Chicago Pro Prep 6 weeks out

Well good news and bad new today. Lets start with the good. I woke up at an all time low weight for prep, 219lbs. Really happy to see the scale move, I had been at 222lbs for a while. My pics looked stellar too, much harder every where. I guess the ARC trainer is really a beast at burning calories lol.

Now the bad news. I went to train legs and of course I am in a new gym and I like to try machines that I don’t have. So, I was doing a Hammer Strength Deadlift Machine, but using it for split squats. It was my 5th rep, I went down felt a twinge in my right rectus femoris. I then went for one more rep and POP. I felt that tissue slide under the skin and I tore my rec fem some. I know its not a complete tear, just a minor to moderate tear. Ironic thing is last prep I had the same injury on the other leg doing nearly the same exercise but out of the smith machine. This hammer strength machine put me in a much greater stretch and it was too much. But I do have the Neufit machine, last year in 4 weeks I was 100%.  I think I can heal this one quicker. I can stick to walking for cardio and the neufit session I will have some extra calorie expenditure as well. Its all part of the game, shit happens. Life isn’t over, I still live everyday with an amazing wife and life that I would change for anything. You have to keep your perspective with things like this. People are fighting cancer, starving in third world countries, etc, so I still rejoice I can do the things I love, with the people I love.

Look at these nasty pics!

Weight: 219lbs

CARDIO: 30 min AM on ARC trainer



Meal 1 (8:15am):
5oz chicken breast, cooked wt
30g cream of rice, dry measure
2 slice Ezekiel bread

Meal 2 (10:30am) preworkout
40g protein from Animal Whey
55g cream of rice dry measure
50g banana

Intra workout
20g carbs via Pomegranate Juice
10g EAA via Animal Juiced Aminos

Meal 3 (2:30pm) post workout
40g protein from whey isolate
4 rice cakes

Meal 3 (4:00pm)
6oz chicken
110g white jasmine rice
16g almond butter
100g spinach

Meal 5 (7:00pm)
6oz 93/7 beef, cooked wt
100g spinach

Meal 6 (10:00pm)
2 whole eggs
4oz chicken breast, cooked wt
100g spinach

235g carbs, 270g protein, 28g fat

Have a great night everyone, leave any questions below.

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