Marc Lobliner's Bodybuilding Journey - Contest Prep: End Of The Road!

With my current schedule I have had to make some sacrifices. One of those is taking focus off of competing spending more time with family. I'm still going to compete but unclear when... My current diet & training schedule follows!

Sometimes you need to give in to time constraints and priorities, and the time is now. This week, we launched our new training and diet program (Team Scivation). This program allows its member to get unlimited diet and training programs and advice from Derek Charlebois, Chuck Rudolph and myself.

I have figured that this will take at least two to three extra hours per day for me, and the fact that I am already getting less than five hours of sleep per night and only spending two hours per day max with my daughter, something has to give. I will also be traveling very often in the coming weeks. Competing is the only thing I can take time from right now and it is not a necessity for survival, so it has to go.


Diet

I am still going to maintain the diet I am on. I will continue to do this but without the carb meals. "But Marc, isn't the Carb Meal one of the MAIN components of the Cut Diet?" H*ll yes it is! But there is a difference between optimal and effective.

Although what I am doing is effective, it is not optimal. However, for what I am trying to accomplish, which is staying lean and/or getting leaner and not having to step onstage, it will be sufficient.

WPI

With my traveling and less stringency, I will be eating out more and will allow carbs at these meals, which will keep me from getting overly depleted.

Here is what my daily diet will resemble. If I am hungry, I will add another meal or throw in some Sludge or a nice, tall glass of Substance WPI!

My Daily Diet:

    Workout Nutrition = 2 scoops Substance WPI with 10 scoops Xtend in 20-24 oz cold water

    Meal 1

    • 6 egg whites
    • 1 whole egg
    • 1 oz grilled chicken
    • 2/3 cup steamed spinach
    • 2 tsp peanut butter or 6 almonds
    • 6.5 oz PEELED ruby red grapefruit - Splenda packets can be used to sweeten if desired
    • 35g protein, 10g fat, 20g carbs

    Meal 2

    • 2 scoop SUBSTANCE Protein Powder + 10g Glutaform
    • 4 tsp peanut butter or 12 almonds
    • 1/2 cup steamed Broccoli or asparagus or green beans or 2/3 cup spinach
    • 44g protein, 10g fat, 5g carbs

    Meal 3

    • 5 oz Chicken or halibut or Sirloin fillet or Tuna (albacore packed/canned in water) or LEAN turkey breast
    • 1/2 cup steamed asparagus or green beans or 2/3 cup spinach
    • 4 tsp peanut butter or 12 almonds
    • 35g protein, 10g fat, 5g carbs

    Meal 4

    • 5 oz Chicken or halibut/tilapia or Sirloin fillet or Tuna (albacore packed/canned in water) or LEAN turkey breast
    • 1 cup steamed Broccoli or asparagus or green beans or 1.33 cup spinach
    • 4 tsp peanut butter or 12 almonds or 2 oz avocado
    • 35g protein, 10g fat, 10g carbs

    Meal 5

    • 2 scoop SUBSTANCE Protein Powder + 10g Glutaform
    • 4 tsp peanut butter or 12 almonds
    • 1/2 cup steamed asparagus or green beans or 2/3 cup spinach
    • 44g protein, 10g fat, 5g carbs

    Meal 6

    • 6 egg whites
    • 3 oz Chicken or halibut/tilapia or Sirloin fillet
    • 1.33 cup steamed spinach
    • 1 oz avocado + 1/4 salsa
    • 42g protein, 5g fat, 10g carbs


Training

My Current Schedule:

  • 4:30 am: Wake up, breakfast, answer emails
  • 6:00 am: In office
  • 8:30 am: Workout with Katie, shower at gym
  • 10:00 am: Office
  • 7:00 pm: or whenever I can get out of office: Home-Dinner, Baby time, prepare food
  • 8:00 pm: HIIT Cardio
  • 9:00 pm: Dinner, work until 10:30, then bed

HIIT Huh?

    That's right! Since I am a bit more loose with my diet, I will be doing HIIT or some form of cardio when Katie puts Kambria to bed at 7:30 or 8. This lasts 30 minutes and should help me get to my desired level of leanness, albeit maybe not stage leanness, while still enjoying an occasional pizza pie!

    I normally do 5 min warm-up, 20 min HIIT at 30 second sprint/1.5 minute walk intervals and a 5 minute cooldown. This gets me going!

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Training Split:

    We are mixing it up like an American Idol audition! Here is what we might do, although it has been very instinctive lately. We are focusing on rear legs (for Katie) and back and shoulder for me. We are doing 4 sets of 6 Clean and Press at the end of every workout to get a little HIIT action into every workout and also to get some extra shoulder and trap work.


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Clean & Press.
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What I Look Like This Week:

Marc
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This Was Taken This Sunday. MAN IT WAS COLD!
This Is Me As Non-Pumped As Can Be!

Marc
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The Back Is Getting Wider!

Marc
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In The Gym Last Week.
Looking Straight GQ!


Supplements

I have been in love with the new Dialene 4 formula and feel it is helping me shed fat and get jacked for workouts!

Of course, Workout Nutrition (Xtend, Creaform and Substance WPI), Fenotest, Anagen and the standard dailies like Sesamin, Glutaform and Max CLA) are always in the mix.


Will I Compete Again?

There is a possibility, but to guarantee it with my current schedule would be foolish. I will still keep updated photos coming and keep making progress, but to set a date to be in my best condition ever is going to be tough with all the traveling. I preach that unless you are a pro, that bodybuilding should supplement your life, not CONTROL your life. It is time for me to practice what I preach. My daughter will only be little once, and I will not miss it!

Princess
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I Will Not Miss It!

The updates will keep coming so stay tuned - I might still hop onstage in the very near future! The May 12 show in Shreveport looks promising!