Body of a Spartan Log: Week 6
Week 6 stats:
Week 5 weight: 203.0 lbs
Week 6 weight: 200.6 lbs
Down in weight again, just as I suspected. Shed another 2.4 lbs this week with more of the aggressive caloric deficit.
Week 6 thoughts
Keeping on track and getting the fat to melt away has been the priority. The fat is coming off nicely BUT the caloric deficit is so extreme that I am sure some of it is muscle. There are a few reasons I believe this to be the case:
1) I am definitely losing a noticeable amount of strength. But still loving the squat rack even though it is becoming harder and harder to push the same weight for the same reps. This becomes frustrating for a lifter, but it is very normal to lose strength while on a cut. You just have to remember to tell yourself you are doing this for a reason. And this reason is ALWAYS a damn good one……..your gonna get SHREDDED!
You see, I have never really been into getting HUGE, so admittedly it is easier for me to come to terms with losing those bits of size and muscle that come along with shredding down. I have always preferred the look of a leaner/harder physique than the larger/softer one. For me, it’s always more impressive to be lean rather than bigger and softer. I also know that it takes a HELL of a lot more discipline and hard work to get ripped to shreds, than it does to get big and soft. And let’s face it boys…..ladies LOVE ABS!!
2) These last few weeks, I have been losing more than 2 lbs a week. Usually 1 1/2 lbs is about the most a person wants to lose per week while still being able to retain the majority of lean muscle mass. But to re-iterate my physique preferences mentioned above, I’m ok with losing a bit of muscle if I see the cuts coming faster than the muscle size I’m losing.
This week hunger between meals is starting to become a major bummer now. No one like to feel hungry, and the discipline that is needed to not go for that extra piece or two of bread, or not reach in for that extra scoop of protein and oats is admirable and difficult to achieve for most.
I’ll be honest and I did slip a little bit. I did have the cravings overwhelm me and I had to reach into the protein and oats jar and grab a little extra here and there just to throw a cow to the angry dragon to calm his ass down hahaha.
Luckily it was only one day where I fell off the deep end and gorged out on waaaaay to much bread, protein and oats. Even I get weak sometimes and need to just fucking put more fuel in the Lamborghini! The key is to not make a habit of it. And if you are going to cheat, make sure it’s not high glycemic/sugary foods or mixing too many carbs and fats. That’s what will really do the damage to your physique and hinder your progress the most.
I’m also finding that it is starting to get challenging having each progressive week’s portions of meals become smaller and smaller…….and smaller. There were times this week where I look at my weighed out meal portions and was like……”You mean….this is ALL I GET? Where in the flying FUCK is the rest of it?” It’s no wonder why western society is so fat these days. It sure doesn’t take much in the way of food to meet our daily maintenance calories. I’ve always been a GIANT believer in weighing your food and it’s an ABSOLUTE MUST if you are doing any sort of serious cut and need to track your calories.
And we do this because we are not normal.
We do this because the average don’t.
You can trip up, but make sure you get the fuck back up.
And you will because you aren’t like the rest.
You are better.
You are a winner.
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Until next time
“Keep on shredding in a free world”