So first day of mass phase went by, and like when I started the fat loss diet I need to get accustomed to prepping and eating the new meals. This first week won’t have me eating “a lot” of food by any stretch, and the intensity in the gym will be sub maximal, by the diet feels more varied already and I know food is going up soon.
So here are, one by one, the meals with pics
This is a personal preference that I asked Paul if could fit in the diet, which it did. It’s scrambled eggs, with spinach and mushrooms thrown in, with cheese and bacon. An awesome way to start off the day and I can’t wait till we add some carbs to this meal.
Nothing special apart from the fact that I hadn’t had a banana in ages. Man I can not even begin to explain how refreshing whey + banana is compared to having had only whey for two months.
Lunch is chicken breast with salad & various veggies (this time tomatoes and peppers) and almonds. I had already eaten like half of the almonds when I took this pic so they’re actually more than the pic shows lol
And here comes the fun stuff…
Pre workout: jelly sandwich and whey! Can I ask for more? Paul initially put English muffins in the diet but they’re near impossible to come by in Italy so I had to sub them for bread. This feels like a treat.
Can I ask for a better post workout? Meat n potatoes, with some broccoli thrown in because I want to stay full and I’m hungry as phuk.
Training wise, things were meh. Paul specifically told me to take it easy for the first week, adding weight and upping intensity from the second one on. Still it was hard as hell mentally to keep myself from pushing to failure. I was feeling like I’d waste a workout. Can’t wait to get to week two really.
Now onto the more technical stuff. This program has me benching with a barbell, which I haven’t done in ages. I want you guys to give me a bit of feedback on my technique. I’ll ask Paul of course, but I don’t want to bother him until our weekly check in, so if you guys want to take a look at the videos here they are.