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I’m frequently asked what type of diet and workout program I do. Well, I’m going to give you a rough outline now. It would be kind of neat if any of you tried it out for a month or two and let me know how it works out for you.
The diet is fairly simple. I watch my calorie and carb intake. As long as I stay on, or under my numbers for the day, it doesn’t matter what I eat. Although, I personally like to eat high protein, low fat, and carb type of foods. The numbers I’m going by right now are 1640 calories, and 100 carbohydrates per day. I can’t recommend a starting point for any of you because those numbers were tailor made for me, and based on my height/weight/age/body fat. When I really want to cut up, I subtract 50 calories and 10 carbs per week for 6 weeks and then gradually cycle back up to my starting numbers. If I don’t like the way my progression is going, I’ll hold at the current numbers, or go back to the prior weeks numbers until I can maintain the look I want. The biggest pain in the neck is the meal prep, and reading the food labels for everything. I’ve found I can stay well fed, hunger isn’t really an issue ever. Will power is a whole different story. lol. I try to consume 1-2 grams of protein per pound of my body weight.
My typical diet each day is some variation of this
Breakfast: 4 egg whites, coffee with 1 scoop of protein and almond milk mixed in, toast with peanut butter
Lunch: 8 oz of grilled chicken with carrots and broccoli, greek yogurt
Dinner: Tilapia, steak, or a burger, broccoli, salad.
Snacks between meals: Almonds, nuts, greek yogurt, rice cakes, sugar free jello cups, protein shakes, apples, bananas.
On workout days I toss some chopped up banana pieces on my toast & pb. I have a shake post workout.
Right now I’m in the middle of changing my work out routine, so I’m posting the one I just finished up doing because I know that worked for me. I’m seeing results now from my new one, but would rather wait until I know the end result before recommending it to people.
Each day starts off with a heavy lift. Go as heavy as you can to get the desired number of repetitions for each set. After that each lift is 3 sets of 10 repetitions. I’m not counting any warmup sets, or stretching you should do prior to lifting. I rest 2 minutes between sets of the first heavy lift, and 1 minute between sets of the sets of 10. It might seem like a lot, if you’re in a hurry, or feel like it’s too much, bump it down to a minute for all. It’s only a 3 day a week workout program, each gym session should only take 45 minutes. So it’s not very time consuming.
Monday: Barbell squat: 6 sets of 3 reps. Glute hamstring raise or Romanian deadlift (depending on available gym equipment): 3 sets of 10. Bent-over barbell row: 3 sets of 10. Weighted dips: 3 sets of 10.
Wednesday: Bench press: 6 sets of 3 reps. Front squat: 3 sets of 10. Pull ups: 3 sets of 10 (add weight if need be). Barbell curl: 3 sets of 10.
Friday: Deadlift: 6 sets of 3 reps. Overhead barbell press: 3 sets of 10. Close-grip bench press: 3 sets of 10. Hanging leg (or knee) raise: 3 sets of 10.