Intensity for immensity - Sickness for Thickness - sizeBIGGER!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

4 weeks out... legs!

Awesome leg workout today! It seems like every leg workout is awesome. The more you do something right, the easier it becomes and what I mean by this is, you don't have to kill yourself as you once did to get the job done, you get the job done with less effort and the beauty of it all is, you keep killing yourself anyways and you grow even faster. As I always say, it's not what you do, it's how you do it... we all do pretty much the same exercises, but we all don't do them the same way.

Lately we have been starting leg with stiff legged dead lifts, they really get the ball rolling, giving you a nice pump and makes for every movement to follow that much better, in terms of form and the pump you get. Squatting was next, 1 plate, 2 plate 3 plate, 2 plate for 4sets, then leg presses, 5 plate, 7 plate, 9 plate, 6 plate, then to dumbbell walking lunges for 3 sets, ending with extension and lying down leg curls. My legs feel awesome right now!

Wake up weight 215.8
50/50 all week long and I'm going to keep this going again this week, 50 grams of carbs and 50 grams of protein every 2.5 hours. As you can see I'm getting leaner and dryer week after week, which tell me and proves that you can build muscle and lose fat at the same time.

I'm real happy with  my condition right now, I could compete now. I'm at the point where I have a chance to bring my condition to another level in terms of size ans being shredded. I have 4 weeks to get my glutes shredded and this will be a first for me. Having shredded glutes is the ultimate, you have to be ripped 2% BF or lower to have them. Condition wins shows and having shredded glutes is being in the best condition you can be, I love a challenge...


Sunday, June 19, 2011

5 Weeks out... Happy Fathers Day!

I am 5 weeks out from competition and again in the best shape of my life thus far. Just like when I was younger and competed back in my 20’s every show I got bigger and better and this still stands true. Eating clean and correctly, along with intense training and you will grow like weed, no matter how old you are

I woke up this morning weighting 215, the same as I weighed last week this time. But the difference now from last week is, I’m a bigger 215, because I’m leaner yet weigh the same. As I lose fat I gain muscle, which is what happens to all of us who lift weights and eat clean and correctly, it’s just more noticeable when you have your body fat real low. Right now, I would have to say, I’m around 5% body fat and have about 2-3 pounds of fat left. I’m right where I want to be, if not ahead of schedule.

This past week I have been eating 50/50, (50 grams of carbs and 50 grams of protein) every 2.5 hours. 

No Gym today, I watched my son Anthony perform at his piano recital; it’s so nice seeing him take off like he is. It was just about 6 months ago when everything clicked and he understood how to play and really started playing good. Now it’s been just over two years of lessons and he’s really starting to grow and come to his own with it, we are so proud of him!

Keeping everything the same next week…

Happy Fathers Day to all you Fathers!


Monday, June 13, 2011

6 weeks out

This past few weeks, I have been eating 25 grams of carbs every 2.5 hours except before and after my workouts, where I'll eat 50 grams. This seems to have done the trick for me, I'm now right were I want to be at 6 weeks out. I have about 3 pounds of body fat left, maybe 4, which will come off easily in the next couple of weeks. Last night I decided to eat a huge bowl of pasta to see what would happen, other then sweating all night long, I feel good this morning, my cuts are deep in my quads (a place where I like to look for change)

Wake up weight 215

Workouts have been sick, I love training and I love it even more when I'm ripped and everything looks sick when I got a pump going on! Hams are coming in nicely, I will be having cross straited glutes, you need them at the national level

I'm going to continue with everything for another 3 more weeks, then I will drop the protein drinks and the carbo force, replacing them with food, lowing my sodium under 100mg a day, where I need to be to dry out my skin and give me that look I'm looking for

Chest and Shoulders tonight


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Back to 7 weeks out

After thinking if over more clearly and thanks to my friend John Davis who replied to my 39 days out post with a simple, Why?,  got me thinking why... I would much rather just do the Masters Nationals which I was shooting for in the first place. It's a much bigger show and it's only one day, not two and placing 1st or 2nd in my class would earn me pro card.

This past week, I cut my carbs in half for most of the week, except before and after my workouts, where I kept them at 50 grams.

Wake up weight 217

I'm now just going to go by feel and for the most part keep my carbs around 25 grams every 2.5 hours, unless I start to feel flat or tried, then I'll go back up to 50 grams. I feel much better knowing I have 2 more weeks to get shredded.

Legs today, I can't wait!

To sum it up, I'm 7 weeks out from the Master Nationals heard in Pittsburgh PA