Friday, December 31, 2010

Getting Hany Ramrod's FST-7 DVD!

Ordered Hany Ramrod's FST-7 DVD from back on the 10th Dec.

FST stands for Fascia Stretch Training. I think Fascia has always been an under investigated aspect of bodybuilding.

Was a chance it could have been here by Christmas Eve. Hoped it would be here for New Year. No sight of it yet. :( Hope it's just lost in the Christmas post log jam.

Much anticipation, my training needs a kick up the arse.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

quiet month... diet hacking

Been a quiet month...

But in my spare time I hacking away on some code to do the dietary calculation for an eating plan.

Basically submit an eating plan and see how its goes on energy, protein, carbs & fats, tweak, and finally print. Result, a pre generated eating diary: 'eat & tick'!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Spring is state titles season!

Got to two state titles in the last fortnight. Both INBA & NABBA Queensland titles. Great time at both. Nothing stirs motivation like going to a comp.

Dave from my gym placed third in his Masters division at the NABBA title, congrats Millsy.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

New job.

Just started a new job. Now I'll be able to get my diet into working order. While it's to late to compete this year. I will compete next year. *nails flag to mast*

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Prep and Motivation

Competition preparation is always great motivation, weather you're competing or not. Indeed it's part of how I select where I train!

Prep for the autumn competition season is in full swing here.

Two guys at my gym are getting ready to compete.

One guy, David, all organised. Started his diet on the 27 January, the day after the Australia Day public holiday. He's had one disruption. A few weeks back, during the same rain event the caused the South West Queensland floods, he got hit by a young hoon driver on a wet round-about. He's fine, just some bad bruises. The doc said he should take three weeks off. He was back on a week, doing the unaffected body parts and feeling his way with the rest. On you D!

I'm helping the other guy a bit, with his diet and posing. It will be his first competition. All a big learning process. He's leaning up nicely, now I just gotta get him to remember to set his feet first when he poses. ;) Next, choosing his music.

It's all great motivation. Indeed, one of my criteria for selecting a gym is that having competitor on staff and/or in the membership. Pic on the notice boards & walls as always a good sign. A thing to look for when scouting for a place to train.



Sunday, January 31, 2010

Where did January go?

Half way through a 2 month training cycle. My job for the day is to do a new diet.

Getting out the nutrition counters now.

Out of interest what methods are people using to work out their protein intake? I'm going to use 1g per lb of lean body mass.


Thursday, December 31, 2009

Rest and recovery!

Haven't trained since Christmas Eve.

Why. Recovery & recuperation. Anyone who's training regularly and hard needs to take a break from the gym from time to time.

Personally I take a week off every two months. In my younger days, it was a week every 3 months. A time for a full revamp of the training routine.

Because it fits in with the holiday season (late Dec) and the end of the Spring competition season (late Oct), I generally take the last week of even months or the first of odd months off.

So if your feeling tired, a bit stale or over trained, take a week off, plan and start a new growth cycle.

All the best for the Bigger New Year.