles like Men's Health and Red Bull, and covers all things exercise and nutrition on the Fit&Well website.
Matt originally discovered exercise through martial arts: he holds a black belt in Karate and remains a keen kickboxer and runner. His top fitness tip? Stretch.
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