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New training split; ON VACATION!

Last night was supposed to be my leg workout, but shortly before my workout I decided to make a change to my split that I’ve been thinking about implementing for a while now: I’m moving back to a 5-day split, just like when I was bulking. My old 4-day split had me working my delts on the same day as my biceps and triceps, and it was just too much volume for one workout –… [Read more]

Added Friday, May 26, 2006 by

Running late!

Oh boy, am I ever running late this morning. I got up on time, but one thing led to another and here I am 30 minutes late for my cardio. I’m going to cut this update short, go get on the bike and hope that work doesn’t interrupt me. Wish me luck!

Added Thursday, May 25, 2006 by

Lisa is working out again; Back workout; Wednesday night plans.

Last night’s back workout was enhanced because Lisa was in the gym with me, doing cardio. That’s right, Lisa is working out again! She wants to drop a few pounds of fat through diet and cardio exercise, and she will begin weight training in a couple of weeks. Yesterday we worked on a detailed meal plan for her, and after my workout last night I went to the store and bought all the food she… [Read more]

Added Wednesday, May 24, 2006 by

No more NO-Xplode for me; Great workout last night; Very sore.

Yesterday was a very active day for me: 45 minutes of cardio, 1.5 hours of yard work and a very intense 45-minute chest and abs workout. I slept very well last night! Last night’s chest workout kicked my butt! I decided to hit the weights without my usual pre-workout energy drink (I normally use NO-Xplode) and I didn’t notice any difference in my energy levels at all. In fact, it was one of my best… [Read more]

Added Tuesday, May 23, 2006 by

John, the social butterfly?

What a wonderful weekend! Even though Lisa and I had a lot of things to do, we managed to take most of yesterday for ourselves so we could enjoy our anniversary (thanks for all the congratulations!) If I may be allowed to toot my own horn for a moment, dinner came out absolutely perfect. It’s been a while since I’ve enjoyed a nice steak, and even longer since I’ve had cheesecake. I ate every last… [Read more]

Added Monday, May 22, 2006 by

Awesome party last night; 12th wedding anniversary!

Lisa and I had a great time at my friend’s party last night! The live blues band was really good, and they played an excellent mix of cover tunes and originals. The Memphis barbeque, flown in just for the party, was absolutely amazing! Believe me, I could have eaten an entire rack of ribs and a ton of sides, but I controlled myself and only had four ribs, some beans (which were also amazing), a… [Read more]

Added Sunday, May 21, 2006 by

Saturday plans.

It looks like it’s going to be a beautiful day today! After my workout this morning I’m going to go get my haircut and then clean up the house with Lisa. I’m not sure what else we’re going to do today, but tonight we’re going to be attending a friend’s housewarming party. It should be fun – poolside BBQ and a live blues band. I’ve got to go get on the bike, get a shower… [Read more]

Added Saturday, May 20, 2006 by

“How big do you want to get?”

A lot of people are curious to know how big I intend on getting. Honestly, I’m not that big right now. Many of the pictures I post are in a “pumped” state, and that adds quite a few pounds of apparent muscle. If you were to see me on the street, you might think “That guy works out”, but I seriously doubt anyone says to themselves, “Wow, that guy must be a bodybuilder!” I simply… [Read more]

Added Friday, May 19, 2006 by

Vacation plans; Thanks to the JSF forum members!

One nice thing about working hard all year is that a lot of vacation time gets saved up! I’m in that position now, and I have a lot of time off that must be used before August 1st or I lose it. I’m going to take at least one week off in June (June 3rd – June 11th) but I’m thinking about extending that to two weeks and taking May 27th – June 11th off…. [Read more]

Added Thursday, May 18, 2006 by

Cutting program to end May 31st; More on my plans for summer.

My mid-section is tightening up nicely, and I’m almost done cutting. This morning I’m down to 196.8 pounds, and 8% body fat. I still have some fat just below my belly button, but I’m not willing to continue dieting down to ~5% body fat just to get rid of it. What would be the point? So that I could take a couple of pictures that don’t represent how I look most of the time? I… [Read more]

Added Wednesday, May 17, 2006 by