009: Revive to Stage – The ‘Marination’ Phase

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Follow the journey of two natural bodybuilders as they make their way to stage, each week either Steve or Pascal will be interviewed going over their past two weeks. From their struggles, to their success, from their weight change to their training and also discussing what life is currently throwing at them.

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Weeks Data – 10th April to 30th April

Week 1 Summary/Averages:

So I was completely wrecked at the start of my deload and end of 2 mesocycles of cutting, high hunger, very low energy, all signs of overreaching. However, towards the end of the week this all left and I started feeling back to my usual self again which is awesome. Deload training is never exciting and just got it done.

  • CHANGES (deload)
  • Macros: 185p | 331c | 80f – 2784kcal
  • Weight: 173.4lbs (up 1.5 on last week)
  • Sleep: 7.23 hours
  • Hunger: 3/5
  • Energy: 2/5 early in week, 4/5 later in the week (deload got me)
  • Steps: 12,616
  • Cardio: 450kcal (half last week)

Week 2 Summary/Averages:

So much more food! Back to hard training! Loving those elements. Not loving the fear at the back of my head that I could be adding fat, making my route to stage more difficult. Not enjoying still being very very hungry. But my libido is up, energy levels way up and focus and drive is as high as ever. Interesting note this week that I didn’t touch in the podcast, I’ve been needing to sleep less. I have woken up several times before my alarm and have felt good to go. Interesting.

  • CHANGES (Massing)
  • Macros: 190p | 441c | 64f – 3100kcal
  • Weight: 172.2 (down but I expect a future rise)
  • Sleep: 6.6 hours
  • Hunger: 3/5
  • Energy: 4/5
  • Steps: 12438
  • Cardio: 300kcal (basically nothing)

Latest Physique Update

So weight actually came back down after the deload, which I touched on in the episode this week. I expect my weight to start going up from this coming and future weeks.

Taken first thing on Saturday morning (pump, no food)

Light source side on to camera, to give as realistic updates as possible (no half natty lighting)

Check out last weeks episode – here

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