Today began with a cardio session at 4:00 a.m. I did a nice Max-OT session on the bike and completed 7.5 miles in 16 minutes. It felt awesome to get my body moving that early in the morning.
Lately I've noticed that I have alot more energy. I think it is a direct result of my increasing the caloric intake for the day. Tomorrow will be the second time I've rotated in a higher calorie/higher carb (refeed) day. I strongly believe this is working from an energy standpoint. In addition, it is getting me ready for my bulk phase where I will increase the calories to maintenance and above.
One thing I've learned about refeed days is that you need to keep the fat intake down on those days. It is something I did not know before. I will be interested in seeing what results I get by following this concept religiously.
I realized today that we have to continue to push forward and progress will follow. The idea is to make a plan and stick to it. Measure the results the plan gives and adjust if needed. Progress will happen. Sometimes it is slower than others, but it will happen. Take on every single workout with extreme intensity. Take massive action. Don't take anything off that gym floor. You should be completely drained when you leave the gym. Intensity is a way of life more than an action. If you accept less than 100% intensity you are selling your workout short.
|Week Begins 2/3/2008|
|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 *||192 oz.||200 oz.||208 oz.||200 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|
|Mission 2 Total Complete||15||30||44||59|
|Mission 2 Total Possible||15||30||45||60|
|* = Counts towards total|
|Mission 2: Day 4 of 100|
|Meal/Training Plan: Real-time accountability|
|Day 4: February 6, 2008|
|3:30 a.m.||Meal 1: Protein shake and oatmeal and 3 glasses of water|
|3:30 a.m.||Supplements: Animal Pak, Glucosamine Chondroiten, calcium, chromium, glutamine, BCAAs|
|4:00 a.m.||Workout: Max-OT Cardio and 6 glasses of water|
|5:00 a.m.||Supplements: Protein shake, BCAAs, glutamine|
|6:30 a.m.||Meal 2: Chicken breast (1-1/2), oatmeal and large salad and 3 glasses of water|
|10:30 a.m.||Meal 3: Protein shake, chicken breast (1-1/2), oatmeal and large salad and 3 glasses of water|
|12:30 p.m.||Meal 4: Tuna (6 oz), oatmeal and large salad and 3 glasses of water|
|3:30 p.m.||Meal 5: Tuna (6 oz) and large salad and 3 glasses of water|
|6:30 p.m.||Meal 6: Chicken breast with large salad and brocolli and 3 glasses of water|
|8:30 p.m.||Supplements: Casein protein shake, glutamine, calcium and 3 glasses of water|
|Max-OT Cardio (Bike)||7.5 miles in 16 mins|
For those of you not logging your progress or not planning ahead or not keeping an accountability log, I strongly recommend doing so right away. It makes all the difference in your ability to stick to the plan.
Until tomorrow…GET BACK TO LIFTING!