First, if you are looking for the podcast, it is delayed until tomorrow. I was in a bad mood today due to the all fruit day that I'm on. I like my protein too much for this fruit day stuff, but I am sticking to the plan.
With that said, protein depravation appears in the Optimum Anabolics program as well. He pushes it further by allowing 30 grams of protein daily, but limiting your protein to that for 3 weeks! Believe it or not, it actually works. I can tell you that at the end of that 3 week period (when I did Optimum Anabolics) I was pretty grumpy.
I have always needed protein with my meals. I am now convinced that I am carb sensitive, but that with a measured approach, I can control that issue. This Metabolic Surge program has proven that to me. I can operate on very little carbs and still have alot of energy. It is all about having the right carbs (fibrous ones). When I discovered that eating more vegetables would give me the energy I needed, it was a major turning point in my program. Now I am focused on eating alot of fibrous carbs at every meal.
Today I spent more time reading up about the Max-OT program, determing whether or not it will be a good program for muscle building for me. I am now unsure that I will use it starting February 4, 2008. I need to practice what I preach and stick to the program that I've been using because it works for me. I will definitely find a place for Max-OT because it fits my lifting style, but not until I've gone through the Hypertrophy III program from the New Rules of Lifting.
I've been dong the New Rules of Lifting workouts since July 2007. I've seen great gains and therefore, I am going to continue down that path. In the book that have “rest and go again” at the end of a year. That won't be happening for me because I believe it is important to change things up from time to time. I've been working out 3 days a week for the past 6 months and before that I always went on a 5 day a week program. I enjoy the 5 day a week program because I can focus on a single muscle group during that time.
|Mission 1: Day 19 of 40||Accountability|
|Meal/Training Plan: Real-time accountability||Each task completed?|
|Day 80: January 13, 2008||Yes or No|
|6:00 a.m.||Meal 1: Banana, apple and 3 glasses of water||Yes|
|6:00 a.m.||Supplements: Animal Pak, Glucosamine Chondroiten, calcium, chromium, glutamine||Yes|
|6:30 a.m.||Workout: Max-OT Cardio and 6 glasses of water||Yes|
|8:30 a.m.||Meal 2: 2 apples, 1 tangerine and 3 glasses of water||Yes|
|11:30 a.m.||Meal 3: 2 apples, banana, 2 tangerines and 3 glasses of water||Yes|
|2:30 p.m.||Meal 4: Jamba Juice Citrus Squeeze (24 ounce)||Yes|
|5:30 p.m.||Meal 5: 2 apples, 2 tangerines, 2 bananas and 3 glasses of water||Yes|
|8:30 p.m.||Supplements: Glutamine, calcium and 3 glasses of water||Yes|
|Post Workout Nutrition||1||1|
|Max-OT cardio||16 minutes|
|Chin up challenge||(60) 5 x 5|
|Push up challenge||40|
As mentioned, my podcast will be released tomorrow (Monday the 14th). I am going to be doing something interesting, but some would say schizo. I am going to be interviewing myself. I've compiled some of the most common questions I get asked and I've given my answers to those questions. I honestly think it should be informative for anyone wondering about my program.
I'm starting to have doubts about the eBook getting published by February 3, 2008. I just need more time to write and haven't had that time lately. I have written 2 chapters plus the introduction so far. I think it is going to be a great book when it is done. If I can help even one person, I will be thrilled. Afterall, that's a big reason I'm doing this blog. I want other people to realize that if I can do this, they can too. My new sign off is related to the book and will be used from now on.
Until tomorrow…GET BACK TO LIFTING…