Hi everyone 🙂
It has been a little bit since I have created a “personal” blog entry.
So, let’s catch up!
As I sit here, typing away, I am recovering from an awesome lower body training session. Today I worked Tri-sets of back squats, high-hang cleans and squat cleans.
I have been working on creating a new program for myself which focuses primarily on Olympic weightlifting and Powerlifting four days a week and two days a week focusing on isolation movements (not my favorite), but by the end of the week my body is beat down and my hands are spent, so isolation at that point is the only option 🙂
I have plenty of time at this point to focus on building some mass along with an increase in strength. I have no plans to compete again this season, so as of right now, I don’t have a show for another 9 months. This allows me to set pretty big goals for any changes that need to be made. So for right now, adding mass is definitely at the top of that list.
It has been twelve weeks since my WBFF show in Kansas City and I am happy with where I currently sit. I have reverse dieted to a point that I am now at an estimated 1800-1900 calories a day. I am currently not tracking exact macros. I am eating intuitively with two “treat meals” weekly. I sporadically track macros (one to two days a week) to have a relatively good estimate of where I am.
I will continue to log totals of all of my lifts for the following two weeks and from that point I will follow a split of light, medium and heavy loads (taking percentages of my 1RM and basing my program from these).
As for my diet, each day will vary to accommodate the program. Heavy days will require a higher caloric intake and lighter days slightly less (a bit of a carb cycle without dropping too much fat on the higher carb days).
As far as cardio goes….I have two types of cardio that I currently alternate between. The first being; a typical CrossFit WOD (whether it be a sprint, AMRAP, chipper or RFT) following my programmed training session or the second being; a more scaled version (light weight) typically done first thing in the morning. I base my cardio off of my schedule each day.
Today is officially my first day back to school!! I took the summer off to head back to the states for four weeks to enjoy a nice vacation following my show, so now it is back to the grind!!
I have a full schedule on my hands; Between coaching my CrossFit class, training clients, creating customized online programs and school, I am one busy bee!! But I am beyond blessed and so thankful that I get to live this amazing life!! I wouldn’t have it any other way!!!