This phase is all about low/no carbs, to shock the body again after 3 weeks of carb cycling. Exercise has stayed the same, which is a challenge in itself as the lack of carbs means we struggle for endurance.
We’re eating higher (healthy) fats, and plenty of protein on this phase. There is very little carbohydrate, entirely coming from vegetables. We have a fairly good amount of food, including turkey, lean mince, chicken, eggs, cottage cheese peppers, apples, broccoli, spinach, asparagus, peanut butter and almonds. We have one day’s worth of food, so we’re eating the same every day.
The exercise side is actually the same as the previous phase. That said, Mr C has had to go off plan a little as the end goal is to build a little last-minute size so his reps are now 10-15 slow ones instead, but roughly around the same exercises.
This phase is only 1 week long, and once we reach the end we’ll be assessing the situation with our trainer and deciding what our focuses need to be for the last stretch up to the show. Which is quite scary since that means it’s not far off!!
Mr & Mrs C
Us, with our posing coach, Audrey Kaipio: