18 Week Road to the NPC Mike Francois Classic
This will be my log for my second go-around with competing. I did the same show last year, and while I didn't place in the top 5, I lost 50 pounds in my 18 weeks of prep, and learned alot about the prep process, and about myself. This year will be alot different, I have a much better starting point, and I feel that I've made quite a few improvements from last time.
I am working with Rich Lauro, and he is doing my contest prep plan for me. I kind of stumbled thru the first half of my prep last year, and lost weight, but I didnt start to really get ripped until I enlisted his help. Last year he worked with me from 11 weeks out on, this year he is in from the start, which I'm really looking forward to seeing what I can do under his guidance. Check him out at www.richbodyfit.com
My starting diet is 2900 calories, 300g protein, 265g carbs, 75g fat. I did a little mini cut from the end of november to mid-december, and trimmed down to about 235 from 248. My starting weight this morning was 237.
As far as training goes, I will be splitting up body parts on the following rotation-
Cardio starting off will be a short 25min session post workout (150bpm target), and a once a week(sunday morning) 40 min fasted lower intensity session.
I was very happy and proud with the point I got to last year. I plan on surpassing that this year, and will stand on stage completely ripped in May.
Thread: Joe's pre-contest log.