Next Monday (4/27) I will be beginning the Velocity Diet 3.0 version. I have done the previous versions of the diet as well as the original “Fat Fast” program in the past and am excited at the progress that I think this version will bring. I am also extremely grateful that the diet is becoming increasingly user-friendly in terms of just having basically everything handed to you with the only real responsibility on the dieter being to actually follow the plan.
The reason I am doing the program is as part of a contest me and some college buddies began last year. We basically have a yearly camping reunion and we take before shots in about February and see who can make the most progress in terms of body composition change from that time till we meet the last weekend of July. This year I started a little later due to a popped AC joint and a strained chest muscle which pretty much prohibited me from doing a lot of the normal style of training I do (most of the work I do is based on Renegade Training workout programs/exercise choices).
I finally felt healthy about 3 weeks ago so I had a friend of mine draft a program that would take me up to the start of the V-Diet. The program basically consisted of workouts that were similar to Don Allesi’s first meltdown article and a diet that basically revolved around high protein meals with carbs coming only during peri-workout times. I performed the lifting workouts every other day and on the between days performed Energy System sprint circuits and some continued rehab and ab work. I am about to start my last week of that program but so far have dropped from 232.4 to 221 in 3 weeks with a macronutrient balance average of about 2300 calories, 260 protein grams, 85 carb grams, and 100 fat grams.
Before I start next Monday I will post the before and after shots of that program and my measurements. I will also post my before and after shots and measurements from last year’s contest. I was really happy with my results last year. I started at about 230.8 and finished at 214 lbs and cut about 5% bodyfat down to about 10-11% and most importantly the visual changes were about what I wanted. The only problem I have with the results is that I have gotten down to about 215 a million times in the past 4 years but as summer ends I always inch back up to 230 before going back down again.
This time around I don’t want to become complacent at 215 and want to completely get rid of the remaining final layer of fat from my college football/track career where I played between 260-280 (graduated 2003). My ultimate goal would be to get down to really get comfortably in the single digits in body fat and let the scale weight fall where it is from there.
I will post what I said I would this week but I wanted to introduce myself. I am ready to get rolling.