Three Week Mini Shed….. Week 3…..

Three Week Mini Shed….. Week 3…..

I know I am a bit late with this one but none the less here it is:

Week 3: 1500 kcals

Day

AM Cardio

Workout

PM Cardio

Sun

60 min

Legs

 

Mon

60 min

Back / Tri

60 min

Tue

60 min

Tri / Abs

Boxing

Wen

60 min

Legs

60 min

Thur

60 min

Chest / Bi

Boxing

Fri

60 min

Should/Calf

60 min

Sat

60 min

   

Day.           Am Cardio.         Workout.       Pm Cardio.
Sun.             60 min.            Legs
Mon.            60 min.            Back / Tri.      60 min.
Tue.             60 min.            Tri / Abs.        Boxing
Wen.            60 min.            Legs.             60 min.
Thur.            60 min.            Chest / Bi.      Boxing
Fri.               60 min.            Sho / Calves. 60 min.
Sat.              60 min.

If I were to say week 3 was hell that would be a huge understatement.  The original point of the three week shed was to come down in weight after going to Brazil and going slightly off the fitness reserve for most of the trip. I later decided that if I could get down to the 165 lb weight range I would go ahead and do a fitness competition. So, week 3 became extremely critical to my overall plan. However, to put this into context, during week 2 I was traveling again so my weight practically didn’t move at all. With that minor setback I knew I had to make up some ground during week 3. Doing an hour of cardio sucks but doing an hour to two hours of cardio a day in addition to working out is basically a slow death. I averaged approximately 4200 cals burned every day. This is while I was only consuming 1500 cals a day. The hunger I experienced was nothing short of torture. During this time Unisom and Tylenol PM became extremely helpful considering I couldn’t sleep unless I was medicated. After starting the week at 170.5 lbs I managed to end the week at 167.5 lbs. I planned to be 165.5 by that time but missed my mark. Considering I knew I would have to shed water the next week prior to doing a competition I knew I would be at least 165 lbs before I stepped on stage.

In the end I did notice some serious changes I have made in my body over the last two years or so that I couldn’t see while carrying excess fat. First of all I was leaner than I have been during previous sheds but I was holding more lean muscle mass. This likely significantly impacted the overall amount of fat I was able to burn as muscle alone helps burn more fat. I also realized areas I needed to improve and others I needed to shift away from working on so much as they were dominating other areas of my body. Overall I was satisfied with the end result although I basically hated the process.

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