Since retiring from competitive bodybuilding in 2015 I tried to be happy with the extra bodyfat congregating around my mid-section. Late last year it occurred to me I couldn’t. I’m all for accepting your body and positive body image, but sometimes you need to be honest about what makes you happy. I’ve been weight training since I was 16 and being in shape and now, having multiple elements of fitness such as aerobic, anaerobic, strength, muscular endurance, power and a little agility (forget speed, that’s not happening) makes me happy... as soon as I accepted this it was like the penny dropped and I remembered how to drop bodyfat. A simple but regimented, balanced meal plan (hate that word diet), up the variety in my cardio routine and push the intensity. This was the biggest change I needed to make to improve cardio fitness. Same old same old wasn’t going to improve aerobic fitness so I decided to use more electronic equipment such as cross trainer, rower & steps where I can monitor and increase work parameters and incorporate HIT cycles. Finally religiously using my products Brutal Energy & Carni-Strip to lift my workouts and help mobilize fat, Amino Recovery & Glutamine to help recovery and prevent over-training.
Result; since Christmas (approx. 9 weeks) weight is down by 8kg, and while I’m no shape to stand on stage in a bikini, I feel hyper confident wearing tight gym tops and don’t have to worry where my waistband sits so as to not create a huge roll. My overall fitness is possibly the best it’s ever been and I’m excited about pushing it more. Still sitting at 70kg and pushing more weight in the gym than 12 months ago (really notice the impact of the Brutal Energy on strength). #internationalprotein #ipnation #preworkout #aminos #fitness #fitat45 #pushyourself