Body of a Spartan Log: Week 5
Week 5 stats:
Week 4 weight: 205.6 lbs
Week 5 weight: 203.0 lbs
Things are coming along nicely. Down 2.6 lbs this week with another aggressive caloric deficit.
Week 5 thoughts
Training / Diet:
Diet Wise- Again this week I’m keeping my caloric deficit pretty aggressive. The fat is coming off nicely BUT unlike last week, I am finally seeing a plateau in terms of strength on this aggressive cut as I certainly did not get any stronger this week.
Training wise- I definitely had a tougher time smashing out the same weights as I did last week. I’m also noticing the dreaded glycogen depleted ‘flatness‘. The muscles are more flat this week, and the veins are certainly not ‘popping‘ as much as before. At least I’m HOPING the majority of it is just glycogen depletion. Though, with such an aggressive calorie deficit, it would not surprise me in the least if some of the weight loss and flatness was in fact muscle. It comes with the territory but obviously the goal is to try to keep as much muscle as possible.
Though to the program and the supplement’s credit, I was a little surprised that I was able to see strength increases for this long into the program. Usually my strength suffers a little but quicker once I start cutting below maintenance cals and losing weight. I definitely think it’s a testament to the quality and effectiveness of the Red supplement line. For those who have been following my log, you know that I am also taking and will be reviewing these two supplements from Red supplements. So far, I’ve liked what I’ve seen from them and I definitely recommend them.
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Testosterone booster: Red supplements – Red PCT Get Red PCT here
Well, the diet is in full swing and starting to affect my workouts negatively. This is the point where is starts to get tougher. You start to feel weaker at the gym. You start to look smaller. You start to look less pumped and full. It really starts to mess with your head a bit and this is the point in time where it really becomes a mental challenge.
This is the point in time in which us body sculptors have to dig deep and remember WHY it is we are doing this.
We are doing this because we don’t want to be AVERAGE. We don’t want to look like a normal person.
We are better than the average. We don’t do things the way average people do.
We don’t eat average. We don’t train average. And most importantly….
We don’t THINK average.
Our minds are disciplined. Our minds are focussed. Our minds are NOT WEAK.
We do not quit, and we do not GIVE IN when the average would.
That’s why we are winners.
That’s what makes us BETTER and more successful than the average.
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Until next time