WITH THE RELEASE OF TMT-PHASE TWO RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER I WANTED TO POST THE PROGRAM INTRO OF THE FIRST PHASE. KEEP IN MIND THAT ALL OF MY TRAINING EBOOKS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN MY MEMBERS SECTION!
For the past 8 years I have tried several different workout programs that involved several different types of techniques. I’ve trained heavy maxing out every week on compound lifts and I’ve trained lighter for more volume. I’m not here to say one way is superior to the other because it all boils down to what you want to accomplish with your physique. Since you have purchased this ebook then your goal is to improve your physique by shaping and detailing, burning fat, gaining size and strength, all while keeping your muscles with maximum fullness. This concept of training with multiple periodization cycles has become very popular recently with other workout programs but NONE are like this one. In order to get the most out of your physique, you have to have maximum stimulation of every muscle fiber you train. The way I have designed this program is the best of all of the different styles of workouts that I have used on my body that are guaranteed to produce results. Your body will be in shock from week to week while you go through each cycle. Our bodies are a lot smarter than we think and if you go into the gym day after day doing the same workouts, just lifting the weights from point a to b with no real understanding of what you are doing then you are selling yourself short. But if you go into the gym with a clear plan of attack and concentrate and focus on every single rep of every single set with multiple styles then your physique has no other option but to respond. In my years as a novice trainee I would always train with an ego and trust me that leads to unwanted injuries that will do nothing but slow your progress and could potentially not allow you to ever train properly again. Leave your EGO at home before heading to the gym. You need to keep in mind that you are there to stimulate the muscle, not inflate your ego. It’s not how much you can lift, it is how you lift and what you are able to stimulate with the maximal amount of weight possible while still performing the exercise as it should be performed.
That was one hell of a week! The workouts are crazy intense and so far so good as for being just as good as they look on paper. There was only a couple minor tweaks that I made to perfect it. Today my friend Brian joined up with me and we got after some arms! I've already started filming my workouts and I've done 2 videos this week which I'll be putting out once the book is released in September. This morning I didn't do any cardio except take the dogs for a 30 minutes walk a couple hours after my first meal. I did my second session of HIIT cardio for the week after trashing arms and today I did 5 minutes on the spin bike by doing 1 min at a decent pace then a 30 second sprint (extremely painful leg pumps). After the 5 grueling minutes were done I went on to the stair climber and did 2 minutes level 7.0 then 1 minute 8.0 and that wrapped up my workout for today. Tonight I was completely ravenous and for my cheat meal Suzanne and I went to my favorite burger spot here in East Nashville called The Pharmacy. I had the Farm Burger which has egg,ham and bacon on it and the cheeseburger which has 3 different types of cheese on it along with sweet potato fries and tots. I washed it all down with a German beer that was 12% alcohol content (that one beer gave me a nice buzz). After we finished that up I just wasn't feeling full or satisfied so I stopped by Burger King and tried the Texas BBQ Whopper and finished everything off with some ice cream when I got home
So after A LOT of thinking I've decided against going to South Africa or NYC in the near future to shoot. I know I'm a very indecisive person sometimes lol but I just want to make sure I'm making the correct moves in order to further my progress towards my goals. That being said the reasoning behind this is that I've really only been doing the correct nutrition,training, and supplementation for about 13 weeks now. Yeah I built up my body for the first 6 years by training correctly and taking supplements but my nutrition was always horrible. Then I had the 1.5 years away from my passion where I completely threw everything away to try to be a fashion model. Then after I got over that I was still in a confused state of mind of what exactly I wanted to do with my career and body. Fast forward till recently it wasn't until I got very sick with pneumonia that it was a life changing experience for me. If you've been following my site for a while then you will remember my ups and downs...my downs being where I wouldn't post ANYTHING for weeks on end...during those times I was very down on myself for the fact that I was always stressing out about my nutrition and could never accomplish the type of shape that I'm in now. I was continuously spinning my wheels and the thought of quitting and giving everything up was constantly on my mind. I was thinking of just getting a different job and going back to school for who knows what. So the gist of the story is that I want to give my body more time to improve. I've never seen it change weekly like it is and I've never done an "off season" style of nutrition and training correctly. I feel this is the best time for me to do this since my head is on straight and my priorities are in the right place. My plan now is to take the next 5 months and really focus on making solid improvements to my physique before I get back in front of the camera. This will allow me to maintain where my body fat is now and make solid gains where I need to and not have to diet hard to get down to 3-3.5% body fat for a shoot (which is the percent I want to be for my next shoot) There is one photographer in particular that I am going to set a shoot up with that is famous for just FITNESS shots. I plan on doing this at the beginning of 2013! Until then I will continue putting out plenty of content on here and my youtube channel! Thanks again for the continuous support! Everyone keep training hard and stay focused on your goals!
This weekend has been a busy one with a lot of filming. Friday I filmed my shoulder workout that will be for my youtube channel and my shoulders are still sore today! It was a great workout that targets all heads of the deltoids so you will have to check it out in a couple of days when I upload it. The workout pays a little more attention to the side delt which will give your overall shoulder a rounder look along with width. Saturday I filmed some stuff here at the house for my members section and this afternoon will be the gym stuff for my members. It's looking like it will be launching in about 3 weeks if all things go as planned. I'm revamping my whole site and I'm very excited to see how it looks. Brian my webmaster and his team have been working on it.
I've already knocked out my 45 minutes of cardio this morning and I'm going to relax and watch the Knicks game here shortly and then the Heat play a little later before I go to film. Later on tonight is my favorite night for TV. Californication has been one of my favorite shows since season 1 but this season hasn't been that great so far. I also just started watching the new HBO series Luck about the horse racing business. Very complex story and intriguing
4 weeks out from my upcoming shoots with Brittany Walker (brittanywalkers.com) at the Arnold Classic weekend. I train shoulders and explain FST-7 technique. Make sure to watch part 2 of this workout which is my boxing routine as well as the outro to the videos.