In my book progress is progress no matter how big or small. Chris a father of two, we embarked on a decision that being super shredded was not a priority, getting healthier, looking and feeling better and getter stronger was No. 1 on the list but most of all keeping up with his kids after a long day of work as a Carpenter.
So what we did:
1) Improve Gut Health by introducing Kefir, Super Greens, removing Milk, removing high Insulin Loading Carbs
2) Introduce more whole protein sources, eggs, chicken, fish, Kangaroo, fish like Salmon, barramundi, rockling.
3) Upper Fibrous carbs such as Broccoli, Spinach, Kale, Cauliflower
4) Reduce Starchy carbs such as Pasta, white rice, breads
5) Introduce more Fats such as butter, Olive Oil, nuts, fish
6) Create a better understanding of sleep and its benefits and improve from 5-6 hours to 6-7 hours of sleep
All this is aimed at improving on a lifestyle that is already overly stressed by making small changes on a weekly basis.
Training for Conditioning and Strength was a key factor to training.
Phase 1 we improve muscular imbalances
Phase 2 aim for Fat Loss and Hypertrophy
Phase 3 was a base introduction into stricter Hypertrophy
Phase 4 aim was Functional Hypertrophy to get stronger
Something that is quite common is parents not having the energy to keep up with their young and energetic children. At @trainasp we aim to improve somebody’s quality of life in some way whether it’s sleep, gut health, nutrition, strength, fat loss, gaining muscle, all geared to improving someone’s lifestyle.
A minimum of 2 but a maximum of 3 training sessions were performed every week over this period. Strength went up tremendously, the ability to consciously activate muscles improved, and Chris got leaner as well. By the end he deadlifted over 100kgs as well. Fantastic work mate!