Total immersion is a complete state of mind. It involves every fiber of your being. It is exactly what it sounds like–totally immersing yourself in something. In this case it is the shredder lifestyle that I'm talking about.
To some it may seem to be an obssession, but to me it is total immersion in an idea. I have found that the more committed I am to something the better my results are at it. I have that type of personality. When I am interested in something, I read everything on the subject. I learn as much as I can. I immerse myself in the material. The subject itself becomes living and breathing to me. I become a mini-expert.
My body is no different. I know how hard I can push myself. I know what my limits are. I know the signs that my body gives off. It is all important to the process I am going through.
Lately I've been totally immersed in my nutrition plan. I'm now playing with what is the right amount of cardio for this plan. I am also messing with some spreadsheets that will help me use this plan for bulking later. To me, the key to all of this bulking talk is to do a “clean bulk.” What's a “clean bulk” you ask? I'm so glad you asked that question! First, in order to do a bulk you have to eat alot of food. Alot of people bulk using whatever food they can muster up. However, in a clean bulk you attempt to keep your nutrition clean and under control, but you up the calories. I am experimenting with ideas on how I might use my current nutritional approach for a clean bulk situation and I think I've nailed it.
To me it is a great deal of fun to be immersed in something. I like this shredder lifestyle that I've developed and I don't plan on ever going back to my old way of life. I've found that my endurance, while it has a long way to go, is much better than it ever was before. My strength has improved tremendously. My mental attitude is sharpened. I have more motivation than ever before. And now I want all this to rub off on you.
Starting this weekend I'm going to be doing a podcast series on the topics I just mentioned–endurance, immersion, strength, mental attitude, motivation, bodybuilding and the shredder lifestyle. There will be a new podcast each week. I am also trying to figure out how to do a tips on lifting video podcast. I have to work out those details for the future.
If you want to get some great information, return this weekend for the new and improved Fat Burning Machine Podcast.
|Week Begins 4/27/2008|
|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||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||1234||1249||1264||1279||1279||1279||1279|
|Mission 2 Total Possible||1260||1275||1290||1305||1305||1305||1305|
|* = Counts towards total|
PACE cardio on elipptical machine for 24 minutes
Thought for the Day:
If you're going to do something, go all the way. Never give up half way to the finish line.
Until tomorrow…GET BACK TO LIFTING!