Things are hotting up now, feel very much pushed to the limit now, training performance is hanging on in there with everything I have, fatigue is very high with my current workload, sleep is disrupted & food focus is extremely high. All very normal "symptoms" that my bodyfat levels are getting close. A necessity without any way of totally avoiding. I'm glad I didn't grow up in the era of 0 carb diets & lots of fasted cardio, a recipe for disaster!
weighing in at 168.8lb now with evident fat loss in my hamstrings/glutes. Upper body is ready now, only a slight increase in fullness will enhance the look there. The last 4-5lb or so will be all lower body to bring the complete package.
Nothing will change in my approach, simply just keeping on with what has worked so far, with a drop in food if I feel i have stalled in condition for a week or so (hasn't happened yet)
this week of training has been very challenging, squats & deadlifts feeling pretty unstable with a smaller waist & looser weight belt, we push on regardless, being smart with loading of coarse, heavy but not dangerous.
squats 170kg 6,5
leg press 380kg 12,10,9,8
leg extensions - 90kg 15,11,9RP3RP2
calf hip press - 200kg 15,13,12
seated calf 90kg 15,15,12
cable crunches 55kg 20,18,15
Bench press - 130kg 6,4
incline HS press X2 55kg 10,8,7
seated cable flye X2 20kg 15,14,11
DB curls X2 25kg 12,10,9
machine preacher curl #6 15,12,11
deadlift (deadstop) - 210kg 5, 185kg 9,7
Pullups - BW 15,13,11,10
chest support T bar row - 70kg 12,9,8RP3RP2
seated leg curl 110kg - 12,10,8,7RP2RP2
high incline bb press 105kg 7, 100kg 8,6
1 arm machine lateral - 30kg 12,10,8
reverse pek dek - 50kg 12,10,9
weighted dips +80kg 5, +60kg 9, drop +40kg 6, drop +20kg 6 Drop BW 9
tri extension machine - stack 15,13,11,10
all in all, getting the job done & content whatever the outcome to the contest season, I have given my all. Still work to do.