I was having a little conversation with a friend of mine via Facebook chat today…
He was asking about my training and diet.
He was a bit shocked when I told him I was sitting at 200lbs even.
He has seen me weigh everywhere from 180 when i first started to up to 240lbs when I was actively doing strongman.
So for me to be back at 200lbs is kinda a shock.
Of course he then interjected a few skinny guy comments but hey what are friends for :).
Truth is though…
I didn’t really care what he thought.
I decided about 26 weeks ago I wanted to get as leaner then I have ever been in my life.
I started a weight of around 225…
I can assume around 25% bodyfat.
I hired a nutrition coach.
And stuck with nothing more then Jim Wendlers 5,3,1, program.
I was also doing the boring but big assistance exercises after my main strength lifts.
(Google that to learn more about it)
I dropped to 210 pretty quick.
Then 205 took a bit of struggle…
Then I started packing on mass again.
I jumped back to 215 and felt puffy again.
So 3 weeks ago I decided to jump back on my goo friend Rusty Moores program.
So i talked to him on the phone and said just stick to Phase 3 for 6 weeks.
I also lowered my calories from 2700 to 2300.
The results in 3 weeks have been crazy.
I am 200lbs even and looking better then I ever have.
Mentally this has been a little challenging.
I was very attached to being 210lbs .
So being under 200 is kinda a mind fuck.
But either way I am aiming for a 190lbs and 10% body fat.
If you are setting out to get to this level of body fat…
I gotta tell ya..
It is hard work.
You will face a ton of challenges.
Most will be within yourself.
Some will be outside haters that just don’t want to see you do it.
Get a goal…
And stick to it.
Learn about dieting…
I follow IIFYM (if It Fits Your Macros) and intermittent fasting.
But it really doesn’t matter.
That is just what works for me.
Pick a solid program to follow.
I really like Visual Impact by Rusty Moore.
Pick something and stick with it.
I am almost 30 weeks in and have no sign of slowing down.
So go kick some ass in the gym today.