“Touch Up” Training
For the past 8 weeks during TMT-PHASE 2 I incorporated a training technique called touch up training. Basically you can use it to bring up weak points to your physique or do what I did and have a little touch up work for almost everything. It was the first time I'd ever tried this out and I loved the results it gave me. I think it's smart to cycle on and off with it but I feel that 8 weeks it a good enough trial period to give it a shot. That is just one of many different techniques you will find within TMT-PHASE 2. Overall Phase 2 allowed me to gain strength and the amount of volume has allowed me to maintain 5 percent body fat!
7.5 weeks out from my upcoming shoots and I'm extremely ANXIOUS! I'm just so glad that I decided to shoot in November rather than wait till the new year. This time of high calories has allowed me to train my ass off and really fill my physique out more. I'm very pleased with what my condition is doing with the only change being that I havn't had any cheats now in 3 weeks. This weekend was great! It all started with a ridiculous 30 set BACK workout on Friday. The 30th set for the workout was dead lifts. I knocked out 315lb for 22 reps. That is a PR for me..most reps I've gotten in the past was 20. I'm tempted to shoot for 30 reps next time I went for a hike on Saturday...ballooned up my Delts and went to the Titan's game today. It was my first time going to a pro football game and it was awesome despite getting burnt all to hell. Once it heels a bit I'm going to get spray tanned in a few days to balance my color back out because right now I have farmers tan
Two more training videos coming this week from TMT-PHASE 2!
TMT-PHASE 2 WEEK 2 DONE!
Another productive kick ass week of workouts. This week was even better than week 1 since all the kinks were worked out and the tweaks I had to make worked out perfectly. Phase 2 is set up differently then phase 1. There are still 3 cycles and it's still periodization but it's just different. This week I ended up only doing 1 HIIT session that was 5 minutes of 1 min jump rope followed by 20 lying leg raises back in forth 5 times. Then finished off with 5 minutes of stair climber at levels 7.0 and worked up to 9.0. This morning for my usual treadmill empty stomach work I switched it up a bit and incorporated some light jogging. 5 minutes I walked on an incline of 12.0 then 5 minutes jogged on an incline of 5.0. Speeds were for 3.8 for walking and 5.5 for jogging. It made my 30 minutes fly by so I might start doing that a couple times a week to see how my body responds..always keeping my heart rate at 130-140. Today to finish the week off strong was ARM DAY and my friends Brian M. and Andy W. joined. Andy told me that he came close to throwing up at one point and Brian texted me after we were done and home and said "Mother Fucker...I'm beat" lol. Needless to say it was a SICK workout and all of our arms were pumped to the max!
Today I was just thinking some random thoughts and I am very happy with my decision to wait and shoot at the start of the new year. I really want to make a statement with my next pictures that I do since I havn't been in front of the camera since 2010. These are going to be solely fitness shots and I plan on looking freaky! Giving my body this much time to make improvements I feel is going to pay off HUGE and the bottom line is I'm in no rush right now to get new pictures taken.. I want the timing to be right and I want to look better than ever! Like I've said in previous post I'm finally starting to look the way that I've always envisioned myself when I first got started in everything.
Tonight was my cheat meal night and like usual I toar up some food! I had some Popeyes chicken..a 3 piece and a biscuit with a small serving of mashed potatos. Then about an hour after that I had 2 home made cheese steak sandwiches. For desert I had some pancakes with nutella and banana on top To get a little buzz going I had a couple Irish Car Bombs..one of my favorites!
Very proud and happy with one of my new online weight loss clients Norman! Here is his stats he's only been working with me for 4 weeks and I DON'T STARVE MY CLIENTS He's had trouble with eating all the food that's on the plan. Just like all of my clients he gets a BIG cheat every week too. That being said It pisses me off when trainers starve their clients..hell anyone can lose weight if you starve them. THAT IS NOT HEALTHY! Back to Norman though..he's kicking ass! great job thus far but we have more work to do!
Starting weight: 269
Weight after week 1: 262.6
Weight after week 2: 260
Weight after week 3: 255.9
Weight after week 4: 252.2
Total weight lost: 16.8Measurement Tracker
Starting: waist 44, hips 44
After week 1: waist 43, hips 43
After week 2: waist 43, hips 43
After week 3: waist 42, hips 42.5
After week 4: waist 41, hips 42
Total inches lost: waist 3 inches, hips 2 inches
New Year New YOU!
A good majority of people that start off their new year with a workout plan end up giving up after a couple of short months of trying. Lean how to fight this and win!