What's up everyone! It's been a while since I've posted on here and wanted to give some quick updates of what's been going on in my life. First off my shoot with Jason Ellis on November 7th went PERFECT! I've gotten back all of the images and they are by far my BEST work I've EVER done! I had been working with Tad the Diet Coach for about 6 months and he prepared me for that shoot as well. I've never been in that type of condition and I have Tad to thank for that guiding me and pushing me harder than I ever would have on my own. That last week or so was pretty rough but it was all well worth it! I will be randomly posting new images up from that shoot soon. After my shoot was over I didn't waste any time and was in the gym training the day after. I took a few days off from my diet then was back on it up until Thanksgiving week. I traveled up to VA to spend it with my family and friends and had a great time. My birthday was also that week and I turned 28 years old. It's hard for believe that I've now been training and trying to improve my physique for 9 years! (should be 10 years since I started at age 18 but minus the year of living in NYC when I was 24). During the holiday week I got to train with my old training partners natural pro Matt Liller, and Ben Bowles (which will be competing very soon himself). We had some really good training sessions and the day after thanksgiving we trained back and as the last exercise we did dead lifts. I hit 500lb for 2 reps then dropped down to 315lb for 25. After having some intense workouts and quite a few drinks for my birthday celebration then a 9hr road trip back to Nashville (only supposed to take 7.5 hrs but traffic was crazy) it took me a few days to recover from that trip...must be that I'm getting old lol. This past week getting back into the swing of things I could tell my body was worn down and beat up and by Thursday I had lost my motivation and could tell something was off with my body. So I decided to take off a full 3 days from the gym and it was the best decision I could've made. It's now Monday and I'm ready to get back after it and train my ass off again! Never underestimate the importance of rest and recovery. If you start to feel burnt out or just lacking the motivation take a few days off. I think if I would've continued on and not taken some time off I would have pushed my body into an over trained state which you can't continue to make progress when your body is fighting you back and craving rest. During my days off I didn't do anything fitness related and tried to keep my mind off of training and diet altogether. I've started working with a sports massage therapist in November as well. Every 2 weeks I'll be getting deep tissue and fascia stretching therapy done. Since my chest is an area that has been my main focus to bring up for the past year I've been getting the facia stretching done every session. It's a painful 90 minutes but I can already tell a difference in how my muscles are firing and training hard week after week takes a toll on you and being able to fix minor aches and pains has been a HUGE plus! As for my workouts I've kept the volume high and I feel that is the only way to train! Every workouts is anywhere from 20-30 total working sets.
In a couple days bodybuilding.com will be announcing the top 20 for the upcoming spokemodel search contest. I want to thank everyone that took the time to vote for me throughout the month of November! Hopefully you guys got me into the top 20 and shortly after that they will announce the top 5 around December 15. If I do make the top 20 I'm going to go ahead and start up my cutting phase again just to be on the safe side.
Also you want to follow my daily workouts and nutrition logs check out my members blog which is updated daily. Also starting last week there will be weekly videos!
During my most recent visit to my hometown Roanoke,VA my close friend and old training partner Ben Bowles came in town for the weekend to train some ARMS! We trained at Lancerlot which was the very first gym I ever joined. Ben was 18 weeks out from his first show competing as a bodybuilder. He's doing the NPC Mid Atlantic Grand Prix. This is my longest video I've done and I wanted to let you guys see and hear us hyping each other up and some of our convo in between sets. Give this workout a try on your next arm day!
It's now Thursday morning and I finally feel like I've caught up on rest from my VA trip. I think the combo of going out and drinking on top of the 7.5hr road trip was a shock to my body and it's taken me longer than I thought it would to get caught up. My metabolism is crazy fast right now and I LOVE IT! I woke up this morning at 6am because I was starving had my meal 1 and went right back to bed until it was time for meal 2. Last week I started to add more food and I'm acclimating my body into a maintenance phase right now. I did my weekly assessment yesterday to keep track of everything and my body fat is still at 4.91%. At this point I'm extremely happy with where I'm at (body fat wise) so I've decided to maintain this look for a while. I feel healthy and my workouts have been ridiculous. I'm pretty much ready to shoot right now and I want to keep it that way since I still do plan on doing some new shoots very soon! There would only be a few changes that I would have to make over about a 2 week period to look dry and shredded. Well I'm coming close to the end of my 12 week training program TMT-PHASE ONE and it has been one hell of a journey both mentally and physically. I hope everyone is still enjoying each cycle because I sure did. I'm in my last Cycle 2 week right now and since I started this program I've kept having constant DOMS after each and every workout. Like I've said in past posts once you reach a certain point it's hard to get DOMS all the time but this program has allowed my muscles to consistently get sore..and that to me means growth and improvement!
MEMBERS SECTION COMING SOON!
I have an exciting announcement that I wanted to make! I changed my mind and have decided to do a members section here at tylermcpeak.com! I can't say an exact date because Brian my webmaster will kick my ass lol but it will be very soon. This time it's going to happen..no bullshit. All of the training ebooks will still be made but I decided against doing a nutrition ebook and instead do what my original plans were and have the members section. In my members section it will be a separate blog and you will have access to my daily diet that I'm currently doing. I will have a section of my previous diets as well that will include my bulking diet I did with Hany Rambod and my cutting diet that I've been following up until this past week when I've switched over to a maintenance. My food logs will include how I specifically prepare each meal to make it very tasty along with pictures. It will contain all of the same info that I planned on putting in the book. The reason I've decided not to do the nutrition book and offer the nutritional side of things this way is because my nutrition will continue to change throughout the years and I want you guys to be able to see what I'm doing continuously rather than just have one or two specific diets and instead of paying 29.95$ for a nutritional ebook you will have access to my nutrition for a very cheap monthly subscription. Also within the members section there will be a forum where you can ask me any nutritional,supplementation, and training questions etc. There will be a "workout of the month" where I'll post a fully detailed workout from whichever TMT-PHASE that I'll be in as well. All of this and more will be available to you very soon!
Upcoming Youtube Videos:
- Cycle 3 Quad Training from TMT-PHASE ONE
- Back Training with Cris Edmonds
- Leg Training with Cris Edmonds and Brook Arrit
- Arm Training with Ben Bowles
- Various Exercise Descriptions