My Current Situation: Experiment And Learn!

If you've been keeping up with my articles, you will notice that I mention nothing about my current situation regarding contests, training, and dieting.
If you've been keeping up with my articles, you will notice that I mention nothing about my current situation regarding contests, training, and dieting. Do not be alarmed by such an occurrence because I am in the midst of training extra hard to put on a little more size in an effort to step on stage larger than ever.

My current bodyweight is about 200 lbs while still maintaining quite a bit of vascularity and leanness. With the 2 contest which I plan to do this year swiftly approaching, I plan to be at my best and place well with the help of Bodybuilding.com of course.

The first SNBF show of the year is April 7th which will definitely set the standard for this year's natural contests. My old training partner Chad might be competing in that contest and I have been placed in charge of preparing him for it. Chad, being very cautious about his physique, eats relatively clean on a daily basis and does so consistently so he will only need fine tuning the last couple of weeks of his diet. He will follow something very similar to what I did when I prepared for Nationals last October. Even with stiff competition, he will place very well because he's got a well rounded physique which I think is rare nowadays, especially for natural competitors.

Now that I have babbled about my old training partner a bit, I will talk more about my situation. School has been taking its toll on me and it's been frustrating trying to eat all of my meals and get in quality studying. Sleep has been big on my priority list lately because I've seemingly needed a lot extra lately. Fortunately, I've been getting extremely good sleep lately. Perhaps anabolic sleep, perhaps not. All I know is that I'm rested very well throughout the day. Training has been going extremely well too. I've been training on a weird split lately. The exercises I use are relatively the same but my split looks a little like this:

  • Day 1: Chest (incline movements)
  • Day 2: Back (rowing motions)/Traps
  • Day 3: Legs
  • Day 4: Rest
  • Day 5: Chest (flat and decline movements)/shoulders
  • Day 6: Back (pull down motions and deadlifts)
  • Day 7: Arms
  • Day 8: Rest
  • Day 9: repeat
For some strange reason, maybe it's my unwillingness to train on Saturdays during the off season, I take Saturdays off regardless where it falls in the split. So far, it's done well. I've noticed that by splitting my target body parts into various workouts, I am able to stimulate more muscle fiber activity by choosing anatomically correct exercises. What have I told you guys before? Experiment and learn about your body. That's what I'm doing and I love it! Train hard and train smart!