I’m starting either a one or two week experiment tomorrow (Saturday November 6th). Tomorrow will be a pulse fast day, followed by the V-Diet Sunday through Thursday. Friday will be my HSM day, with the rest of my meals being shakes. Depending on the results for week one, I may do this again for a second week, which would put my second HSM day on Friday the 19th, which would also be my measurement day as that’s day 14.
I’m curious to see just how powerful this protocol can be for fat loss. I’ve put on some muscle mass over the past few months and the abs are a bit blurrier than I would like, but if I can get to where I want to be after one week I see no reason to do a second, although it would be interesting to be able to see my pancreas.
I will lift full body three days per week (Mon/Wed/Fri), with one 15 rep day at 2-3RM, one 25 rep day at 4-6RM, and one 40 rep day at 10-12RM. On the “off” days (Sun/Tues/Thurs) I will have conditioning and Muay Thai. The Tough Mudder isn’t going to run itself after all, and for one or two weeks I can handle that volume on a restricted calorie diet so long as I’m smart with my supplement use.
The only change in this protocol from the original V-Diet will be the use of Surge Workout Fuel instead of Surge Recovery on lifting days as well as conditioning days. Don’t worry, those carbs will be put to work. Also, I’ll use almond butter instead of peanut butter. I’m trying to curb my addiction to that crap.
I will post my daily log here for any who are interested in the results. Starting weight is about 208 at 6’2. I do not have a camera so no pictures, sorry.