Today was a fun day for me. I did my cardio early in the day as usual. In the evening I attended the Orange County Muscle Classic XXXI. What fun I had!
First, as I walked into the auditorium's lobby, who is walking directly towards me but Jay Cutler, Mr. Olympia himself! He smiled at me and I said hello to him. He was busy getting his table set up, so I let him be. Later I stopped by the table and it appeared like everyone was afraid to talk to him. I said hi again and he asked if he'd run into me earlier. We chatted for a few minutes and I took my seat.
I learned alot about shows at this one. It was my first time attending a competition. I learned that it isn't that farfetched for me to eventually compete. Honestly, the first 8 competitors had smaller legs than me and far less definition in their thighs than I have. There was even one guy who HAD to have higher body fat than me. We called him “Fat Reggie” when he left the stage. He clearly had no chance!
The highlight of the evening was Jay Cutler guest posing.
|Jay strikes a double bicep pose.|
|Look at his massive thighs!|
|Jay doing his rear lat spread|
|What a body!|
|He is so dramatic!|
Garrett Hawkins won the overall. You can catch some other pictures at the following link:
Honestly, Melvin Tanner, the Super Heavyweight winner and the guy who won the Novice Overall, was in incredible shape, but Garrett had so much better definition. One example: When Garrett hit his front double biceps pose, his lats also looked huge but Melvin only had big lats when doing his front lat spread.
Garrett Hawkins (Overall Winner)
It was a great experience for me. I learned that with some hard work I can definitely achieve my dreams. I left the auditorium completely pumped.
Starting with tomorrow's logs, I will be keeping my nutritional information in top secret status. This is because I am going to be experimenting with some nutritional tactics and I don't want to influence anyone with my approach. At the current time, I plan to keep my nutritional information in top secret status until at least the end of this mission and possibly a little longer. It all depends on how things are working. Suffice to say that I plan to burn off a ton of fat and yet maintain all my lean body mass.
|Week Begins 4/13/2008|
|M1 *||5:30 a.m.||3:30 a.m.||3:30 a.m.||3:30 a.m.||3:30 a.m.||3:30 a.m.||5:30 a.m.|
|M2 *||8:30 a.m.||6:30 a.m.||6:30 a.m.||6:30 a.m.||6:30 a.m.||6:30 a.m.||8:30 a.m.|
|M3 *||11:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.||11:30 a.m.|
|M4 *||2:30 p.m.||12:30 p.m.||12:30 p.m.||12:30 p.m.||12:30 p.m.||12:30 p.m.||2:30 p.m.|
|M5 *||5:30 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||5:30 p.m.|
|M6 *||7:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.||7:30 p.m.|
|Water *||240 oz||240 oz||240 oz||264 oz||240 oz||240 oz||240 oz|
|Post-workout nutrition *||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Pre-sleep nutrition *||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Cals within 5% (+/-) *||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Target Ratios (C/P/F)||10/60/30||10/60/30||10/60/30||60/30/10||10/60/30||10/60/30||10/60/30|
|Mission 2 Total Complete||1024||1039||1054||1069||1084||1099||1114|
|Mission 2 Total Possible||1050||1065||1080||1095||1110||1125||1140|
|* = Counts towards total|
|Mission 2: Day 77 of 100|
|Meal/Training Plan: Real-time accountability|
|Day 77: April 19, 2008|
|5:30 a.m.||Meal 1: Protein shake with 1/2 portion oatmeal, and 1/2 portion yogurt and Udo's Oil|
|5:30 a.m.||Supplements: Animal Pak, Glucosamine Chondroiten, calcium, chromium, glutamine, BCAAs|
|6:00 a.m.||Workout: PACE Bike – 24 minutes|
|7:00 a.m.||Supplements: Protein shake, 1/2 portion oatmeal, BCAAs, glutamine|
|9:00 a.m.||Meal 2: Chicken breast, large salad and 3 glasses of water|
|12:00 p.m.||Meal 3: Chicken breast, large salad and 3 glasses of water|
|3:00 p.m.||Meal 4: Chicken breast large salad and 3 glasses of water|
|6:00 p.m.||Meal 5: Chicken breast, large salad and 3 glasses of water|
|8:30 p.m.||Supplements: Casein protein shake, glutamine, calcium and 3 glasses of water|
|PACE Bike||24 minutes|
Thought for the Day:
Dreams can be realized when you mix passion, heart, desire and hard work.
Until tomorrow…GET BACK TO LIFTING!