Well, I thought, I am super busy with life, family, competing, running 2 business, etc. So, I thought I'd add to that by starting a log here, LOL. I will do my best to provide updates along the way but it will not be daily. I have several photos uploaded on this link (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showth...hp?t=139158193) along with my Facebook- (http://www.facebook.com/ahlstromfitnessconsulting or http://www.facebook.com/BRIANAHLSTROM) and on my business site (www.ahlstromfitness.com). So, if you have time please jump on Facebook and like my Ahlstrom Fitness Business.
I want to give a shout out to Jeff Alberts, Alberto Nunez, Team 3DMJ and Layne Norton. I worked with Layne from 2006-2010 and learned so much from him (winning pretty much everything I was in minus the IFPA Pro Card I sought). I would not be where I am without Layne's guidance and knowledge. That being said, I made the move to 3DMJ this Fall after much internal debating. I felt I needed a new approach and some new eyes on me. It worked out great and it was an honor working the guys at 3DMJ (Berto you are the SHIZNIT!). Now, for this Prep, I will start on my own as I have in the past (planning on 24-30 weeks of dieting as I am going to come in SLOW) and then may add a Coach starting around 12-14 weeks out. I love to learn new things and this is always a great opportunity to do so. So, I will look at options beginning in May or June.
Now, here's the skinny, I am fresh off of winning my IFPA Pro Card via the NANBF Northern States on Oct 22nd. I had planned on doing the USA's in Council Bluffs, IA, but I was forced to cut my prep short which is a great thing obviously since I achieved a goal I set 6+ years ago. My wife Vicki Ahlstrom (victoria_a on here- check here out- she's SMOKING HOT- Mom of 3 girls- 17, 11, and 7) is still prepping for the Masters and Bikini @ the USA's. We also have a photo shoot set for November 5th. So, I am keeping things pretty tight for now. I walked on stage at 168 lbs and am sitting right at 173 lbs as of this AM. I allowed myself a few good meals here/there this week but have kept cardio in to stay tight. I am currently running something simple for the next 4 weeks, then some powerlifting for another 4 weeks and I plan to start a modified PHAT program on January, 1, 2012. Layne's PHAT style has been the best option for helping me add size. Now, here is the guts.
IFPA Pro Show in Kansas City, MO, will be my debut- Sept 2012
Macros- reverse dieting- 40f/250c/200p- for now.....along with re-feeds of 40f/500c/200p once per week
Training- first 4 weeks
Th- ABS/HIIT Cardio
Fri- Shoulders/Traps/Quads #2 Hamstring focus
Sun- ABS/HIIT Cardio
*I am in the middle of the attached photo and I included one of my wife as well!showvicki.jpg
*Vicki finished 3rd in the Masters and 5th in the Open at the NANBF Northern States
I am keeping my rep range around 8-12 on everything with some drop sets, burn out sets, etc. I will drop by every few days and post up any highlights. Anyway, thanks for following along and let's ROLL!