24th August 2014:
The road to the Finals….
So as I look back this year I realise this is actually my 20th year competing!! That’s over 40 competitions along the way, including , one broken back, 2 herniated discs, one torn bicep, 2 broken arms & a partridge in a pear tree…and still going strong!
Plated, pinned, punctured and pulled about and this body & mind is as ever determined to prove to myself progress after all and any setbacks.
This year was a 5 month lay off from training upper body from January & tbh was unsure whether prepping for the ukbff finals would be achievable., but the mind is strong and where it goes the body follows so am glad to announce I will be competing at the finals as a heavyweight.
The prep has had different approach this year & I am going to be documenting this, my new HST (Hypertrophy Specific Training) – as showing on THE ACTIVE CHANNEL SKY 449, along with new dieting , cardio and supplement protocols that so far have been amazing.
With the ongoing support of www.musclefinesse.com www.muscle-meat.co.uk www.LAMuscle.com www.udoschoice.co.uk & www.genr8online.com this year I have had the best range of supplements in my arsenal and am a keen believer in leucine dominant amino acids, digestive aids, EFAs, alkalising greens and of course Vitargo..
So how & what supplements do I use exactly…? I’m old skool and love fasted cardio..
So on waking a take a pint of water with mother apple cider vinegar..Wash down 8 Anabolic Design Synthacharge and black coffee then 30 min power walk or stationary bike.
Prior to breakfast, a glass of Udo choice beyond greens with Udo super 8 acidophilus, AD Matador and Ravenous
Then ready my 1st meal, with AD Invincible
Off to gym to train!! On route I take Genr8 Extreme pre workout with Vitargo
Intra training I use 60g Genr8 Vitargo, 20g NXT Nutrition BCAA
Post training I use LA Muscle whey with 60g Genr8 Vitargo, 10g NXT Nutrition creatine & glutamine Along with AD Matador & 8 AD Synthacharge.
Then it’s meal 2&3 of white meat and carbs All meat meals contain AD Ravenous and carb meals contain AD Matador
I then have a high fat meal of oily fish and greens with 2 tbs Udo oil
My evening meal is always steak & chips!!! Cooked in the non fat acti-fry with spinach … Steak n chips while dieting… Really??? REALLY! Supplement with AD matador, ravenous & invincible
Final meal is light meat like tilapia or egg whites with 2 tbs Udos oil and Serve of Udo beyond greens.
Before bed I take NXT Nutrition glutamine , AD Bulldoze
I often wake in the night and take NXT Nutrition BCAA & glutamine
So there it is supplements to support my 7 meals a day or support my training.. Never supplement over high quality food..
Remember you are what you eat!
I will be following this up with examples of my diet and carb/ fat day rotations….
Along with recipes to prove dieting bodybuilders don’t need to only eat boiled chicken and white rice … There IS A TASTIER WAY TO SHREDSVILLE!
My amazing other half, Georgia Simmons rustles up great gourmet meals which will be included … We are both huge believers in “you are what you eat!” And along with top quality supplements we only eat grass fed, organic meats and eggs and get from www.muscle-meat.co.uk You MUST TRY muscle-meat grass fed peppered rump steak, turkey bacon and their amazing marinated black magic chicken breast (Use code KRUNCH at checkout to save 5%, plus check there monthly offers when spending over £30, like free Hache steaks or organic chicken sausages!)
I will include the treats that can be used while dieting to remain sane whilst following a prep..
www.musclefinesse.com stock great walden farm sauces and ciacarb breads and cake bars that are carb , calorie free and can help fend of the cravings & not dent the diet!
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Until next time! #trainhardwineasy