- Be strong for footy
- Not lose a lot of weight during footy season currently (93kg)
- Keep a lowish body fat
My aim is to intake 300g of protein a day. This is based off the calculation of 1.5g of protein per pound of bodyweight.
I’ve got rather lean from eating around 300g of protein across 5-6 meals a day. I find it a lot easier to not overload on carbs (great for burning fat) since I’m no longer hungry (resulting in no cravings).
I also thought I would be fine to cut out fruit and veg since I’m taking a multivit. It wasn’t long before my body odor took a big turn for the worse. After speaking with my manager (who is a natural body builder), he enlightened me that you need to continue eating fruit and veg to keep your ph level balanced.
During footy season my PT has got me on a low rep strength program. This will help with reducing lactic acid for footy trainings the next day. The program has some specific stuff to target me dodgy knee. I’ve noticed a good improvement in balance at the gym and footy trainings after a couple of weeks.
My weekly routine is:
- Mon morning gym session
- Tues footy training after work
- Wed night gym session
- Thur footy training after work
- Friday recovery swim + foam roller
- Sat crossfit / footy game
- Sun recovery swim + foam roller
My supplement intake now consists of:
- Multi vit (Poliquin) – Daily – General health + boost immune system
- Fish oil (Poliquin) – Daily – Help mobilize fat
- Protein concentrate powder (Optimum Nutrition) – Daily + Post workout – Build muscle
- BCAA (Poliquin) – Pre & Post workout – Help muscular endurance, recovery, and help keep size on during footy season.
- Micronized creatine – Daily – Improve workout performance
Paul switched me from my standard supermarket mutli vits and fish oil. He informed me that the multi vits contained cheap and very nasty ingredients. And also the cheap fish oil tablets contained heavy metals that aren’t good for you. I haven’t looked into this much, and decided to take his word for it.
Overall, I’m very happy how things are going. I’m noticed gains in strength, balance, speed, muscular endurance at gym sessions and trainings. My body composition is the best it’s ever been. And my recovery is turning around well enough. The 5 trainings a week are going well. Looking forward to footy season!