Alright,I'm picking this back up after abut 7 months away - I'm gonna be annoyed with myself at all the notes I don't have to look back on! To catch up:
I competed in the OCB Bodysculpt Open on Feb 18th 2012 and got first in my novice class and second in my open class! I wrote the review here: http://www.veganbodybuilding.com/?page=article_derek_ocb
It wasn't my favorite venue so far, but it sure was fun posing down for an overall title!
My wife Marcella was 8 months pregnant at the show, and on March 31st we had Miles Alexander Torres-Tresize! As if that weren't enough, not long after I left my management position at Gold's Gym and started working independently full-time at our new studio! Hence my long absence...
I took about two months off from training then got back into it with my favorite set-up, a 6 day per week chest/back, shoulder/arms, legs, repeat routine to hit everything twice per week. I especially love doing that in two a day fashion because I just love to train and it also gives me really fast results.... BUT as with the last few times I've followed this split, my chronic abdominal strain simply can't keep up and I had to back off.
I've since been working a twice per week program into my Y3T split, making it a four week breakdown of (1)Twice per week, (2)Heavy/low reps, (3)normal/volume based, (4)muscle endurance/burnouts . I should come up with a catchy acronym and market it... I'm still working out the kinks and it isn't perfected by any means, but on this split I hit my long time goal of 200lbs
offseason! Really excited about that!
I'll catch up on some actual workouts soon, but for now I'll end with saying I'm 90% sure I'm doing a contest in about 6 weeks
. 've been prepping for it since 10 weeks out, but given my higher than ever weight/bodyfat at the outset I need to make sure I can get into contest condition in time - things are looking good, but the last thing I want to do is be a poor representation of veganism onstage by not being at my leanest! The contest is the OCB Battle for the Tidewater, so hopefully 6 weeks from now I'll be in the thick of it!