Background: I’m currently in a body transformation contest with a couple of friends. We are all located in different parts of the US, and decided to use the competition to stay motivated and keep ourselves in check. My main goal was to increase strength and maintain a waist size under 36 in. I was doing well for the majority of this year. For the entire 2013, i’ve been living out of a hotel as I’m in the process of moving from the west coast back to the east coast.
This year I was following IF style eating (16 hour fasting, 8 hours of eating works best for me), along with 5/3/1 training. That was going very well for me. But my schedule changed drastically during the last 4 months. For the past 4 months my workout opportunities became less and sleep suffered due to stress (work and moving process).
I have exactly a month before my house will be ready to move in. During the next month, my schedule shouldn’t require as much traveling thus I figured it would be prime time to rectify the past 4 months of damage to my body.
- Height =6’3"
- Weight =213
- Neck = 14"
- Shoulders =48.4"
- Chest = 39.4"
- Waist= 35.6
- Upper Arm (L and R same)= 14"
- Thigh (L and R same) = 24.4"
*Calf(L) = 15.3"
*Calf ® = 15.4"
Approx. Caliper BF measurement: 14.6% BF
Goals: 1) Waist under 35"
2) Increase conditioning
3) Get 7-9 hours sleep a night
Concerns: 1) Since i’ve been following IF, eating multiple meals a day will take some time to adjust.
2) I have a slight pain in my right calf muscle. It occurred during a stiff leg deadlift about a month ago. Hopefully it doesn’t interfere with the exercises.