You have an awesome physique, no doubt about that.
Thanks so much for all the support guys. I am busting my balls to make sure my conditioning is spot on. This job is a little more sedentary so it's been interesting figuring out how to gauge my calories. I have been doing 30 min of stair stepper in the morning and 30 mins of intervals in the afternoon which is way more than I'm used to. I'm currently at 205.
Turk, I'm hoping he will. I would love his help with peak week but haven't been able to catch him on facebook lately.
I'm just going to say it just so that you're aware, if you aren't already. This late in the game it might be too much to change things too drastically, but like I said I'm just going to let you know.
There have been a couple studies proving that there is a decrease in the anabolic response when LI cardio is done after weight training. I have recently heard news of HIIT also influencing a decline in anabolic response if done after weight training. (I wish I had references to these articles, you're just going to have to take my word on it for now)
My theory is that HIIT has a greater affect on the anabolic response since it has such a greater influence on the body's equilibrium. When cutting, anabolism is already at the bottom of the list when it comes to things your body wants to perform, so it would be best to minimize negative effects as much as possible, right? I personally have switched to doing HIIT in the mornings and LI in the afternoon due to this news. At first I thought a HIIT session in the morning would affect my weights in the afternoon, but so far, I haven't had any major strength loss more than what's usual for cutting hard.
If anyone has any comments on the above or can disprove it, please speak up. Otherwise, Creator, take it for what you will, I just wanted to let you know what I think.
^^ I am actually about 12 lbs heavier than I was last show at this time. I dont feel like my conditioning is quite as tight but it's not 12 lbs off so I feel I gained some size! Here I am 3 weeks out. Right at 200lbs
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