First and foremost-- Many thanks to everyone at Lecheek for allowing me to run theup to show day!! It comes at a great time because I really could stand to cut back on my stim intake without having to sacrifice my ability to burn as much fat as possible.
I'm 7 weeks out from my first show of the year and I will admit, dieting is proving to be harder than it was last year. I don't know if it's due to coming from the off-season bulk where I was much more laid back with the food or what...but it's definitely a daily struggle. With that said, the diet will be spot-on and perfect for the next 7 weeks. I'm going to stay consistent at right around 2800-2900 calories with macros broken down at 45% protein, 35% carbs, and 20% fat. I will post the specifics for each day in the log, showing total cals, grams of protein, carbs and fat. I usually eat pretty close to the same things everyday...I find it's easier to be consistent with the number that way.
I will also be really putting the Hyper T2 to the test by wearing my bodymedia armband...at least for the next couple of weeks. I will be able to track my daily calorie expenditure throughout the day and compare those numbers to my averages from a couple months ago. I'm hoping to see some extra calories burned even on the days where I am pretty much sitting all day at work. I will also be able to post the website snapshots so you all can see what that looks like. For a baseline, I took an average 7 day calories expenditure from October of last year and I averaged 3170 calories per day. This included workouts, sleeping, everything throughout the day and night.
I am going to keep my workout volume high until very close to the show. I have been consistently using much higher volumes over the past 3 months in a effort to add muscle and catch up some lagging bodyparts. I hit everybody part except chest and traps once per week and chest/traps get 2x. In addition to the weights, I do a bootcamp class 4x per week and I will be adding in extra cardio (30 min) at night, at home, on a stationary bike. Grinding.....
I am debating on whether or not to throw in / for the last 4 weeks before the show. I am about a week off of an 8 week run (which I absolutely loved). I've read most of the Versa-1 logs from the alpha-test and was intrigued enough to snatch up the IC release offer. If anyone has any thoughts/opinions about adding this in, feel free to chime in.
Current weight last night was 197. Here are some starting pics from a couple days ago:
First dose of Hyper T2 was this morning, prior to a bootcamp class. Within 15 minutes, I noticed the raspberry flavored burps that BigRigg mentioned in his log. The ketones are definitely in there. Better than fish burps from ! Nothing much to report beyond that for now.