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Body of a Spartan Log: Week 6 Complete

 

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.

 

Wrap up

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.

 

Get Body of a Spartan here.

Get Red Burner here

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Until next time

 

Keep on shredding in a free world

-Dreamscore

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Body of a Spartan Log: Week 5 Complete

 

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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.

 

Fat Burner:                        Red supplements – Red Burner Get Red Burner here

Testosterone booster:    Red supplements – Red PCT Get Red PCT here

 

Wrap up

 

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.

 

Get Body of a Spartan here.

Get Red Burner here

Get Red PCT here

Until next time

Dreamscore