Actually started on Tuesday, so this is Day 6.
Have an appointment with the head trainer at a college I coach at to measure BF and take accurate measurements tomorrow. A little late to be considered “before” the diet, but my goals aren’t weight loss as much as fat loss and building lean muscle mass so I wanted them to be very accurate. Mainly I’m on the diet at a test of will power - if you can be disciplined to do this diet for 6 weeks including transition without any cheating, you should be able to reach about any goal.
Starting weight: 162
Don’t care if I gain as I actually would like to hit and maintain 170, but want to drop BF down below 10% for first time. Hoping to not drop below 150, but no big deal as I’m a fast gainer. I actually was 188 in May and dropped down to 162 via exercise, better eating, and adderall.
I was a college pole vaulter and competed afterwards (semi-seriously) for about 6 years - not a superstar as my personal best was only 15’3, but several top coaches throughout the world told me I had 17’-18’ potential. Spent most of college hampered by injuries. Afterwards, career made it difficult to train seriously, but mainly haven’t been coached or stuck to training consistently long enough to make a difference. I turned coach in '99 and am considered one of the best junior coaches in the nation, which has become my career. So after not having trained even semi-seriously for 6 years, I want to make a comeback at age 33 to see if I can jump to my potential and have a successful sub-masters and masters track career. I began some powerlifting workouts a few months ago based on Pavel Tsatsouline’s Power to the People program and made a lot of progress. Really enjoyed it too, so considering playing with powerlifting to aid my training and competing in a year just for fun.
Want the V-Diet to help build self-discipline and confidence so I can train hard and consistently from here on out as well as eat right and keep bodyfat low.
Any other track athletes on here?