Thursday, May 08, 2008

Looking Good, Feeling Crappy!

Something's going right, because I feel like garbage! The new carb-cycling plan and slightly higher calories is working fantastically. My metabolism is kicking up and I am down another 1/2 lb. (Goal is 139 by Saturday morning, got 1.5 lbs. to go!) Practiced posing today with Heather (she's competing in tall class Figure) and am very happy with the fast progress I've made between last week and this week. Lines in quads and hip flexors are deeper, waist is smaller and tighter, shoulders and arms are tighter and fuller, and glutes/hams are smaller and tighter.

The new changes I made to my routine are working out great. I ran through it twice today on I don't know what energy, and it was nearly flawless both times through. I have yet to try it with the newly sped-up music; that will be done Saturday morning. Only 9 days to go!!!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Post-Pittsburgh & the Way Ahead

Well, one show down, two to go for the season! This was a great warmup, and I have to say 4 weeks ago I did not think I'd show as well as I did. I had a 4-week halt in progress and had to really examine my diet and change things around to re-jump my metabolism. I managed to lose about 5 lbs. during the last 2 1/2 weeks of prep and my show day weight was around 138 lbs. I knew going into it I was not at my best condition, but I still feel that I was presentable. I had a great time performing my newly improved fitness routine, and made a few changes to the end for the next show. So between now and Junior USAs, which is only 10 more days away, the only change is to be very strict on a carb cycling diet and lose as much bodyfat as I can b/w this show and next. I'm already down 2 lbs. since a week ago, and my goal going into peak week this Saturday is 139 lbs. (141.1 today). As I know all too well, you can't force these things and your body responds how it wants. To facilitate as much loss as possible, I'm cycling on 50g, 75g and 100g of carbs every 3 days.

Here's a pic of the fitness lineup at the Pittsburgh show this past weekend, courtesy of Bill Comstock at Muscular Development:


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