Good Day Sir!
Okay so this is a follow up to my question on your live spill about the mirror error. So here is the situation. I got to Afghanistan in late February here are my stats at that time:
Height: 5" 11"
All measurements taken 7 mar 2011
Thigh: (L)23.5" ®24.5"
Calves (L) 15" ®15"
Upper chest avg. 14mm
Digital caliper reading: 18.4
Back ground. During the year before deployment I was training all over the country. Eating mostly at restaurants living out of a duffle bag. I became the fattest I have ever been. Weighing in at almost 200lbs. When I went for selection of my unit I was 177lbs this was only a year prior to that. This loss of control of my diet and fitness could have cost me my job if I could’t pass the PT test.
But the adrenal burn out and long hours left very little energy for fitness I would come out of training and just want to sleep. Especially since I would only have 4-6 hours of sleep till I did it all over again. This was 200 days of almost straight training last year. When I did train when I had energy I would lift more to keep my strength than to cut up.
Current. This tour has been actually been a blessing. Most days I have time to train at least once a day, most times I train twice. I am doing still as stressful as a job its just spread out to allow me to train better. Plus doing actual work, with it being +50 most days I probably burn a lot of calories. In fact training is a necessity to control stress and boredom.
6 days a week - I do morning semi-Fasted Cardio for 40-60mins (I take a serving of MAG-10 before + 2 HOT-ROX)
I split my lifting routine as such:
Day 1 : Vertical Pull / Vertical Push + Bi’s and Tri’s
Day 2 : Quad / Hip dominant
Day 3 : Horizontal Pull / Horizontal Push + Bi’s and Tri’s
Day 4 : Plyo, Sled work , and Load bearing walk
Wash, rinse, Repeat
This one is definitely harder to nail down.
Morning on wake up:
MAG-10 + HOT-ROX
Egg white wrap
I try to have the fish with a salad option but sometimes there is only garbage (military mess food)
I use the Anaconda protocol:
So I have 1/3 serving before training + 2 HOT-ROX
Fish if available or leanest looking option, plus veg, plus salad
Two scoops of myofusion plus some nuts (almonds or pastasios)
Variable: If I am over tired from work and lack of sleep I sometimes slip up and eat sweets. Its only when I am totally drained and over tired. Which could be a factor cause sleep patterns are often affected. This is why I did not put times with my meals. They are based off when I wake. So if I am working late, lunch could be 2am. I try to stay as routined as I can. But there are always exceptions out here.
Thigh: 24 (L & R)
Calves: 15 (L & R )
Bicep: 15.75" (L)
8.4% — HAHA YEAH RIGHT! I’m guessing 10-13%