Ok despite it been Christmas / New Year etc we have started prep BUT the good thing is that the first 2 weeks are a drastic increase in calories, which I may have mentioned in a previous post, to really ramp metabolism before dropping into a deficit. This should see a greater drop in bodyfat upon starting prep 🙂
I have to say, when Justin first send the LOAD plan, I was excited…but after 7 days I and getting tired of eating lol. I simply remind myself that not long from now I will be scrolling instagram planning cheat meals when the prep gets real.
Anyway, the load looks like this:
4 HIGH days at approx 4800 calories
2 MEDIUM days at about 3800 calories
1 LOW days at about 2600 calories
After the first week I filled out nicely and my weight went up about 9lbs sitting at 230lbs upon waking….so this second week (17 weeks out as I type this) we will drop back to 2 HIGH days just so there is less chance of fat gain.
Training is a LEGS/PUSH/PULL/OFF/REPEAT split…and so far it’s going great. I’m using mostly Jordans Peter’s principles with programming couple with some the great points made by Keith in his last article on Progressive Overload.
Body is feeling great, especially my knees, which tend to give me some grief so I’m very happy about that.
Time to push!
Happy New Year,