This stemmed from an idea Corey Beasley had. “If we could show the clients and potential clients what can happen when someone focuses all of their efforts towards a clear goal, and make it real, maybe the people we care about will have an easier time doing the work.”
We all know there are obstacles, pitfalls, and life that happens on the way to our goals, and I will be sharing that as well. I run one of the most busy lifestyles I know. Very little sleep, a lot of social interaction, merging businesses, training clients, donation of time and money to the needy, and general help for friends. That being said, I know I have to make time to keep up with the latest and greatest on the single market. I not only want the physical edge, but the mental, emotional, and spiritual edge as well. Therefore, I work for it. Here is how it goes.
Week 1- November 16 – 22
The workout is a 6 day progression that I have never tried before. I start the week with Explosive Power (this is mostly form and nervous development), move into Pure Power (this is bio-chemical body enhancement through true physiological stress), and then I continue stress, overreaching/overtraining for a purpose through isolated muscular development. Everyday I work my full body, and the stress comes in twos. Monday and Tuesday-Explosive Power (Olympic lifts and plyometrics), Wednesday and Thursday-Purified Power (Basic Squat, Deadlifts, Bench, Pull-up, Lunges, etc.), Friday and Saturday-Isolated Antogonist (Bicep-Tricep, Quad-Ham, Back-Chest, Calves-Shoulders, Abs-Low Back/Butt) All of this is progressively overloaded.
Recovery is the most important aspect. Sleep when I can, eat as much as possible, and monitor weight and strength often.
After the week is over, I realize…I need more sleep, I need to eat more, and I should drink less coffee.
The above lighting is crappy, not a true pic.
I need more food! Sleep is way better. This week is crazy hectic! I am training 90 clients. I am training Jesse Sadoff’s clients, and Michael Foster’s clients while they are on vacation. Overall great week! I ate everything I could on Thanksgiving Day, and gained a couple of useful pounds. I haven’t been keeping up with the calorie intake, so I am weighing in at 205 solid. I am working for 210 solid and a power clean of 315 pounds. My sleep is very consistent and helping me with my soreness, which is out of control. Looking forward to killing it in business and the gym next week. Only 4 more left until the beginning of a New Year!
Week 3- November 30 – December 6
My week started with not enough eating and no working out; however on Tuesday eating went as it should (about 3000 calories), but my scheduled got a bit tweaked and the workout fell to the wayside. I really wanted that workout too! Wednesday I will kill it. Explosive start and Power finish! Picture time Wednesday as well!
Dang! Sarah ran me through a pretty good workout! I don’t think she realizes how far I can be pushed; however, I will be very sore tomorrow! Thank you, Sarah. Here is the pic. My weight is 206 and I haven’t maxed my Power clean yet. 3 more weeks!
December 7th through the 14th – I just spent 20 minutes writing this and my computer took a shit on me….Well I am back. Got sick this week, but it was just a sore throat, so I figured as long as it wasn’t strep the only problem I would have is talking loud, and eating. No worries, right? My workouts went well. I killed all of them but Tuesdays. Pussed out a bit from the sore throat, and soreness from Mondays killer explosive workout. Progressively overloading my power days is paying off. I am much stronger and my weight has hardly gone up. I am at 208 solid and it looks like my goal weight of 210 to 215 will be easily reached. I was a bit pissed at the beginnning of the week because of personal, physical, and mental problems, but perserverence of my positive perception took over, and Saturday I was so pumped up I couldn’t settle down. I kept yelling out loud, running around, and smiling. I would have punched the devil in his face had I saw him…didn’t see him, but check out the results of the week in this pic. (bad lighting again, but my definition is coming out a bit, and this is after Anne fattened me up for the kill all day Sunday!)
December 14th through the 21st – Week started lame…I missed my Monday workout. Busy isn’t a good excuse (more like shitty time management). Tuesday, Corey told me the news…I am changing my routine! I was going to do this routine in the New Year, but he said Iwould be too grouchy and pissy if I did it and I need 100% of my focus on THE BIG DAY as well as the changes Innovative Results is going through. I concur! This program is hard, shitty, and most people can’t do it…mainly becasue they lack the balls, intestinal fortitude, and stupidity to try it. For those of us dumb enough to give it a go (it is Charles Poloquin’s Super Compensation Program) it is hell. 9 workouts per week in 6 days, losing weight, battling overuse and overtraining injuries. But at the end, the 5 days of rest bring you past any plateaus and push your strength, weight, power, and size through the roof. It is not a body building program though. More for the performance enthusiast, such as myself. Here is my Wednesday pic after only 2 days….so far so good! Food is my best friend and sleep even better.