Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Day 132: 4 Is The Magic Number


The last 42 days of Mission 2 has been about priming my body for the next 4 days of intense exercise. I always knew a six-pack by Day 46 would come down to the wire.

However, I also know what I'm capable of in a short period of time, as the last 24 days of Mission 1 was a successful shred phase. Having this experience under my belt I know what I can do and more importantly I know what I have to do, in order to reveal those last two abs in the next 4 days.

Before I discuss my training schedule for the last 4 days I want to put a disclaimer in here. I receive 10 to 20 emails a day from people wanting to know what I eat and how I exercise.

I always help as best I can but the reality is that you must learn sensory acuity in order to maximize your fat loss. This means using your own inate intelligence and intuition to understand the feedback your body gives you from the stimulii you provide it.

Broadly speaking there are 3 main stimulii: mind; nutrition and exercise. Each of these is a book unto itself and I believe each to be equally important. For now, I will focus on exercise in this post as my mind and nutrition are dialled right now.

The point I want to make is that just because I will follow this exercise regime for the next 4 days does not mean that you should follow this same plan, or believe you have to in order to get results. This plan is the culmination of 132 consecutive days of experience and listening to my body.

Ok, here is my 4-Day Shred Plan (and why 4 is the magic number).

1) 40 km's of running
2) 4 hours of cycling
3) 4 abdominal training sessions
4) 40 laps of the pool

These training sessions are divided into 2 workouts daily for the next 4 days.

The reason I devised this exact plan is because over the last 132 days I have built my cardio and endurance capacity to such an extent that my body now requires extreme stimulii to lose fat.

The key here is to know your capabilities AND your limits. I will follow this shred plan for the next 4 days only.

After Mission 2 is complete I will then incorporate completely new exercise and nutrition stimulii congruent with my muscle gain goals.

Ohhh man....it was so much easier to lose fat in the early days! If you are just starting your fat loss journey take advantage of the 'shock effect' by training hard early on. Trust me, those early weeks can produce big results.

Until tomorrow...

Eat Clean,
Shred Hard,
Think BIG!


P.S. Here are the current M2 Pre-Judgement Survey results from admin.

Below are two videos which describe my Mission 2 goals and accountability.

Day 95: Mission 2 Goals & Power Of Visualiztion.

Day 128: M2 Judgement Day Video - Accountability.

Here are Day 132 pics - Mission 2 Day 42 of 46 - March 20, 2007


Hecate said...

I have no doubt you'll get it. Look at your arms, they're ripped! :D

Go go go!

Anonymous said...

the thing is, what matters most is how you feel about yourself, your own pride and inner knowing that you are being to true to yourself and going after your goals with passion and love for yourself. i know you know this...so no matter the vote Adam, you have already won.

All power to you.

Adam Waters said...

Thanks Hecate for your kind words, I'm definitely workin' those arms as well!

Thanks Kelly. You are totally right, I feel happy within myself knowing that I finally took action after nearly 7 years of procrastinating. I will just do my very best and let people decide. Love Ad