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2012 cut weekly progress report: Week #2 Timex Ironman Heart Rate Monitor

Week #2 of my 2012 cutting program is complete, and it’s time to check my progress and make any necessary adjustments to my diet and training. NOTE: If you’re trying to lose fat or gain muscle it’s absolutely critical that you check your progress–and not just with a bathroom scale. I recommend that once every week you check your scale weight, your body fat percentage (using a caliper, not an inaccurate Bioelectrical Impedance scale) and… [Read more]

Added Sunday, January 22, 2012 by

Another excellent workout; Follow-up on the Ab Wheel. Target locked on.

Yesterday’s weight training (back, biceps and abs) closes out the second week of weight training for my 2012 cut. The workout was yet another solid performance, and I added weight and/or reps on every exercise once again. Even though it was a hard, sweaty workout I enjoyed every second of it. My energy levels continue to be off the charts, and I love that. I’m telling you guys, I do not feel like I’m in… [Read more]

Added Saturday, January 21, 2012 by

Yesterday’s cardio: 22.3 mile mountain bike ride (photos). Bike on a Trail for January 19, 2012. Looking over some recent controlled burns.

I’m finally back in the saddle, and it feels great! I didn’t do any (like, zero) mountain biking at all while I was taking a few weeks off, and last week I was too sore from my weight training workouts to hit the trails. So yesterday was the first mountain biking I’ve done in about a month… that’s way too long of a break! When I woke up yesterday the temperature was in the low… [Read more]

Added Friday, January 20, 2012 by

My new Ab Wheel has arrived, initial thoughts; Great workout yesterday. My new Ab Wheel, by Valeo.

If you learned anything from yesterday’s blog (Fat Loss 101: How do I get a “six-pack”?), you know that the key to obtaining nice abs is very low body fat, and not a million crunches. That said, as I also mentioned in yesterday’s blog, that doesn’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t train your abs. I didn’t directly train my abs for many years, but this year I’ve decided to resume direct ab work. The reason I’m… [Read more]

Added Thursday, January 19, 2012 by

Fat loss 101: How do I get a “six pack”? Well-defined abs are achieved by lowering your body fat. My body fat is about 6% in this photo, and my abs are showing nicely.

By a large margin the question I’ve been asked the most often over the years is, “How do I get a six pack?” Much to the chagrin of some of the more experienced forum members, this question is sometimes phrased as, “How can I look like Brad Pitt in ‘Fight Club’?” A well-defined mid-section is generally perceived to be attractive, healthy and athletic looking. Ripped abs are also becoming increasingly rare: more than two-thirds of… [Read more]

Added Wednesday, January 18, 2012 by

Destroyed legs, set new Heart Rate Recovery personal record! New Recovery Heart Rate PR - 86!

Last week’s leg workout (the first of my 2012 cut, and the first after three weeks off) had me limping around all week long. This past Sunday my legs were still slightly sore, but yesterday they felt fully recovered–just in time to do it again. 🙂 Despite being in a caloric deficit I’ve been very energetic and eager to train. I attribute this to the quality of the foods I’ve been eating. Eating 100% clean,… [Read more]

Added Tuesday, January 17, 2012 by

Fat loss 101: Dedication and momentum. Mr. Miyagi knew what he was talking about.

“Walk on road. Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe. Walk middle, sooner or later, get squish just like grape.” -Mr. Kesuke Miyagi When I go into fat loss mode I have one speed: “On”. In my mind there is absolutely no middle ground, and I strongly feel that is the number one reason I always successfully reach my goals. Today I want to talk about why I feel momentum is so important to… [Read more]

Added Monday, January 16, 2012 by

2012 cut weekly progress report: Week #1 Myotape

Week #1 of my 2012 cutting program is complete, and it’s time to check my progress and make any necessary adjustments to my diet and training. NOTE: If you’re trying to lose fat or gain muscle it’s absolutely critical that you check your progress–and not just with a bathroom scale. I recommend that once every week you check your scale weight, your body fat percentage (using a caliper, not an inaccurate Bioelectrical Impedance scale) and… [Read more]

Added Sunday, January 15, 2012 by

Excellent week in the gym, upper body is wasted; Abs training. This is how my entire upper body feels right now.

Ow! My weight training workouts this week have all been excellent. After three weeks off my strength is a little down from where it was in mid-December, but my energy and enthusiasm is off the charts. I’m feeling real good in the gym, and very much enjoying my training. Of course after three weeks off from training, muscle soreness has been an issue. I worked my legs on Monday, and they are still quite sore… [Read more]

Added Saturday, January 14, 2012 by

Fat loss 101: Excuses. Is this you?

Earlier this week I posted some basic, but important, information (“Fat loss 101: the scale is not nearly as important as you may think.“) aimed at people who are interested in losing fat the right way. Today I’d like to expand on that information and talk about something that I see way too much of: excuses. I see and hear absolutely terrible fat loss information over and over (especially in just about every mainstream media… [Read more]

Added Friday, January 13, 2012 by