due to a bunch of emails and u2u’s following my fight club post requesting my nutritional/supplement program, rather than respond one by one, i thought i would do a thread instead. since i have nothing really to do at work but sit on this page all day, i will not be brief at all. in fact i may dive into more detail than is wanted so feel free to skip ahead at anytime.
brief history: highschool (83-88) although i was a 3 sport guy (football, basketball and track) i had never had an athletic upper body. legs were there from birth, but there wasnt even close to an ab to be seen, even in good lighting of our front hallway after 50 situps. back then i ate what my parents ate, cereal, sandwiches, potatoes, lean cuts of meat, rice, pasta etc. not alot of junk food, but too many carbs (esp heavy carbs) and not enough protein. and as you can imagine, no matter how many sit ups i did (500 everynight after reading a hershal walker article in SI) there were no squares.
fast forward to post university: started a triathlon carear in 1993 to settle a bar bet with my high school track coach. the bet was that “speed guys” (read that football/sprinter/jumper) were better athletes because we can do, with training of course, an endurance event, but a distance geek (sorry guys) could never be a sprinter, jumper or football player. so for the next few years i started the odessy that was my triathlon carear. now i was positive i was gonna get my six pack. i mean every triathlete i knew was bone skinny and had a nice little set of abs.
so training up to 25hrs a week , mostly cardio (swim, bike or running) done at a base building white muscle fiber shrinking/converting pace (aka “fat burning” zone 1) and eating the typcial high carb, low low fat, low protein diet, but amazing enough, still no squares.
enter a guy name billy “thunder” smith and another guy named dr barry sears…