With 119 days to go until the NPC Amateur Grand Prix, I spent the morning at Metroflex Long Beach training my back muscles. I completed a nice workout that consisted of the following:
|Snatch Grip Deadlifts||115 lbs. x 10; 165 lbs. x 10; 185 lbs. x 10|
|Wide Grip Pull Downs||90 lbs. x 10; 120 lbs. x 10; 150 lbs. x 10|
|Bent Over Rows||115 lbs. x 15; 135 lbs. x 15; 155 lbs. x 15|
|Close Grip Cable Rows||120 lbs. x 15; 150 lbs. x 15; 180 lbs. x 15|
|T-Bar Rows||90 lbs. x 10 x 5|
This workout was designed to build some width in my entire back area.
Today was also the day for our annual family Christmas lunch where I get to see my niece and her children as well as my brother. We drove to Santa Monica (1 hour drive). The entire family had a blast. We laughed and told stories. It was over too quickly.
In the interest of planning ahead, my trainer sent over my new nutrition plan that will begin January 1, 2012. This is the plan for the first 2 weeks of my contest preparation and will get altered as we assess my progress. He also listed out the supplements he’d like me taking during this time. I spent some time on the True Nutrition website putting together an order. I was amazed at how many combinations I could put together to customize my order. I was able to add Stevia as a sweetener, add flavoring, etc. I highly recommend True Nutrition for your supplement needs. They have a large selection, have an easy to navigate site and allow you to customize your selections. The only downfall was their checkout and payment process. It was very slow because of how they assembled the steps.
Today I’d love for you to tell us about your planning issues and how you deal with planning in general.