My ideal pre leg training meal. 8oz steak, 1.5 cups brown rice and 1/2 an avocado.
Gives me nice and slow released energy from the rice and avocado and of course the all important protein from the steak!
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So I have had a few clients and friends request a post showing what ’ I ’ eat on a daily basis. So how I decided to do this post is actually take pictures of all my meals I’ve eaten in one day.
It’s important to note that I am currently in a lean bulking phase so my carb intake is a little bit higher than it is when I’m cutting down or looking to get leaner. Anyhow this post will give you a good idea of what it takes me, a 210lb very active male, to gain a bit of muscle while holding a favourable body composition .
Breakfast 10:00 am:
4 eggs plus 2 egg whites scrambled
1 medium potato ( a dab of ketchup because i’m human )
Snack 11:30 am:
3/4 cup greek yogurt
1/4 cup blue berries
teaspoon of honey for flavour
8 oz. pan fried Tilapia
3/4 cup whole germ rice
1/2 medium avacado
Post workout shake 4:00pm
1.5 scoops of whey protein
8 oz beef shish-kabob with mixed vegetables
1/2 whole wheat naan ( I usually avoid all refined grains and breads, but I made an exception for this meal )
Stories like this are what really inspire me to strive to be better and continue to help others. Seeing a man overcome his circumstances, the odds and doctors’ opinions and fight and fight and fight to gain his freedom and health back is much more impressive than a 500lb bench-press. People like Arthur are the type of role-models and heros I look to when I need motivation.
Despite what ‘they’ say, with conviction, determination and the power of belief you can achieve ANYTHING…. just look at Arthur :)
Can you share any secrets with me on how you got to looking like you do? Like, specific workouts for chest, arms, abs, shoulders?
Asked by livefreeloveoften
Well first and foremost thanks for the question.
I don’t have too many secrets regarding workout routines with the exception that I never stick to just one routine! Your body is a very smart machine and quickly adjusts to stimuli. With that being said it’s important to never stagnate with your training. Always be looking to progressively increase the stimuli and target the muscles with either an increase of intensity or applying other intensity principles like pre-exhaustion, intermittent bouts of volume training, 5 x5 training, drop sets, and forced reps. Just keep in mind your body is resilient, so you have to continually find new ways to surprise it and keep it adapting. After all physique training is in its purest form is simply a cumulative result of muscular adaptation.
that being said, I can divulge one big secret of mine which has definitely helped me reach the aesthetic i want; That is train with purpose. Each rep of each set should be performed with the purpose of building the desired muscle you are training. So for example if you were training chest you should make a strong mind-muscle connection with your pecs and learn to contract the pectorals with each repetition. You’ll be surprised when you see the difference this makes to your workouts and results. And yes, even while doing heavy compound lifts like bench press you can force a strong pectoral contraction!
The best way to work on this mind-muscle connection and train for feeling, is to always begin with a few light warm-up sets in which you hone in using and contracting the muscle you intend on training that day. Focus on the sensation of pumping that muscle and try to replicate it while you increase the weights and vary the exercises. When you go to train, always keep the focus on the specific muscle you are trying to build! Using the chest example, If you were to be doing bench press, dips and flyes for chest each rep of every exercise should be performed with the soul purpose of building that muscle. I find it is sometimes helpful to close your eyes and visualize that muscle working. You will surely develop your own mechanism to enhance your mind-muscle connection, but investing in taking the time to do so will pay dividends. I know it sounds a bit repetitive but the presence of this principle will make a significant difference in developing your physique. A few good sets performed correctly will outdo countless sets performed poorly.
I hope this helps shed some light on your question!
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I incorporated this easy and delicious recipe into my diet while going high-fat low-carb. Full of essential-fatty -acids (EFAs) and a great source of clean energy, this guacamole is a minimalists approach to a healthy dip. Rather than indulging in those heavy store bought dips full of saturated fat and empty calories you eat while watching the game or Glee, try this healthier alternative. Served well… well with just about anything! I personally enjoy my homemade guacamole with some whole wheat tortilla chips and a protein shake to round out the snack.
So next time you sit down in front of the tv or have some people over at your place, impress them with this awesome, healthy and easy to make homemade guac!
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