1. Steak and eggs, 2 meals a day, 6 days a week. Sundays I'll do a carb refeed with clean, Paleo carbs. Steak will be either grass-fed beef, bison, venison or elk. Eggs will be from pastured chickens.
2. I will continue my regular workout routine. Weight lifting 3 days a week (Mon-Wed-Fri), with rest days in between. Sundays are sprint days. I walk at least a couple miles a day.
Weight lifting consists of 2 different workouts, "A" and "B", which are alternated.
Deadlifts - 1x5, then 2x3 at 15 lbs. more than the 1st set
Military press - 3x5
Shoulder push ups - 3x5
Bicep curls - 3x5
Bench press - 1x5, then 2x3 at 15 lbs. more than the 1st set
Squat - 1x5, then 2x3 at 15 lbs. more than the 1st set
Bent-over rows - 3x5
Tricep extensions - 3x5
Sprint days will consist of either ten 100-yard sprints, or as many hill sprints as I can do.
SW (1/4/12): 326 lbs. (48% BF)
Steak and Eggs SW (5/11/13): 198 lbs.
CW (6/2/13): 185.4 lbs. (??% BF)
GW: 185 lbs. (~15% BF)
0.4 lbs. to go, ??% BF to go
Canuck - thanks for starting a great thread and challenge! Reading through the thread has been thoroughly enjoyable, and am looking forward to seeing more before and after pictures. The Steak and Eggs Challenge is something I'd like to try when I get closer to my goal. As it is, I'm on the slow & steady route in hopes of avoiding loose skin and have roughly 80# to go to get to that final ten. In a show of solidarity, I feasted on a strip steak and two eggs OE for brunch this morning while reading here.
Cheering you all on from the sidelines!
Can't believe it's almost carb-up day again. I'm going to push it back to Sunday since I had two carb-up days last weekend! This is getting much easier now, though, going into week 2!
Can't cook in the AM, wife complains because it wakes her up. So I'm going to try cooking two steaks and six+ eggs (edit so y'all don't think I'm starving - these are duck eggs! Massive, gooey, better than cheese DUCK EGGZ!), eating half of it, saving the other half for meal #2 while still at work.
Tremendous worms of a swarthy nature pursue me across the sandy blank sky. I stop to think. What the devil AM I up to?!Turquoisepassion:
Knifegill is christened to be high carb now!
My pony picture thread http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread82786.html
What's the fat content of your steaks like? If it's relatively high, do you then compensate with the amount of eggs and butter you use? Into my 4th day and actually up a pound or two. I try not to get too anal about it, this is experiment is over a few weeks in duration, so there'll be ups and downs. Also, it could just be that I'm preserving/adding muscle mass.
Pork neck steak and 4 scrambled eggs for breakfast.
Time for the weekly update I reckon.
Stayed with steak, eggs, and butter for 2 meals a day Sunday – Friday (with coffee and cream every morning). Have lost another 2.6 lbs this week(total of 8 lbs lost in the 2 weeks) and have gained a LOT on every lift throughout the week. I am now maxed out on the bowflex on most exercises (using all available weight) which I am honestly quite astounded by. A few years ago I "got serious" about using the machine for strength training and used it every morning religiously for months on end and never had the strength gains that I have had in the last 2 weeks of this experiment and had never before maxed it out on chest exercises.
As for body composition, this week I lost another 1/2" from my belly and my belt is loose once again in its new hole.
This week I have been in a GREAT mood all day, every day. Have had overflowing energy the first half of the week then Thursday started feeling a bit tired then yesterday after work I was beat but took a quick power nap before my workout and made it through with no trouble (and even more gains).
Today is my carb up but I have to go shopping first so don't know what's in store. We'll see.
Anyway, that's my lowly update.
Been following the thread every day and looks like everyone is doing very well with nice composition changes and strength gains. GREAT JOB EVERYONE!
And thanks again Canuck for kicking this off.