Second go round with this methodical madness. First had some excellent results (found here: http://www.T-Nation.com/free_online_forum/diet_performance_nutrition_supplements/rugby_offseason_vdiet). That was enormously successful and I expect nothing less this go round as well.
Workouts this time may be a little more strenuous as I am working to make weight for a strength competition and this most definitely the best way to do it fast. Without this, I would make an attempt at pulling out water the week before but i’m not a huge fan of big water weight swings when I have to be useful and coordinated. Plus I feel more athletic and coordinated around that 195-200 area so it’s a no-brainer for me. I’m also using this as a test to see how effective I am at retaining strength and athleticism while cutting weight, as this could be my go-to plan for making weight going forward.
Disclaimer: I’m following the dirt to a T, but I’m not using Chad’s workout template at all. I know this may set me up for failure (I realize i’m taking my life/diet success into my own hands here) but my training needs to be a little more specialized for the Olympic lifts and some strongman work.
Last time I used this for some random thoughts and I’d expect nothing less. Probably some mindless rambling too. Good times!
Let’s grip it and rip it.