I just finished Day 2 of my nutritional experiment. Mike Groom asked if I was taking uncovered photos during this experiment. The answer is yes, I am taking uncovered photos, but that's not all. I am tracking my weight and body fat percentage daily during this time period to see exactly what changes are affected by my approach.
I found Day 1 to be extremely diffficult to get through, but Day 2 was alot easier and I'm sure Day 3 and beyond will get a little easier each day as well. Jay Cutler inspired me to really take this on during his speech at the competition I attended. He commented about how all the family and friends were to be commended for helping the competitors get through their tough nutritional programs in order to compete. It made me think of how dedication they required to reach their goals. I realized that I needed to start with that same dedication. Bodybuilders do extreme things to get to their desired body fat percentage so why should I approach it any differently?
Work has been hectic and this new system has actually helped me to be sure I'm eating every 3 hours without any stress. I'm quite religious about eating every 3 hours already, but this all just makes that even easier to pull off. That's all I can say.
|Week Begins 4/20/2008|
|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 *||264 oz||240 oz||264 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||1129||1144||1159||1159||1159||1159||1159|
|Mission 2 Total Possible||1155||1170||1185||1185||1185||1185||1185|
|* = Counts towards total|
Started working through Rippetoe's strength training program today.
|Tuesday, April 22, 2008||Start: 4:15 a.m. End: 5:00 a.m.|
|Exercise||Set 1||Set 2||Set 3|
|Squat||275 x 5||275 x 5||275 x 5|
|Bench Press||155 x 5||155 x 5||155 x 5|
|Deadlift||300 x 5|
Thought for the Day:
Extreme circumstances require extreme measures be taken.
Until tomorrow…GET BACK TO LIFTING!