Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Lazy bum or wily genius?

If I told you that, in the last two weeks, I've worked out for a total of maybe 3 hours, you may ask why I'm slacking off. Perhaps you'd think I am nursing and injury or just haven't had time to hit the gym the way I used to. Or, maybe you'd just think I've gotten lazy...again.

But, what would you say if I told you that, in the last two weeks, I've hit PRs (personal records) on chin-ups (9), pull-ups (4), dips (12), deadlifts (115x5), bench press (95 x 4) ...lost 8 pounds AND ~2% body fat? Would you still think I'm being a bum?

OR, is it possible that you just may come to the conclusion that I am a wily fitness genius. :)

I wish I could take credit for it all but, alas, I cannot. I have Martin Berkhan's
Leangains to thank for each deliciously heavy rep and every bit of body fat that is melting from my body. I can, however, take all of the credit for having the discipline to stay at a daily calorie deficit and fast for my total 16 hours each day - 9 p.m. - 1 p.m.

I'm working out less often than I ever have and I am getting stronger each day. I'm sure much of that is the shock of hitting my body with heavier weights than I have ever lifted combined with the fact that, in the shape I was in, I had nowhere to go but up. Whatever the reason, I don't care. Results are results

The 16/8 IF is a piece of cake to stick to. I never feel cheated. I enjoy wine or a beer when I want it (drinking some now whilst cooking my famous meatballs for dinner). I eat all of the foods I love. (NOTE: I have always loved lots of meat and veggies, so this has been easy for me). And what's best is that I'm losing body fat while gaining lean muscle AT THE SAME TIME.

When I get leaner and you can see the difference for yourselves, I will post before and after pics for those of you who doubt my approach. Stay tuned and keep moving!

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