Week 2: Lost 6lb, but body fat still at 21%. I look visibly smaller overall but still no visible lower abs.
Have been following the intermediate strength program laid out by Waterbury religiously. Drinking the shakes 5x a day at the recommended dose(plus the superfood and flax twice, and omega 3s at every meal) and Surge only post workout. HOT-ROX first thing in the morning on an empty stomach and when I do go for long walks.
Looks like I am holding on stubbornly to the fat while losing muscle mass. I just made the cut for the program, weighing 165lb. Is my small frame and low weight the reason I am losing muscle and holding onto fat instead. I am 173cm tall.
I have a few questions pertaining to the NEPA activity /walks and the workout substitutes.
Did Marion, Thibaudeau and Dan John all follow the laid workout plans by Waterbury or did they do their own thing to achieve the results?
Also I do not have machines and cables in my tiny gym, only freeweights and a squat rack with pullup bar. What do I substitute Wood-Chops with?
AS for the daily walks, it’s tough to find time and time consuming to walk 45min to an hour everyday with my busy schedule. Can I just skip it if Im moving around a lot everyday so long as I am not desk-bound?
For the V-burn challenge days on weekends, can I sub the bodyweight movements with a lighter load barbell complexes(80-100lb) instead for 4-5 sets? That way I still get to work on my barbell oly lifts skills which are not used in the program and which I miss so much. The fat burn and metabolic condition will still be present.
Usually my 2 progressions are : snatch grip RDL/bent over row/power snatch/overhead squat/behind the neck press/good morning/back squat OR RDL/bent over row/power clean/ front squat/ press/ good morning /bad squat.
Your thoughts and comments , please.