What's up guys? My name is Justin and a couple weeks ago I decided I was going to start my own HRT journey. Well, I ended up pinching a nerve in my shoulder blade so it was a little delayed, but the time has come. I also stepped down from my rep position, so here I am, ready to raise some hell!
IntroductionWhere to begin....
First off, at the beginning of 2011 I decided that it was time to make a change in my life. I had ballooned up to over 280lbs and I started my mission. I started to research nutrition, training and supplementation like it was going out of style (I have had brief stints in the past, but never stuck with anything). I had some blood work done finding that my cholesterol and triglycerides were all out of whack. I worked out and tweaked my diet for almost two months before I started to notice a huge difference. I slowly worked my calories down, tracked my food and was able to make most of my progress over the summer with diet and p90x.
My home life can be crazy, but aren't most of ours? Haha! I got my wife, son and training to keep me sane.
Justin...where the f*@k is this going?So, I've been working hard the past couple of weeks to get my shi*t straight as far as HRT and diet goes. I will be working out from home with my PowerBlocks (5-55lbs), adjustable bench and the wench I call my treadmill. I worked with Rage to develop a HRT program that will be easy for me to follow and should help me reach my goals.
Enough with the bullsh*t, what are your goals?My goals are plentiful:
1) First and foremost, be the best role model possible for my son. I don't want him to grow up and pick some weird pro wrestler or something. I want to be the f**kin' man. Teach him what good eats and picking things up and putting them down can do and how to be a man.
2) Get healthy. I don't want to be stuck on medications for the rest of my life, or get winded when I get to teach my son how to ride his bike.
3) Have fun. I'm finding training to be very therapeutic and awesome in helping me keep my nerves at bay. It's not easy living with in laws, especially when they can't even treat each other nice. So, those 45 minutes a day is my time...It's "Daddy Raise Hell" time.
4) Drop to sub 200lbs while maintaining my lean body mass, and dropping fat, recomping as much as possible. After I get there, I'm going to see where my mass is and what I need to do to get the body I have pictured in my head.
Things I Will Munch OnAs of right now, I'm following Lyle McDonald's Rapid Fat Loss diet, which is a keto/low carb hybrid type diet. It's OK to eat foods with trace amounts of carbs, but with focus on proteins. Fats are also trace, so I'm taking EFA's through supplements and things like olive oil mayo and such in small doses.
Average macros are: 200grams protein, 22-30 grams of carbs and 20 grams of fat a day.
SupplementationUnfortunitly, I don't have the money to buy Universal/Animal supplements, and I wasn't picked to be a logger in the contest, so I have to go with what I got:
-20ish pounds of protein
-A lot of different pre workouts - Craze, Shock Therapy, Fierce, M5, Hemavol and a bunch of odds and ends in the sample box.
-Flavored BCAA - Atomic 7 and RecoverPRO
-Vitamin C, D, a multi, fish oil carnitine blend and bulk agmatine.
Most of it's stuff that I won, but when I manage to round up a couple bucks, I always pick up something.
Tools Of The TradeStarting on Monday, I will be posting my current weight at the time and I will begin my HRT solo at home. I'll post up my workouts with reps and sets and if I'm feeling brave, the amount of weight I used, haha. I will also post how I felt that day, the supplements I used and any cardio I might do. From there on, every Monday after that, I will post up my weight, change in weight, what my average macro split looked like and how I felt overall.
-PowerBlocks 5-55 pounds
It All Adds Up...
I may not be in the contest officially, but I'm going to fight like I am. Be in for epic madness. Welcome to Hell.