Ten weeks in to the D35 and I'm feeling pretty amazing. I started easy and progressed slowly, it's essentially the best advice I can give. I talk us through the session today and explain what and why I am doing this stuff. Here are the specifics of what I did today:
- mobility flow
- bodyweight strength (L-sit press to handstand) - 5x1
- sumo deadlifts - 3x5 @ 495
- nordic raises - 3x5
- 2 KB snatch - 3x20 @ 20kg bells
Many people have been asking me about nutrition, what I eat, etc. Well, I have tried many different "diets" and it has been a long process trying to figure out what works best for me. I am always making adjustments to try and squeeze out a little more juice from my engine. For all of us, it is a constant experiment trying to figure out what works best for us. None of us are the same, we are all as unique as a snowflake, and our nutrition will need to be specialized as well. Depending on our digestive sensitivities, our current goals, and our lifestyle, we will need to make some minor adjustments to achieve the results we are looking for. Sorry, there is no cookie cutter plan that is perfect for everyone. However, there is a right plan for a particular goal at a particular time. For me right now, I am trying to cut my bodyfat down, get stronger and maintain a high level of energy and performance to train hard and continue getting desirable results. The plan I have been following for over 2 months now is Carb Back-Loading. If you are an athlete that strength trains, wants to maintain a high level of energy, doesn't want to sacrifice your favorite foods, and expects to get a leaner, stronger body that shows that you've been kicking ass in the gym, than I guarantee this will bring great results for you just as it has for me. You WILL need to make minor adjustments based on your current situation, but the general plan and the information provided will be all you need to succeed.
After 2 months, I am leaner and stronger with no end in sight. Most importantly, I am NOT hating the process, I enjoy it, I'm not killing myself and my energy is through the roof. So far, the plan is working. When I started this project, I made it clear that I would be starting easy, using relatively light weights and progressing slowly and keeping my focus on the long road, because I have some pretty lofty goals. I know I can not achieve what I want with a 4 or 8 week plan. This is a year long project for me and I expect to achieve Elite status as a raw powerlifter before this is over. All the while I do not want to sacrifice my health or athletic balance just to prioritize barbell strength. There's not a hell of a lot of Elite Raw lifters out there, and even less who can lift big, sprint fast, jump high, perform aesthetically pleasing static handstands and backflips in the street without getting hurt. This is the essence of the Dirty 35 Project - Get Strong, Jacked and Athletic - with minimal sacrifice, and I am on my way. Don't get me wrong, greatness requires sacrifice, but weightlifting is NOT my life, just a small part of it that I share with you. I hope this brings some insight into your day and if you have any questions about training or CBL, post up. As always, anyone that checks out CBL through my website will be given a FREE training program to maximize your results with CBL. All you have to do is forward the receipt to my email at email@example.com
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