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12/11/2009 10:28:40 PM -
Raw Unity Meet, Helpful Posing Video, Ice Cream Recipe, and other stuff

12/11/09- Low Day/Double Cardio

9:30AM

60 minutes AM fasted cardio (incline treadmill walking- 4mph/4-6 incline)

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4:45PM

35 minutes PM cardio
(20 minutes on fan bike total- 15 moderate intervals at 15s on/45 pretty easy
15 minutes on treadmill- starting at 4 mph and 15 degree incline, decreasing incline 1 degree each minute or so)



Raw Unity Meet

I've wanted to go to the RUM pretty badly for a while. From all that I've heard, it's an amazing event and it's only getting better. Eric Talmant has done a great job as a meet promoter and in getting powerlifting back on television in the US for the first time in a LONG time.

Firstly, there's no way I'd qualify for the full meet. But the DL-only is an open event. This piqued my interest, but coming back from a bodybuilding show and competing 3 weeks later seemed like an impossible task. I believe I've come up with a solution...compete in the 165lb class. Yes, it seems a little strange at first, but hear out my plan.

My lower body training is focused on the deadlift now with my squat training meant to supplement it. Whatever weight I compete at in the BBing show (probably mid-high 160s), I'll work my way up to around 175lb before the RUM. At that point, I'll do a drastic cut and make it to 165lb, with enough time to rehydrate and refuel due to the 18-hour weigh-in. I've never really taken advantage of a long weigh-in, but this would certainly be the chance. There's no way I could regain enough strength to be strong enough at 181, but at 165, I think I could make a decent showing. Two additional pluses would be hanging out with and meeting old and new friends, and experiencing some warm weather. Both of which I'd enjoy.

So, as of now, I'm signed up.


Helpful Posing Video


Front Double Biceps Pose for Natural Bodybuilders - More amazing videos are a click away

Came across this video which is pretty helpful in terms of learning the poses. Shelby's been helping me out as well, but these provide a nice foundation. There are a few links to other poses in the related videos.


Diet Stuff

It's amazing how sensitive I am to taste and texture these days. I feel like I'm actually enjoying the taste of my food for the first time in a while, and it's been helping to branch out. Picked up some sprouted grain spaghetti today, which I'm excited about as well.

This recipe comes as inspiration from Justin Negrete. I added my own little twist, but I have to thank him for the idea in the first place.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Ice Cream

-2 scoops of chocolate 100% Casein (if other brands aren't as sweet, you might want to try adding a Splenda packet, says Justin)

-1 tbs natural peanut butter

Take these and mix them together in a bowl with a little bit of water. Basically, enough that it becomes a pudding consistency.

Chop up a few nuts with a knife and mix them in. Top with a little bit of light whipped cream if you want.

Put in the freezer for 30 minutes.

This thing is tasty as hell and will probably now be a staple on low-carb days. :-)

Other things I'd like to try include adding pumpkin (without the nuts since it'd be for a protein and carb meal), and using different flavors of coffee (like hazelnut) instead of water to mix the ingredients.

That's it until next time!










Actually enjoying a BBing diet 4 weeks out,
Matt McGorry


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