Ok it's official......I started under my new trainer/nutritionist.
For those who may not know, I am training under the guidence of John Hansen. John is a two time winner of Mr. Natural Universe and one time winner of Mr. Natural Olympia. He has competed all over the world and has been to the top in his class. John was only one of two people I was considering her in the Chicago Area to train me.
Here is John's site.....for those of you who might want to see what he's about.
Anyway, this is the start of my preparation to get as lean as I can by the Arnold Classic. Things will be tweaked as I go along. I will be meeting with John again face to face in the next 4-6 weeks and then things really buckle down (the real cut to the Arnold ).....and I'll be seeing him every month and as often as every two weeks the last month or so. We are treating this like a precontest diet, probably without the water depletion. I am not sure where I will get too, but my original goal was 7-9%. If I can get lower then that...great.
I am your classic endo/meso (more endo) who likes to enjoy life. Of course, I have had enough of not being as lean as I would like....at least once I will do this....and the TIME IS NOW !
I will try and chronicle my journey under this program in this thread. I'll be posting my nutrition and WO's and such. How detailed will depend on time I have certain weeks.
My nutrition is this in a nutshell for the present moment:
WO days: 2800 cals, 205 gr carbs, 8 meals a day.
Non-WO days: 2500 cals, 150 gr carbs, 7 meals a day.
Fat intake on all days stays between 19-24% with more then 1/2 coming from flax oil and healthy fats.
I'll post a more detailed sample of daily nutrition when I get time.
I'll detail my new training split in the next few days as well.
My starting BW is 228 lbs and my Bf according to my tanita scale is somewhere between 15-17% BF. I was going to get floated but opted not too ($$ and time). Regarless of my present BF, these first few months I will only care that the direction is correct, not how correct the number is. I'll worry about exact BF levels as I lean out and approach my goal. My Master has told me to just use the tanita as a guage and let my waiste and mirror be my main way of measure for now.
bi: 17" (this I don't like...makes me feel small)
forearm: 13" (not liking this much either)
I'll never has a small waiste, it's just not in the genes. I'll have to live with a certain amount of size loss towards the end of this, but I am actually hoping to increase lean mass a bit overall. This is about getting cut.....I can gain mass in larger amounts later.