Began CT’s Best Damn High Volume Training for Natties program this afternoon. Missed am cardio, but everything else (workout and Best Damn Diet) on point. Running this for the 12 weeks between the end of the 2019 Transformation and the August Check in.
With the 2019 Transformation in the books, now is the time to gear up for the second half of hypertrophy season (June-Aug), including the early August Transformation 2019 Check-in.
Gained size on arms, chest, and shoulders after Transformation 2019. Lost size around waist (good) and thighs (bad).
Goal is to reach the Golden Ratio in terms of body comp/proportion. Mostly that means adding a lot of size to my arms, as well as a bit more mass overall. All while keeping the waistline below 32". I’ll be using a 3x/week full body routine for the next 12-odd weeks, and may add in extra arm work since they are still my most lagging body part.
Two months into the T-ransformation Challenge for 2019. Last year I trained 5/3/1 and its variants exclusively and came within shouting distance of my 1-2-3-4 plate strength goals in the Big Four. Great strength gains on those programs.
This year, after starting with six weeks of the 5/3/1 Rest Pause Challenge, I’m going for hypertrophy. Started Thibaudeau’s Semi-Official “20 Pounds of Hollywood Muscle” Program in mid-February and will continue with that until early May.
I really want to spend the year getting the body I want composition-wise (bigger upper body and arms, smaller waist) and then return to making that body stronger in 2020.
(Original intro - Dec 2017)
Midway through my plan to make #50thenew30, I’m looking to accelerate the process by joining the T-Nation Transformation 2018 Challenge.
My goal is to have a body that can keep up with the 20-something and 30-something guys I train with in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. So both strength and conditioning are important. In 2018, I’ll be doing a version of 5/3/1 twice a week, BJJ training 2-3x a week, and a supplemental conditioning/recovery session (LSD-based) once a week (especially if I don’t get a third BJJ session in).
Here’s the hunk of marble I’ll be hammering away at over the next six months. Stats-wise, I’m 50 1/2 years old. 153.8 lbs in this picture. 5’ 6". I’ll add specific training, diet, and supplement protocols in another post.