So the body is back feeling 100% this week which I am very happy to say. I feel so much better mentally when physically I have no troubles.
I noticed last week that my weight has not changed at all. I was hoping to loose at least a few pounds from cleaning up my eating and switching my workout style from the heavy lifting to circuit training along with cardio. Fortunately I’ve notice a slight change in my physique (body fat probably decreasing) but my weight is still 204lbs. My goal is to be around 185 give or take a few pounds by the time of the show.
So I have changed up my workout style this week in order to see how my body responds. I have been and will continue for the remainder of the week to wake up at 6:00am for cardio along with my regular circuit routine followed by cardio. I started this on Sunday and just in a couple days I have started to see the response in my body mainly noticing the abs coming in a lot better (See the attached photo).
A great tip I’ve learned when trying to lower body fat is to run first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.
I supplement with BCAA’s (Branched-chain amino acids) before and after my cardio training. A few benefits of BCAA’s are that the muscles can use it directly for fuel (energy boost), helps repair muscle tissue, assist with increased metabolic rate (burn more calories and fat) and more.