Training Age: 10yrs
Weight: 195 lbs
Height: 6ft 0in
Goal: Drop 10-12lbs of fat.
Timeframe: Sat May 2 to Fri May 30, 2008 (4 weeks)
Diet: Veloctiy Diet
Calories/Day: 1400 (non-workout days), 1700 (workout days)
Training: Waterbury’s Velocity Diet workout (slightly modified)
I’m looking to get ripped again. I got to 6-8% bf last year and had a little 4-pack going, but lost too much muscle in the process and dropped down to about 165. Then in the winter I bulked back up again to 195 but definitely gained too much fat. And because I’ve been traveling so much (15 days in April, for example) I’ve had to wait until May to lean out.
I typically do a Westside-ish routine in the winter and whole body routines with sprinting in the summer. My lifts are okay: 250lb bench press & 275lb deadlift. I’ve never really tried to get very strong; I like being the best athlete in whatever random pick-up I end up in.
I’ve been on T-Nation since 2001; it’s helped me immensely. The thing is though is that ‘knowledge’ and ‘applied knowledge’ are two different things. I’ve picked up a lot of bad nutritional habits that started last X-mas and haven’t been following all the great advice available here. I think starting from the clean slate at the end of the V-diet would be a very valuable way to get back into the g-flux, temporal, clean eating way of life.
Lastly, May is a month of growth for me. Priority one is leaning out, but I’m also:
- giving up beer and liquor for the month
- enrolled in a Spanish class focusing on conversation
- learning to sail the boat above the dinghy in my sailing club
- fixing a few things on my Jeep
- playing guitar/singing at a weekly open mic
And what am I giving up: women. I happen to be dating a great girl right now but if she wasn’t there I’d probably be celabite for a month. It’s worth it, they take up way too much time.
So there it is. I would like to think in advance anyone who wants to give me advice, encouragement or even praise. I typically don’t post but wanted to journal this part of my life and would be humbled for you to join in.
I’ll post my workouts, food log and thoughts. Feel free to ask any questions.