day 1 upper
day 2 lower
bodybuilding is exhausting in a different way, more focused on small things than big things
Looking to cut some weight after gaining weight for ~18 months. I'm up about 15-20 lbs in that time frame, currently 6'5", 225-230 lbs.
Ballpark estimate from MyFitnessPal is that on a typical day I eat 3200 cal. 60 g carbs, 220 g fat, 250 g protein, 6000 mg sodium, 30 g sugar. I basically eat low carb when I cook at home. If I'm at a friend's place or out, I don't worry about eating low carb. That's only a couple times a week. Plus beer ~3 days a week.
Any quick recommendations beyond eating a lot less, or a target daily calorie intake? I figure I'll drink less beer. I'm not training for any kind of competition, just looking to cut some weight for the first time in my life. Maybe see what I can lose in about 2 months of dedicated cutting.
Should I make any adjustments to my workout plan? Right now, it's generally:
1. Chest/Triceps (push)
2. Back/Biceps (pull)
4. Off day, or 30-40 min cardio
Sometimes I'll do 20-30 min of cardio after push or pull day. Sometimes I take an extra off day or do 30-40 min cardio after pull day.
LOL - first investment banker to call pistachios expensive.
Figure I'll cut calories to about 2500? Nothing fancy here, I eat 3 meals a day, maybe 2 on weekends if I sleep in. Here is what I typically eat at home, I guess I would just eat smaller portions.
Scrambled eggs w/ cheese
Bacon or sausage
Vegetable (broccoli, asparagus, green beans, squash)
Lots of coffee
My workouts are this or some close variation:
Dumbbell incline press
Dumbbell overhead press
More leg curls
Sunday is the final day of the 4-week adaption cycle for the 4-day intermediate Sheiko program I am running. My knees are starting to ache throughout the day. Not sure if I am just being a bitch. Will continue on with the program but be cautious if my body is telling me it is too much.
edit: tomorrow would normally be the last day of the week program-wise but my gym is holding a PL competition. Hopefully I can stay long enough to see Tee Cummins hit a 1900+ total. Heard he was growing to 242 but he cut down to 220 for his competiton a few weeks back.