So i’ve had a lot of time to research lately, as my offseason programs are usually generated in cycles of trial and error with different approaches.
If you recall, these are the goals i set for myself this offseason:
- Build mass on my upper body
- Keep my conditioning in check
- Bring down my legs
- achieve an overall “harder” look year round
- Maintain a 10 lb fluctuation from stage weight
So far i’ve managed to keep those goals in mind, and basically maintain a healthy physique to contribute to my succession of these goals.
After hearing so much about why you “shouldnt bulk, should bulk, stay within 10 lbs, stop doing cardio completely” la de da de da. THere are so many opinions, that whatever you do, it seems to be right or wrong based on someone’s philosophy.
So i realized, we gotta get down to the cellular level of body mechanics and how it responds to your diet; what happens when you eat, what happens when you eat too much, what happens when you eat too little, what happens to your body? How does it adapt….
Most of you are familiar with the recent scare of “Metabolic Damage” and I think this article is indeed something you should read, to get right down to the nitty gritty of how your body is REALLY reacting. Leptin and Insulin people, the production of hormones and all that jazz, its a wonderful thing. And if you know how to manipulate your bodies levels – you know it starts by avoiding Gluttony.
10 POUND RULE, 10 POUND RULE!