How Ripped Can You Get In 40 Days?
I have not written for a while. This is for a couple reasons, first life has been busy but more importantly second, I have been hitting the gym hard for the MI40 Transformation Contest. Here are the pics, I will add my comments after.
This was a huge transformation, that I really can’t believe. I didn’t think I was that bad to start with and it was going to be tough. I don’t think I will win, there are probably some pretty high level bodybuilders that follow Ben’s program. There were a couple things that prevented me from doing better.
First was a 10 day vacation at Disney world with my family. Our hotel had an awesome gym but I only got 2 workouts in. And trying to eat good when eating out every meal for 10 days is tough. That on top of a couple nights of deserts.
Second thing was as much as I made this a priority, I still have a family and job and other things in life that are a much higher priority. My sleep was good most of the time but could have been better. My diet was almost perfect when we were home, mostly thanks to my awesome wife.
Last thing was the 2 gyms that I go to, neither of them have all the equipment that Ben puts in his program. Most notably is a hack squat machine. I usually replaced them with some sort of front squat usually in a smith machine, but you can’t over load the legs the same way.
My weight only went down about 2-3 pounds, which is good. I will be adding in some more carbs the next while to add some more mass.
One thing to note is I did this all without counting any calories or macronutrient ratios. I did keep carbs really low at certain times but never counted. I followed my normal paleo with leangains style intermittent fasting. If you want my specific eating routine and workout schedule sign up to my email list I will be sending it out sometime soon.
As for the blog, I am going to keep writing, hopefully writing some more. I am not going to be as detail and do as much research, it will probably be more opinion based stuff, or maybe just some copy/paste of posts I make on reddit and 4hbtalk.com. If there is anything specific you want me to write about let me know in the comments.