Doing some of the accursed cardio last week (oh, how I loathe thee!), I had a chance to talk with the local gym monster. Young guy (my age I believe), 6’2-3", circa 280 in the offseason, pretty freakin’ massive build. We get talking about a competition I went to last year and saw him in (The Emerald, for those who know it.) Over the next 30 minutes, he relates to me the following insanities:
1. Starting his diet 12 weeks out, he lost 62lbs from then until showtime.
2. How did he do so? 2 hours of cardio, 6 days a week.
3. Hearing how much weight he’d lost, I asked him how far he took his calories below maintanance. Turns out, he didn’t. He stayed isocaloric and used the cardio to bring him in a negative balance.
4.While dieting, he consumed 700g protein/day.
Needless to say, I would’ve started laughing right there, but people don’t tend to respond well to that sort of thing, and besides… he’s bigger than me, so he must know more, right? Ahh, the wonders of anabolics. You really can get away with anything!