So last summer a year into off season I told myself I wouldn’t be getting on stage, I think I’d burned out tbh was slightly obsessed with a poor relationship with food. After doing a powerlifting meet then contemplating strongman, this week a friend suggested doing an NPA show later in the year the Mike Williams Classic, the disability class. After a few hours thinking about the itch came back to compete. The issue is bodyweight wise I’m 32lbs above my previous stage weight (I wasn’t fully lean) and my calories aren’t in the best place after having to dig pretty hard to hit weight for powerlifting.
Being 32 weeks out and having a stag do/wedding/honeymoon all between now and May the plan is to get calories as high as possible whilst keeping bodyfat at bay then do a 20 week cut.
Ideally I could’ve done with longer but if I remember right my last prep I lost a similar amount in 16 weeks starting on 2K cals, so on the plus side I’ll be in a better position this time around. Having said that I know that realistically I may have to dig pretty deep.
Anyway before this turns into an essay calories are currently around 2.3K
Bodyweight is sitting around 148lbs.
In regards to training I’m going back to legs/push/pull rest and repeat with no variations. I’m taking a high intensity low volume approach with 2 sets for most exercises, top set-back off set approach.
Currently I plan on coaching myself for the whole prep due to having a lot on financially but that’s not definite!