We’re almost a week beyond this stage now, but things have been so busy we’ve not managed to do a prep update again! It’s quite a simple one this time though because this phase is pretty much the same as phase 4 was with just a few tweaks to drop the carbs and fats a little. Again, this one has been about carb cycling, so we’ve had high, medium, low and no-carb days. Exercise has been tailored to each specific day so that we have enough energy for each one.
The meals have been fairly simple on this one, with chicken, turkey, white fish, and the odd bit of salmon for protein, and bulgur wheat, oats, rice, sweet potato and new potatoes for carbs. Fats have been fairly low across the whole plan. The difference this time is that each of the 7 days in the week has different carb amounts. Most days have been 5 meals, and feeling hungry hasn’t been too much of a problem, but low carb days are tough.
Exercise has become a little less prescribed – Mrs C is still on higher reps with a medium weight, where Mr C has gone heavier and deep, slow reps with lots of pauses, to try and keep building mass.
After this week we’ll be 2 weeks out from the Pure Elite show, so things will be tailored to our particular needs as we finish the cut.
Mr & Mrs C