Day 7 Photo Shoot FINAL DAY

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I had some pointers at Storm Gym last night and that is all the practice I have had. If you look at my weekly transformation, you will see how I slowly progress to learn the poses.


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What I’m working on…

Note – I’m already focused on lats and traps.





NOTE – Look the same way as your toes are pointing!






Edit – Again, face the way toes are pointing.



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That’s the end of my long journey of getting down to a body fat that I could work on. I’m really excited to see what the next year brings!


Day 3 – 4 Photo Shoot Prep

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Day 3 –

Today I will be slowing down the carbs ready for tomorrows low carb day.

I started the day with BlackBombs and did a brisk (speed 5) 15 minute walk on the treadmill.

Note – I feel OK and have finished my final cardio specific exercise this evening.



Day 4 – 

  • Chicken and broccoli all day. 7 meals. 6+ litres of water.
  • Full upper body workout at the gym. Light weights, 15 reps with a very good squeeze and pump. Pump the glycogen from my muscles.

day 4



11st 3lb


Private note – as I feel now, at my lowest point with no carbs and at my worst closest day towards my final day, I genuinely feel like I have exceed what I set out to do. As today I am 26 pounds down in 13 weeks 4 days. As I am treating this as my own competition, I know for a fact I have gave it 100% throughout it all! (with the knowledge I have)

Even though I sit here now with 4 meals (just eating meal 5) of 150g chicken breast and 100g broccoli, I feel completely drained, especially after training my whole upper body at the gym too. I’m in 2 minds of training light again in a moment when I go over to film Rob.

Tomorrow night I will start carbing up! Friday I am carbing up heavy and Saturday is my own competition day.

Went to bed at 11 stone 7 pounds, after going to the toilet all night, I woke up 11.2 on 01/05/2014.

Carb Depletion and Loading…

Day 1 – Sunday

  • Increase salt,
  • Increase water,
  • Drop carbs 50% / Increase protein Slightly
  • Higher Reps

Carbs from sweet potato, Rice, Veg etc

6 litres of water

Day 2 – Monday

  • Drop carbs by 50%

Carbs from Veg

6 litres of water

Day 3/4 – Tuesday/ Wednesday

  • Reduce Sodium
  • Increase Protein Slightly (40g)
  • Drop carbs to 50g Wednesday

Day 5 – Thursday

  • Increase carbs on Thursday evening by eating dry rice cakes (4pm onwards)

Carbs from Rice Cakes

4 litres water

Day 6 – Friday

  • Stop Training
  • Reduce Water 50%
  • Increase carbs 500g over 7 meals

2l water all day

Day 7 – Saturday

  • Pump up
  • Sip water
  • Take Photos

EDIT – I personally feel better and look more vascular 4 hours after the photoshoot after a good amount of junk food. I will continue to monitor myself over the next 48 hours and report back here with my findings.

 Photoshoot (at home, not professional)
Edit – 21:57 – I am 6lb heavier than when I got up and feel more full and vascular without pumping up. I have ate a ton of junk today as planned, so I can see what happens. This morning I felt small but tighter, now I feel more full. I will look in the morning and report back, I certainly think that 48hours of heavy dirty carb loading is more beneficial to me at the moment. The morning will be the decider.


Edit – 04/05/2014 12:00 mid day…

After a massive blow out yesterday and lots of water, I can see exactly what has happened to my body and what people mean by overspill of carbs. This is very exciting as I can now work on getting the right balance after understanding how it works.  I also weight 6lb heavier than yesterday do to water loading and junk food. I will update this again for the next 2 days…