I’m giving a modified version of the Velocity diet a shot. You may say it’s not the Velocity diet because I’ve changed so much. That’s fine, but don’t forget the Velocity diet started as an experiment, so I think it’s reasonable to try some new things.
Weight: 224 lbs (10/04/2008 - diet start date)
I played high school and college football. I competed for a few years in Olympic weightlifting, have done a fair amount of powerlifting training (only one competition), and have done some strongman workouts for kicks.
-Bench: 325 lbs raw
-Squat: 405 lbs raw, no belt
I’m sticking to the advanced workout template in terms of set/rep schemes, but I’ve made a fair number of exercise substitutions. Some of the changes I made were removing overhead squats, db overhead press + lunge, db hang clean, power cleans, clap pushups and plank ab work.
I added back squats, dead lifts, clean pulls, reverse lunges, good mornings, incline db bench, suitcase dead lifts and a variety of ab work.
I’m also not timing rest periods, but I will be moving quickly. Instead I’ll time the workout and make sure it’s quick.
I also took out NEPA walks and replaced it with sled dragging. I’ve reduced both the number of trips and the weight I usually do for my gpp/recovery work by half to avoid doing too much work. Just some nice and easy recovery work while also increasing the amount of calories I burn.
See the link at the bottom for more information on workouts.
I’m sticking to the basic template. Instead of Metabolic Drive, I’m using ON’s Pro Complex. I’ve made other changes, but I won’t bore you with the details. See the link at the bottom for the nitty gritty. My macros are as follows:
For comparison, I am the same height, but about 10 lbs heavier than Gustavopacho from the Physique Clinic. Here are his macros as I calculate them:
I’m not sure how this will all go down, but let’s see what happens.