February 5, 2011
For exactly 6 months I have trained 5-6 days a week. I've made some solid progress along the way. I didn't gain nearly as much weight as I thought I would during this time but there are reasons for that. I haven't been over-eating, I've been playing basketball, running, using the stair climber, doing other aerobic activity and sit in the low 180's at a time I thought I'd be knocking on the door of 195+.
I'm OK with it. Abs got better than ever before in my life in late 2010, I'm fit and can enjoy running on the beach or on trails, can play basketball which is my favorite sport, and I'm not stuffing myself with food, therefore saving some money and feeling better overall.
I'm actually quite content with an "injury-free" slow approach. I have a tiny somewhat of an injury at the moment but it doesn't slow me down much at all. Aside from that, no injuries, back to squatting, deadlifting and pushing some heavy iron. Today I decline benched 275lbs and felt great about it!
I'll still keep gaining weight, just at a slower pace and it works out well for all the photo shoots I'm doing. I have another one in a few days in New Orleans and more in Miami, LA, likely Vegas, Austin and other places. Getting myself in shape!
I haven't seen all the photos from LA shoots but I have some posted on FB. I'll attach a few here too.
Today at the gym I trained chest for an hour and then climbed the stair stepper for 30 minutes.
I had a massive burrito before the workout but found a restroom and sorted myself out before I hammered chest! Nice!
Starting with flat barbell bench press I did about 6 sets, going up to 205 pounds. Not real heavy, but I was working on higher reps and it felt good. Then for decline barbell bench the weights felt really good so I got up to 275 pounds cleanly for 2 reps, no spot, only a spot on the 3rd rep. The very next set, nearly an hour into the workout, I repped out 10 with 225 pounds with no spotter. I did about 6 sets of decline barbell bench press too. I had long rest periods as I pressed heavy weights like 225 for 10, 250 for 6, 275 for 3, etc.
Then I moved over to incline dumbbell flys super-setted with incline dumbbell press.
Moved over to the stair climber and went to town for half an hour.
Now I'm back at Lean and Green's and have created a Worldwide grass roots book promotion team. Anyone want to help out? Just email me your address and I'll ship you postcards to distribute in your town, along with some Vega packets as a thank you from VeganProteins.com
We're rocking! So many packages to ship out! I imagine my Amazon.com rankings will soar over the next few months.
Eating kale right now.
Here are a few photo shoot pics. I'll keep on growing.