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  • I'm Bringing Sexy Back (2012 log)

    I hope I don't regret this.

    Skip


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    • #3
      Nice!

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      • #4
        I need you to hurry up and get to peak week....I have a show in 11 days and need to copy everything down for my own use
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        • #5
          Ok .... Where to start.

          For those that don't know, I came off of a pretty bad lower back injury that I decided to let rest and recover last fall instead of train through. My back was recovered when I went back in the gym the first week of January after about 3 months or so of not training, at all. When I don't train, I don't eat much and when I do, it is whatever I want to eat. So, by the time the first of the year came around I was small, untrained and fat. Not my sexiest look, no.

          After getting back to everything for January and February and half of March, I feel like I am "back" as far as muscle and strength and I look like a bodybuilder again. The issue now is I want to get into great condition for this year so I am looking to probably go to about .... 205-208. I love this look at this weight for me and it is relatively easy for me to maintain. I don't really struggle to maintain my condition until I get closer to my stage weight of about 198 ish.

          I didn't compete last year and anyone that knows me knows that I usually get the itch every couple of years but that itch has faded quite a bit since about 09. I did compete in 2010 but it was just not my usual focus and I said I would never again compete unless I was 100% focused. These days it is tough because my business has grown so much that there are huge demands on me for that with time and stress and my kids are in a lot of sports so that is not going to take a back seat to me getting on stage one more time in my life. I coach baseball and I don't want to miss any of my son's games or my daughter's soccer games, etc.. I enjoy going to Horsetooth and chilling on the boat with my friends and family on the weekends over the summer so at least right now, getting on stage is not a priority.

          My weight before my Skipload this last weekend was 218. I was 221 the week prior and so I did hit my goal weight for last week, dead on. I plan to hit 216 by this weekend's Skipload. We shall see.

          I am waiting on MM.com to publish my training article but I am getting kind of tired of waiting so if it isn't up by the end of the month I will detail my new training protocol that I have REALLY been enjoying and it as been working very well. For now, I train 3 days a week on a rotation and I will get into that when the article comes out. I MAY go to 4 days only if my energy starts to really drag ass as the weeks go by and I get leaner.

          I am not doing a ton of cardio but I am going to "cardio cycle" so I am only doing 20 minutes per day right now for the last 2 weeks and through this week. Then, I will ramp it up big time for 2 weeks before going back down for 3 weeks after that and repeat. This is due to supplementation and that is all I will say on that. There is a method to the madness, though.

          You will find that as I list my foods or cals or however I do it, that I do not eat a lot of food or cals. In fact, I would bet that I am well below 99% of you reading this. My metabolism is way different now that I am getting older and not moving much during the day. Sitting at my desk at home has really slowed me down, big time. In starting my diet I was only at about 100g of carbs per day, if that. Even fat is limited, as well, at only around 40g of fat. I have very little wiggle room to lower cals as I get leaner so this is going to be a challenge as it has been every year that I get older with this shit. If it is anything like the past, though, there will come a point when I get to around 210-212 that I will actually need MORE calories like an extra meal and some added carbs. I have always worked like that. Right now, I only eat 5 meals per day. My strength is as high as ever and the only place I am not bigger is MAYBE my legs but this is due more from the back issues as they have limited my legs a little bit, I think. Others say no but I see it.

          I am training for more volume right now than I usually do. Just a nice change of pace and taking at least a 4 or 5 days "cruise" every 4-6 weeks. My sessions usually take about 2 hours if I am training with Jimmy or about 1.5 if I am training with my wife. Jimmy can get a little slow with his IPOD and that type of shit. lol

          Today is a non-training day after training chest, side delts and back yesterday. I think the total sets was around 30.

          ADD: 218 prior to Skipload
          223 Monday morning
          220 this morning

          Looking to baseline either Wednesday or Thursday.

          I do all of my cardio first thing in the morning, have a meal and then go to the gym to train around 1pm right now. When I cardio cycle I will be doing cardio twice a day for 5 days a week.

          My protein sources are very low in fat. Right now I am using ground turkey breast, egg whites and some fish like halibut or a tuna steak on occasion. Carbs are only from some oatmeal and black beans and I always have a low-fat pop tart postworkout with protein. Added fat is in the form of nuts or peanut butter a couple times a day along with some spray canola oil when I cook my eggs.

          I also started using a lifting belt after about 12 years of not using one. I just feel like revisiting this is a good idea to see if it will help me or not. I figure I have had so many problems that it can't hurt to give it a shot. I went with a cloth one so that it could also work to keep my core warm after I warmed up and it seems to be working well, so far.

          Yeah, I am rambling a little for the first day but wanted to get as much info to you as to what I plan to do.

          Skip


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          • #6
            Great stuff!

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            • #7
              Skip, I have been trying to find a good cloth belt. Do you mind sharing what you picked up?
              Heavy squats fix everything.

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              • #8
                Great start Skip! Can't wait to read about your training.

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                • #9
                  Awesome Skip! Can't wait to read about your journey

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                  • #10
                    Excellent! You decided to start a log. Looks like the pros outweighed the cons.
                    I am subscribed and very much looking forward to following along and no doubt learning a lot.
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                      sub'd !

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                      • #12
                        sub'd.

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                        • #13
                          Looking forward to following this sexy log
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                          • #14
                            Grats on making such progress in so little time! One would think 3 months of not training or watching your diet(due to the injury) would take much longer to reverse.
                            Last edited by Arkbuilder; 03-20-2012, 09:56 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Awesome! Thanks for sharing!


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