Questions – 9/18/2012
ty - i know you dont like anything but fitnes questions, however, i dont know how to contact you directly. i also care about you to encourage you vs. only taking from you (e.g. asking questions). anyway, as you make the final push to the next shoot this is when it is important to buckle down. you dont have much longer...so very very few cheat meals and make them twice a week and very small (e.g. kids meal frm outback cheesburger, fries and salad). that will be better than eating for 45mins. you can do it and you will do it.
18 September 2012
Tyler - I've already cut cheat meals out completely
Tyler, anyway you can tell us your increases on your core lifts from TMT Phase 2 , I am curious because this program is also to make you stronger. Thanks
18 September 2012
Tyler - for Deadlifts throughout Phase One I was only using 405lb. Just last weekend I did 500lb for 4 reps along with other heavier sets. check out the youtube video. Squats increased by being able to do 315lb for more sets and reps, As for all of my other lifts everything has increased along with adding new muscle. When I started phase 1 I was weighing 209lb and measuring 8% body fat. Now i'm weighing 213lb measuring 4.91% body fat
Hi Tyler, do we, members of your site, have to buy the TMT Phase 2, or is it free in the member section ? thanks a lot
17 September 2012
Tyler - Yes you still have to buy Phase 2. Phase 3 has already started and I'm posting my daily workouts leading up to my shoots for members. At the end of phase 3 I will still be putting it together as an ebook and will be available for free download to memembers.
Tyler, do you use CLA while cutting or is it just a big hype?
17 September 2012
Tyler - I do use CLA. It's nothing magical that if you start taking it you will start burning fat but it does help if everything else is 100 percent (diet,training)
I am currently cutting and at week 10 of the TMT Phase 1 and I am looking into TMT phase 2, however I am not sure if it will help with my cutting phase?
17 September 2012
Tyler - "cutting" really depends on 2 factors..how you are eating and the amount of cardio you are doing. weight training programs really don't determine this. Phase 2 the first 4 weeks is strength building but as a whole the program is very high volume still as phase 1 was. Volume training is in my opinion the best way to build a physque
Hey Tyler, I'm looking try bulking a cutting phases this coming year when I get Phase 2. Right now I have been using Isopure and I like the results, but since I am going to be bulking I wanted to know would something like Monster Milk be good?
16 September 2012
Tyler - the type of protein you get really is going to be a personal preference. There is a lot more factors that go into nutrition to try to add lean mass rather than just protein choice.
Philly Trip Recap
What an awesome experience! A short vacation to visit my good friend Anthony was just what I needed. On Friday my day got started at 3:50am Nashville time since I had to be at the airport by 5am. It wasn't a direct flight so my layover was in Chicago. The first flight was hideous since it was one of those tiny regional planes and the guy sitting beside me was my height as well. Needless to say it was a cramped 1hr flight. I was able to get a 20 minute or so nap on the next flight to Philly and I arrived at 12pm. Once I got in we relaxed for a couple hours then went to the Sports Club and trained some DELTS! Ridiculous workout! I brought up some NOXplode 2.0 since I had some free samples and it was a lot easier then bringing up all my supplements. This was the first time I had taken this stuff in years and it had me tweaking in the gym lol. I'm not a fan of that feeling and what I mean by tweaking is that it had me so hyped up I didn't want to stop moving and mentally just not a good feeling to have in the gym IMO. After that went back to the apt and knocked down a couple more meals before we headed out for drinks. We went to a few different places that night. The Continental, Morgans Pier, and Ladder 15. It was a great night and even though I only was running on a couple of hours I was a trooper and made it all night. One of his friends that he works with Ryan also joined up with us and I havn't had this much fun IN A WHILE! The city life is something that I do miss because Philly reminded me a lot of NYC. Just a scaled down smaller version. The next day we got up and I still had a buzz from the night before for the majority of the day lol. We did a few things around the city and then it was that time again to get a workout in. We got after some ARMS and it was a crazy workout. Sick pump and it was the first time I'd ever gotten nauseous from an arm workout. Now I don't know if it was because of the partying or the intensity of the workout...most likely a combination of both. By the time we finished up our workout and got cleaned up we headed to dinner and ate at a place called Devon. Amazing seafood restaurant that's right beside of one of the main parks in the city so we sat outside to do some people watching. I got a 10pc ahi tuna sushi roll and tomato basil salad for appetizer. Crab cakes, mashed potatoes, and asparagus for my main coarse. Desert was a mojito As you can see this was a very scaled down version of my normal cheats but I wanted to be able to go out and have more drinks and not be totally stuffed. Later on we ended up back at Ladder 15 and had a blast! Yesterday for lunch we got some Philly Cheese steaks! I couldn't go to Philly without trying one! It was delicious Overall it was a great trip. A much needed trip since now it's time to crack down for the next 11.5 weeks to get in the best shape of my life for my upcoming shoots. So that means I pretty much will not be doing anything social until I'm done shooting. It was great hanging out and catching up with Anthony and making a new friend Ryan. We talked about all taking a trip to Vegas together at some point and they are going to come down and visit me here in Nashville as well. I know that's gonna be one hell of a time!
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.
Time flies by! As I'm getting older I'm noticing that the weeks go by A LOT faster then they did when I was in my late teens and early 20's. Shit sucks lol! Summer is almost over and next thing you know it'll be the holidays again. One thing that is a huge plus about getting older (which I'll be turning 28 on November 24) is muscle maturity. I'm really starting to notice my muscles getting a more mature look that comes with years spent hammering away at the weights. Most males really start to hit their prime physique wise I'd say all through their 30's if they've played their cards right. Today my day got started off with 30 minutes of low intensity treadmill walk. I read some of the dumbest shit the other day from an interview of a guy who says that only guys who use steroids can benefit from doing fasted cardio. I'm not quite sure what he means by this but it's his opinion. Doing cardio as soon as you wake up is my favorite time to do it because it allows me to knock it out first thing and not have to worry about getting it in for the rest of the day. I suggest to everyone whether your doing do it empty stomach or later on to keep your cardio separate from your weight training. As soon as your done with weight training you want to focus on the repair process immediately to keep your body anabolic. I understand some peoples schedules might not allow that but if yours does keep it separate. Later on I started putting TMT-PHASE 2 together as a book and before I knew it it was time to train some BACK! I got a RIDICULOUS pump and I know that my my clean cheat last night helped out with that along with my strength being through the roof! Last night I had 5oz beef, 2 cups white rice, sun flower kernels, sushi, and a tomato salad. Next week I'm going to switch it up but beef and white rice and sushi are definitely a favorite.
TMT-Phase 2 will now be an 8 week program. Reason being is since I've got this upcoming shoot once I'm done with phase 2 that will put me at 6 weeks out. I've got one more week of Cycle 1 then I move onto cycle 2 which is weeks 5-8. Phase 2 so far has allowed me to make some really solid gains. I did my weekly assessment yesterday and I woke up at a weight of 215lb! Body fat still reading under 5% so I'm extremely happy that I've been able to maintain my body fat but put quality size on. So Phase 3 will be a 6 week program geared towards getting into crazy photo shoot condition. Once I'm 4-6 weeks out cheat meals will get cut out as well. My goals is to be 3.5% body fat and DRY for this shoot. You will be able to follow my diet as it changes and what I do to peak my condition the day of the shoot all on my members section!
Everyone keep up the hard work!
"Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen." -Michael Jordan
VA Trip Day 1
Sunday's are always the only day that my body will allow me to sleep in and it's because of my huge cheats that I have that make me sleep like a baby. Every other day of the week my body automatically wakes up at 6am most days but sometimes 5am. Last nights cheat was awesome..definitely one of the best I've had lately. 3 meatball subs,serving of baked ziti,tomato salad,4 chocolate chip cookies, 2 heath ice cream cones, 4 pop tarts. My muscles always balloon up all of Sunday and most of Monday too. I got up at 9am knocked out my cardio downed my first meal and got on the road. I only had to stop twice today and despite running into a bit of construction I made the trip in about 7.5 hours. When I got in I ate meal 4 and relaxed with my parents. Then I took Deniro and Diesal on a short walk and did my food prep for the week when I got back. Tomorrow morning I'm looking forward to doing my cardio outside and walk up and down the mountain a few times then I'm hitting some chest with my old training partner Cris over at Golds at 1pm. It feels good to be back here and I'm looking forward to a relaxing fun week!
Asian Flank Steak Salad
* 1 lb flank steak
* 2 teaspoons olive oil
* 1 cup napa cabbage, shredded
* 1 cup carrot, shredded
* 1 cup fresh bean sprout
* 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
* 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
* 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
* 2 teaspoons sesame oil
* 1/2 tablespoon sesame seed
1.Slice steak across the grain into strips (about 1/4-inch thick by 2 inches long).
2.Heat oil in a saute pan over medium-high heat and cook meat for 5 minutes or until no longer pink in the middle; drain and set aside.
3.cook carrots first until almost done then add cabbage, bean spouts after the vegetables are done add to flank steak strips.
Prepare dressing in a small bowl; whisk together all dressing ingredients. Pour over steak and toss gently.
Let steak cool and, for best flavor, refrigerate for 2-3 hours before serving salad. (Will last in refrigerator for up to 4 days.).