Can I just say I have the coolest friends ever?! 👯♀️ This photo was taken the last time all of my fit friends and I got together!
We've already got plans locked in to see each other in July! There will be business training, tons of workouts, and one of my roomies will be my coach who makes the best darn superfood shakes you've ever tasted. 🥤 She's a genius with a blender.
Every Tuesday when we meet up virtually, I realize we are one week closer to seeing each other again! 💝
Never really been one for strength training but enjoying pushing myself with some one rep deadlifts.. it’s not much but close to double my body weight so happy with that 🤷♂️. . . . . #doyouevenliftbro#notreally
Per usual sitting down, not putting in any work! Do I even lift? 😎
For those wondering about my diet, I am currently eating 3,700 calories per day in order to gain weight. My metabolism catches up super fast. I am what most people might call the typical “hardgainer.” I have to eat a lot in order to grow.
This further emphasizes the point that if you want to build muscle you have to eat in a caloric surplus! Once I realized this concept, it allowed me to grow from having the “skinny / skinny fat” physique at which I began working out. Not that I was unhappy at the time, I just wanted to improve my overall well being and confidence. The look good, feel good mentality.
I am taking a slight step down this week and doing a “mini cut” which is usually anywhere from 2-5 weeks. I am just doing this for one short week, so it’s really not much. For reasons you may or may not find out about! So I am at about 2,900 calories and am improvising from there.
Bringing your caloric intake down for a little bit, even when trying to gain weight, can help your body better respond to insulin levels and sensitivity. When you jump back into your caloric surplus aka “gaining phase” the following weeks, your body could potentially respond better to this short time change and result in better performance, as well as muscle growth.
Because it’s only a week long, diet cravings don’t become a problem and strength should remain the same. Any questions on that, feel free to comment or DM! Peace. ✌🏼