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    As of today, 4 weeks out, 1 week after moving out of my apartment and onto the aircraft carrier (USS Ronald Reagan) this week (hence my lack of posts) I get word from our department head that its very likely our pull out from dock to head back to San Diego for homeport return is now being delayed 3 days. That little 3 days will effectively put my March 16th show 2 days shy of being able make the show now! Thank god this was in time to hold off on my registration form which I was about to mail off next week Tuesday.

    So now after 12 weeks of prep and just 1 month away I am SOL for my MPD debut for now! Pissed is a clear understatement!

    I thought about flying down on my own but the cost to do so and get a hotel room now while trying to peak for a show like this is well out of the picture with all I have going on at work in prep for our return to San Diego.

    I was flirtting with chance the whole time knowing I was picking a show just 48 hours after our planned return to port but given the location, date, venue, promotors, organization etc.....it worked out perfect so I stuck with it for 12 weeks, till now of course.

    Unless I can find another show taking place before the end of March within 100 miles of San Diego with a MPD class, I wont be able to consider getting on stage till May 1st when we are not between sea trials aboard the carrier.

    I am still working with my coach and we still plan to move forward as if competing since I have a photoshoot planned for March 22 as well. I plan to get my fitness portfolio, comp card and all that started with this shoot so that is still part of my game plan yet, show or not.

    Tis is life I guess......safe to say its gave me a basket full of lemons this weekend, how to make lemonade from it is where I am now?
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    Going with a DC like kind of approach last week and this week at my coach's suggestion to looking a bit flat in last couple sets of pics and my particularly high ecto metabolism plus my job as a fitness specialist teaching 3-4 fitness classes a day.......he feels that less is more right now with calories at 2500 a day. I had dropped all cardio this past week (outside of what I get from work) and that helped with energy and output on lift days for sure I can tell.

    I am doing as follows for the next 3 weeks...(and have been for the past 2)

    3 days on 1 off..

    Note that anything rest paused is limited to 4 sets total....3 being lead up sets not to failure.

    day 1 legs-
    back squat....work up to 1RM in 5 sets then 1 widow maker set of 20 (currently got to 340lbs ATG) and a widow maker set with 225lbs.

    BB RDL......work up to 10RM set (currently at 275lbs for 9 reps)

    calf (smith or seated)......3x10 w/ 10 sec static hold at bottom.....I flip EO workout for this

    day 2 chest/back-
    db incline press....RP to 15 reps max
    hammer pull down.....RP to 15 reps max
    hammer press...........3x10 set load near fail
    seated cable row........3x10 set load near fail
    smith shrugs.............4x15 set load near fail

    day 3 arms-
    hammer shoulder press......RP to 15 reps max
    db bilateral curls.....RP to 15 reps max
    db supine tricep extensions RP to 15 reps max
    1 flush set each......20 reps to failure
    -db side laterals
    -cable bicep curls
    -cable tricep extensions

    I get all the abs I need in my fitness classes I teach. I just do it with the group and nail it out just as they do it. Likely gets me 10-12 sets a week each of anything and everything from static holds to med balls, TRX straps, to bands, cables, windshield wipers, hanging leg raises....etc.....if its out there....we (I) am getting it.

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    Default Im still here!

    Been living on the air craft carrier USS Ronald Reagan for the past 14 days more less plus a weekend with parents in town the weekend before that got started so not much time to spend online at all the past weeks. Today was the first whole day (12 hours) I have off the ship and off base to get some personal items done. I am still in prep for a photo shoot on May 30th in San Diego with Rob Andrews Photography as my plan B since my show plans got botches due to ship arrival delays as I mentioned before.

    These pics are from last Sunday night. 178.6 and 6.5%. Sorry for bad background and lighting. Its the only private space I have on the ship in my stateroom.

    22 days left till the big day today! More pics coming Sunday this weekend I hope.





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    How has your diet been?

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    Routine and repetitive but spot on really. 2 galley meals a day which is grilled chicken and big green salad with veggis, breakfast is a combo eggwhite/whey shake with natty pb, can of tuna, light string cheese is a 4th meal and then 3 scoops muscle milk is final meal before bed. hitting macros pretty well spot on for 2 weeks onboard the ship depsite limited food prep, storage and options. if ther is a will, there is a way!

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    As of today I am 15 days away from my photo shoot in San Diego. This morning I was 178.2 and 6.1%. Pics taken right out of bed fasted.










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    Short and sweet update from this past weekend. Just arrived in SD on Friday with command and loving it! Busy as hell with finding a place to live, learning SD, making my new fitness caly, trying to kee training and diet on par, not having a kitchen yet....wowzer!

    Pics below and stats are 177.2 and 5.8% via BIA on Saturday morning. (6'2") 28 years old.

    Photoshoot on April 7th baby! Coasting on in!









    Reminder that my show plans got botched weeks ago after our command transit got pushed back to come to to CA where we are now and that foiled every part of my plan to compete in the SD based show a week after arrival. So now all my apples in one basket with the photoshoot to start up a portfolio and comp card.

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    So yesterday summed it all up folks! 16 weeks of prep to get ready for my shoot has come and gone as of yesterday morning. I shot with Wander Aguir Photography and the first time experience was awesome! I learned a ton not only in getting ready but also in working through a 2.5 hour shoot as well. Wander was awesome in coaching me along and bringing out the best in my physique so that I could have the best possible shots to include in my portfolio/comp card which was the intent of the whole shoot.

    200 some shots taken and I will be receieving them within a few days and cannot wait to see them all!

    Yesterday morning I weighed in at 176.8 and 5.8% via BIA device. That was my "peak" for this shoot and I am very happy with the journey and the outcome that transpired. The real outcome will be known when the pics come back and they get sent out to local agencies and contacts to see what doors may be opening for me in the future.

    On another note, I have hired Eric Helms of 3DMJ as my new coach starting next week. He even helped me with this past weeks peak paln for my shoot as part of my 1st phone consult/interview last weekend and it worked great! He has me on a post diet reverse diet plan from yesterday afternoon through Saturday night adding in 20g of carbs per day. Protein and fat kept as they have been which is 250p, 70f. My carbs as of today at at 200g. By Saturday I will be taking in 340g and checking my weight to what gains have been made by then.

    That info with the full profile I turned in to him will allow them to help me devise my next 4 months of training, cardio and diet to try and get some lean mass gains coming.

    Cannot wait to get started on the new plan and the next phase of training to get bigger for once!

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    With the title of this thread no longer accurate and my photoshoot now over, this brings me to the next phase of my progressions, training and direction with MP training and competing. I am moving my journal over to a new thread starting fresh titled:

    "Carrier Chronicles of Fitness, The Fitboss Journey to MPD stage."

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