My purple belt test (bjj) is almost upon me (18th) and it’s time to lose the fat I’ve accumulated. Given the opportunity to focus on a goal that didn’t include a weight class I decided to gain as much lean body mass, and more importantly strength, as possible. I also just didn’t want to diet for no good reason. Being bigger is great on the mat.
But now that I’ve pushed my metabolism up a bit I want to lean right down to see where I can fight at in the spring.
I picked the Get Shredded Diet because I’ve done the VD before and Dr. JB hasn’t lead me astray so far. Plus I love eggs.
Like many others I’ve also decided to post my thoughts, feelings and progress on here. Also I’m looking forward to any advice from former GSDers or anyone else for that matter. I will also be GSDing as Rx’d minus the Power Drive because they are out of stock and I live in Canada. I will be replacing it with sugar free sobe arush drinks (shitty I know). Customs seems to hate me and sends back even legal stuff.
6 days/week I will include 30mins of skipping and then 400m sprints as cardio. 2 days/week of gymnastics training and 2 days of wrestling. I will also include my oly lift strength training, I think.
What kind of strength do you guys think I should do? Should I keep with the oly lift training or hit up more of a body builder style or a fat loss program? The only thing I worry about with the fat loss programs is that I won’t be able to recover well enough like when I did meltdown. Meltdown plus low cal/carb makes for a sore me.
I will break down how it goes when I start on the 20th, Monday.
Also I will be getting a DEXA scan when I’m done to find out how low I got. I’m trying to get one to see how corpulent I am now but I don’t know how it will fly.
My suffering for your amusment. keep me real fellas.