9/5/16--Today I began contest prep with a hired coach. This log will contain information regarding the entire process. I am in a bulking phased cycle at present. March 25, 2017 is my next competition.
He had me train legs today. His method included increased TUT, which I have never incorporated. Needless to say, I was sweating bullets and nauseated before I completed my first set. The front squats are a challenge for my shoulders. All in all, the workout was OUTSTANDING.
Current weight 155 pounds. Body fat 10.1%. He says my stage weight will be between 126-132 pounds. Omg, I was 135 lbs at first show and 9%BF. He says I am 9-10weeks out from being show ready right now. So, I have really done the hard work. Why am I getting a coach then, you ask? BECAUSE I WANT FIRST PLACE! He will tighten up my shot grip! He will pose me! He will push me harder than I push myself and hold me accountable!
My diet for the week is also a new for me as he said I eat too clean. LOL. I am to eat 5 meals daily with an optional 6th meal. It consists of 90/10 ground beef, turkey or chicken primarily. My 5th meal can contain grass fed beef, ribeye,salmon, chicken thighs or pork tenderloin. My meats are in 6 or 8 ounces. Jasmine or white rice, red or white potatoes or sweet potatoes (gluten free), these things are in portions of 3 or 8 oz depending on which meal I'm eating. I can have a green vegetable of my choice. Lots of supps: ALA, CLA, l-carnitine, l-glutamine, ZMA, chromium piccolinate, multivitamin, fish oil, coconut oil and a fat burner of my choice. This meal plan he says is trial and error. He wants to see my body's response. He may carb cycle me next week to see response as well.
I will train with the coach 3 times this week. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. I will pin TNE OR BASE prior to those workouts.
I am going to take photos weekly for progress sake. I will not glue myself to that darn scale either. It is what it is. We are going to make it do what it does!