Hey there! I am 24 weeks out, I don’t start cutting until week 16. Right now I’m eating 5 meals a day with no gluten or dairy. My diet is still pretty strict for being 24 weeks out, but I’m still trying to grow a little bit more with the 9 or so weeks I have left. I train 7 days a week- lifting 6 days and doing cardio 5 days. I shift my cardio days to have one on my rest day (just easy steady state- 45 minutes). I do abs 5x a week too. It’s going well, I’m lucky to have been participating in this lifestyle for almost two years now, so the training and the eating this way are like second nature to me. I think the hardest part for me right now is upping my carbs and doing steady state instead of HIIT. My coach upped my carbs and fat intake. Before, I was eating a high protein low carb diet and it was working really well for me. There’s two types of people, those who work well on high carb and those who don’t (I don’t). I feel sluggish and bloated on more than 70-80 grams of carbs a day. I also have Hypoglycemia so the carbs make me feel like shit with the spike and drop in blood sugar with carbs. I was doing HIIT 5x a week before, but my coach wants me to stop that until week 16. Instead I do 45 minutes of SS cardio in the morning and lift at night. It’s fine, but it’s boring lol. Feel free to ask me about anything prep related guys! I hope this answered your question.
How many weeks left until your comp? How is your cut going?
I have a house just a few minutes away and we go up with my family every year the week before.. dumb! If I wasn’t working I would go. Next year maybe?
That moment of splendor when @cstepule and I are the first ones in the weight room. I love the smell of fresh iron in the morning!
30 minute of HIIT on the spin bike after Day 2 of leg day..
I know it’s a bad quality photo and it doesn’t do me justice.. But can we just stop and take the time to appreciate the enormity of my quads! My hammies and booty are coming in nicely too!